Quick tech specs
- DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
- USB 2.0
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The LG GP65NB60 External DVD Burner and Drive offers advanced performance with portability for user convenience. This efficient disk drive features a USB 2.0 interface for up to 480 Mbits/s data transfer. It also offers an embedded 0.75 MB Buffer Under-run prevention function for a smooth burning process. With support for various media types including CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM and DVD-RW, it makes a great choice for your workstation. The DVD writer offers 24x (CD) and 8x (DVD±R) read speeds and 16x (CD), 6x (DVD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW) and 5x (DVD-RAM) rewrite speeds to help you complete tasks quickly.
- External DVD drive with high-speed USB 2.0 port for quick connectivity
- Access time of 140 ms (CD), 160 ms (DVD) and 260 ms (DVD-RAM) for user convenience
- Compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008, Server 2003 and Mac OS X (10.7.5)
LG GP65NB60 External DVD Drive - Black is rated3.31 out of5 by64.
Rated 5 out of 5 byJack whose email is Jack1 from Great little device!I have a new LG laptop, which is great, but no DVD player. Unthinkingly, I bought tax software on CD version and stupidly opened, then realized I had no player. Once opened, no returns. I ordered two plug and play brand players featured on Amazon, and neither worked. I then found the LG player at about the same price. My only complaint is that LG, like most companies nowadays, print instructions on tiny pieces of paper in a small font. For those of us with bad eyesight and who do not respond well to minimal graphics, this is not good. I had to call LG to find out how to open the drive door (you push on it) so I could insert the CD to load. The small paper with minimal instruction must be to cut cost, but that is so thoughtless.
Date published: 2022-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byrokclmb from Doesn't work for 2019 Macbook Pro 16I bought this to use for my macbook and my daughter's windows laptop. It worked on the window's laptop, but doesn't work on my macbook.
Date published: 2021-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNealc from Poor documentation; Never able to loadI ordered this to utilize on my MacBook Pro and my wife's Windows 10 laptop. I could not get the Mac to recognize the drive. The Windows recognized and loaded it quickly. I exchanged it for another with the same result and returned for refund.
Date published: 2021-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCondaro42 from Exactly what I was looking forI picked up the external LG CD/DVD drive because my new laptop doesn't have a drive. I have decent music CD collection and the LG device has allowed me to listen to and copy, my music onto my laptop. It's fast and plays everything well. It's also streamlined and easy to keep on my desk without taking up too much space or getting in the way.
Date published: 2021-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byElsie12 from Temperamental and no replacement cable available.Not very good. Eventually played a disc on laptop - just static data. Wanted to play DVD on TV as stated on box but doesn't work. Mislaid cable and lg doesn't have one for irs own product.Also note the same unhelpful response to all reviews. So much for buying a branded product.
Date published: 2020-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byQuinnA from Worked perfectly until my cable brokeI would give this a great rating except I can't find a replacement cable to save my life. I bought this because my laptop doesn't have a disc drive and it worked perfectly with my Dell computer to play DVDs, CDs, and burn MP3s. I accidentally dropped it still plugged in which naturally bent the cable plug and it won't power on unless the cable is angled a certain way. Maybe it's just me, but I can't find a replacement cable anywhere. I don't want to buy a whole new DVD player. I would give it 5 stars if not for that. This thing does exactly what I want and it is pretty quiet. If someone could tell me where to get a new cable, I'll re-write my review. Otherwise, If you can't buy replacement parts, don't bother. Until I figure something else out, I'll have to buy a whole new dvd player.
Date published: 2020-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAndyClark from It burns through M DiscsI used up 4 of my M Discs and it failed every time. I used Verbatim M Disc DVDR This drive says it supports M Drive. Can you be more detailed in what is meant by supports?
Date published: 2019-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLGOLF2 from Nice AccessoryWorks as described but the software included will not run on the DVD player to allow installation of the extra software
Date published: 2020-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byedwachter from nullSo far so good/ burns faster than my last one that only lasted a year. Hopefully will get more life from this one. Shipped fast/ had it within a week.
Date published: 2020-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjackkburner from Says it supports M Disks but it wont recognize oneI bought this reader /writer because it says it supports M Disks. But when i put a blank M disk in the drive wont show up on my computer. What dose "support" mean? I need an M Disk BURNER. A DVD drive that wil WRITE to an M Disk. I guess "supports M Disk" means somthing else.
Date published: 2019-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byHatchet1947 from Great optical driveJust what I needed for my laptops! Required for backups and archival of personal data.
Date published: 2020-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTechDevoteeIndia from Value for moneyI've been using it from past 2 years and no issues till date. Add-on feature apart from DVD writer is that, it can be used to play DVD/CD on USB port of any tv. You just need press n hold power button for 3 seconds. Doing so will turn DVD into fat32 format and plays the contents on any TV having usb port. I played DVDs in same way on my android phone as well using otg adaptor. This feature is not available on any other brands of dvd writers.Only con is that it's like delicate.Overall, it's value for money.Buying link - LG GP65NB60:http://amzn.to/2mFHC1GSACO protective case:http://amzn.to/2EILJ3p
Date published: 2019-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bypaul1park from slim and powerfuli purchased this product an year ago and have been happy with it.
Date published: 2019-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bytdecker from Worked great when I bought this about 3 months agoDoesn't play. Tried installing new driver, no luck. Expensive paper weight, very disappointed. Only got to use this product once.
Date published: 2020-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDataGuy from Neither mac or windows will recognize the drive.I came to the LG site to donwload the drivers but unfortunalty when I finally found them. I can't load them. The device should be plug and play and since it is not I will return it to the store.
Date published: 2020-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJosh4218 from Works perfectlyWorks perfectly with all my third party video and burning software on Windows 10 and Linux without issue, didn't have to setup software or drivers on either operating system. It is also recognised and works as a bootable USB CD\DVD drive on BIOS and UEFI based systems (both Intel based firmware).
Date published: 2020-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBlurb79 from All the advertised software is not included.I was excited to buy this and take it home to try and burn DVDs for the first time. On the package LG advertises that all the necessary software is included. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. You can’t burn DVDs unless you buy a software upgrade for $39.99. This may be a good value if you only are looking to burn music or create a file back up. If you are purchasing the drive for burning DVDs, you need to expect that it will cost you another $40 to get the capabilities that you need.
Date published: 2020-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydp2020 from Don't buy if you have mini discsI researched, was told it could read mini discs... ordered it and installed... every single mini disc cannot be read, it says the disk is blank.... also, even though it says Mac compatible, it does comes only with windows software, which wouldn't be a big deal if it could read the discs...
Date published: 2020-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySR1999 from Seems to have diedI bought this about a year ago. Read maybe a dozen disks and wrote about 6. Now, when I try to write a disk it does so and dies at then end. About 6 disks in a row, Not worth the money.
Date published: 2020-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMarimusing from Works great with M-Discs!Preserve photos and documents with M-Discs! LG worked well.
Date published: 2020-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLennytech from Ok Quality at an Ok Price.Purchased this DVD Drive earlier in this month of January 2021. I have had an opportunity to use it to load DVD based programs to my new Drivel-less Laptop PC. The unit worked to my satisfaction. I have not yet had the need to record nor play back audio or movies, therefore only a 4 star rating.
Date published: 2021-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydeh_Librarian from Is this product Great? I wouldn't know.I bought the LG Portable DVD Writer to play DVDs on my laptops. They have no DVD drive port. It arrived with a disk; presumably an installation driver. I have no drive. After purchasing my LG I discovered I can purchase an app license for an annual fee. The best product development and marketing practice would be for a user to make one purchase that allows a user to enjoy the privilege's of owner with ease.
Date published: 2021-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byHajjar from DisapointedI bought this dvd reader in order to connect it to my smart tv and watch dvds, apparently it's not working at all wz smart tv!!!!!
Date published: 2021-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNigella from Works well for Audio CDsAs title states, this portable drive works well for burning/playing audio CDs. I have no yet tried to burn DVDs. As portable drives go, it is delicate and should be handled as such, but it works well. It is attractive, however, I deducted one star because I think a matt finish would have been more appropriate for something that is handled a lot. Finger prints show all over the place, and I imagine so will scratches that might happen. Mechanically, so far, I rate this A+. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRoy62 from I bought this DVD writer and it's the best!!!!This DVD writer is great!!!!! The only thing that I have a problem is, how to slow the writer so I can put movies on one DVD!! I use this item at the local library, but can not get any kind of help!!!! Because the staff think that I'm downloading movies that have copyright's!!! But the two websites that I use has movies that have no copyright or they where not renewed! Please get this great writer! And see how it works for you!!!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJames Barrett from Works greatWorks great. Just what I needed Read survey And were accurate [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byYash sathy from LG dvd externali bought one month before for my macbook air.. great build quality
Date published: 2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBlaineRL from Works as well as other LG products I have ownedA little noisy on startup, but runs just fine on tasks I have tried: writing to and reading cd, reading dvd. I have not tried writing to a dvd yet. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byOperaverdi from The size of a CD caseThis unit fulfills my expectations completely. Slim, having dimensions of a CD case, requires quite a small footprint. The installation could not have been simpler. Remove it from the shipping carton, plug in the USB cable, insert the installation disk and within minutes I was playing a DVD. The software provides viewing/writing capability and also contains file backup to preserve computer file. I am thrilled with this LG DVD/CD player/writer which I use with Windows 10 on my desktop computer. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byksk50 from Slow, slow, slowI bought this yesterday and am finding it works very slowly to read a CD with jpeg photos. When I eject the disk, it continues to read the CD for 5 or 10+ minutes before ejecting. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byriebesteve from great product for the moneyWorks great this is a super slim and quality product
Date published: 2015-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNYActor5164 from Horrible for MacsI just bought this product and tried to use it on my MacBook Air. It does absolutely nothing. HATE this product. It's going back tomorrow.
Date published: 2018-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBrew4Me from CD/DVD GP65NB60 DriveI bought this for my new computer that had no drive because I thought it wasn't needed, but decided to install some old CD/DVD information, hence, bought it. The instructions were a little vague initially, but after a couple of attempts, I got Win10 to recognize the drive and sound activiated. I am pleased with it now. No other issues after 30 days of use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydebbyowl12 from Stopped WorkingI got this 5 months ago for school work. I plugged it in today and it won't turn on anymore. I am disappointed in this product and in LG.
Date published: 2019-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRACjr from My Review for GP65NB60I have been somewhat suspicious of the lightweight slim portable DVD burner/player drives that I borrowed to satisfy a short term need, but after reading the reviews of the LG 65NB60 I decided to bite the bullet and buy one for myself. This thing is solid, rugged, quiet and works like a charm. It seems better built than the other units I borrowed, and the speed and performance is much better than I expected. I am MCSE and A+ certified and have been in the business since b4 the first CD read/write drives came installed from the factory. I am very impressed with all aspects of this little drive and will have no problem recommending it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMarsdaybreaker from Works just as expected.I bought this a couple months ago and it has been working flawlessly, 'cept for a small tiny detail. Yesterday it sent me a message I didn't take too much notice about something concerning to the Power2go software and when I tried to burn a new DVD it changed the burning option from the name of the Optical Drive to Image Recorder DVD 5 or 9 and the PC froze. I had to reset it and change the burning method. I have no complains up to this day except for that one and I have to say it's a really great OD, reliable and fast. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDrBalcazar from Not working on my MacIt automatically stops working and I need to turno of the computer to make it work again [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRobert712 from Insert a blank cd to beginThis worked fine until it did not. Now when I try to burn a cd, it will usually say insert a blank cd. Sometimes the cd will be recognized after opening and closing many times. It usually just spins for a couple minutes and then stops. If the cd ever gets recognized it will spin much faster. I will probably buy another device. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byshiller from slim, fast read, and plug and playI bought this a month ago for occasional use. It works perfect, it is fast and plug and play with Windows 10. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjktplunk from Works as described.I was having similar issues with connection problems as others have mentioned, but I changed to a better quality usb cable and it works perfect. So if it connects and then ejects continuously try a different cable.
Date published: 2015-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLeonC from Great Portable DVD DriveThis drive has an easy setup. Just plug it and windows usually does the rest in a matter of a couple of minutes. Burns discs rather quickly, so far I have not gotten any disc errors using it.
Date published: 2015-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydawood24 from Can't get it too work.Minimal directions and no hints/suggestions if it doesn't work. Only big disclosures saying it doesn't work on all TVs. Well, I have a brand new smart TV. Why it wouldn't work is beyond me
Date published: 2018-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBritty from Very Disappointed.I bought this a little under 2 months ago, and it worked great for about 2 weeks. I bought it for my acer chromebook so that I could view jpeg files and do my homework for school. I was able to use it for about 2 weeks and then it stopped working. The disk just spins and will no longer read. I starting thinking there was a problem with my chromebook, which I bought at the same time, so I had a friend use it on her Macbook (She has used mine previously, and it worked fine). The drive didn't work on hers either. I am just so annoyed because I made sure that I bought a chromebook and an external drive that were compatible for school, and now I'm back to using the school's outdated computers that are usually broken. The price was reasonable, but not worth 2 weeks of use. I do not recommend.
Date published: 2018-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bybchan from Can't get it to play DVDI bought this product with the idea that I could play a DVD. Inserted a disc after installing correctly, and only the audio would play. Tried another DVD and still could not get it it to play. It's not as simple as plugging in and "deciding what to do with the disc." Have some feelers out to some friends to figure out why I cannot get it to work.
Date published: 2018-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byhneal from Not bad . . . EXCEPTSo far I've had a couple of issues--one particularly important for me: 1) the write speed seems slower than indicated by X__; 2) if burning a file that requires more than one blank disc to complete . . . it simply re-burns the first part over and over again, asking for an additional disc to be inserted ad infinitum! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRajiv Kaparthy from Great value for moneyI bought this a week ago and had already burnt some 10 DVDs with it. It is indeed noise-less and very light-weight and that's where my problem is too.. The product is very prone to damage as the plastic feels flimsy and easily bendable. That is the only con. I love that it requires only one USB port and not two like some other brands. Works well on my LG 3D TV too. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTeepeegee from Easy installation & operationHave only used it to install MS Office 2007 and Adobe Acrobat 7, and both went flawlessly. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAdamB23 from Works like a charmWorks just as needed. Just plugged it in and that was it. Got it for my custom build (W10) and barely notice it sitting on top. Only 'eh' problem is that its a popout tray which has fragility issues over time. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byanuj attrash from nice and cool features with excellent performancethe inbuilt cd drive of mine got hanged ridiculously at a high rate but after buying this super excellent product i got good results as of performance & working!i would really love to recommend it to each & everyone. thanks a lot! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDennisH from External dvd driveWorks great. I hooked it up and it worked. I had no problems. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byhexhed from Great tool!In the world of ever shrinking laptops, they took my DVD drive/burner away!!!! It makes it important to have a nice USB one to use when you need it. This little LG definitely fits the bill. My IT organization uses them, and we just buy more.
Date published: 2018-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMoonMan from slim and fastfor an external Disk Drive it is slim fast and super easy to use, can't beat the price either. It's not the best in the market but it is one of the best in my opinion due to its versatility.
Date published: 2019-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTommeta123 from Good deviceNeeded because most laptops no longer have a DVD drive.Good quality device for a fair price.
Date published: 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCLLM from SoftwareI purchased this driver hoping it was a plug and play. It is not. I installed the software via the disc provided. First off, I am not great with technology. I was unable to get the movie to play with the software provided. I watched a YouTube video and found a different FREE software to download, VLC media player, and it works fine.
Date published: 2021-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bybluecollarPhD from So far so good, working like a charmThe software which came with the drive did not work properly with my Windows 10 desktop. (Cyberlink Media Suite). Called LG customer support who assisted me in finding the right software. After a couple of tries, the right one was installed. The drive has been working flawlessly since. Played many DVDs and burned a couple CDs. The LG agent was awesome...patient, well-informed and supportive. Answered all my questions and resolved all issues.
Date published: 2021-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byOpfit from Inexpensive and reliableThis DVD drive is inexpensive and reliable. If you need an external DVD drive, this is the one to buy.
Date published: 2021-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bywriterchick0612 from Easy to useI bought this CD Drive a month ago and I have to say it I use it all the time. It is very lightweight and durable. I love that it allows me to play games and watch movies from my laptop. It loads media quickly.
Date published: 2021-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byappicha from No TV Connectivity at all- Avoid!Bought this 2 weeks ago on the basis of TV Connectivity- it simply doesn't work.Online support is useless so avoid this model.
Date published: 2021-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bychaccy from will not work with new iMac with M1 chipThis unit worked fine with my old iMac with the intel chip. Won't work at all with the new iMac with the M1 chip.
Date published: 2021-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWSmitty from LG GP63EX70 Ultra Slim Portable DVDWhen I received the DVD Writer, at a discounted price for an honest review, the LG DVD writer looks like any other player/recorder. But once it has been used, you notice that it is different in many ways.Initially, when you connect it, it is hard to tell that it is powered on since it is so quiet. When inserting a disc, the election is almost a quiet as the reading portion of it.One thing that this unit has that others do not is the ability to record M-Disc media. This format is supposed to allow for true permanent storage, The only drawback I have come across is the availability of the M-Disc media. The availability of it is limited, and really hard to locate. I have found some but it took several weeks for them to be shipped from Japan.This is the only thing that prevents it from getting a 5-star review
Date published: 2021-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bymorroman from will not work with new iMac with M1 chipThis unit worked fine with my old iMac with the intel chip. Won't work at all with the new iMac with the M1 chip.
Date published: 2021-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byPerfection from Slim and sleek and at it's peak!I'm very happy with this LG always ready to roll CD/DVD burner. It has never disappointed me, and has consistently done its job with great results.
Date published: 2021-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMG1111 from It SUCKS!It has makes CDs, then before I can finalize them, my CDs are getting mysteriously erased. I have 100 cd Reel with 46 worthless CDs that this waste of money has erased.
Date published: 2021-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKatelon from Very Easy to UseI purchased this a month or so ago and am very happy with it. My old laptop has Windows 7 on it, by choice, and it works fine. I did have to get the Geek Squad to check something before I could get it to work. I had an error message at first. We found one of the ports that did work well with it. It is plug and play and I'm glad for that. I've only used it for playing DVD's so far, but it has other capabilities. The price is great.
Date published: 2022-04-21T00:00:00-04:00