Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by yahknow1, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. yahknow1

    yahknow1 Well-Known Member

    I bought this drive from Alex C (already downgraded to supposedly work) but it gives an error when trying to rip with AnyDVD HD. The drive says firmaware 1.0. He's going to let me return the drive for the ASUS BW16D1HT. Before I do that I was wondering if AnyDVD was going to work with it any time soon?

  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That ns60 model, unlikely that's an official uhd drive. That other model should work.

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  3. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    It can be cross flashed to the Asus firmware to make it anydvd compatible ie uhd friendly. On its native 1.00 firmware it's still official. Every program other than anydvd will support it but anydvd doesn't work with any official drives.

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  4. yahknow1

    yahknow1 Well-Known Member

    ok thanks
  5. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    Or you could just flash to LG's firmware for the earlier model WH16NS40 1.02.

    That's UHD-friendly and works with AnyDVD.

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  6. hardliner

    hardliner New Member

    But I tried doing that with the Crossflash program that was referenced in blackened2687's post but it has made no difference. I flashed it to 1.00 but made no difference. I feel like there's too many posts in this forum on how to crossflash and it's confusing.
  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator


    Get that flasher.


    Get that MK firmware download.

    Flash this bin:


    It'll turn the NS60 into an NS55 UHD friendly drive. If you want to truly cross flash it with a really good firmware, you can use the:


    The only potential issue with that is if you're burning discs it might cause issues. If so, use the NS55 firmware. If you don't care about burning discs, use the ASUS firmware.
  8. hardliner

    hardliner New Member

    Thank for the simple process.

    I flashed using the bin you stated and it worked.

    I have zero interest in burning discs on that drive. I have a second Blu-ray drive that I will use to do that.
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  9. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Then you're good to go. I'd just leave it on that firmware and don't touch it. It's a very good firmware for ripping UHD's.
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  10. testiles

    testiles Well-Known Member

    hardliner, sorry to hear that.

    I'm not sure which flasher you're referring to from blackened2687 but the one I used to install the NS40 firmware worked perfectly and I have had zero problems using it these several months.

    Anyway very glad you got it sorted out with the ASUS flasher.

    I tried ASUS crossflashing for my NS60 but it completely hosed the drive's ability to burn Blu-Ray. Since that's something I do on occasion that wouldn't work for me.

    Congrats on successfully making your NS60 friendly!

  11. jonghotti

    jonghotti Active Member

    I take offense to this comment. There is no "supposedly" the drive works perfectly with MakeMKV and furthermore I clearly state that I test all drives with MakeMKV. It would be VERY easy for you to verify that this drive indeed does work with MakeMKV and I thank you to remove your "supposedly" comment.

    Had you told me about your intent to use it with AnyDVD we could have discussed options up front. I don't like the idea of cross flashing it to an ASUS when you can simply purchase an ASUS to begin with.
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