Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

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Darwin
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Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by Darwin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:19 pm

Finally getting around to working on my blue ray collection and I purchased anew drive based of an amazon review and I cannot get it to work with MakeMKV, below is my output of the drive. I've been reading the forums all morning and I need to know am I SOL with this drive? or is there a custom firmware I can apply to it?

Drive Information
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BDDVDRW CH30N
Revision: AS00
Firmware date: 2113-06-14 14:59
Bus encryption flags: 1E

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1939
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 0.AS00S
DVD all regions: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw data read: Possible, not yet enabled
BD raw metadata read: Possible, not yet enabled
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

No disc inserted

Any Help would be greatly appricated.

oddeyeball
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Re: Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by oddeyeball » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:21 am

What exactly is happening or error you get when you put a disc in?

st4evr
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Re: Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by st4evr » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:40 pm

Did you purchase this drive from a third party seller on Amazon?

Are you positive this drive is brand new and unused?

That model appears to be a very old model (6+ years) previously bundled with Dell PCs. You might have just gotten ripped off on that purchase.

Darwin
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Re: Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by Darwin » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:52 pm

I bought this supposedly new on Amazon. When a disk is inserted it doesn't detect it. I've tried several DVDs and Blu Rays with the same effect. The output in my original post is all I get.

st4evr
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Re: Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by st4evr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:41 am

Darwin wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:52 pm
I bought this supposedly new on Amazon. When a disk is inserted it doesn't detect it. I've tried several DVDs and Blu Rays with the same effect. The output in my original post is all I get.
When you insert a DVD or BD, without MakeMKV running, does your operating system (Windows, macOS, Linux) see the discs as present in the drive?

Do other apps (e.g. Windows Media Player, VLC, PowerDVD etc) see the discs as present in the drive?

Woodstock
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Re: Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by Woodstock » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:41 pm

According to another site, this drive has limited support for BD reading, and was introduced in 2011... It really doesn't seem a candidate for LibreDrive support, but if Mike thinks it can do it with a firmware upgrade, maybe it can.

It would probably be a good idea to get a dump of the existing firmware and forward it to Mike for analysis. It will never do UHD, but there are advantages to LD in non-UHD drives.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

Blackened2687
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Re: Can it work Blue Ray Drive BDDVDRW CH30N

Post by Blackened2687 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:53 pm

CH30N is an OEM-version of CH12NS30/UH12NS30 - these drives are capable of reading BDXL media, but don't support UHD BD.

Consider it a BD-combo counterpart of old BH16NS40/WH16NS40 drive lineup.

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