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.

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DVD

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. Certain models of Plextor brand drives can dump with DIC flawlessly. Your drive should have the final firmware installed. The final firmware is also linked below on archive.org for most models.

The Plextors in the 700 range that can read DVDs have firmware bugs and the lasers can go bad easily.

The following text/table is WIP (Work-in-Progress)!

Additional drive brands may work, some with limitations (such as can only read discs with a negative write-offset). 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, please share your results.

Background color description

Description Status Indicator
Compatible with DiscImageCreator
Maybe compatible with DiscImageCreator
Probably not compatible with DiscImageCreator
Not compatible with DiscImageCreator

LG/Asus BD ODDs

Brand Model Type Form factor / interface Firmware Chipset(s) Read offset Cross-flashable to Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 (DE - Downgrade Enable) Tested with DiscImageCreator OpCode 0xF1 PCB Revision Notes
Asus BC-12B1ST b BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown JB8 2015.05.08 Asus Label (circle) ID: 90DD01K0-B38000. Unknown PCB Revision for Asus Label (circle) ID: 90DD0230-B38000
Asus BC-12B1ST b BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown Asus Label (circle) ID: 90DD01K0-B38000. 2014 (?) --> 2015 (?)
Asus BC-12D2HT BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JBC5 2012.05.02 Asus Label (circle) IDs: 90DD01K0-B20000, 90DD01K0-B30000, maybe 90DD01K0-B20010?
Asus BC-12D2HT BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA 3.00 --> 3.11 N/A +6 Yes Yes Yes (Firmware: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB8 2015.05.08 Asus Label (circle) IDs: 90DD0230-B20000, 90DD0230-B20010.
Asus BW-12B1ST a Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17 Asus Label (rectangular) ID: 90DD01E0-B28010
Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A MediaTek ARM MT1959UWDN +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17 Asus Label (rectangular) ID: 90DD01E0-B20000
Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA 3.00 --> 3.10 N/A +6 Yes Yes Yes (Firmware: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB8 2015.05.08 Asus Label (circle) IDs: 90DD0200-B28000, 90DD0200-B30000
Asus BW-16D1H-U N/A Half height / USB 3.0? N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Asus BW-16D1H-U Pro N/A Half height / USB 3.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Dell BH40N (07MM6C) Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown JB8 2015.05.08
HP BH40L (A2HH) Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17
HP BH40N (A2HH) Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17
Lenovo BP40N Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown LN P/N: 5DX0G15049. KCC ID: MSIP-REM-HLD-BP50NB40
LG (HL-DT-ST) BE14NU40 External Blu-ray Writer Half height / USB 3.0? N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown
LG (HL-DT-ST) BE14NU40 External Blu-ray Writer Half height / USB 3.0? N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB7 2011.11.17) SVC CODE: NU40
LG (HL-DT-ST) BE16NU50 External Blu-ray Writer Half height / USB 3.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB8 2015.05.08) SVC CODE: NU50
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH14NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH14NS40 N/A Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB8 2015.05.08) SVC CODE: NS50
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH14NS58 N/A Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB8 2015.05.08)
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17 SVC CODE: NS40
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB8 2015.05.08) SVC CODE: NS50
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB8 2015.05.08) SVC CODE: NS51
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS55 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA 1.00(?) --> 1.04 N/A +6 Yes Yes Yes (Firmware: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB8 2015.05.08 SVC CODE: NS55
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS58 N/A Half height / SATA N/A MediaTek ARM MT1959HWDN +6 Unknown No Unknown JB8 2015.05.08
LG (HL-DT-ST) BH16NS60 N/A Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown
HL-DT-ST BH50N Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown JB8 2015.05.08
LG (HL-DT-ST) BP50NB40 Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Maybe 1.00? (SCSI Status: Good, but receives errors) Unknown SVC CODE: NB40
LG (HL-DT-ST) BP50NB40 Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably BUP3, BU3, BU1 or JB7 2011.11.17) SVC CODE: NB50
LG (HL-DT-ST) BP55EB40 Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown SVC CODE: EB40
LG (HL-DT-ST) BP55EB40 N/A Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably BUP3, BU3, BU1 or JB7 2011.11.17) SVC CODE: EB50?
LG (HL-DT-ST) BP60NB10 N/A Slim / USB 3.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably BUP5, BU3, BU1 or JB7 2011.11.17)
LG (HL-DT-ST) BU40N UHD Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / SATA slimline N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown
LG (HL-DT-ST) BU50N UHD Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / SATA slimline N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably BU51, BUP3, BU3, BU1 or JB7 2011.11.17)
LG (HL-DT-ST) CH12NS30 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JBC5 2012.05.02
LG (HL-DT-ST) CH12NS30 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown Unknown (probably JBC5 2012.05.02) SVC CODE: NS30
LG (HL-DT-ST) CH12NS40 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown
LG (HL-DT-ST) CH12NS40 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JBC6 or JB8 2015.05.08) SVC CODE: NS40
LG (HL-DT-ST) UH12NS30 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JBC5 2012.05.02 Confirmed compatible (what is confirmed compatible?), but negative offset discs only
LG (HL-DT-ST) UH12NS30 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JBC5 2012.05.02 SVC CODE: NS30. Confirmed compatible (what is confirmed compatible?), but negative offset discs only
LG (HL-DT-ST) UH12NS40 BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Yes (Firmware: 1.00 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB8 2015.05.08 SVC CODE: NS40
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH14NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Yes (Firmware: 1.03) JB7 2011.11.17
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH14NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17 SVC CODE: NS40
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH14NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA 1.00 --> 1.04 N/A +6 Yes Yes Yes (Firmware: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB8 2015.05.08 SVC CODE: NS50
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6 Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown (probably not) No Unknown JB7 2011.11.17 SVC CODE: NS40
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH16NS40 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA 1.00 --> 1.03 MediaTek ARM MT1959HWDN +6 Yes Yes Yes (Firmware: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.02 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB8 2015.05.08 SVC CODE: NS50
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH16NS58 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably JB8 2015.05.08)
LG (HL-DT-ST) WH16NS60 UHD Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Half height / SATA 1.00 (maybe more DE / Official firmwares?) N/A +6 Unknown Yes Yes (Firmware: 1.00 (DE / Official), maybe more?) JB9 2015.09.03 SVC CODE: NS60
LG (HL-DT-ST) WP50NB40 Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown SVC CODE: NB40
LG (HL-DT-ST) WP50NB40 Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer Slim / USB 2.0? N/A N/A +6? Unknown No Unknown Unknown (probably BUP3, BU3, BU1 or JB7 2011.11.17) SVC CODE: NB50

End of text/table which is WIP (Work-in-Progress).

GD-Rom

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 above #CD-Rom_.2F_CD-Audio.

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, 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 (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[2]

  • 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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