LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

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MistaPropella
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LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

Post by MistaPropella » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm

Hi folks,

I'm really interested in the whole LibreDrive thing. Now after scanning the available firmware list, I can't find my drive. So my question is, is there a firmware and I'm just to stupid to find it, or do I need to buy a new bluray drive?

Thanks in advance for the help.

BR
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Woodstock
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Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

Post by Woodstock » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:43 am

What does MakeMKV say about the drive?
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

Post by MistaPropella » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:11 am

Hi Woodstock,

here's a screenshot of MakeMKV:
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Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

Post by Woodstock » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:32 pm

You won't find your drive on the LibreDrive list... It's too old. Only a few drives manufactured prior to 2015 are capable of having their firmware limits modified "on the fly".

The oldest one I've owned that was recognized at all was a 2015 LG drive, and it didn't get any extra capabilities. Yours is 3 years older than that.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

Post by MistaPropella » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 am

Thanks alot for your fast respond.

I'm amazed how old my drive is, I knew it's old, but that old. Wow.

Can you recommend me a good one that is not too expensive?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

Post by Billycar11 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:44 am

MistaPropella wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 am
Thanks alot for your fast respond.

I'm amazed how old my drive is, I knew it's old, but that old. Wow.

Can you recommend me a good one that is not too expensive?

Thanks in advance for your help.
BU40N but its 9.5 mm not the 12.7 of that one you would need to find some sort of spacer
all these drives have Libre drive https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

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