Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

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jonghotti
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:50 pm

Yep

jkeener88
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jkeener88 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:09 am

jsuaggie wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 am
jkeener88 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Owner of a ASUS BW-16D1HT, on its way, should have it next week! :mrgreen:
Where did you purchase your drive? I hope it comes with the "UHD Friendly" firmware.
Got it on ebay, works like a champ!
ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.01

jonghotti
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:07 pm

If you're going to buy a drive, buy it here, don't support those guys on eBay.

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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by nicksilverstein » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:10 am

jonghotti wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Yes it needs to be flashed with BU40N 1.00 which I am happy to send you. Alternatively I'll swap you a BU50N with supported firmware for yours.
Do you still have the BU40N 1.00 firmware? Can you please send it to me?

Dave77
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Dave77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:20 pm

Hi, mine reads the following, will it be supported in the future?

Drive Information
OS device name: D:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS60
Revision: 1.01

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw data read: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw metadata read: Possible, not yet enabled
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by spl147 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm

Dave77 wrote:Hi, mine reads the following, will it be supported in the future?

Drive Information
OS device name: D:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS60
Revision: 1.01

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw data read: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw metadata read: Possible, not yet enabled
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled
Use the LG patched flasher and the 1.0 DE enabled firmware and you can use it now


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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Dave77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:47 pm

spl147 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Use the LG patched flasher and the 1.0 DE enabled firmware and you can use it now
Thanks. Do you have a link to instructions, I can find lots on the Asus but not the LG

d00zah
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by d00zah » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:55 pm

Dave77 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Thanks. Do you have a link to instructions, I can find lots on the Asus but not the LG
1st link in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933#p70766

is to an archive containing both the tool & the prepared firmware images.


xxcalibur
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by xxcalibur » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:41 pm

hey fellas. i just purchased the same LG drive as Dave77. i'd like to start using my drive to backup my 4k collection and after reading this thread i just wanted to get confirmation that im using the right tool and firmware. i've grabbed the zip file containing the asus tool and firmware. so if i use the asus tool and this firmware:
"DE_LG WH16NS60_1.00.bin" i'll get good to go?

spl147 said to use the "Use the LG patched flasher" but i only see the asus one in the zip file..is that considered the same?
thanks guys, i appreciate everything you all do for this group
xxcalibur

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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Dave77 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:24 pm

xxcalibur wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:41 pm
hey fellas. i just purchased the same LG drive as Dave77.
V1.01 is going to be supported soon apparently, might be worth waiting a bit.

xxcalibur
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by xxcalibur » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm

Cool. Thanks Dave. I'd rather not flash and run the risk of screwing up the drive.
Thanks again.
Xxcalibur

MartyMcNuts
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:27 pm

xxcalibur wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:41 pm
hey fellas. i just purchased the same LG drive as Dave77. i'd like to start using my drive to backup my 4k collection and after reading this thread i just wanted to get confirmation that im using the right tool and firmware. i've grabbed the zip file containing the asus tool and firmware. so if i use the asus tool and this firmware:
"DE_LG WH16NS60_1.00.bin" i'll get good to go?

spl147 said to use the "Use the LG patched flasher" but i only see the asus one in the zip file..is that considered the same?
thanks guys, i appreciate everything you all do for this group
xxcalibur
Correct. FYI, Both the modified ASUS tool and the LG tool do the same thing.

xxcalibur
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by xxcalibur » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:47 pm

thanks for clarification MartyMcNuts :D

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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by plittlefield » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi Folks,

I have just bought a WH14NS40 with SVC: NS50 and firmware 1.03 manufactured in November 2018.

Is this the correct forum thread or should I buy the WH16NS60 instead?

Thanks,

Paully

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