Does anyone have the ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.01 firmware flasher?

Discussion in 'High Definition Hardware' started by DrinkLyeAndDie, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Does anyone happen to have the 3.01 firmware for the ASUS BW-16D1HT drive? I have the 3.00 firmware and the 3.02 firmware flasher. I would like to have the 3.01 flasher tucked away somewhere.
     
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  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

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  3. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    You should follow TeddyRaspin's posts like Ch3vr0n suggested. Not sure if the original post of the firmware contains laser calibration data which is needed if you don't want to compromise a re-flashed drive. Send a PM to make him confirm or not.
     
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  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Thanks.

    I found those TeddyRaspin's posts and archived his flashers & BIN files but that wasn't what I was specifically looking for. I have a drive with the 3.00 firmware. I have the official ASUS flasher for 3.02 firmware. I just am lacking the official 3.01 flasher and was looking for it. I can't seem to find it and I did do web searches and what not before asking.

    As it stands I will leave things at 3.00 until I run into a problem. 3.01 apparently improved some speed issues.
     
  5. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    You made a wise decision. Don't fix it if it ain't broke! I have met Mr. Murphy more often I expected and didn't expect.
     
  6. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    As it turns out I now have two ASUS BW-16D1HT drives. Both came with the 3.00 firmware. I'm leaving them both as-is until I feel there's a need to possibly upgrade the firmware on one of them. That being said, the drives are different. One was manufactured in 2015 and the other in 2017. Different drive housing. Different faceplate. Both work perfectly, however.
     
  7. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Amazon is selling the BW-16D1HT with a $25 mail-in rebate from ASUS. They had a rebate through the end of January and they've now put out a new one through the end of February. After taking the rebate into account ($83.99 - $25.00 = $58.99) the price is the same as the LG WH16NS40 on Amazon. ASUS might not be as quick to update the firmware on the inventory versus the LG drives.
     
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  8. Yraen2

    Yraen2 Member

    I just picked one of those up and it was version 3.0. I used the official 3.02 and flashed it a few minutes ago. It was loud ripping with 3.0 and now it is quiet with 3.02.
     
  9. Garion

    Garion Member

    Picked one up from Amazon with the $25 rebate. Drive manufacture date is 2/2017 and firmware was 3.00
     
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  10. coodbe

    coodbe Well-Known Member

    Just got mine from Amazon today . Downloaded the rebate form. The manufacture date is February 2017. But I dont see the firmware version on the tag. Do you have to install it to find the firmware version?
     
  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    if its not on the tag, the only other way is to install it yes
     
  12. coodbe

    coodbe Well-Known Member

    I took my old LG WH16NS40 (manufacture date August 2014) with an SVC Code of NS40 and a ROM Version 1.00 out of the external NexStar enclosure and put the Asus drive into it. AnyDVD lists "ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.00". Looks like I am "good to go" with firmware version 3.00.
     
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  13. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    If at first you don’t succeed LOL


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  14. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

  15. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

  16. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    The only place that has it is Amazon and they are out of stock for a few weeks, I bet it is getting new firmware
    Get it as soon as Feb. 22 - March 2 if you choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
     
  17. Tourist

    Tourist Well-Known Member

  18. Yraen2

    Yraen2 Member

  19. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    And I assume it works with 3.02 firmware as a Friendly drive?
     
  20. Yraen2

    Yraen2 Member

    Just fine. It was a bit noisy with 3.00 but quieted down nicely with 3.02.

    Here's what I see when I click your link and what AnyDVD says when I insert a disc.
    BW-16D1HT.PNG AnyDVD.PNG
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018