NS60 and FW

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Silvers24, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Silvers24

    Silvers24 Member

    I just purchased this BD Drive. The WH16NS60
    Came with encrypted 1.0.3
    I then MK'd it.

    Afterwards I downgraded it to the original 1.0
    And AnyDVD still won't work. By my understanding taking it to 1.0 should of worked?
    What else must I do?

    And if this requires flashing to the asus FW, which one?
    And what do I lose if I do this?
    Or does it not matter if I can easily flash it back to 1.0?

    Please bare with me, there is a lot of scattered informatin spread between 4 forums and youtube (From a couple of those forums)
    I did do a lot of research before coming to this question.


    ALSO, I know not to start MakeMKV if I want to use AnyDVD, I loaded anyDVD up before MakeMKV so you could see what I did.
     

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  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Nope. NS60 is an official drive and you installed official firmware, so it won't work in AnyDVD as of now.

    If you wish to use the drive with AnyDVD, I recommend installing the NS40 1.03MK (HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061440.bin). That will make the drive UHD friendly and will work with AnyDVD.
     
  3. Silvers24

    Silvers24 Member

    I need to make sure. I found the files I believe.
    And I will use the BH12NS40 .exe as pictured?
     

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  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Yea, that'll work.
     
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  5. Silvers24

    Silvers24 Member

    AWESOME!
    Gonna go try it now. And will post hopeful results. This is pretty cool then. While more a PITA on my end (And I did end up finding the ns40 version on amazon after the fact)
    I like this drive. Seems to be very versatile since this can work.
    Thank you SamruiHL!

    Oh, will there be any features removed? I wanna mess with Mdisc.
     
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Well, since you use AnyDVD with that drive, you shouldn't encounter the so called "sleep bug" where the drive will spin down and then refuse to read the disc again until the disc is ejected and reinserted. AnyDVD prevents the disc from spinning down. I've no idea about mdisc at all. But I had you flash the NS40 firmware to keep things in the family. If you are planning on burning discs then we may have to revisit the version of the firmware. Maybe. But for now you should be good to go with that firmware.
     
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  7. Silvers24

    Silvers24 Member

    Awesome. Yes, for now that is my only intentions.
    I did read about that sleep bug. But I will mess around and see what happens.
    It flashed just fine otherwise and rebooting. So i'll play around.

    Got it, so burning discs might need the close to original FW, then no problemo. Though I do have a LG BD/HD-DVD drive in the same PC slower, but burns ha.
     
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  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    You may not have issues burning with that drive on that firmware. you'll have to experiment (with RW discs!) and see what it does. if you have issues, then you'll potentially want to drop back to NS40 1.02 DE which I can point you to if you need to go there.
     
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