Verbatim External Writer - 4k Ultra HD reading?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Gamer1989, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Gamer1989

    Gamer1989 Member

  2. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    I have the same and no it is not UHD friendly, at least I have not seen anything else.
    But please wait for a mod to confirm it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
  3. Gamer1989

    Gamer1989 Member

    Alright.
    Can you please tell me a UHD Friendly Drive which i can buy in Germany?

    Thank you!
     
  4. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Sure. I bought this one and it is working well.
    https://smile.amazon.de/dp/B00DRHOL44/
     
  5. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Before you can use it you have to flash it. If you need help with this feel free to ask again. For me it was very simple, I simply opened the tool, selected the firmware file and let it run. The tray opened but did not not close again (the guide said it will close), so I simply did it myself after some minutes.
    Only make sure to never unplug or disconnect the power supply while flashing!

    If a disc is not supportet (you will see it in the AnyDVD status window) read this:
    https://forum.redfox.bz/threads/list-of-uhds-currently-un-supported-in-anydvd.76597/
     
  6. Gamer1989

    Gamer1989 Member

    Thank you again for the quick Response. I have never flashed a Drive
    I have a few Questions though.

    Where can i download the Tool?
    Wheren can i download the required Firmware?

    I will order this Drive tomorrow
     
  7. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    I don't remember where I got it but I can upload it for you when I'm at home.
     
  8. Gamer1989

    Gamer1989 Member

    That would be great!
    Thank you alot
     
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  9. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    No problem
     
  10. coopervid

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  11. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    BTW- there is NO slim drive that works with AnyDVD and UHDs.
     
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  12. DeepSpace

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  13. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    And the OWC Mercury Pro is a good external enclosure that also allows flashing.
     
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  14. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    Well, it's in CD/DVD/BD drives for historical reasons. The old flash instructions with Dosflash were also posted here. Sure it would also make sense in the AnyDVD UHD section.
     
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  15. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    I use my drive with an adapter cable.
     
  16. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Only know the guide you reffered to, I think I never heard of Dosflash. Maybe when I was looking for information about UHD friendly drives but even if I could not remember anymore.
     
  17. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    The kind of flashing tool is depending on the FW of your drive. If you purchase a beand new one the method is an othe as for an older drive. Maybe you have such one in use and did not think about taht ability to make it friendly until now.
    May be there was no need until now.
     
  18. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    Dosflash is dangerous and outdated. It was used in the very beginning of UHDs. The older flash tools like patched LG and ASUS flasher can't handle encrypted firmware as found in newer LG drives. The ASUS is still not encrypted and if SDFtool flasher would have issues these two patched flashers can still be used.
     
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  19. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    I also have a Sharkoon USB->SATA dapter that works very well with my spare LG to ASUS flashed drive.
     
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  20. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    The adapter fits excelent and does not wobble like ohers I have in use.