Originally Posted by FlipTheBits
So as mentioned before, a LG BD ROM is on sale today, and has a 10X BD-ROM read speed. Do you guys think this would be a good drive for ripping in a timely manner, and can it be "unlocked" to unleash its full potential?
"LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM"
BD-ROM 10X (read)
The WH12LS30 is NOT on the MCSE list:http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/
WH10LS30 is on the list (I have one and have unlocked it with MCSE). Also, I see that BH12NS30 is on the list, but I have no idea if you can cross-flash that onto the WH12LS30, unlocked or not.
This guy was able to unlock a BH12LS35, which is not on the MCSE list, so maybe the WH12LS30 could be unlocked with MCSE. Note the speed comparison at the end of the post -- the fastest BD rippers were a Sony and a Lite-On (without need to unlock).http://blog.insanegenius.com/2011/04...ollection.html
If you are feeling adventurous, you could download this BH12LS30 firmware, unlock it with MCSE, and flash it. I'm not sure I'd risk it, though.http://files.rpc1.org/index.php?act=view&id=5864
Alternatively, you could dump your firmware with a program called "flasher", unlock it, and flash it:http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?...st=0&sk=t&sd=a