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Capture all the excitement of Blu-ray with the 16x BD-R writing capability. Plus, now you can store more data on to BDXL discs. 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.
** Only DVD-RW is compatible with MAC.
** Only DVD-RW is compatible with MAC.
LG WH16NS40 Super Multi Blue - BDXL drive - Serial ATA - internal is rated 3.50 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not using your product an from Does Not Stand By Their Warranty Stopped working after the first use. No longer burns blu rays. LG has so far done nothing to honor their warranty.
Date published: 2022-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TSB0192 from It wrote one disk. After the first disk, it only worked as a reader. Different software gives different errors, but I've seen it recognizing blank disks (newly bought) as having only 1.3GB free, and another showed 4.4GB free (yes, I made sure it was free space and not data on the disk) but still bombed out due to space concerns. I will add that I haven't tried using it after first use until just now, trying to burn a new install disk. But every disk? Even generics aren't that bad.
Date published: 2022-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SomeoneElse from Nice drive - support ok - support website less OEM purchased in bulk, so no direct support there. LG was more helpful, but had to get a supervisor to actually resolve. The website support points to links that actually do not download what they say they will provide. But the supervisor at LG finally solved the issue - now I am happier. I am a long time Systems Engineer, that is highly technical - so these "user" support issues can drive me crazy.
Date published: 2019-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Read this from EXCELLENT - 6 YEARS. Dependable for 6 years of light use. Price good. Works well with Windows 7 64-bit OS.
Date published: 2020-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by mblanes from 4k Blu Ray I discover that although it can read a bd-xl tl, it can not read 4k blu ray. Maybe a firmware upgrade? [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delta2 from Speedy install, works like a dream Installation with Windows 10 was a breeze, and it's worked great ever since. Burns fast and plays back like a charm. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommamia from null We went way too long without a microwave. We shopped to find a quality appliance and knew we found the perfect machine. It has a great selection of powers for different needs. The rack has allowed multiple dishes to be incorporated at one time use. Time saving food prep has made our lives so much easier. Thank you for you high quality product!!â?º [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by WayneF from Well built and fast The burner replaced a different brand burner that was noisy, slow and couldn't get a firmware update for it. I use two burners for convenience. My other burner is a LG brand so it was a side by side comparison to tell me which is the best. LG is by far the best. Speed wise, construction wise and ease of getting firmware updates. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by mechtek from Great Burner I bought this BlueRay DVD Writer after comparing other drives and I am very happy after purchasing the LG BlueRay Drive, and the price was good too. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cyberlaze from Great features an able to read UHD disc and watch 4K UHD movies HDR [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by pkenyon from Greay flexibiliyu Work great with Panasonic 188GB DB-RE love m-disc. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewed from product is garbage manual eject doesn't work, must use computer to force eject [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdnilson from Great value and speed for the price Remarkable product, does what it should do; very good [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zimmy626 from Works great, ez install The LG blu ray drive i purchased works perfectly,was a breeze to install, and has reliably burned for me since day 1. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by William from I sent them both back. I bought 2 WH16NS40 burners for my desktop PC. Neither one of them would read blu-ray or dvd. One of them would catch once in a while, but it was very slow and spottyi. I sent them both back. I'll never buy another LG product, unless they improve their quality. The price was low, but that doesn't matter if they don't work right.
Date published: 2015-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chand103 from Good drive with wrong version I bought this 3 days ago. I am using it with my laptop as external drive using SATA to USB 3.0 adapter. This drive is not reading UHD Blu-rays but others are fine. Googled on the issue an found that I need to downgrade the version from 1.03 to 1,02. Not sure how to proceed , if I could not I may need to return this. I WILL UPDATE this if I find solution/ on return.
Date published: 2019-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by RafiTally from Easy to install, Easy to use, Fast, Reliable Had this device for a little over a month. The installation was simple. The read speed and picture quality are amazing!!! The features included with the drive are well put together and bugs free. I can't wait to buy a 3D monitor to enjoy my Blue-Rays in 3D!!!!!! Love this product and all other LG products I bough before. I can't express how happy I have been with LG products!!! Just the best!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-10-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Craig from Works as Advertised! After purchasing the LG BH10LS30 in 2010, I was thoroughly disappointed with the product. For example, if it felt like it perhaps it would read Blu Rays never wrote them, but at least it worked for DVDs a greater percentage of the time. When it came time to purchase I looked at the competition for comparison products, some of them offered bundled software, unlike this product; however, the reviews scored better for this. Since I already have software that will read Blu Rays, as well as DVDs and separate software that will write the aforementioned, and provided I've had an experience with an LG Television that died on me during repair and LG sent a technician to my house and replaced all of the parts within three days of the call (I think it was supposed to be a week), I purchased this product. So far it works as advertised, although I have only tested watching Blu Rays on well known software (which pleases me since my first LG Blu Ray Burner was dead out of the box). I am attempting to clone a Blu Ray to my HDD for preservation, on my first attempt it was "corrupted" but that is more than likely software related, or copyright protection and not related to this product. Tested a clone of the second product, removed a theory that I had that was on the disc and I have a perfect copy on my HDD -- so it was software, and disc related. Overall, I am pleased that it works as advertised, but, it should be noted that you should already have software to watch the media through this product as this is an OEM product and will be akin to a coffee coaster (unless you download some free products that do a poor job at playing media as intended). Also keep in mind that Windows 10 does not support media player watching. I've rater this product 4 out of 5 stars as LG's competition offers bundled software at competitive or cheaper rates, and it would have persuaded me to look elsewhere if I had not already owned the software necessary for my needs. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redbone from Working great I feel that I made a good decision to purchase this device. All my media burning is fine. No issues after several uses. All my original issues were quickly addressed. I am pleased. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matts1 from Not a reliable drive My WH16NS40 died after less than a year. The software that came with it asked to check for updates every time that I started my computer. Overall not a very good choice. I strongly recommend you look for another drive if you plan on keeping your computer for more than a year. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kebbers from Wonderful Bought some time back, fantastic product , recommend [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by donex from Works better than expected Had to restore my computer to factory specs after Windows 10 upgrade. Unfortunatley the Blu-ray part of the disc drive had obsolete software and would only play regular DVD's and the Lightscribe software has been discontinued so I bought this baby. It works better than the one that came with the computer.
Date published: 2018-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stevmess from Working fine so far Has worked fine since 11-08-2014. Got it for a great price
Date published: 2015-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by yochanon from Works beautifully in linux! I have been a linux user since 2000, and this blue-ray burner is one of the best pieces of hardware I've gotten in almost all that time. The speed my system achieves when burning is amazing! I usually average ~45MB/second, so filling a 25GB BD takes less than 15 minutes. LG hit the ball out of the park with this burner. I don't know what the trouble is with those saying anything other than great stuff about this burner (other than blame M$!), but for me this burner is fantastic and works out of the box on linux systems.
Date published: 2015-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by torqued off from Won't burn M-DISC BD-R I bought this drive assuming it would burn M-DISC BD-R. It doesn't. The technical specifications are so vague about M-DISC support. It does burn M-DISC DVD. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dolf45 from Broke after 5 months I had a computer built for me in May 2018 and the LG Blu Ray burner stopped working in October. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by jesusfudgemachine from This is poor quality This won't burn correctly. I've been burning discs since disc burning was introduced to the masses 20 years ago. This drive is garbage. Don't buy it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pancho Villa from 10 year warranty. The 10 year warranty is useless if there is no one in the local area to provide the warranty service. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by witchdoctor from Excellent Drive I purchased this drive to replace my BD10LS30 drive which stopped working. while burning a dual layer DVD. Spent no more than 5 minutes installing it. Works just as good as if not better than the old one which now only works in an external case and not as an internal drive [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by rtoledo from does not recognize M-DISC BD-R , svc code NS50 tech support says this drive only uses M-DISC bd+r , but no one sells them [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by hnahorton from Great drive, DOES support UHD (DO NOT UPGRADE FW)! This drive itself is outstanding and handles every Blu-ray I've thrown at it, including UHD! However, and this is the reason I take off a star, LG released a new firmware update (1.03) which DOES NOT "improve UHD compatibility" as it says, instead it prevents reading of UHD discs and prevents rolling back to earlier firmware. As long as you leave it at 1.02 (a perfectly good firmware), this will work for everything! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Berl919 from Works Great! I've only burned 1 BD and several DVD's but it burns them fast and they are readable.
Date published: 2015-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCSB from Garbage The last 4 months have been spent throwing away Blu-ray discs that were either not burned correctly or not at all. This is being tossed in the garbage can. This will be my last LG purchase. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by profgumbysan from This product has great features Excellent BD burner and as well as nonBD DVDs. Love this burner!
Date published: 2014-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cyberwise from July 4TH Bang for Buck Burns disk fast no costers. Window sees drive plug and play. Great price paided at Newegg. New firmare easy to update.
Date published: 2014-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by alex362 from Better Than Other Players/Writer I have bought other recorder players and the quit working properly after two months, this writer has worked great from the start. Have used it to make dvd back up of files of information and pictures.
Date published: 2014-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by LordWhiteTiger from Worked the first day now can't be seen by Win 8.1 I bought this WH16NS40 Internal SATA 16x Super Multi Blue Blu-Ray burner due to the features that were described. I was excited when it arrived. I brought it in immediately and installed it and the included software. I was off to the races! Burned the included M-disc and one other 50GB DL Blu-ray disc (although it took 3.5 hours). SCORE! (Right?) Wrong! The day after burning those 2 discs, the drive stopped being seen/recognized by Windows 8.1. I have unplugged the drive completely, rebooted several times, tried every method described for this issue that I found on google, including adding a registry key, all to no avail. I was going to update the firmware but it's been stated several times NOT to if the drive is not recognized by Windows therefore, I haven't done so. I will be contacting customer support Monday to see if they have any other solutions. I am extremely disappointed in this drive at this point.
Date published: 2014-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by SWEST from Great Quality Blu-Ray Burner I had no problem installing the drive in my pc which found all needed drivers for it. It work fine right out of the box
Date published: 2014-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by webjibaro from HD ULTRA WOW Great DVD player. Works well with my HDR TV. Easy to install [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by webjibaro from Great Upgrade great product that reads almost all my cd products. Faster bluray reading is essential!
Date published: 2015-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by J1 from Read-only drive... On a fresh uncluttered install of windows 7, this drive works great as a CD and DVD reader, and looks nice too. However, when it's time to write anything, is simply won't work. Insert a BD-R, DVD-R, or even just an old fashioned CD-R, and the drive will pretend nothing has happened. No solutions for this problem anywhere, just lots of reviews with people experiencing the same problem. In other words, this drive is a complete failure - so please avoid.
Date published: 2014-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by dlouie from Very easy! I bought this drive to be able to view and edit 4K sized video files stored on a Blu-Ray disk. Due to the size of the 4K video files, a regular DVD drive would not work. This drive when spinning with a blu-ray disk, the hum is a bit loud. I have not tried to burn an M-disc yet, but I wanted to be able to in the future. This drive had all of the features that I wanted for a blu-ray drive. Yes this model is an older generation now, but it fits my needs just right! A highly recommended drive. I liked the fact that I could find all of the support files (less sw apps) on the LG website still. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by jhelfer from Works for M-Disk writing We bought this because it was high on the hardware compatibility list for m-disks, a 25GB capacity disk with a special compostion for long-term data storage. So far has completely lived up to expectations.
Date published: 2014-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MajorMatt from Works with MacPro 2010 BlueRay and DVD player are working fine in my MacPro 2010. And yes you can play and watch BlueRay movies on a Mac. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldfolk1 from Works well I got this to replace an older unit that had failed. It pluged in and worked with no problems. I have not tried all the types of DVD’s it is supposed to work with but everything I have tried worked. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-12-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by CIA from Works well for the price. Using this drive in a MacPro (2010) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. I've only burned a handful of Blu-Rays but they work OK. Burned a ton of DVD's and they are fine as well (and 2 CD's). Ripped a ton of Blu-rays and this drive is fast for that. Would recommend, it's a good drive for OSX.
Date published: 2015-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cdlamph from Will not read Blu-Ray disc(s) Installed on a fresh Win 10 build. Played DVD discs and ripped a Blu-Ray movie but it will not play any of my Blu-Ray discs. Tried to do a firmware update but "Checksum error" pops up. Apparently it's a common problem with this drive with no solution available. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DTurner71 from Never buy LG again This is the second LG blueray burner I purchased and both have died shortly after the warranty expires. Expect it to die right after the warranty is up. Pay for expensive 100 GB disks and half are bad. And those are the good Verbatim disks. I will NEVER buy any LG products again. Cheap and junk.
Date published: 2018-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by StillConfused from Device Manager says it's good but it don't work. I got this model and it don't work so went looking to see what I could figure out. Came here to check compatibility with windows 10. On the Overview page it says yes but on the Specs page it says only compatible with XP, Vista, 7, 8 lol
Date published: 2022-09-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yoda Man from LG Needs to figure out what is going on. I bought this through neweggbusiness 3 months ago. It is a very sweet little burner. Setup was simple. Windows 10 directly recognized it and burned disks. After writing 8 successful disks, #9 failed and all after that failed. Returned to neweggbusiness for a quick replacement... The new one burned ~ 8 more disks then failed. I have over 200 disks I need to burn; Am I supposed to buy 25 writers to burn my data?
Date published: 2021-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never Avoid Never from EXCELLENT - 6 YEARS. Dependable for 6 years of light use. Price good. Works well with Windows 7 64-bit OS.
Date published: 2020-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColeH from Disc tray won't open. Neither the eject button nor emergency eject will open the drive. Terrible.
Date published: 2021-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manuel S from Works are expected, might need system twiking. After the fifth BD burning, the drive failed to complete a burn. I first attributed the failure to the disk but after the second consecutive failure and not recognizing the drive with BD disk, I knew has to be the burner. A cycle of disabling/enabling the drive didn't resolve the issue. A bit of research turned swapping SATA ports could be the fix. In my case it was so. The unit has the latest firmware. Not certain if burner or stem is the issue.
Date published: 2023-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tech_Savy from LG WH16NS40 won't write DL Media - Design Flaw I bought two of these. The User Manual and Spec sheet say that the drive will write to DVD+R Double Layer Media. So does the advertising. But the fact is because of a design flaw this drive will not write to DVD+R DB Media, only non-existent DVD-R DL Media. So if writing DL media is important, this drive is useless to you.
Date published: 2022-11-07T00:00:00-05:00