Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

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asmcom
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by asmcom »

jcvb_ wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:58 pm
Hi guys,

I hope this is the right place to post my question.

I am looking to buy this LG BH16NS55, in hope it supports ripping of uhd blu-rays. As I don't have it yet, i can't post any information makemkv would provide. The seller sent me a picture of the drives label, but i find the information found in this thread hard to understand. Can anyone help me make sense of it?

The label states:
MODEL: BH16NS55
[chinese characters] 2016 01 25
ROM VER:1.20
MANUFACTURED: JANUARY 2016 RoHS
SVC CODE:NS55

Does this drive need to be flashed, and if so, which version would be the correct one?

Thanks
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023 - BRUHD-PU3-BK

Post by _D3V_ »

Hi Guys

Just a few question before i accidentally brick my new drive.
It's a "Buffalo BRUHD-PU3-BK", bought that (from Japan) because it's listed as a good drive.

MakeMKV says this:
Image

I use it on a Mac, so i'm not sure if it's encrypted or not.

This guide i followed: viewtopic.php?p=74718#p74718

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./makemkvcon f -l
Found 1 drives(s)
00: /IOBDServices/3084F95F
  BUFFALO_Optical_Drive_BU14_212106211330_MODN9KA0530
Now i'm at step 7 and unsure if i have to use the first or second command.

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./makemkvcon f -d '/IOBDServices/3084F95F' -f /tmp/sdf.bin rawflash main -i /tmp/DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin
or

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./makemkvcon f -d '/IOBDServices/3084F95F' -f /tmp/sdf.bin rawflash enc -i /tmp/DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin
First of all, i'm not sure if it's the right Firmware "DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin", and second, which command to use.
I'm almost sure i'll have to use the second command (for the encrypted one), but better just ask before brick :wink:


Thanks for your help
Last edited by _D3V_ on Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
Billycar11
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023 - BRUHD-PU3-BK

Post by Billycar11 »

_D3V_ wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:18 pm
Hi Guys

Just a few question before i accidentally brick my new drive.
It's a "Buffalo BRUHD-PU3-BK", bought that (from Japan) because it's listed as a good drive.

MakeMKV says this:
Image

I use it on a Mac, so i'm not sure if it's encrypted or not.

This guide i followed: viewtopic.php?p=74718#p74718

Code: Select all

./makemkvcon f -l
Found 1 drives(s)
00: /IOBDServices/3084F95F
  BUFFALO_Optical_Drive_BU14_212106211330_MODN9KA0530
Now i'm at step 7 and unsure if i have to use the first or second command.

Code: Select all

./makemkvcon f -d '/IOBDServices/D5D25996' -f /tmp/sdf.bin rawflash main -i /tmp/DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin
or

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./makemkvcon f -d '/IOBDServices/D5D25996' -f /tmp/sdf.bin rawflash enc -i /tmp/DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin
First of all, i'm not sure if it's the right Firmware "DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin", and second, which command to use.
I'm almost sure i'll have to use the second command (for the encrypted one), but better just ask before brick :wink:


Thanks for your help
the one with enc should work
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slamjam0011
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by slamjam0011 »

Going to ask if this external blu ray is good to flash or don't since I don't want to brick it by mistake.

Drive Information
OS device name: G:
Manufacturer: PIONEER
Product: BD-RW BDR-XD05
Revision: 3.10
Serial number: SADL090873UC
Firmware date: 2017-06-22
Bus encryption flags: 1B
Highest AACS version: 21

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: RS8232
Firmware name: PIONEER BDR-XD05
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 3.10/ID34
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes

Not sure it matter too much but on the actual device on the back it say it a PIONEER BDR-XD05B
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by skerz2001 »

Just bought a BP50NB40 NB52. I bought and ran Marty's flasher which seemed way too easy to use. Find the drive and hit start. I didn't get any errors, but it still shows up as a BP50NB40 in MAKEmkv. It's currently reading Blu-Ray but will not read 4K UHD. So it looks like the cross flash didn't take, what would I be missing?
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023 - BRUHD-PU3-BK

Post by _D3V_ »

Billycar11 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:45 am
_D3V_ wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:18 pm
Hi Guys
.....
Thanks for your help
the one with enc should work
:D
Thanks a lot.
It worked perfectly, soon i'll buy the key for makemkv.

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./makemkvcon f -d '/IOBDServices/3084F95F' -f /tmp/sdf.bin rawflash enc -i /tmp/DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin

Reading input file /tmp/DE_LG_BU40N_1.03_MK.bin
Flashing flags = 0x0 : 0 0 0 0 : ---- ---- ---- ----
Sending image in encrypted format
Current Drive ID: BUFFALO_Optical_Drive_BU14_212106211330_XXXXXXXX
Ready to write drive flash memory.
Type "yes" to continue, "no" to abort
yes
Operation started: Sending flash image to drive
 100% Operation finished                                
Operation started: Programming flash
 100% Operation finished                                
Done successfully
Image
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by MartyMcNuts »

skerz2001 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:01 am
Just bought a BP50NB40 NB52. I bought and ran Marty's flasher which seemed way too easy to use. Find the drive and hit start. I didn't get any errors, but it still shows up as a BP50NB40 in MAKEmkv. It's currently reading Blu-Ray but will not read 4K UHD. So it looks like the cross flash didn't take, what would I be missing?
Watch the GIF in the first post.
Cheers :D
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ChampaignCowboy
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by ChampaignCowboy »

I've been looking at all this "libredrive" stuff and am thoroughly confused. Can someone create me a step by step for this unit, where the flashing software is, where the new firmware is, and whether or not my drive has encrypted firmware, or whatever that means?

I have an LG Drive with the following showing in MakeMKV

HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH149S40
Rev 1.05
Firmware date of 2120-05-06 14:44
Bus Encryption flast 17
Highest AACS Version 76

LibreDrive Info
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive Platform: MT1959
Hardware Support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware Type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware Version 1.05
DVD All Regions , BD Raw Data Read, BD Raw MetaDataread, and Unrestricted Read Speed all have Possible (with patched firmware)


Any and all assistance is appreciated. I bought this drive so I could get my 4k movies into my Plex.
Mr_Orange
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by Mr_Orange »

I assume that your drive is actually a WH14NS40?

If so, flash it to WH16NS60 1.02MK.

SDF Tool will auto detect encryption, etc, so just select the above firmware and hit flash.

If you follow through Post #1 of this thread, it's pretty clear.
Cor3000000323
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by Cor3000000323 »

Would anyone offer a recommendation?

I'm planning to rip a thousand movie collection. About 15 4K Blu-rays (not a lot but I do not want to wait to rip them), over 500 DVDs and the rest are blu-rays.

Would one drive be better suited for this situation than another?

I'm in Canada btw.
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by Billycar11 »

Cor3000000323 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:59 am
Would anyone offer a recommendation?

I'm planning to rip a thousand movie collection. About 15 4K Blu-rays (not a lot but I do not want to wait to rip them), over 500 DVDs and the rest are blu-rays.

Would one drive be better suited for this situation than another?

I'm in Canada btw.
pretty much the only drives you should consider are pioneers with old fw if you not able to get those then a BU40N/W/BP50/60 or just get the cheapest lg/asus they are the same

but yeah pioneers are best very glad not to be dealing with the LG/asus any more replacing drives for everyone constantly
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Cor3000000323
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by Cor3000000323 »

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 1:57 am
Cor3000000323 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:59 am
Would anyone offer a recommendation?

I'm planning to rip a thousand movie collection. About 15 4K Blu-rays (not a lot but I do not want to wait to rip them), over 500 DVDs and the rest are blu-rays.

Would one drive be better suited for this situation than another?

I'm in Canada btw.
pretty much the only drives you should consider are pioneers with old fw if you not able to get those then a BU40N/W/BP50/60 or just get the cheapest lg/asus they are the same

but yeah pioneers are best very glad not to be dealing with the LG/asus any more replacing drives for everyone constantly
Thanks a lot for the quick response.
I'd love a pioneer the only thing holding me back is the big price difference ordering from a seller to ship here in canada, and the apparent slow speed of the drives (considering it's a thousand movies to be ripped). If the reliability of the BU40N is close to those that makes me hesitate.

Billy, one thing I don't understand is how come the BDR-213EBK, for example, isn't shown in the list of pioneer drives that work in the guide here, yet asmcom does sell it as a flashed UHD drive. I'm guessing there's something obvious I'm missing since it's not the only one, for example the BDR-XD07TS is also not on the list.
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by Billycar11 »

Cor3000000323 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:32 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 1:57 am
Cor3000000323 wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:59 am
Would anyone offer a recommendation?

I'm planning to rip a thousand movie collection. About 15 4K Blu-rays (not a lot but I do not want to wait to rip them), over 500 DVDs and the rest are blu-rays.

Would one drive be better suited for this situation than another?

I'm in Canada btw.
pretty much the only drives you should consider are pioneers with old fw if you not able to get those then a BU40N/W/BP50/60 or just get the cheapest lg/asus they are the same

but yeah pioneers are best very glad not to be dealing with the LG/asus any more replacing drives for everyone constantly
Thanks a lot for the quick response.
I'd love a pioneer the only thing holding me back is the big price difference ordering from a seller to ship here in canada, and the apparent slow speed of the drives (considering it's a thousand movies to be ripped). If the reliability of the BU40N is close to those that makes me hesitate.

Billy, one thing I don't understand is how come the BDR-213EBK, for example, isn't shown in the list of pioneer drives that work in the guide here, yet asmcom does sell it as a flashed UHD drive. I'm guessing there's something obvious I'm missing since it's not the only one, for example the BDR-XD07TS is also not on the list.
guide is focused on usa drives and the EBK is not an offical UHD drive its crossflashed no one except the flashers can crossflash the pioneers so no point telling the public it works when it wont unless you buy a modified one
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by bkboudreau »

Hello,

I purchased an ASUS BC-12D2HT (Model #: B99V827) as I had been told that it can read 4k blurays however none of the 4k discs that I have seem to work in it and when searching I found this thread. Can someone please confirm if this drive is capable and safe to flash?

Thanks!
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2023

Post by Billycar11 »

bkboudreau wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:17 pm
Hello,

I purchased an ASUS BC-12D2HT (Model #: B99V827) as I had been told that it can read 4k blurays however none of the 4k discs that I have seem to work in it and when searching I found this thread. Can someone please confirm if this drive is capable and safe to flash?

Thanks!
Yes it it's mt1959 you can flash it to Asus 3.10 you might need enc depending on fw date 2020+ needs it
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