ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

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

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FrancisBlack79 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:05 pm
Thanks for the reply Coopervid :)

Fairly new to the 'UHD friendly drive' scene so still learning!

Basically I'm looking for a drive that I can rip CD's, Blu-Rays and UHD Discs for backup with a high success rate but struggling to find what would be best to buy here in the U.K. The drive itself would be connected to a HP Omen Laptop running Windows 11, any advice would be appreciated or if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

Thanks again
Search on Amazon for Verbatim 43888. But beware it is power hungry and if you have issues with your laptop's ports buy a powered USB hub.
FrancisBlack79
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

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Coopervid wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:03 pm
FrancisBlack79 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:05 pm
Thanks for the reply Coopervid :)

Fairly new to the 'UHD friendly drive' scene so still learning!

Basically I'm looking for a drive that I can rip CD's, Blu-Rays and UHD Discs for backup with a high success rate but struggling to find what would be best to buy here in the U.K. The drive itself would be connected to a HP Omen Laptop running Windows 11, any advice would be appreciated or if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

Thanks again
Search on Amazon for Verbatim 43888. But beware it is power hungry and if you have issues with your laptop's ports buy a powered USB hub.
Many thanks Coopervid for the advice.

I have found a link to the drive on amazon, I assume this is the one you mean?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Verbatim-Exter ... B07MTP9VKX

I take it this drive wouldn't need flashing and works out of the box?

My laptop does have issues occasionally with one of the usb ports, but I also have a usb c thunderbolt connection on my laptop if that could be used?

With regards to a powered USB hub would you recommend something like this off Amazon:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-UH700- ... 102&sr=8-3

Thanks again for all your help
MartyMcNuts
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

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FrancisBlack79 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:43 pm
Coopervid wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:03 pm
FrancisBlack79 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:05 pm
Thanks for the reply Coopervid :)

Fairly new to the 'UHD friendly drive' scene so still learning!

Basically I'm looking for a drive that I can rip CD's, Blu-Rays and UHD Discs for backup with a high success rate but struggling to find what would be best to buy here in the U.K. The drive itself would be connected to a HP Omen Laptop running Windows 11, any advice would be appreciated or if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

Thanks again
Search on Amazon for Verbatim 43888. But beware it is power hungry and if you have issues with your laptop's ports buy a powered USB hub.
Many thanks Coopervid for the advice.

I have found a link to the drive on amazon, I assume this is the one you mean?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Verbatim-Exter ... B07MTP9VKX

I take it this drive wouldn't need flashing and works out of the box?

My laptop does have issues occasionally with one of the usb ports, but I also have a usb c thunderbolt connection on my laptop if that could be used?

With regards to a powered USB hub would you recommend something like this off Amazon:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-UH700- ... 102&sr=8-3

Thanks again for all your help
Yes, that's the drive. It should come with a USB cable and USB-C adapter.

If you use a USB-C port you should be fine without a hub.

I'm not sure about that hub but it's been suggested previously that a high powered hub (minimum of 35w) be used.
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FrancisBlack79
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Re: ASUS BW-16D1X-U - Flashable?

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MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:44 am
FrancisBlack79 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:43 pm
Coopervid wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:03 pm

Search on Amazon for Verbatim 43888. But beware it is power hungry and if you have issues with your laptop's ports buy a powered USB hub.
Many thanks Coopervid for the advice.

I have found a link to the drive on amazon, I assume this is the one you mean?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Verbatim-Exter ... B07MTP9VKX

I take it this drive wouldn't need flashing and works out of the box?

My laptop does have issues occasionally with one of the usb ports, but I also have a usb c thunderbolt connection on my laptop if that could be used?

With regards to a powered USB hub would you recommend something like this off Amazon:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-UH700- ... 102&sr=8-3

Thanks again for all your help
Yes, that's the drive. It should come with a USB cable and USB-C adapter.

If you use a USB-C port you should be fine without a hub.

I'm not sure about that hub but it's been suggested previously that a high powered hub (minimum of 35w) be used.
Thanks Marty!

I have ordered the drive today through Amazon so will try it with my USB C thunderbolt connection and see how I get on, if I have problems I will order me one of these powered usb hubs:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SABRENT-Multip ... C77&sr=8-5

Thank you both for your help, I will post here to let you know how I get on
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