ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

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ggrussell
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by ggrussell »

I recently purchased the ASUS BW-16D1X-U with the intention of connecting to my home theater to play UHD discs I have purchased. Found this site.

Drive Information
OS device name: H:
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1X-U
Revision: A105
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2120-12-02 11:14
Bus encryption flags: 1F

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959

I used the SPF to create a firmware dump. Which MK firmware should I use to flash this drive?
d00zah
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by d00zah »

ggrussell wrote:
Wed May 15, 2024 5:34 pm
I recently purchased the ASUS BW-16D1X-U with the intention of connecting to my home theater to play UHD discs I have purchased. Found this site.

Drive Information
OS device name: H:
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1X-U
Revision: A105
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2120-12-02 11:14
Bus encryption flags: 1F

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959

I used the SPF to create a firmware dump. Which MK firmware should I use to flash this drive?
Asus BW-16D1X-U

Asus BW-16D1HT 3.10MK

SDFtool Flasher
ggrussell
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by ggrussell »

Great thanks! Appears to have worked. Can read 4K Disc

But at 100%, SPF flasher popped up an error: 0X82062900

I'll also be using this disc to back up files on MDisc. Any links to reasonably priced 128GB MDisc? LOL
Macguy
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by Macguy »

Hi,
First post after lurking for a long time (and a bit "stoned" with information overload).
So better to ask ...

Drive Information
Manufacturer: ASUS

Product: BW-16D1X-U

Revision: E113

Serial number:

Firmware date: 2020-07-21

Bus encryption flags: 1B

Highest AACS version: 20


LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled

Drive platform: Pioneer RS8F00

Firmware version: ID76


No disc inserted

Desktop USB version
Host: MacBook Pro
OS: macOS Monterey 12.7

Would the flasher work with this configuration or is it Windows only?

Just to avoid any misunderstanding: all 4K UHD disks I have are legal and purchased by me.

Thanks for your help.
dcoke22
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by dcoke22 »

Macguy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 10:14 am
Hi,
First post after lurking for a long time (and a bit "stoned" with information overload).
So better to ask ...

Drive Information
Manufacturer: ASUS

Product: BW-16D1X-U

Revision: E113

Serial number:

Firmware date: 2020-07-21

Bus encryption flags: 1B

Highest AACS version: 20


LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled

Drive platform: Pioneer RS8F00

Firmware version: ID76


No disc inserted

Desktop USB version
Host: MacBook Pro
OS: macOS Monterey 12.7

Would the flasher work with this configuration or is it Windows only?

Just to avoid any misunderstanding: all 4K UHD disks I have are legal and purchased by me.

Thanks for your help.
The drive platform is Pioneer, not the MT1959 platform that's referenced in the Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide

I do not know if Billycar11 sells a flashing kit for that particular drive or if it can be made to work for 4K UHD ripping.
Billycar11
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by Billycar11 »

I do have a flasher for it but it's windows only so no mac
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
Macguy
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by Macguy »

Thanks to both of you for a quick reply.
I guess I will need to look around for a Windows pc.
Buying a flashed drive from the US would be too expensive (import duties, customs clearance fees, VAT and shipping costs would amount to anything between 50% and 80% of the US selling price).
d00zah
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by d00zah »

Macguy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 10:58 pm
Thanks to both of you for a quick reply.
I guess I will need to look around for a Windows pc.
Buying a flashed drive from the US would be too expensive (import duties, customs clearance fees, VAT and shipping costs would amount to anything between 50% and 80% of the US selling price).
There are buying options in most regions...

Drives for sale, Flashing Services, where to buy...

Asmcom in the EU

MartyMcNuts in Australia/NZ/Singapore

Bluntman in Canada
Last edited by d00zah on Tue May 21, 2024 5:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Macguy
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

Post by Macguy »

Thanks for the info.
The ASUS drive has been returned and I contacted Asmcom to order a "friendly" Pioneer drive.
d00zah wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:31 pm
There are buying options in most regions...

Drives for sale, Flashing Services, where to buy...

Asmcom in the EU

MartyMcNuts in Australia/NZ/Singapore

Bluntman in Cnanda
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