Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

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netholio
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by netholio » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:48 am

I just flashed my LG WH16NS60 V1.01 to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.02 following post https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18933 - this worked flawlessly and I can finally rip UHD BluRays - Thank you thank you thank you fine folks!

fallenguru
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by fallenguru » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Any reason not to get the Asus BC-12D2HT instead of the recommended BW-16D1HT as a ripping allrounder?

Billycar11
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:11 pm

fallenguru wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Any reason not to get the Asus BC-12D2HT instead of the recommended BW-16D1HT as a ripping allrounder?
Yeah it might have 3.11 that some people have trouble downgrading https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1&start=15
I'm pretty sure 3.10 has worked for some people to downgrade but it seemed not to work for them

josean99
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by josean99 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:01 pm

Noob question... it's ok to use any these drives with a Ryzen 7 cpu?
Thanks

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by jonghotti » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:32 am

josean99 wrote:Noob question... it's ok to use any these drives with a Ryzen 7 cpu?
Thanks
It is OK yes.


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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by jinkers88 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:34 am

Hi

Could anybody please confirm my research - the best option at the moment is to buy the ASUS BW-12B1ST and flash to ASUS BW-16D1HT firmware.

There's only one optical drive slot on my PC so ideally I'm after a drive that can read 4k and burn discs. Worst case scenario I'll give up on burning discs.

Why I think the ASUS BW-12B1ST is the best option:

- I was going to buy a LG BH16NS55 and crossflash to Asus as people seem to say the ASUS BW-16D1HT reads a few discs that the LG does not.

- After research I found the LG crossflashed does not burn discs.

- So I thought I'll just get the ASUS BC-12D2HT and flash to the ASUS BW-16D1HT firmware.

- Then I figured that if I'm buying a new drive I might as well just get the latest model, the ASUS BW-16D1HT and downgrade that firmware.

- Then I read that the newest batches of ASUS BW-16D1HT have different hardware to the older batches of the same model, so this drive should not be used (flashing it will brick the drive).

Please keep in mind that whilst this info is out there, it's really hard to find some of it, so I'm looking for confirmation from users here as they are super-informed.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:53 am

jinkers88 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:34 am
Hi

Could anybody please confirm my research - the best option at the moment is to buy the ASUS BW-12B1ST and flash to ASUS BW-16D1HT firmware.

There's only one optical drive slot on my PC so ideally I'm after a drive that can read 4k and burn discs. Worst case scenario I'll give up on burning discs.

Why I think the ASUS BW-12B1ST is the best option:

- I was going to buy a LG BH16NS55 and crossflash to Asus as people seem to say the ASUS BW-16D1HT reads a few discs that the LG does not.

- After research I found the LG crossflashed does not burn discs.

- So I thought I'll just get the ASUS BC-12D2HT and flash to the ASUS BW-16D1HT firmware.

- Then I figured that if I'm buying a new drive I might as well just get the latest model, the ASUS BW-16D1HT and downgrade that firmware.

- Then I read that the newest batches of ASUS BW-16D1HT have different hardware to the older batches of the same model, so this drive should not be used (flashing it will brick the drive).

Please keep in mind that whilst this info is out there, it's really hard to find some of it, so I'm looking for confirmation from users here as they are super-informed.
buy the BH16NS55 and crossflash to WH16NS60 just as fast as the asus and has no sleepbug

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by jonghotti » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:08 am

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by st4evr » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:24 am

jinkers88 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:34 am

- Then I read that the newest batches of ASUS BW-16D1HT have different hardware to the older batches of the same model, so this drive should not be used (flashing it will brick the drive).
This is incorrect. You have this backwards. This horse has been beaten to death and this topic has been discussed in this forum hundreds of times in detail. And it applies to all drives. Not just that model.

Example:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... ant#p72248

If you feel like you are not understating what is being discussed in this forum in regards to the requirements for UHD BD compatibility for the supported drives in question, then you have additional options here:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

As well to purchase “ready-to-go” drives.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Bobvader » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:54 am

I have flash my lg wh14ns40 1.03 to 1.02 and work perfect for make 1:1 copy 4k movie on blu ray disk...

My question if I flash this drive with ns60 firmware 1.0? It will be again uhd friendly? Any advantage to do that? I use blue cloner for 1:1 copy and this software need uhd frienfly drive

Thanks

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by MartyMcNuts » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:28 am

Bobvader wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:54 am
I have flash my lg wh14ns40 1.03 to 1.02 and work perfect for make 1:1 copy 4k movie on blu ray disk...

My question if I flash this drive with ns60 firmware 1.0? It will be again uhd friendly? Any advantage to do that? I use blue cloner for 1:1 copy and this software need uhd frienfly drive

Thanks
No. If you flash it to NS60 firmware, the drive will be "UHD official", therefore not "UHD friendly" and will no longer work with Blu Cloner. It will however work with MakeMKV.
Cheers :D
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For UHD capable drives in AUS & NZ: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=18747

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Bobvader » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:54 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:28 am
Bobvader wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:54 am
I have flash my lg wh14ns40 1.03 to 1.02 and work perfect for make 1:1 copy 4k movie on blu ray disk...

My question if I flash this drive with ns60 firmware 1.0? It will be again uhd friendly? Any advantage to do that? I use blue cloner for 1:1 copy and this software need uhd frienfly drive

Thanks
No. If you flash it to NS60 firmware, the drive will be "UHD official", therefore not "UHD friendly" and will no longer work with Blu Cloner. It will however work with MakeMKV.

Ok thanks. I understand now👍

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by smares » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:44 pm

Does anyone have a link to the LG flasher? Getting a 403 if I follow the link from the other forum. :(

Edit: Nevermind, just used the tool from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=18933

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Texau » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 pm

rui-no-onna wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Just received the drives and both have been flashed using the Unitek Y-1099 USB3-SATA adapter mentioned in the first post. Unexpectedly easy. :D

The LG came with 1.04 so I cross flashed that one with Asus 3.10 MK first before flashing NS60 1.00 DE.

Anyway, thank you for all the hard work on these tools and guides! :D
Thanks mate - after all the digging you post was the final key for my wh14ns40.
Flashed and uhd in 4 mins. Much appreciated! 8 :idea:

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by hite78 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:06 am

rui-no-onna wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:25 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:30 am
BW161HT
WH14NS40 flashed to NS60
I have these two:
Asus BW-16D1HT (flashed to 3.10 MK)
LG WH14NS40 (flashed to NS60 1.00 DE)

Concur that they're pretty fast. I get 25 MB/s (~5.5x) average and 35 MB/s (~8x) peak ripping UHD66 with these drives so around 45 minutes for dual layer UHD.

When you mention LG WH14NS40 (flashed to NS60 1.00 DE). Would DE_LG WH16NS60_1.00.bin be the same file for downgrading? Because I have the LG WH14NS40 and not the LG WH16NS60.

I am currently on BD-RE WH14NS40 Revision: 1.03 (flashed with MK version HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH14NS40-NS50-1.03-NM00600-211711211658.bin).

Thank you.

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