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8x Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™

  • AP70NS50

Key Features

  • TV Connectivity
Slide Load In Style

Slide Load In Style

The sleek looking slot drive loads discs with a simple glide that’s fast and smooth compared to drives with a disc tray. By removing the complexities of the disc tray we’ve simplified the drive to operate in tight spaces and run silently without needing to open or close. Give your ultrabook a companion that looks slick and works quick.

Superior data protection with M-DISC™ Support

Superior data protection with
M-DISC™ Support

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.

8x DVD-R Writing Speed

8x DVD-R Writing Speed

Burn more discs in less time with 8x DVD-Max writing speed.

tv connectivity

tv connectivity

Quickly and easily connect to TVs, digital photo frames and PCs via USB for the playback.

Nonstop playability

Nonstop playability

Jamless Play automatically prevents stop video playback in case of damaged disc, such as scratches or fingerprints by jumping through the erroneous data or damaged areas.

Play in peace

Play in peace

As a disc is being read, Silent Play technology automatically controls the disc read speed for optimal noise reduction.

Win8 & Mac OS Compatible

Win8 & Mac OS Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for both Windows 8 and MAC OS.

Drive Type External
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s (24x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
USB High-Speed 480Mbps(60Mbyte/s)
USB Full -Speed 12Mbps(1.5Mbyte/s)
BUFFER SIZE 0.75MB Under-run prevention function embedded
Type Portable DVD Rewriter
CD-R 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV, 24x ZCLV (High Speed: 10x CLV,Ultra Speed: 24x ZCLV, Ultra Speed plus: 24x ZCLV)
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x PCAV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV (8x Speed disc: 3.3x CLV, 8x ZCLV)
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV (Ver.2.2) (12x disc: No support)
DVD-RW 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
EMC/EMI CE Marking, C-Tick Mark, Korean EMC(KCC), Taiwan EMC(BSMI), VCCI, FCC
Safety UL TUV, SEMKO, CB & IEC60825-1 Report, FDA, GOST, NOM, CSA
Laser Safety Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-1 / IEC 60825-1
DVD-R/RW/ROM 8x/8x/8x max.
DVD-R DL 8x max.
DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc) 4x max (Single/Dual layer)
DVD+R/+RW 8x/8x max.
DVD+R DL 8x max
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2) 6x
CD-R/RW/ROM 24x/24x/24x max.
CD-DA (DAE) 24x max.
CD-ROM 139 ms typ
DVD-RAM (Ver. 2.2) 203 ms typ
DVD-ROM 167 ms typ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.72" x 5.35" x 0.59" (145mm x 136mm x 15mm)
Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Mac OS® X
Weight 0.52 lbs (240g)
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty on Optical Drives, Call Toll-Free 800.243.0000
AP70NS50 058231310863

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst External DVD Drive I purchased this about a year ago and at first it worked great. Then I started watching DVDs from my local library or renting them from a place like Redbox. Many times the player would just tell me that the disc was not supported which was extremely annoying since I had an older computer that was able to play it with with very few problems. Then last night, I accidentally dropped the player and it did not work at all. I had a disc inside and was completely unable to eject it. When I went online, there was no user manual to help me trouble shoot. Very unhappy with this external DVD player/writer and will not be buying another!
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from can't work The unit draws too much current and can't work in my Surface 3. I'm returning it.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good addition to surface pro3 I got this with Surface Pro 3. Initially didn't work with surface. Kept on dropping the connection. So I went to lg website, and updated the firmware. It works just fine now.
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would avoid this DVD Writer at all cost!! I purchased this DVD Writer a few months back from Best Buy and it lasted about a week. I wasn't even able to burn a DVD before it broke. It is in my opinion a total piece of garbage and would probably be better suited as a paperweight or doorstop. I'm going to send it away for repair although I doubt what I'll receive back (Most likely a refurbished piece of garbage that'll last another week) will even warrant me upgrading this review. Now in the meantime I've been out a DVD writer for like a month and who knows how long repairs are going to take. All in all LG, I highly doubt I will be looking at any of your other electronic products in the future because my purchase has completely eroded any confidence I may have had in the quality of your products.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Solution for CD-less Laptops My new laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, so this LG solution was a perfect fit. I like the fact that there's no separate power cord - just plug it in to a USB port and go. Makes it easy to install new software, backup files, etc.
Date published: 2015-02-05
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How to play a movie

Asked by: Jerry99
Hello Without the disc, press and hold the ‘Eject’ button for 2 seconds. (The LED indicator will turn on, switching to TV mode. Press and hold the button again for 2 seconds to return to ODD mode.) Insert your supported media into the drive. The disc file system will be converted to FAT32 and will be recognized as USB flash memory. Select and play the files from your A/V device to enjoy videos, pictures and music. Refer to your A/V device owner’s manual for more information
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-19

How do i install the LG super multi blade dvd burner to a  current iMac? It says on the box that it is Mac compatible but there is only an installation disc for Windows ... what going on?

Asked by: MarcHood
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Australia. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-19

AP70NS50 , How does it connect to TV

Asked by: MrNuff

Can I record audio through a sound system? Like a speech or lecture?

Asked by: Jeff C

How do the ap70ns50 and the sp80nb60 compare? (I would like to get the best drive to use with my MacBook pro.)

Asked by: jamescole97

Is there a disc that comes with drive?

Asked by: Mac9962

Can I use mini dvd on this device?

Asked by: Ralphralph

Is the AP70NS50 compatible with Windows 10? Will it work with a 1.2 Ghz Intel Core m processor?

Asked by: Don2117
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