Results/Discussion: LG WH16NS58DUP (SVC. Code NS58, 2016+)

An English version of the LG-BH16NS55 / VinPower-WH-16NS58 review is now available here. Also, several tests have been added to the review:

DigiStor BD-R DL 50GB x6 x4 MID:MEIRB1 Made in Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x6

Verbatim x2.4 DVD+R DL 8.5 MID:MKM001
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x2.4

HP DVD+R DL 8.5 MID:CMCMAGD03 CMC Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4

Verbatim BD-R 25GB x6 MID:CMCMAGBA5 CMC Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x8

PNY 16x CD-R MID:97m27s00f SKY Media Manufacturing
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x16

RiData Gold Series 4x BD-R LTH 25GB MID:RITEK-BO1 Made in Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x2

Generic 6x BD-R DL 50GB x2 50GB x2 MID:CMCMAGDI6 Made in Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x2

TDK 4x BD-R XL TL 100GB MID: TDKBLD-RNC Made in Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DQ fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x2 (ON test OPC ImgBurn)

TDK 4x BD-R XL TL 100GB MID: TDKBLD-RNC Made in Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DQ fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4 (ON test OPC ImgBurn)

TDK 4x BD-R XL TL 100GB MID: TDKBLD-RNC Made in Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DQ fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x2 (OFF test OPC ImgBurn)

TDK 4x BD-R XL TL 100GB MID: TDKBLD-RNC Made in Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DQ fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4 (OFF test OPC ImgBurn)

Pioneer DVD-R x1-x4 MID : PVC001
LG-BH16NS55 fw.1.00VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4

FalconMedia Pro 16x DVD-R MID: TTH02 FalconMedia Made in UAE
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x16

JVC 6x BD-R LTH 25GB MID: JVC-AMS6L Taiyo Yuden Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4

Sony CD-R x48 700MB ATIP:97m24s16f Sony Lead Data Austria
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.1.V1
Nero Speed Disc x16

Verbatim Digital Movie 4x DVD+R MID: MCC002 Made in Taiwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x 4

Verbatim Digital Movie 4x DVD-R MID: MCC01RG20 Made in Taiwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4

Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R 4,7GB MID :TYG03 (Made in Japan)
VinPower LG WH16NS58DUP (TST4)
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x16

Pioneer DVD-R x1-x2 MID: MCC00RG20 Made in Singapore
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x4

Verbatim DataLifePlus 8x DVD-R MID: MCC02RG20 Made in Taiwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.TST4
ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 x8

Samsung Pleomax DVD-R x8 DVD-R MID : OPTODISC008 OptoDisc Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.1.V1
Nero 2017 x8

TDK DVD+R 8x MID:RICOHJPN02 Ritek Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.1.V1
Nero 2017 x8

JVC DVD+R PRO Printable Watershield YUDEN000 T03 Taiyo Yuden Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.1.V1
Nero Speed Disc x16

Maxell DVD+R x16 MID:RICOHJPN03 Ritek Tajwan
VinPower LG WH16NS58 fw.1.V1
Nero Speed Disc x16

Wow, that is much media.

But I´m not sure why someone test with so much media which is since 10 years and longer not available 2day

Verbatim Mini BD-RE 7.5GB MKM Japan MID :VERBATIM0 Made in Japan
VinPower LG WH16NS58DQ fw.1.V1
ImgBurn2.5.8.0 x2

Did anybody successfully cross-flash a stock NS50/51/55/58 LG drive to the scanning DUP/DQ firmware?

My friend’s VinPOwer WH16NS48DQ just broke down and it’s too expensive to ship it back to Japan for warranty repair (both 48DQ drives I bought were bough from Japan).

So I’m on the lookout for a a BD-R 50GB/100GB quality scanning drive that could replace the broken one.

Any ideas? Sources? Shops? Drive models?

VinPower Europe doesn’t even answer my questions - so much for after sales support :slight_smile:

Nobody cross-flashed?

Any sources to buy WH16NS58DUP within EU?

Crossflash hardware SVC: NS50 \ 51 \ 55 \ 58 has been around for a long time
https://forum.cdrinfo.pl/f29/crossflash-blu-ray-lg-serii-ns50-ns51-ns55-ns58-96313/#post1383662
or

VinPower LG WH16NS58 is now available for authorized VinPower representatives in Europe
http://sklep.nowemedia.pl/sklep/nagrywarki/nagrywarka-blu-ray-lg-wh16ns58dcp/
http://sklep.nowemedia.pl/sklep/nagrywarki/nagrywarka-blu-ray-lg-wh16ns58dal/

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Thank you! To simplify my question, can you answer:

If I buy LG BH16NS55 can cross-flash it to WH16NS58DUP ?

Thank you. Does anybody know if that for sale unit:

1. Has the firmware for quality scanning enabled? (there were WinPower DUP units with quality scanning NOT enabled in firmware)
2. Does it come with the latest VinPower tools for scanning?

I really need both of those.

I’ve tried contacting VinPower (I’ve bought two of their drives), but they don’t even bother to answer me… so much for support.

Thanks for any additional help, your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Crossflash LG BH16NS55 SVC NS50 \ 55 is VinPower WH16NS58DUP \ DQ

It should not be a problem - if the 1.00 \ 1.01 \ 1.02 firmware is enough, the unlocked LG flasher

If the 1.03 firmware is the only one we can do it with a modernized version of DosFlash V.2.0

Certainly the drives are without any software, from what I know, they test all versions of VinPower WH16NS58 discquality, but I will try to check it out in VinPower.
It will take some time because you know how to contact them …

The rest I answered your PW in response.

I have a few of these drives. I noticed that Disc Quality scans of CDs yield erroneous results. DVD scans work fine. Same applies to WH16NS40 cross-flashed to the 58 1V5 firmware.

These constructions do not allow disc-quality tests for CD-R \ CD-RW

Yes, mine is WH16NS58DUP SVC Code:58
Firmware:1.V5

I have changed its firmware into 1.01 , 1.V1 1.V2 according to your method , but it still can’t use plextool and optidrivecontrol 1.70 to make bluray disk quality test.

Thanks you a lot,anyway.
It`s really cool.

Is there a date noted for the drive firmware??

Tried to buy some of these discs, but got the info that TDK (china) has stopped their production.

Nope @@