Quick tech specs
  • DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
  • USB 2.0
  • 8x/6x/5x
  • external
View All

Know your gear

Instantly enhance any system and enjoy a higher level of disc writing performance at a max speed of 24x. This increased speed lets you burn more discs in less the time, therefore allowing you to enjoy greater time management and overall efficiency.

The M-DISC uses a patent rock-like recording surface instead of organic dye to etch your data onto a disc. The M-DISC has been tested and proven to outlast standard DVDs currently on the market.

Availability: 550 units In Stock

Enhance your hardware

Add Warranty

Better Together

LG GP50NB40 Super Multi External DVD Drive
Quick View
Total Price:
LG GP50NB40 Super Multi External DVD Drive is rated3.11 out of5 by45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great While it Works - FlimsyGot this and it worked great. Next time I needed it, the tray door would not open. Have done everything to try and get it to open, short of smashing the thing.So the transport is Cheap and Flimsy it is not worth the portability of the unit.Don't Waste Your Money, get something better
Date published: 2020-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from some problemsNot recognized by Vista. Some problems connecting to win7 computer but able to overcome.
Date published: 2015-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!It quickly and efficiently does the job! I love this addition to my laptop. I would highly recommend this for anyone with a laptop that does not have an optical drive.
Date published: 2014-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a bit disappointed thoughThe packaging indicated it was for Mac, and it plays media but the software CD included is for PC only so I had to go to a website and download some software which will only let me duplicate 5 minutes of a DVD. I have limited computer skills and so I need to maybe go to the library to get help with the copy process. I would have liked more user friendly assistance than being directed to a couple websites. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works on PC, W7 great, NO TV CONNECTIVITYThis drive worked great on the PC with Windows 7. The TV connectivity is a lie. Device doesn't connect to TV. YES. I plugs in via USB but there are no drivers to operate the device with my LG 60" LED TV. Bought based on the merit that is was TV Connectivity featured.
Date published: 2015-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great.Portable--just plug and play. Burned a CD yesterday and it was fast and easy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a good productHad troubles from the beginning no my PC. About 8 months old and most times will not read anything in the drive. Frustrating. I do not recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This drive workson some laptopsThis drive works fine on two of my computers, but will not install on my Asus T100TAF Transformer Book.Windows 10 on all computers, it will show up in file explorer, but does not show in Device Manager, and when you try to open it you get a warning that there is a read security problem, I've try every vender involved and none have any idea what to do, other than that, thedrive works fine.
Date published: 2015-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't work in Mac OSXMost discs don't get recognised, some do but don't play/read … very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trust in LG products, especially these devices.This LG DVD Writer wasn't bought with the intent on making backups. I bought it for installing operating systems on machines I work with frequently. It is a life saver! I have used it as a write since and have zero issues. It's solid and portable as well as working with older and newer systems. Overall, this portable handy helper makes life a lot easier!
Date published: 2013-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't work in MacI tried it in MacBook Pro and in iMac, with the supplied USB cable and with a double USB cable and did not work at all.
Date published: 2015-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not working with Windows 10I just bought this two days ago and it's not working on windows 10. is there any way for me to make this work in Windows 10???
Date published: 2015-09-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't WorkDvd does not show up on my mac anymore after 6 months of use [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works if you can get the drawer to open.I bought this 6 months ago and have only been able to use it a couple of times because the drawer doesn't want to open when pushed. And then there's the Windows 10 problem!!!
Date published: 2015-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not work on 27" iMac!DESPITE saying everywhere on box and online that it works on OSX, my iMac doesn't see it, even after restarts etc.! Also, it does appear very solid isn't very solid. For example, the lead just ell out of the back socket when I lifted the device and its isn't very robust feeling.Not a happy customer at all.
Date published: 2014-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Software issueI have purchased 2 of these over the last year. I thought that I must have damaged the 1st one as it quit working almost immediately. Recently, I purchased another one only to have it quit the day I brought it home. It seems that when you install the included software, it automatically checks for BIOS updates and begins installing without asking and giving you time to shut down any other programs. I don't know if this is only an issue with Windows 10, but if you buy one, DO NOT INSTALL THE LG TOOLBOX or you will wind up with a throw-a-way.
Date published: 2015-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works perfect for my needs.This works perfect for when I do repairs on laptops and PCs that the drive doesn't work. It allows me to do updates and software repair till I get the replacement drives. It simply works.
Date published: 2013-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought to record backups and old Audio CDsMy old DVD writers were not working on Windows 10. So I needed a replacement. Windows 10 is a huge problem with writers in general and this one is working fine for me. The device tray is like the provided with any laptop (not mechanical). It's ultra light and small. Very portable. I didn't have to install any soft or driver for it to work. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not work with windows 10Beware, this does not work with windows 10. It will show up on Computer but will not be accessible.
Date published: 2015-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!Bought this item and have had no issues with it. Works fast and works great! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from doesn't work with Surface and Mac post 2015Very disappointed that it takes so much power to consume! Can't return it anymore. I guess you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2015-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it does not worki bought this couple ofbmpnths ago and it does not work. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't workI can not get mpg4 files to auto play. I can put the same DVD in a desktop and it plays. I've tried everything I know but no success. I can read files on it and manually play some files but no auto play.
Date published: 2014-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little piece of hardwareThis is very useful if you only have a tablet or small laptop for travelling. It [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This DVD burner is quick and works great.I bought this unit to work with my little ASUS 2-in-1 that didn't come with a DVD burner. It works great with it, very quick to search a disc and get the results. Using only one cable makes it easy to use with a laptop/tablet that only has one USB connection. As a bonus, it reads all of the old cds/dvds that could not be read on the original drive that created them.
Date published: 2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best buy for the moneyvery easy to useas simple as connecting to the usb port
Date published: 2013-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Exactly what expectedI wanted an external DVD drive for my ultrabook, this was one of the cheapest options with good reviews, so I bought it. It is exactly what you would expect from a DVD drive. It is thin, light, works with both USB2.0 and USB3.0 with Windows 8. At first I though I need drivers for it, because it wouldn't work, but then I realized I was being stupid - I didn't push the USB cord all the way into the port. It sits tight there. After I connected it properly it started working immediately. To some people who complain about the speed - come on, it is a DVD drive after all. Work as fast as any DVD.
Date published: 2015-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well. Never a problem.Bought this about a year ago and carry it with me everywhere. I have a PC that needs an external drive. It takes a beating and always works. Any system. Anywhere. It also successfully burned Wii games. One of the few that do it. If it does not work for you... it is USER error. Things can not be more simple. Return your computer... not the drive! Plug it in and it works. ALWAYS. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POGPurchased 3.5 months ago and it is DEAD! It had a bad vibration from the start and was very noisy. Plastic case and flimsy tray. I wish I would have done more research instead of just assuming that all LG products were adequate quality. Now I have to go and get another one today to do my taxes. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased for Laptop Rollout x 250 LaptopsWe have purchased over 100 of these thus far, providing them to individuals that are receiving new Ultrabooks, but want a portable drive for the rare occasions disks are accessed. They're plug and play with Windows 7 and we have yet to see a failure. They're likely not the fastest, but have been trouble free based on our experience.
Date published: 2014-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this External DriveIn an age of no CD/DVD drives in laptops, this is an essential item for me. It was super easy to plug in and start reading CDs immediately. This will make my life so much easier.
Date published: 2019-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not so happy with this.I bought this about a month ago and it works great - sometimes. It seems to work when it wants to and works well then. I'm having to remove the CD/DVD and re-insert it to get it to restart where it left off. Love it when it works well, but not happy with the starting and stopping.
Date published: 2021-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, great valueCompact and attractive, works great. Not everyone needs an external DVD drive, but if you do, this one is a great choice.
Date published: 2021-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable CD playerCheap. The disk slides out and spins off center until ejected. It happens when the unit is moved while playing. A sorry situation for a unit that is supposed to be portable
Date published: 2020-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dell video adapter works grestIt works great every time
Date published: 2021-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG External CD/DVD DrivePlug and play with Windows 10. Attached the device through the USB cable included with the purchase and the system identified it immediately. Was able to create a system repair disk for a gaming computer that had no internal CD/DVD. Write speed was exactly as identified in the system specifications. Great purchase for the money.
Date published: 2021-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Dell Laptop - Its a failureThis new laptop is a low-end, poor quality piece of equipment. The screen shakes on its own volition, the screen expands on its own, and the keys on the keyboard are difficult to see!!Horrible, poor design. I need to return this and get a refund or a new replacement.
Date published: 2021-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi Disk DriveI have Windows 10 so I did have to download additional software but this drive answered all the items on my check list, it is small enough it doesn't take up a huge amount of space, travels easy with my laptop and I can watch movies on my desktop from my dvd collection now. I would recommend this item.
Date published: 2020-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG GP50NB40 Super Multi - Disk drive - DVD±RWI'm giving this thing 3 stars for now because it is nicely compact and has performed well so far, but rating is subject to change depending depending how long it lasts. I have little hope I'll be adding a star though as it certainly seems pretty cheezy and cheaply made, and the software that came with it is absolutely atrocious, failing miserably on both attempts.
Date published: 2020-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Super Multi-Disk driveWonderful product. Want to get down and use it to load some software onto my laptop.
Date published: 2020-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from With all the web applications sometimes you need a disc drive snd your laptop oh shucks does not hsve one will this portable one does the trick.Just what I needed. Sometimes you get a disc snd need a disc drive to play,read and record on. This one “fits the bill.” Easy set up and install with application options.
Date published: 2021-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from doesn't workproduct no longer working!
Date published: 2021-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immediately ReturnedI did not even open the box that this product came in because I purchased a computer with a DVD-RW drive installed (rare, I know! from Dell. So, there was no longer a need for this product. I am sure it would have been excellent though, so I am giving it four stars.
Date published: 2021-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big DisappointmentI wish I could have selected no stars, as the product does not work at all. Unfortunately, the computer I purchased came a month later so I couldn’t try it in the 30 trail period. Now I am told I cannot return it and get one that works.
Date published: 2021-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disk DriveWorks great, and is a bargain at the price.
Date published: 2020-10-16T00:00:00-04:00