DiscImageCreator: Optical Disc Drive Compatibility

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DiscImageCreator (DIC) is an a disc dumping app focusing on perfect disc dumping only. Some formats require certain drive models to dump perfectly.



DVD-Video and DVD-Rom dumping is supported with ANY drive that supports the DVD format. For your first dump/submission, please dump twice to verify matching hashes for any potentially misbehaving DVD-Rom drives.

For Xbox OG and 360 see this drive list.

CD-Rom / CD-Audio

CD format is particularly a pain in the ass, hardware support wise. Only certain models of Plextor brand drives can dump with DIC. Your drive should have the final firmware installed. The final firmware is also linked below on archive.org for most models.

A few LG/Asus BD drives are also compatible with DIC dumping methods. But they do need to be flashed with the Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 firmware. Note: not all listed models have been (known) tested with DIC yet.

  • Asus BC-12B1ST
  • Asus BC-12D2HT (Known compatible)
  • Asus BW-16D1HT (known compatible)
  • Asus BW-16D1H-U
  • LG BE16NU50
  • LG BH14NS50
  • LG BH14NS58
  • LG BH16NS40
  • LG BH16NS50
  • LG BH16NS55
  • LG BH16NS58
  • LG BH16NS60
  • LG BP50NB40
  • LG BP50NB50
  • LG BP55EB40
  • LG BP55EB50
  • LG BP60NB10
  • LG BU40N
  • LG BU50N
  • LG CH12NS40
  • LG UH12NS30 (Known compatible, but negative offset discs only)
  • LG UH12NS40
  • LG WH14NS40
  • LG WH14NS50
  • LG WH16NS40
  • LG WH16NS50
  • LG WH16NS58
  • LG WH16NS60
  • LG WP50NB40
  • LG WP50NB50


GDs are strange in that they contain two distinctly different areas of data. What this means to you is that you will have to dump the disc's LD and HD area separately. Unfortunately, this also means that you will need special hardware.

For dumping the LD area, the same rules apply as in dumping a CD, as they use the same technology. A list of compatible drives for dumping LD area is found below (and a more up-to-date list can be found in the CD Dumping Guide.) The Plextor PX-708 is the only drive model that supports both LD and HD areas.

LD area

Only Plextor brand disc drives are supported for dumping the LD area:

  • PX 7-series models: PX-704, PX-708, PX-712, PX-714, PX-716, PX-755, PX-760
  • Premium series models: Premium, Premium2
  • Addition PX-series models: PX-4012, PX-4824, PX-W5224, PX-W4220T, PX-32TS, PX-32CS, PX-83CS, PX-85CS, PX-63CS, PX-65CS, PX-43CS, PX-43CE, PX-43CH, PX-45CS, PX-45CE, PX-45CH
  • DM-series models: DM-3028, DM-5028, DM-3024, DM-5024, DM-3021, DM-5021, DM-3020, DM-5020

HD area

But for the HD area the process is different, and you need one of the following drives to dump it. In our testing, some drives worked better than others:

Recommended (tested with dcdumper):

  • Samsung TSSTCorp models:
    • TS-H353A aka SH-D163A
    • TS-H352C aka SH-162C

Not Recommended or Don't Work (were rumored to work):

  • LG model: GCR-8522B - Works, but "slower and klunkier" than Recommended drive models.
  • Lite-On model: SOHD-167T - difficult to remove lid to swap discs, pin eject method doesn't seem to work. when dumping, lots of issues, I couldn't get a single section to dump properly.
  • NEC model: CDR-1901A - difficult to remove lid to swap discs, did not get matches in RevQuixo's test (needs more testing?)
  • Samsung TSSTCorp models: TS-H353B (isn't as fast or match-friendly as TS-H353A & TS-H352C)

Untested, but should work(?)

  • Lite-On models: LH-18A1H, LTD-165H, SOHD-16P9S (wiggy bought for testing)
  • Plextor models: PX-W4824TA, PX-W4824TU, PX-755SA
  • Samsung TSSTCorp models: TS-H192C (user7 bought to test), SH-D162D

PlayStation 3 & 4

Compatible drive list sourced from here.

  • Asus models: BC-08B1LT, BC-16D1HT, BC-12B1ST, BC-12D2HT, BW-12B1ST, BW-16D1HT
  • BENQ BR1000
  • LG models: BH26NS40, UH12NS30, BH16NS40, BH16NS48, BH14NS40, WH24NS40, WH12LS30, WH24LS30, WH26NS40, WH16NS40, WH14NS40, WH16NS48, BP50NB40
  • LITE-ON models: DH-4O1S, IHBS112
  • Sony Optiarc 5300S
  • Sony PlayStation 3 stock drive[1] with 3k3y ripper adapter[2] (Note: can key extract PS3 games.)
  • Sony PlayStation 3 Console with Custom Firmware (Note: for PS3 dumping only, can key extract.)

Xbox original & Xbox 360

Dumping Xbox original and Xbox 360 there are two options for hardware. The Kreon is much easier and cheaper.

Xbox One

For compatibilty discussion see[3]

  • BDR-208D
  • BDR-209D
  • Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-TD03VA (BDC-TD03): Only compatible with single layer BD-25 discs, not double layer BD-50 discs.
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