The problem is apparently due to the LG 'silent play' feature. The problem is more or less the same as the one described here. . I have been unable to turn off this feature directly - there is some suggestion via google to disable it via Win 7, but I tried this within a VM with no success. There are no obvious BIOS settings, hdparm options or any other utilities that seem to work.
I can't get Libredrive info to show for this drive (running through a docker container on unraid). However, I can see in the MakeMKV logs that the SDF files were downloaded successfully and the message
, followed on the same line by what I assume is the firmware release date and drive serial number.No SDF v05c: HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GS40N_1.01
I am unable to locate any copy of the drive firmware online, with all LG site links dead. I tried contacting LG directly to see if they offer a means to turn off this feature, and was told to pound sand (paraphrasing).
I could maybe try dumping the firmware from the drive if that helps, but have not done so yet.
Is there any hope for this drive, or should I be returning it for something else?