Verbatim 6x BD-R SL

VERBATIMe (000) @12x

# Lg bh12ns/ls30

**zhadoom**#4

Very good. The overspeed capability of 2x and 4x media is the major reason to don’t buy the BDR-205.

Waiting for more tests and quality scans …

**cvs**#5

BH12NS/LS30 … interesting …

I wonder what the differences are in respect to the BH10NS/LS30 … Are they using a different Renesas chipset or the same Renesas chipset as the BH10NS/LS30 & BDR-205 … and if its the same chipset then are there any HW differences between the 10x and 12x drives (different OPU maybe?)…

Yes, 2x BD-R overspeeding is indeed a BDR-205 drawback, but knowing LG’s recent 6x and 8x Blu-Ray burner history, I need to be convinced that they can match Pioneer’s burn quality on any other media than Verbatim … it would be nice to have a side by side comparison of the two …

**ala42**#6

Here is the BD media code list:

```
Media Code Speed Edit V 1.2.0.7 SE
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Firmware: BD-RE BH12NS30 EL00-01 122909
Bootcode: BH12NS30CORE
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BD-R supported media types: 57
BD-R DL supported media types: 13
BD-RE supported media types: 22
BD-RE DL supported media types: 5
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BD-R supported media types: 57
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CMCMAG BA2-000 6x,4x,2x
CMCMAG BA3-000 4x,2x
CMCMAG BA3-000 4x,2x
CMCMAG BA5-000 10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
Daxon R2X-000 2x
Daxon R2X-000 2x
Daxon R4X-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
FUJI S2A-000 2x
INFOME R20-000 2x
INFOME R30-000 4x,2x
ISMMBD R01-000 4x,2x
LGEBRA S01-000 2x
LGEBRA S04-000 12x,10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
LGEBRA S06-000 12x,10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
MAXELL RS1-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
MAXELL RS2-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
MBI R06-000 10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
MEI RA1-001 12x,10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
MEI T01-001 6x,4x,2x
MEI T02-001 8x,6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
OTCBDR 001-000 4x,2x
OTCBDR 002-000 6x,4x,2x
PHILIP R02-000 4x,2x
PHILIP R02-000 4x,2x
PHILIP R04-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
RICOH R01-000 2x
RICOH R02-000 4x,2x
RITEK BR1-000 2x
RITEK BR1-000 2x
RITEK BR2-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
RITEK BR3-000 10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY NN1-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY NN2-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY NN3-000 12x,10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
SONY NO1-000 2x
SONY NO_-001 2x
SONY NS1-001 2x
SONY NS2-000 4x,2x
SONY NS2-000 4x,2x
TDKBLD RBA-000 2x
TDKBLD RBB-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
TDKBLD RBD-000 10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
TYG-BD T01-000 2x
TYG-BD Y01-000 2x
TYG-BD Y01-000 2x
TYG-BD Y03-000 4x,2x
UMEBDR 114-000 4x,2x
VERBAT IMa-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMa-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMc-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMe-000 12x,10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMv-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMw-000 2x
VERBAT IMz-000 2x
BD-R DL supported media types: 13
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MEI RB1-000 12x,10x,8x,6x,4x,2x
MEI T01-000 4x,2x
MEI T01-001 2x
MEI T02-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 2x
RITEK DR2-000 4x,2x
TDKBLD RFA-000 2x
TDKBLD RFB-000 4x,2x
TDKBLD RFD-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMb-000 4x,2x
VERBAT IMb-000 4x,2x
VERBAT IMd-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMf-000 8x,6x,4x,2x
BD-RE supported media types: 22
------------------------------------------
CMCMAG CN2-000 2x
CMCMAG CN2-000 2x
IMATN E_2-000 2x
INFOME E20-000 2x
JVCRE1 101-001 2x
JVCRE1 101-001 2x
JVCRE1 101-001 2x
LGEBRE S01-000 2x
MAXELL ES1-000 2x
MBI E02-000 2x
MEI T01-001 2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 1x
OTCBRE 001-000 2x
PHILIP W02-000 2x
PHILIP W02-000 2x
RITEK BW1-000 2x
RITEK BW1-000 2x
RITEK BW1-000 2x
SONY ES1-001 2x
SONY NO_-001 2x
TDKBLD WBA-000 2x
VERBAT IM0-000 2x
BD-RE DL supported media types: 5
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MEI T01-000 2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 1x
SONY ED4-000 2x
TDKBLD Wfa-000 2x
VERBAT IM1-000 2x
```

**nekrosoft13**#14

[QUOTE=zhadoom;2505303]Very good. The overspeed capability of 2x and 4x media is the major reason to don’t buy the BDR-205.

Waiting for more tests and quality scans … :)[/QUOTE]

why? bdr-205 also overspeeds, to 8-10-12 depending on media.

**2601**#15

[QUOTE=nekrosoft13;2518210]why? bdr-205 also overspeeds, to 8-10-12 depending on media.[/QUOTE]

You can find it out here. Overspeed burning for 2x media is not available with bdr-205.

**LeeHudson**#18

[QUOTE=cvs;2505394]BH12NS/LS30 … interesting …

I wonder what the differences are in respect to the BH10NS/LS30 … Are they using a different Renesas chipset or the same Renesas chipset as the BH10NS/LS30 & BDR-205 … and if its the same chipset then are there any HW differences between the 10x and 12x drives (different OPU maybe?)…

Yes, 2x BD-R overspeeding is indeed a BDR-205 drawback, but knowing LG’s recent 6x and 8x Blu-Ray burner history, I need to be convinced that they can match Pioneer’s burn quality on any other media than Verbatim … it would be nice to have a side by side comparison of the two …[/QUOTE]

Hi guys,

Further to what cvs is talking about, I have a new Buffalo BR-X816U2-EU, purchased in the UK, which is the internal LG BH10NS30, with Renesas chipset I believe. I desperately want to cross-flash the firmware to a more stable behaving drive (firstly, in terms of writing stability for all blu-ray blank media, and secondly in terms of better reading stability at a stable speed and after that a better reading speed).

The firmwares I am interested in are these below:

Pioneer BDR-205 v1.08

NEC BH30N v1.03

Dell BH30N vA1.03

or

BH12NS/LS30

Luckily, although trying a few things to flash, nothing has been written at all to my drive yet. I looked to see if MCSE could patch the NEC or Dell firmwares above and it came up with ??? in the “Cross flash settings / select current drive ID” box and so I thought it is definitely not safe to proceed (if possible). The BDR-205 FW came up with “allow same to same flashing” and I patched the FW, but upon running this it could not find a compatible drive.

I was wondering if someone who has the knowledge could:

- Advise me if flashing to one of the drives I’m interested in is possible, please?
- If yes, which ones, please?
- If no, which other ones would be possible, based upon wanting the most stable writing on all media, please?
- Please advise of the best drive I could cross-flash to and why.
- Please tell me how to do it.

Thanks so much for any help.

Best regards,

Lee