Hlds bh20n?

HLDS BH20N, who knows it? Can I crossflash it to a retail LG?

I’m guessing it’s Dell OEM of LG GGW-H20L. You could try PM ala42 and see if he can help you.

Is it Made in Japan?

[QUOTE=chef;2247710]Is it Made in Japan?[/QUOTE]

:rolleyes:Made in Korea

Is there any LG made in Japan?
Thought that LG is a Korean company…

Probably a BH08 clone. Take the drive into safe mode to see the firmware core part id:

  • power off your PC
  • press the eject button and keep it pressed
  • power on your PC
  • wait 10 seconds
  • release the eject button

In safe mode the drive will identify with a different drive ID, probably you see HL-DT-STBD-RE BH08NS20 COR4. Do not try to crossflash yet. The drive leaves safe mode with the next power off/on cycle.

According to Dell EU, it has 6x BD-R write speed, so my guess was GGW-H20L. http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/p186770/en/spec.htm

But if it’s BH08 clone, that means GGW-H20L can be xflash to BH08?

[QUOTE=zaina;2250143]According to Dell EU, it has 6x BD-R write speed, so my guess was GGW-H20L. http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/p186770/en/spec.htm

But if it’s BH08 clone, that means GGW-H20L can be xflash to BH08?[/QUOTE]
No, these have different chipsets. It just means the BH20 probably is a BH06 clone, which probably is a BH08 clone :). The SATA I/O Integrator list works fine to see which drives basicly use the same hard- and software for their SATA port.

According to the infomation from Dell EU,I found:

  1. BH20N can Write BD-R @6X P-CAV but GGW-H20N can only @6X CAV.
  2. BH20N Reads BD DL @ 6X but GGW-H20N only@4.8X
  3. Power Supply(5V/12V) of BH20N is 1.2A/1.6A-- Same as BH08NS20
    GGW-H20N is 1.9A/3.0A.

So I think BH20N is probably a BH08 clone…

wow,it’s a very good news for dell and lenovo users……
maybe a crossflashing is possible with ala42’s help……

[QUOTE=ala42;2250132]Probably a BH08 clone. Take the drive into safe mode to see the firmware core part id:

  • power off your PC
  • press the eject button and keep it pressed
  • power on your PC
  • wait 10 seconds
  • release the eject button

In safe mode the drive will identify with a different drive ID, probably you see HL-DT-STBD-RE BH08NS20 COR4. Do not try to crossflash yet. The drive leaves safe mode with the next power off/on cycle.[/QUOTE]

In safe mode I see HL-DT-STBD-RE BH08NS20 COR4 and I need your help to crossflash it to a real BH08NS20.


Wow, good news, a 6x BD burner ready to be crossflash to 8x LG BH08. :smiley:

I crossflashed BH20N to BH08NS20 successfully with ala42’s help and now I can burn 2X Verbatim BD-R @ 8X…

:)ala42,Thank you very much :cool::cool:


congratulations!Get a BH08N in such a low price!

[quote=cih99;2252987]I crossflashed BH20N to BH08NS20 successfully with ala42’s help and now I can burn 2X Verbatim BD-R @ 8X…

:)ala42,Thank you very much :cool::cool:[/quote]
Congrats!
Did you ask ala42 to increase the BD read speed from 4.8x to 8x. :bigsmile:

Hi,

cih99 and ala42 can you provide documented steps on cdfreaks.com on what you did to update the bh20n to a BH08NS20? I am in the same boat as you cih99.

Cheers,
Dave

[QUOTE=weezer;2260162]cih99 and ala42 can you provide documented steps on cdfreaks.com on what you did to update the bh20n to a BH08NS20? I am in the same boat as you cih99.
[/QUOTE]
Just get the latest BUFFALO BR-H816 (LG BH08NS20) EL02-05 firmware announced here and flash it. This step voids your warranty.

I checked EL02-05 from that link and it’s actually unlocked?

EL02-04 was unlocked and EL02-05 starts to flash virtual drives, so it should be unlocked, too.

One should be careful using this EL02-05 firmware then since it might be able to “flash” any drive listed when you run the firmware. I just tried, it recognizes my Panasonic/Matshita BD drive and the other LG drives, also the red “Update” button is enabled! :eek: (not sure if it will “flash” it).