UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

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MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:00 am

Un-carolo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Hi,
I have a Archgon MD-8102S-U3-BDRW since a week. I try to read blu ray disc UHD with makekv but without success, after +/- 15 sec I have the message 'no disc' (that's the same problem with windows, Ubuntu on a pc and Ubuntu on a notebook. Here are the infos of the drive :

Informations lecteur
Nom du lecteur SE : E:
Fabricant : HL-DT-ST
Produit : BD-RE BU40N
Révision : U100
Numéro de série : MZUJ3TJ0802
Date micrologiciel : 2118-10-23 11:29
Marqueurs d'encryptage bus : 1F
Version AACS la plus haute : 63
LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Aucun disque (no disc).

My request is perhaps at the wrong place.
I searched in the forum but there is so much informations that I don't know where to look.
The revision has a strange name in comparison with what I found.
Can somebody help me ?
Download the modified ASUS flasher + firmware pack from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=18933 and try the BU40N firmware in the MK folder. There are a few different BU40N firmwares, including a U101-MK in there. That might help you.
Cheers :D
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Un-carolo
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Un-carolo » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:12 am

Thanks for this solution.
After verification, I found a problem. The seller (via Amazon) sent me the MD-8102S-U3-BDRW (which does not read UHD blu ray) instead of the MD-8107S-U3-UHD. I am waiting for a solution from the seller.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Un-carolo » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:32 pm

Hello,
The supplier sent me the right model MD-8107S-U3-UHD. Here is the info:
Informations lecteur
Nom du lecteur SE : E:
Fabricant : HL-DT-ST
Produit : BD-RE BU40N
Révision : 1.01
Numéro de série : MOFJ7AI3246
Date micrologiciel : 2117-12-22 12:21
Marqueurs d'encryptage bus : 1F
Version AACS la plus haute : 63

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

No disc

I downloaded (Modified) ASUS ODD FW Changer (24.08.2019) + UHD Friendly Firmwares + Latest MK Pack but I don't know which is the right firmware among these (there is no one with revision 1.00) :
BU40N-B-Japan-Buffalo : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BN11-0M00300-211711201351 or HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BU12-OM01001-211902230922
BU40N-FR : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-FR07-JM02202-211801221536
BU40N-N : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.03-NM00000-211810241934
BU40N-R-Taiwan : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.01-RM00000-211712221221
Bu40N-U : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-U101-MM01201-211711301153.
I have an other question. Is it possible to take a copy of the current firmware before the replacement ?

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:56 pm

Un-carolo wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Hello,
The supplier sent me the right model MD-8107S-U3-UHD. Here is the info:
Informations lecteur
Nom du lecteur SE : E:
Fabricant : HL-DT-ST
Produit : BD-RE BU40N
Révision : 1.01
Numéro de série : MOFJ7AI3246
Date micrologiciel : 2117-12-22 12:21
Marqueurs d'encryptage bus : 1F
Version AACS la plus haute : 63

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

No disc

I downloaded (Modified) ASUS ODD FW Changer (24.08.2019) + UHD Friendly Firmwares + Latest MK Pack but I don't know which is the right firmware among these (there is no one with revision 1.00) :
BU40N-B-Japan-Buffalo : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BN11-0M00300-211711201351 or HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BU12-OM01001-211902230922
BU40N-FR : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-FR07-JM02202-211801221536
BU40N-N : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.03-NM00000-211810241934
BU40N-R-Taiwan : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.01-RM00000-211712221221
Bu40N-U : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-U101-MM01201-211711301153.
I have an other question. Is it possible to take a copy of the current firmware before the replacement ?
None of those. Go back out of the MK folder. The file you are looking for is DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 and is located where the flasher is.

No, you are not able to backup the firmware (unless you try using the old dosflash method).
Cheers :D
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Twister20
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Twister20 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:29 pm

Just wanted to give a big THANKS to this thread! Ordered a Archgon from Amazon (USA) and the flasher worked like a champ, using the DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 firmware as directed above. What a great community!

Un-carolo
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Un-carolo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:54 pm

Hello,
I did the firmware update with "DE_LG_BU40N_1.00" without problem. 4K Blu-ray ripping works flawlessly. Many thanks for this wonderful work.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by kingston12 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:40 am

Has anyone successfully used this drive with the USB-C lead that is supplied with it?

I connected it to my iMac this way and it worked fine at first, but now it powers the drive, but it won't read discs.

When I swap back to the standard USB lead it works fine.

It's not a massive problem, but more convenient to leave the drive permanently connected to USB-C if I can.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by BritGuy » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:12 am

My bluray drive is failing and I am thinking of getting the Archgon even though I have no 4K disks to date. I figure I should future proof myself. As to the flashing or this drive, can this be done on macOS or do you have to do it through Windows?

MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:15 am

BritGuy wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:12 am
My bluray drive is failing and I am thinking of getting the Archgon even though I have no 4K disks to date. I figure I should future proof myself. As to the flashing or this drive, can this be done on macOS or do you have to do it through Windows?
The flashers only work on windows.
Cheers :D
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SamuriHL
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by SamuriHL » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:22 am

Not all of them. if you're ok with command line then makemkv can flash the firmware.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by schiebs » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 pm

How long is the flashing supposed to take? Mine is going on about 10 minutes.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:14 am

schiebs wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 pm
How long is the flashing supposed to take? Mine is going on about 10 minutes.
10 seconds

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by toomie » Sun May 03, 2020 10:57 pm

If it is taking longer than 10 seconds, do we close the flasher and try again?

ps. Hi and thanks.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by toomie » Sun May 03, 2020 11:20 pm

I think mine worked, gonna test it out later. thanks everyone.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by ik_ei » Sat May 23, 2020 4:38 am

Hi,

Sorry if this is a dumb question where can i find the BU40N 1.00 firmware for the archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD?

thanks!

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