Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

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d00zah
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

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eksine wrote:
Wed May 24, 2023 7:08 am
I bought an asus bw-16d1ht , was able to successfully flash it to 3.10 MK, however it started producing read erros on blu-rays and a TON of errors reading DVD's, so I ordered a new drive on amazon like I did before however it is now made in January 2023 with firmware 3.11. I tried to flash it to 3.10 MK but it gives the error code 0xff056103, I cannot find any answers on here and I am completely lost. I am using the newest SDFtool flasher 1.3.5, there is no ENC checkbox, what do I do? also READ does not work on this drive, it is only able to dump the user files which is worthless
IF this post is any indication, remove the disc from your drive. MUST be empty to flash.
STRAYDOG626
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by STRAYDOG626 »

So i followed these steps
UPDATE - 21/12/2021:
The latest version of the SDFtool Flasher has a checkbox option to flash the boot loader with the main firmware to the drive. This is useful for the newer BP50NB40 with SVC: NB52. It's also possible that other newer models may require this option later on. We will all work it out together as we go!!

For the moment, to flash the BP50NB40 SVC:NB52, using the latest SDFtool Flasher, follw the steps below:

1. Flash the drive to BP50NB40 (NB50) 1.03-MK.

Now for the crossflash:

2. Select the RECOVERY option and in the pop up, select the BP50NB40 (NB50) 1.03-MK firmware that you just flashed.
3. Select the BP60NB10 1.00-MK or BU40N 1.00 firmware in the normal drop box.
4. Click START
from viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22896 this post
I did not use the flash the bootloader checkbox at any step however...

I selected BP60NB10 1.00-MK and I can read and rip regular blu-ray but cant do anything or even detect UHD blu-rays. is that because i need to use BU40N 1.00? If so what steps do I take to flash that without bricking my drive?
Billycar11
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

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STRAYDOG626 wrote:
Fri May 26, 2023 5:18 am
So i followed these steps
UPDATE - 21/12/2021:
The latest version of the SDFtool Flasher has a checkbox option to flash the boot loader with the main firmware to the drive. This is useful for the newer BP50NB40 with SVC: NB52. It's also possible that other newer models may require this option later on. We will all work it out together as we go!!

For the moment, to flash the BP50NB40 SVC:NB52, using the latest SDFtool Flasher, follw the steps below:

1. Flash the drive to BP50NB40 (NB50) 1.03-MK.

Now for the crossflash:

2. Select the RECOVERY option and in the pop up, select the BP50NB40 (NB50) 1.03-MK firmware that you just flashed.
3. Select the BP60NB10 1.00-MK or BU40N 1.00 firmware in the normal drop box.
4. Click START
from viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22896 this post
I did not use the flash the bootloader checkbox at any step however...

I selected BP60NB10 1.00-MK and I can read and rip regular blu-ray but cant do anything or even detect UHD blu-rays. is that because i need to use BU40N 1.00? If so what steps do I take to flash that without bricking my drive?
Follow my guide steps exactly that's why I made it it in post 1
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
UHD Drives Guide: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Auto flash kit $25 Email me for one Billycar5924@gmail.com
STI_MECE
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by STI_MECE »

for anyone else needing to this, I have an LG WH14NS40. The instructions werent clear here, but I had to do everything via command line (run as admin) first.

The path that is shown in the first post isnt right for windows 11 anyways, here is my command after cd'ing into the MakeMKV folder.

note the space at the very beginning too " .\makemkvcon64.exe f --all-yes -d D: rawflash enc -i "C:\Users\DELETE\Downloads\The all you need firmware pack\The all you need firmware pack\LG 5.25 desktop\HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936.bin""

so more concisely, .\makemkvcon64.exe f --all-yes -d D: rawflash enc i "insert path here and put quotes around it"

If you are on windows 11 there is a copy to path button if you right click the file you want, look at the bottom for "show more options" then closely scan for "copy to path.

its helpful to use notepad before doing into cmd because you can adjust your formatting easier and quicker
leo708
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by leo708 »

If I get the BDR-S13U-X or BDR-S13UBK with firmware after Dec 2022, does it mean they're not flashable to version that can rip UHD Discs?

If so, I'll just get the Asus BW-16D1HT.
cpumdhb55
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Post by cpumdhb55 »

Time to give back here. I bought the LG WH16NS40 Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter from Amazon for $69.00 about a week ago. After first flashing the correct firmware found in the all in one file pack referenced in this forum I found that I did not tick all of the correct options in SDFTool. The drive survived this goof but all of my attempts to rip resulted in MakeMKV failures with multiple log errors and the rip process just stopping at roughly 1/3 to 1/2 way through. Some of the disks would not read at all. This also resulted in locking Windows up to the point of having to hard reset. This falls under RTFQ big time. I''m now getting 7.5X speeds after reflashing correctly with zero problems. I'm lucky that I did choose the right firmware and that it was a seemingly minor mistake. Obviously 0200 is not the right time to attempt these things!
Billycar11
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

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leo708 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2023 1:28 pm
If I get the BDR-S13U-X or BDR-S13UBK with firmware after Dec 2022, does it mean they're not flashable to version that can rip UHD Discs?

If so, I'll just get the Asus BW-16D1HT.
No you can't flash it after Dec 2022 you would have to buy a preflashed one from us
Buy a UHD drive from the guide and how to video maker: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17831
UHD Drives Guide: https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634
Auto flash kit $25 Email me for one Billycar5924@gmail.com
leo708
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by leo708 »

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2023 9:30 pm
leo708 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2023 1:28 pm
If I get the BDR-S13U-X or BDR-S13UBK with firmware after Dec 2022, does it mean they're not flashable to version that can rip UHD Discs?

If so, I'll just get the Asus BW-16D1HT.
No you can't flash it after Dec 2022 you would have to buy a preflashed one from us
Understood, thanks.
SH0D4N
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by SH0D4N »

I have an ASUS BW-16D1HT drive, but DVD rip speeds is slow.
It went fast from 0.5x to 4x, but then from there it slowly climbed to 7.8x speed. (6.1GB + 61MB + 180MB took ~13.5 minutes)
Have I missed something?

Code: Select all

Current profile: DVD-ROM
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.10
Firmware date: 2119-01-04 10:14
Bus encryption flags: 1F

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Patched (microcode access re-enabled)
Firmware version: 3.10
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes

Disc Information
Label: DVD
Timestamp: 2013-10-30 11:12:01
Data capacity: 6.46 Gb
Disc type: DVD-ROM
Disc size: 120mm
Maximum read rate: 10.08 Mbps [1x]
Number of layers: 2 (OTP)
d00zah
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by d00zah »

SH0D4N wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 2:10 pm
I have an ASUS BW-16D1HT drive, but DVD rip speeds is slow.
It went fast from 0.5x to 4x, but then from there it slowly climbed to 7.8x speed. (6.1GB + 61MB + 180MB took ~13.5 minutes)
Have I missed something?
Same guidance applies...

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31071
SH0D4N
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by SH0D4N »

d00zah wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 2:14 pm
SH0D4N wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 2:10 pm
I have an ASUS BW-16D1HT drive, but DVD rip speeds is slow.
It went fast from 0.5x to 4x, but then from there it slowly climbed to 7.8x speed. (6.1GB + 61MB + 180MB took ~13.5 minutes)
Have I missed something?
Same guidance applies...

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31071
Tried cleaning the disc.
I am using OWC Mercury Pro enclosure, if that affects the rip speed.
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