Quick tech specs
- Disk drive
- DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
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The LG SP80NB80 Slim Portable DVD Writer features DVD and CD burning capabilities and M-DISC(DVD) support. M-disc offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. The SP80NB80 gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task.
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LG SP80NB80 - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - USB - external is rated 3.20 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Am123 from Good light dvd drive Good drive, light wait and plug and play. No driver to worry about. One thing to remember is use the cable it came with. Will not work with other USB to micro-B cables.
Date published: 2020-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Birnster from Simple and efficient! Bought this from Best Buy 3 weeks ago and it has done it’s job very well. Low profile and light weight. Good speed.
Date published: 2020-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkoyle from null cannot play on Mac desktop. tempting to use instructional dvd for use in embroidery machine
Date published: 2020-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schudogue from WIndows 10 Stopped finding it I used this for a week. Then today, suddenly Windows 10 won't find the device. I tried a few things suggested but no luck so far. I'm disappointed that this site doesn't offer an updated driver download.
Date published: 2019-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by savanna18 from DO NOT BUY I have purchased 2 of these drives for my macbook and neither of them are compatible. I purchased it at best buy upon their recommendation and am thoroughly disappointed.
Date published: 2020-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by sturner from DOES not work I purchased this because Best Buy recommended it so i could still use my DVD's on my computer. It states to plug into computer, insert disc and autorun will start, Nothing happens, I go to my PC and click on the drive and it shows it is blank. I need this so that i can print my pictures that I had saved on to discs a few year ago. NOT HAPPY
Date published: 2020-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by PNWY from Terrible Unit The unit itself may have worked fine, if it was able to be plugged in. Mini USB cable that came with it fell out almost immediately and would not stay plugged in. There is a plastic layer that makes it so that the power cord does not reach the plug.
Date published: 2020-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by chuckthegirl from Not a lasting, workable product Got this as a Christmas gift from my parents since the CD-ROM stopped working on my laptop and it was cheaper to get a portable DVD player than to fix my laptop. Started using in in February 2019 and it was GREAT! BUT then in July 2019, only 5 months later, it played a DVD to the middle of the movie then just froze. I could hear the DVD spinning inside but it wouldn't play. I let the player rest and tried the next day. Again, it froze. Took forever to get my DVD to eject. A month later it was working fine, then with another DVD it did the same it had before: played to the middle of a movie and then froze. I still haven't been able to get my DVD out.
Date published: 2019-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by kathleen12345 from don't bother bought it a month ago and it took several hours to get it to work with the cyberlink power DVD player app. Now I need to pay cyberlink $$ to use the DVD player. Garbage
Date published: 2019-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by itativelisse574 from cant play dvd videos I bought this and I do not like it. I have downloaded the program multiple times. this is not compatible with my ASUS laptop. I want to watch videos and I cant. I will be returning this.
Date published: 2020-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by dennyz99 from Works Great! Purchased this external DVD drive to compliment my new Desktop PC that does not come with a DVD/CD drive. It works great and is small enough to stash away in a drawer when I don't need it. I was a little bit leery at first due to how light and flimsy it is, but it does not affect the function of the device in the least. Great buy!
Date published: 2019-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryan79 from Not compatible with Mac Plugged in, nothing happens, insert software disk, same result. All you get is a blinking green light and a noise that appears to be a disk spinning.
Date published: 2020-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BASHAR from bad quality I used it for three time only, it is not working now, quality is cheep, plastic most of it.
Date published: 2020-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TonyM21 from Just What I Needed Since my laptop didn't come with a CD drive, this unit is ideal for my needs. I've wanted to download my music CD's onto a MP3 player and this unit has worked perfectly. The only problem I've encounter with it, it sometimes takes me pushing the open/close button a couple of times before it will open.
Date published: 2020-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry 6 from Portable Burner DVD Playback I have been using this device now for a couple of weeks. So far I have been very pleased with it.
Date published: 2020-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by PR21 from Excellent Drive I purchased this drive when I realized my new 2 in 1 didn't have one. It was very inexpensive nut works great. I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2019-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by this is bull from null poor setup access. no easy run options had to reinstall every time used.
Date published: 2020-03-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just an honest cat from Burning discs are brutally slow I purchased this external drive a few days ago and granted the price tag was pretty cheap the drive itself is extremely cheaply made. Burning 1 disc takes close to 8 minutes which is insanely slow compared to my old desktop that was 6 years old with an internal optical drive. This will eventually be a new coaster for my beers after a long days work.
Date published: 2020-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bamjammer from Does the job well Good style and performance. Would have been nice to have better rubber grip feet since it so lightweight that it slides too easily. I would also preferred the drive bay opening button to have been on a topside corner. Hard to push the button to open the drive bay door without the whole unit sliding away.
Date published: 2019-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sokho from Simple Plug and Play It is a fantastic product! Needed to purchase an extra cord to use iPhone per instructions . It now easily projects from my Mac Book Pro, Apple Tablet, and iPhone. Self focusing feature is amazing and sound quality better than I hoped for.
Date published: 2019-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by tgolden1983 from Does its job Does what its supposed to do. Good features, good price, have had this for over 2 years and I use it all the time.
Date published: 2020-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJRT from Beware computer will stop recognizing this drive- I've attempted to uninstall and reinstall....my computer will not recognize the drive, very frustrating as the drive is under 6 months and was used twice....ugh!!
Date published: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob221 from Unreliable Very unreliable. I have tried on multiple computers, Mac and PC’s.
Date published: 2021-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Thankful from Easy to Set Up I wish the new laptops have disk drives, but that is a flash drive dream. I thought it was going to be an extra expense added to the new laptops accessory list, but it was cheap to buy. The primary fact was it was very easy to operate and install and take out again. Very Good!
Date published: 2020-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JD900 from Need to purchase separate software Was told all I had to do was plug it in. Not so. I am required to purchase separate software to make it work.
Date published: 2020-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEBBERS1 from Works as it should but a bit noisy for me. I bought this in August and it has worked well so far. It's not as fast as I'd have hoped but it is an external so there's that. It's also not as quiet as claimed but it isn't too distracting. Great price so I can live with that!
Date published: 2020-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by lizzo from Failure to Be Recognized by ASUS & Windows 10 Do not recommend. There are no drivers available for this product and will not be recognized by the computer
Date published: 2020-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bluegrassinman from Very Reliable and Easy To Use Bought this DVD/CD writer in September 2020 and it has worked like a charm. Finally got around to converting my fairly large music library to thumb drives. Excellent product!
Date published: 2021-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thisdevicesucks from Doesnt work You plug it in, it turns on, then it turns off. Complete garbage.
Date published: 2020-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by rdold from Great if you need it I bought this DVD peripheral when replacing my older desktop as I still want the flexibility to use physical media. This works for me, and I have not noticed any real shortcomings due to the slower relative connectivity speed, especially given the cost of similar devices with faster connections. One thing I did notice was excessive spinning noise on the first two discs I ripped, but the drive soon quieted down and has since been unnoticeable when in use. I would definitely recommend and would buy it again.
Date published: 2022-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Misha001 from Broke in months; LG promised to replace but didn't This worked fine...for a very short while. LG customer service very kindly promised to replace it — but then never came through on that promise.
Date published: 2021-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike1968 from Worked for a time It worked for some time without issues. Now the drive "grinds" for a bit and then stop. Windows 10 will no longer recognize it as a drive. I guess that it is my loss. I don't recall when or where I bought it, and assume that LG would not replace it under warranty at this point. I will start looking for a new drive from a different manufacturer.
Date published: 2021-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lrc20 from Doesn’t work This is supposed to be MAC compatible but it doesn’t load onto my computer. Haven’t been able to get any help.
Date published: 2022-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texas Tom T from Should Get Zero Stara Straight out of the box it did not work!!!!! I spent hours in tutorials and FAQs. Still no luck. This product is an absolute dissapointment!
Date published: 2022-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndrewCF from Now that built-ins are no longer offered... Those of us with large CD collections, who like to make "mix tape" CD-Roms that we can play in our cars, who don't have sophisticated phones, will want to consider an inexpensive but efficient player/writer like this. Dependability remains to be seen, but the unit is simple to install and works well. The manual could be improved, but the value of this unit is clear.
Date published: 2021-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by E W Wolfley from Worked great I purchased the drive a few weeks ago for my new computer. It was easy to setup and has worked great ever since.
Date published: 2021-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisSpecEd from Easy to use I bought a CD/DVD burner and it copies my music very quickly and accurately.
Date published: 2021-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoePag from Fast and quiet This slim drive is fast and vey quiet. Love the fact that it takes so little space.
Date published: 2021-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by PabloQuintana21 from Very good device Bought the item via Target, and like the sleek-slim design. Quiet, easy to install and use. super light-weight and it doesn't heat up or take too much resources from the PC
Date published: 2022-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatThomas from Slim, Lightweight It is slim and lightweight. I can carry it in my purse when I work on others' computers. It doesn't need an extra power cord, which makes it more portable. However, it would not install Windows 7 because a driver was missing.
Date published: 2022-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by aharon from Piece of crap I had for a month it stopped working ! piece of crap!
Date published: 2021-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ak7o from Enabled me to install software from disc. My new computer has no disc drive. I have some software on disc I wanted to install on the computer. The portable DVD Writer allowed me to install the desired software.
Date published: 2023-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCM01 from It might be best for disc storage. I have purchased this both for backing up data that I had stored, and since I had an internal DVD player previously. The store that I purchased it at relayed that I can play my DVD movies on it. However, in order to do that. I have to purchase DVD software from Cyberlink, or use something like hard to find free software, or use an actual DVD player that hooks up to a television instead. This will function more for saving photos, documents, and minor backups. It may work for booting, but I haven't tried it.
Date published: 2023-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phantomduckie from Unable to play a DVD without downloading.. You have to get extra software just to watch a DVD. It comes with a trail version of the software which just downloaded icons. We then contacted the help desk and was informed that they would have to send us a link to get the actual software. What is the point of that? If your product is so crappy that you can't even include the correct software to make it play a DVD then what the point.
Date published: 2022-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by msede from Terrible. Cheap. Ejects discs that Cheap, flimsy, plastic. Does not work most of the time. It spins and ejects and then tells me to insert a disc. Uh, you just ejected it. Terribly cheap product.
Date published: 2022-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LGblows69 from Useless Crap Unrecognizable by Windows 10, zero support to update drivers online, pathetic crap technology by a crap, pathetic company. Waste of money, waste of time.
Date published: 2022-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by zeusdsk98 from Doing The Job Satisfactorily Excellent This is an excellent alternate for a built-in DVD Writer
Date published: 2022-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sydney57 from Great DVD player at a reasonable price I am teaching a film class this summer and needed a DVD Player to use on my LG Laptop. I am a big fan of LG, their products never disappoint. I did my research and picked the DVD player up. The picture and sound are clear and it was not that expensive. LG is a reliable company with electronic products and my DVD player is the newest member of my LG family!
Date published: 2022-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by poolwiennie from Cost effective but fragile design Unit often fails to burn or verify 8,5 GB DVDs at any record speed
Date published: 2022-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maria VM from Awful Quality Product Awful/cheap quality product and poor service. Never shp this brand again.
Date published: 2022-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not recognized from Does not work with latest MacOS Really frustrated that this does not work with MacOS Monterey. Plug it in and nothing. Mac does not recognize it in Finder or Disk Utility. A paper weight now.
Date published: 2022-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MS456 from Does not work on macOS, DO NOT buy for a Mac I bought this hoping to use it with a 2020 Intel Macbook Air. If I plug it in (through a USB to USB-C adapter) it clicks and the green light turns on and off forever. It is not recognized by the system at all. Pressing the eject button does not open the tray. Both LG and Apple seem completely uninterested providing ways to fix this problem. This may be Apple's fault, but if LG sells this claiming compatibility they are just as much to blame.
Date published: 2022-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JazzerW139 from Good Vale In A DVD Writer While this writer burner is small it is a good fit for my modest needs that is mostly confines to palying dvds and cds with an occasional burning of both.The upper lid is not all that sturdy,however.
Date published: 2022-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClarenceJr from Decent product for the price! A disc drive that's solidly built and works well. A good buy.
Date published: 2022-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by skaizun from Light; sturdy; quiet; works great Surprisingly light and sturdy, this LG external CD/DVD reader/writer was just what I needed, when I had to transfer files from my old computer to my new one, the latter of which does not have an optical drive (as is the case with most computers, these days). Even though it comes with a disc pre-loaded with a few programs, I had no trouble using the device without it (attaches via a standard (type A) USB cable). I have read and written text files, images, and videos, both of my own creation and from previous discs, and have checked the written ones on another computer and CD/DVD player with no issues. It is surprisingly quiet, and I appreciate the LED indicator flashing as it processes (when I watch a movie using it, I turn the unit so the LED is away from me to avoid the distraction). FWIW, I selected it for two reasons: It was half-off during a sales period, and because of the LG brand, which I have, happily, used with numerous products over the years. When not in use, I unplug it and store it in its original box.
Date published: 2022-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary McDivitt from Love the flexibility on my new DVD Writer I bought this unit a month ago and am now thoroughly enjoying the quality of the sound and the ease of use.
Date published: 2022-07-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy 1 from Light Quiet Have used for several weeks for DVD playback on my computer. Works well and quiet. Software bundled with it did not work to play back my DVD - downloaded other free program and the player works well
Date published: 2022-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retiredinch from Great add-on to pc at a great price, too! We purchased this add-on to our new desktop PC & we couldn't be any happier with it. It worked efficiently & effectively in uploading Microsoft Office Professional to our pc. It does a great job playing cd's also. And it's so small & portable, that it can be connected to my narrow laptop & accompany us on our travels. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2022-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by B93idso from Worthless item\e I bought this with my new desktop. It has been a month, and I STILL don't know how to use it. I tried calling LG service. and was on hold for 30 minutes (Burning up my phone minutes, I must note! Who's paying for THAT!??!!?) I tried the website, but it said there was "No support info available for SP80NB80 products". There is a disc with it, but no instructions about how to operate anything after you put the disc in. It said it was taking me to the "CLOUD". wherever that is, and I never got another response out of the thing after that point. It just sat there and did nothing.
Date published: 2022-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDNE from Portable DVD Writer - New Experience I am used to have the DVD R/W device mounted in my desktop so this was a little different for me. I still have tried out all of the different apps that it came with. I tested the playback but have not tested the Media Suite applications. I have never had any problems with LG equipment so I am looking forward to getting to know this new one.
Date published: 2022-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennyBgood from Can't play DVDs without additional purchase I love the fact it is slim and portable for audio cd's, but I have to purchase something else in order to watch DVDs? Not advertised well. No mention at all of third party software that needs to be PURCHASED separately in order to play DVDs.
Date published: 2023-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoePags01 from Fast and quiet This slim drive is fast and vey quiet. Love the fact that it takes so little space.
Date published: 2021-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khoka from Very efficient Have had for several year’s. No problems whatsoever!!!
Date published: 2021-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandpapajonnie from Cd drive I purchased this when I purchased my new IMac, plugged it in and restated and it works great,quite, and fast. Would buy again.
Date published: 2021-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Furniturepro from Great External Drive I purchased this unit because my internal DVD drives failed to work. It has proven to be very reliable and easy to use. Have not had ANY issues and highly recommend this nicely priced product
Date published: 2021-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by RVers from a piece of junk I bought this on sale at Best Buy. Sorry I ever did. Their store is about an hour away from where I am now, so it's a problem to return it. The media suite they include with it doesn't install right. When it's finally installed, it doesn't play dvds, it just has a little wheel in the corner that goes round and round. Without their program, it also won't play. I have a windows 10 computer. If it can't work on that, why would they even make it? Save yourself some headaches and don't buy this piece of garbage
Date published: 2021-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Purpleunderware1965 from Need better customer service My product came with a disc to install software over a year ago. My computer needed it reinstalled and I couldn't find it online. I've contacted support twice and waited over 2weeks before recontacting. I still cant play discs as it doesnt show up on my computer.
Date published: 2021-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeganJuggalo from Won’t work with MacBook Air This drive will not work with anything that needs a USB C port as there will not be enough power coming through the usb to power it It would have been nice to know that prior to wasting money on it. I contacted customer service and there were of no help. A local Mac repair guy informed me if this issue.
Date published: 2021-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Memque from Great Value I bought this unit months ago. I didn't immediately use it because I thought it will be hard to use. When I did, I discover it was very easy to use. Great Product!
Date published: 2021-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smashtastic from Life saver!!!! My kids had old school pictures taken at their daycare but I was given a CD for their copies and i realized my laptop didnt have a disk reader. I am very much into pictures and I get very upset when I loose pictures so when I found this I was extremely happy. My kids pictures are saved and I can watch my movies to
Date published: 2020-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbrich from The best component that I have bought. I got this unit when I bought my new computer, which had no disk drive! I love the unit, it has not let me down in any respect and will play computer disk and movie disk, which is nice. The unit is easy to install, you just plug it in and you are up and running. Wonderful piece of computer ware.
Date published: 2020-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vinsonhsd from Excellent! Great product! Easy to install! Portable as well. I highly recommend this little drive.
Date published: 2020-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by angden0610 from Great device This is a very good product and the brand as well, I use it a lot to create backups and share music with friends and family
Date published: 2020-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by goodykong from stopped working It worked good initially, but stopped working within 6 months. It was covered under warranty, so I will have to pay to send it in to receive a replacement.
Date published: 2020-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by XCGSx from It works It works as expected. What more do you need from this type device?
Date published: 2021-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DISGRUNTLED SPARTAN from stopped working after 2 weeks, stopped working after 2 weeks, got bombarded by lg w requests to start a PAID SUBSCRIPTION -ARE YOU KIDDING!!
Date published: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtnChick from Sucks. It worked once. I tested it when I first got it. It failed to work a few months later when I tried to use it. I updated all drivers and it still wouldn't work. LG customer service has not been helpful.
Date published: 2021-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by COwriter from Fast, a bit noisy The device functions as advertised -- my Macbook quickly recognizes a disc inserted into the reader and reads the content easily. As might be expected from an external device, it's a bit noisy as it winds up to read the disc. However, this is not a major drawback.
Date published: 2021-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by rocket22 from Expectations were met. Not quite as fast as hoped, but otherwise it is doing everything I bought it for.
Date published: 2021-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gerry G from Great features Bought for accessing disks for my laptop use. Exactly met my needs.
Date published: 2021-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by WE44 from A Great, small, easy to use burner. I love it. I bought this LG burner when my old one failed. I was a bit upset at its abrupt failure, so I was concerned about a new one. On line I saw this one and it looked fine. When I got to the store and saw it and how small it was, I was set. It is perfect. Works great, efficiently and is perfect for my use and needs. At times I use it heavily, depending on the project. And then it might sit dormant for a number of days. GREAT PRODUCT!!
Date published: 2021-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve H from Fine It's fine, came with more software than I want or expect to need, but that's OK.
Date published: 2019-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by no from Simple design I bought this because my new Dell didn' t have one.
Date published: 2018-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by billdc from External disk drive doesn't work. I wanted a r/w external disk drive on a Dell XPS laptop that I use off line. When I plugged it into the computer, no image appeared. A disk cam with the computer and in Installed it, but still I could not get the disk drive to read a simple DVD. I have not had time to call Dell, but I have found in the past that Dell is not responsive for questions of this type. I expect to have to waste more time trying to get this drive to work.
Date published: 2019-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by YPauls from Unusable after a couple of months I bought this drive a couple of months ago and now the Cyberlink software will not play a DVD. It worked when I installed it, but now it's requiring that I purchase an upgrade to play DVDs. Quite generously... Cyberlink is offering me 40% off the purchase price for that software, but obviously I will not buy more software for a drive that was supposed to have included it at the time of purchase, so this drive is now a brick on my desk. Completely unusable.
Date published: 2020-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Denis from LG SP80NB80 - Disk drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RA Works as advertised. Just right for my application.
Date published: 2019-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geeky from Great Bargain Solid performance as specified. Great purchase for the price. My only wish is it to have been available with a USB C interface.
Date published: 2018-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by bjkolle from Simple and easy to use I purchased because the all-in-ones no longer come with a disc drive. This connected easily; just plug in the USB and go from there. Small and compact so I hardly even know it's on my desk.
Date published: 2018-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by paacman from Easy to Use I bought this device to pair with my new laptop, which lacks a CD/DVD drive. It was very easy to install, basically plug-and-play once that's done. It works just fine, but like most portable devices of this sort, the USB cord is quite short so you need a little table space for it next to your port.
Date published: 2021-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JR12K from Easy to use External DVD Since most new computers do not have a DVD drive and I needed one to view files backed up to DVD's I purchased this drive. The DVD drive is easy to connect with the enclosed USB cord and recognized by computer via Windows explorer. DVD drive is slim, compact and easy to use . Fast to read, transfer and copy computer files or to watch movies. DVD included with drive contains additional software to print labels, play movies, edit photos and videos.
Date published: 2021-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by RBUCK from GOOD PRODUCT PRODUCT HAS PERFORMED AS ADVERTISED. SERVES MY NEEDS WELL.
Date published: 2021-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BIG BOBA from WINDOWS PROBLEM THE DRIVE DID NOT SOLVE MY WINDOWS 10 PROBLEM, BUT THE DRIVE WORKED PERFECTLY.
Date published: 2021-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Springy Imaging Jon from Reliable, rugged Device I photograph Airsoft/Paintball competition to include pics, video, drone video. The LG DVD burner is connected to my laptop. I'm outside in the weather with my equipment. I burn DVD's of the competition to give the players upon request. This device is fast and performs well in the Michigan cold, humidity, and heat. I would buy this product again. This device is durable and meets my expectations.
Date published: 2021-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alysia from Listen to the other 1 star reviews and DO NOT BUY I bought this product today from Best Buy, and I should've read these reviews first. Like so many others, it doesn't work. I have to keep plugging and unplugging it to try to get it to register. 7 times out of 10, nothing happens. The other three times it will work for a few minutes at a time. There's a reason this was the cheapest option. Am returning it tomorrow. Steer clear, spend a bit more money, and buy one that actually works.
Date published: 2021-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill1972 from operates better than I anticipated Very happy with the product and ease of operation.
Date published: 2021-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtChick from It does not work on an LG laptop It does not work. It worked when I first tried after I bought it, but would not work a few months later. LG customer service was NOT helpful.
Date published: 2021-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrRavioli from null I bought this device a few weeks ago so that I could watch DVDs and listen to CDs. The computer I have does not have those capabilities. It’s exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2021-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ivan29 from Adequate functionality for computer The unit functions as expected in downloading and uploading files to disc, but is not compatible with any of four TVs in the house. One is only a year old. Could not view movies from the disc to TV. This is ambiguous in the sales description, so do not purchase this with movie viewing in mind. Would not even permit movie viewing to my two day old Dell computer! Spend a few dollars more for a true DVR if you want to do anything but file transfer..
Date published: 2021-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LisaJMed from Used twice in 4 months and already doesn’t work So unhappy with this product and this company’s customer service. I bought this item 4 months ago at Best Buy. I used it twice and it is no longer working. LG’s warranty covers the item for one year. I no longer have the receipt. But the manufacturer label on the back of the unit clearly states “Manufactured July 2020”. Obviously the unit is less than a year old. Yet LG will not replace it without my receipt. Heading out today to buy a beer external CD/DVD drive. It will NOT be another LG unit.
Date published: 2021-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Garymaryw from Lifesaver I purchased this unit because the 2 dvd drives on my Dell computer refused to function. It filled in easily and has worked without any issues. Wound up having to replace that computer and it’s dvd drive initially would not function either. This unit plugged in and went to work immediately. Saved the day for me. I highly recommend this unit.
Date published: 2021-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TickedOff100 from It does not work on an LG laptop I purchased it in September 2020. I tested it in November 2020 on a DVD. It worked. I tried to actually use it on March 9j, 2020. I purchased the overpriced Cyberlink software and updated drivers. It still will not work.
Date published: 2021-03-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mondo21 from Great Product! I bought this back in December. I purchased a new MacBook Air and my existing drive was incompatible. Works like a charm and I'm back to ripping and playing CDs.
Date published: 2021-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy papa from Works perfect Works perfectly. Very happy with it. Set up was no existent. Plug n play all the way!
Date published: 2021-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TBWSantafe from Fine Product The DvD player works fine. I have had no problems except for its bare minimum instructions for its use. While I have used computers a lot over the years both for business and private use, I have fairly simple questions for which I needed answers. Now I am learning by the seat of my pants. Some of us need hand holding.
Date published: 2021-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MINIac from Great little drive, perfect for my needs. Bought this so that I could load my favorite music CDs onto my new MacBook Air. Plugged it in, it was instantly recognized, inserted a CD and awaaaay we go! Works like a champ and could not be happier with my purchase.
Date published: 2021-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick88 from Works great - simple to use I bought a new mini computer and didn't think I needed a dvd writer. I was wrong. So, I purchased the LG DVD writer. I plugged it in and loaded my programs to the new computer with no problems.
Date published: 2021-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by AjRambert from Not a bad addition at all Overall i was pretty pleased with this unit. The setup was super easy. Its been a while since ive utilized a writer of any type. When i hooked it to the smartv to play back media, that too was quick and easy. I would def recommend this to anyone needing a portable drive. Also loved that it didn’t sound a jet taking off when the cooling process was happening. Its quiet, takes minimal space, its a win win!!I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest opinion
Date published: 2021-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by tomono from Easy to use It's good value for a portable DVD/CD player/recorder.
Date published: 2021-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deznuts718 from This product is cheap and trash I had this device for about 7 months before it started not working and making sounds. I do NOT recommend this to anyone !
Date published: 2021-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unhappy COUSTOMER from Unhappy I purchased many things from LG very hard to get parts for all LG products!
Date published: 2021-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cliffdev from DVD writer/player The DVD writer works flawlessly with my PC and works Pretty well with my iMac.
Date published: 2021-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomoM77 from Easy Set up! Purchased this not too long ago as an addition to my laptop. The installation was easy and it was ready for use in under 5 minutes.
Date published: 2021-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by zhouse1 from not responding device not responding or playing. Shows up as my D drive. Cannot find software on LG website
Date published: 2023-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angryguy from Terrible product I hate this product. It dosen't even work. I hook it up to my windows laptop, and it spins the DVD, and dosen't let me do anything. It dosen't even give me access. I can't believe I bought this.
Date published: 2023-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awaiting a fix from Dead on arrival. I purchased this drive because my new computer did not have one built in. This drive failed to function with either a Windows 10 or a Windows 11 computer. My local repair facility and I swapped out the connection cable supplied with the unit with another cable but that failed to fix the problem.
Date published: 2023-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by tcrowell from no helpful support for this product I bought this because the best buy person sold me a laptop with no cd drive and said this would work. the software that came with it was for some multimedia creator program and i am not even sure where the drivers for this thing is ao if i need an update. the laptop wants to look for another App to use this and these all have prices. Not impressed with LG or Best Buy
Date published: 2023-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Savvy Mom from glad this is still produced As laptops no longer have CDs on their systems anymore, I was happy to find this so I could load programs I need or listen to/watch what I already have. Thank you for making sure a need is not gone.
Date published: 2023-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LG Portable DVD Writer from Easy to use Meets my needs and easy to use. No set up required, just plug and play.
Date published: 2023-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by UncleDale from null My laptop does not have a CD/DVD Drive. I needed to download software from a CD. This was just what I needed.
Date published: 2023-09-11T00:00:00-04:00