[QUOTE=Albert;2771319]Samsung SE-506CB (slim external drive) is the only widely available scanning drive at the moment. (Also available is SE-506BB and SN-506BB – the SN is slim internal).
So as per jadburner’s comments,[B] SE-506SCB can’t currently scan 100 or 128GB BDXL discs[/B] at least in OptiDriveControl 1.70. However, if it can do 50GB DL, it’s still interesting. I’ve ordered one for myself.
BTW, [B]I’ve tried contacting Erik Deppe[/B] (ODC author, via his ODC contact email), but haven’t heard back from him. Anybody know if he can still be contacted somehow?
[QUOTE=Ibex;2771334]Good to see you again Halcyon. Your views on discs & scanning are always interesting.
Thank you, I am humbled.
Very very interesting find. The screenshot indeed shows that it can be used to Scan 100GB BDXL in Plextools Lite, even if a bit messy:
I can’t seem to be able to find [B]Vinpower LG BH16NS48DQ [/B]drive for sale, even through the Japanese eBay sellers. Anybody find a [B]source that is able to sell to EU?[/B]
I have already tried from amazon.co.jp, which has stock, but it states:[I] “this item can’t be shipped to your selected address” [/I](within EU). Bummer.
Amazon.co.jp URL: http://j.mp/BH16NS48DQ
Another possibility, would be a [B]full fw dump and cross-flash[/B] (if it is internally the same as LG LG BH16NS48). I have asked yss, if he could provide a full firmware dump of the BH16NS48DQ drive.
Yes indeed, offered by LG USA. However, [B]not for sale [/B]on newegg/amazon.com/microcenter.com/ncix.com/overstock.com/adorama.com/bhphotovideo.com/rakuten.com. Sigh.
The search continues.
Thank you all for your expertise and valuable input.