Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

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marticus24
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by marticus24 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:37 am

Just wanted to say that I really appreciate this guide. It worked perfectly for me on the WH16NS60 I picked up earlier this week. Prior to using this to flash the firmware, I was ripping standard Blu Ray discs using MakeMKV just fine, but couldn't get to doing so on the UHD discs. I found the other guide you mentioned in your initial post, which has a ton of great info, but it was hard for me to decipher which actual firmware I needed to use. You made this super simple and I'm now happily ripping UHD discs so I can stream locally from my Plex Server :). Thank you!

Mike6
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Mike6 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:50 pm

What makes the WH16NS60 the best choice? I was rolling along on the assumption stated in the drive list that all the drives were made by LG and about the same, hence picking the cheapest which is on Amazon now, the WH14NS40 for about $57 shipped.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by tragic bleak » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:41 am

marticus24 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:37 am
Just wanted to say that I really appreciate this guide. ...
It's these kind of comments that make me feel good :D I'm glad you and all others found my post useful!

pyros777
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by pyros777 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:28 pm

Thank you for this guide! I just updated my 1.01 FW drive to the patched 1.02 from this guide and it worked like a charm!

Arian
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Arian » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:23 pm

I bought this exact drive, followed all of the required steps, and I even have my LibreDrive status at "Enabled," but I'm still having no luck decypting my UHD discs.

If anyone can help, it would be most appreciated. Additionally, if you'd like to add me on Discord for direct help, it's Ariyan-nee#6069

Thank you.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by st4evr » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 am

Arian wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:23 pm
I bought this exact drive, followed all of the required steps, and I even have my LibreDrive status at "Enabled," but I'm still having no luck decypting my UHD discs.

If anyone can help, it would be most appreciated. Additionally, if you'd like to add me on Discord for direct help, it's Ariyan-nee#6069

Thank you.
Well, you have to provide us with more information other than just "it does not work". We are not mind readers nor are we sitting next to you to be able to see what is happening. This is an online forum. You gotta help us help you.

In the drive status window where it shows "LibreDrive is enabled" etc, what is the drive info MakeMKV is displaying for the drive?

What errors is MakeMKV reporting if any when you try to decrypt any of your UHD disks?

Any MakeMKV error logs available?

Any other information and/or more detailed description of the problem that applies to your issue/problem that you can post will be helpful for someone to better advise further.

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Arian » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:52 pm

st4evr wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 am
Well, you have to provide us with more information other than just "it does not work". We are not mind readers nor are we sitting next to you to be able to see what is happening. This is an online forum. You gotta help us help you.

In the drive status window where it shows "LibreDrive is enabled" etc, what is the drive info MakeMKV is displaying for the drive?

What errors is MakeMKV reporting if any when you try to decrypt any of your UHD disks?

Any MakeMKV error logs available?

Any other information and/or more detailed description of the problem that applies to your issue/problem that you can post will be helpful for someone to better advise further.
I understand, sorry about that.

The Disc info looks like this:

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Drive Information
OS device name: \Device\CdRom0
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS60
Revision: 1.02
Serial number: KL7J8PG4236
Firmware date: 2118-10-29 19:36
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Patched (microcode access re-enabled)
Firmware version: 1.02
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

Disc Information
Label: BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
Timestamp: 2017-06-26 22:35:36
Data capacity: 30.74 Gb
Disc type: BD-ROM UHD
Number of layers: 2
Bus encryption flags: 80[/i]

The log when trying to backup the disc looks like this:

[i]MakeMKV v1.14.7 win(x64-release) started
Backing up disc into folder "D:/BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN/BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN"
Evaluation version, 27 day(s) out of 30 remaining
Using LibreDrive mode (v05 id=7FA2657C7667)
Loaded content hash table, will verify integrity of M2TS files.
Error 'Scsi error - MEDIUM ERROR:L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERROR' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - MEDIUM ERROR:L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERROR' occurred while reading '/AACS/DUPLICATE/ContentRevocation.lst' at offset '276480'
Error 'Scsi error - MEDIUM ERROR:L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERROR' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - MEDIUM ERROR:L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERROR' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150126592'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading '/AACS/DUPLICATE/ContentRevocation.lst' at offset '296960'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading '/AACS/DUPLICATE/ContentRevocation.lst' at offset '296960'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading '/AACS/DUPLICATE/ContentRevocation.lst' at offset '296960'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading '/AACS/DUPLICATE/ContentRevocation.lst' at offset '296960'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading '/AACS/DUPLICATE/ContentRevocation.lst' at offset '296960'
Error 'Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT' occurred while reading 'BD-RE HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS60 1.02' at offset '32150147072'
Encountered 19 errors of type 'Read Error' - see http://www.makemkv.com/errors/read/
Backup failed
Backing up disc into folder "D:/SUPER MARIO BROS"
Evaluation version, 27 day(s) out of 30 remaining
Using LibreDrive mode (v05 id=7FA2657C7667)
Loaded content hash table, will verify integrity of M2TS files.
Backup done
Backing up disc into folder "D:/BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN"

And on top of that my drive makes a lot of disturbing crunching noises in the process.


I'm sorry about yesterday. It's just when you're frustrated that something you paid money for doesn't work, you don't exactly feel like laying everything out, but you're right.

Woodstock
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Woodstock » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:59 pm

There are parts of the disk that the drive cannot read ('Scsi error - MEDIUM ERROR:L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERROR'). It then tries VERY VERY HARD to read it, which the operating system interprets as the drive being off-line ('Scsi error - HARDWARE ERROR:TIMEOUT ON LOGICAL UNIT').

Step one would be cleaning the disk. If that doesn't fix it, replacement of the disk is the next step.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

thrangster
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by thrangster » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:47 pm

If I go from 1.0 to this patched 1.02, will read speeds be improved? I find the drives slow compared to the Asus 16's...

And is this "patch" compatible with AnyDVD and DVDFab functionality? I presume yes, but...

Thanks

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:06 pm

thrangster wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:47 pm
If I go from 1.0 to this patched 1.02, will read speeds be improved? I find the drives slow compared to the Asus 16's...

And is this "patch" compatible with AnyDVD and DVDFab functionality? I presume yes, but...

Thanks
No speeds are the same but comparable to asus

No it will break comparability with DVDfab and it never worked with anydvd

thrangster
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by thrangster » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:14 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:06 pm
thrangster wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:47 pm
If I go from 1.0 to this patched 1.02, will read speeds be improved? I find the drives slow compared to the Asus 16's...

And is this "patch" compatible with AnyDVD and DVDFab functionality? I presume yes, but...

Thanks
No speeds are the same but comparable to asus

No it will break comparability with DVDfab and it never worked with anydvd
Oh, ok thanks -

Is there's a "generic" patch that works for all software?

And should I even care about getting off of 1.0?

Thanks

Billycar11
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:57 pm

thrangster wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:14 pm

Oh, ok thanks -

Is there's a "generic" patch that works for all software?

And should I even care about getting off of 1.0?

Thanks
Not exactly I would recommend you stay on 1.00. you can make it work with anydvd with other firmware but you would then get the sleep bug and either have slower rip speeds or the possibility of not being able to burn discs

thrangster
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by thrangster » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:43 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:57 pm
thrangster wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:14 pm

Oh, ok thanks -

Is there's a "generic" patch that works for all software?

And should I even care about getting off of 1.0?

Thanks
Not exactly I would recommend you stay on 1.00. you can make it work with anydvd with other firmware but you would then get the sleep bug and either have slower rip speeds or the possibility of not being able to burn discs
Interesting - so if people need to / want to use various software (since not everything does EVERYTHING) you maintain different patches HW drives for different software?

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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by SamuriHL » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:48 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:57 pm
thrangster wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:14 pm

Oh, ok thanks -

Is there's a "generic" patch that works for all software?

And should I even care about getting off of 1.0?

Thanks
Not exactly I would recommend you stay on 1.00. you can make it work with anydvd with other firmware but you would then get the sleep bug and either have slower rip speeds or the possibility of not being able to burn discs
Meh, not if they keep it in the family. :) NS55 firmware, as an example.

SamuriHL
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Re: Step-by-step guide for the best (IMHO) drive: LG WH16NS60

Post by SamuriHL » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:51 pm

thrangster wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Interesting - so if people need to / want to use various software (since not everything does EVERYTHING) you maintain different patches HW drives for different software?
I personally have 2 drives. One ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10MK and WH16NS60 1.00. The ASUS works with AnyDVD and MakeMKV (but not DVDFab...it bitches about it because I don't think the firmware is whitelisted...whatever). The NS60 works with DVDFab and MakeMKV. I really only care about MakeMKV for the most part these days as title support is super fast. But yea, I have 2 drives for various reasons. And 1 ASUS/1 LG for very specific reasons in terms of reading certain troublesome discs.

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