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Super Multi Blue Portable with 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support

  • BP40NS20

Key Features

  • Super Multi Blue Slim Portable
  • 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support
  • Supports BDXL (128GB) Discs
  • External - Connects Via USB 2.0
BDXL™ Ultimate Capacity

BDXL™ Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity. You can now write up to 128GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL™ disc which is the equivalent of 27 standard dvds or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.

6x BD-ROM Reading and Max 8x DVD-RW writing speed

6x BD-ROM Reading and Max 8x DVD-RW writing speed

Capture all the excitement of Blu-ray with the 6x BD-ROM reader that offers for smooth playback. Plus, burn more discs in less time with 8x DVD-Max writing speed.

Experience 3D Blu-ray

Experience 3D Blu-ray

Take entertainment to the next level with 3D using the new Power BD-DVD 3D Software bundle. With 2D to 3D converting feature, you can bring new dimensions to all your videos.

2D-TO-3D Real-time converting

2D-TO-3D Real-time converting

Converting 2D-to-3D is easy with real-time conversions of DVD titles and any file based videos. And because it can be transformed in real-time there's no waiting for you to enjoy the 3D viewing.

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.

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.

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.

Drive Type External
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows XP, Windows Vista™, Windows 7
BD-ROM 260mstyp.
DVD-ROM 270mstyp.
DVD-RAM 240mstyp.
CD-ROM 260mstyp.
BD-ROM 143.86Mbits/s(6x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08Mbytes/s(8x) max.
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s(24x) max.
USB 2.0 480Mbps Yes
BUFFER SIZE 4 MB (Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded)
BD-R(DL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) 2x CLV / 2X CLV / 2x CLV
CD-R 10x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV
CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV
DVD+R (SL/DL) 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV/ 2.4x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV (8x disc: 3.3x , 8x)
DVD-R (SL/DL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV/ 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV (Ver.2.2) (12x disc: No support)
DVD-RW 1x, 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
BD-R (LTH) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R (TL) 2z CLV, 4x ZCLV
BD-R (SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
Internal (Drive) ATA8-ACS Revision 6 INF-8090i Ver. 7 Rev 1.21 INCITS xxx T10/1675D Revision 4
RoHS Yes
Safety UL UL 60950-1 First Edition
C-UL CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 Second Edition
TÜV EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
SEMKO EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
EMC CEMarking, C-TickMark, BSMI, VCCI, KCC, FCC Part 15 Class B Digital Device, ICES-003 Digital Apparatus
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 6.29" x 0.86" x 6.02" (160 x 22 x 153mm)
Weight 0.8lbs (380g)
CPU Intel@ Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
Recommended Intel Pentium4 Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
HDD (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring) 30GB ormore of available space
RAM 1GB or Higher
HDD 60GB ormore of available space
BD Movie Playback CPU: Following CPU recommended -Intel: E6400 or higher
Graphic Card: Card recommended with following GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) - ATI ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
Graphic Card- nVidia GeForce 7600GT or higher / GeForce 8400 or higher. Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
DVD-RW 8x CAV max.
DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc) 4x CAV max.
M-DISC 8x / 8x CAV
DVD-ROM 8x CAV max.
DVD-R (SL/DL) 8x/ 8x CAV
DVD+RW 8x CAV max.
DVD+R (SL/DL) 8x/ 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM 24x CAV max.
CD-DA (Ripping/Audio Play) 24x CAV/ 10x CAV
BD-ROM (SL/DL) 6x CAV / 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) 6x CAV / 6x CAV / 2x CLV
BD-R (SL/DL/TL) 6x CAV / 6x CAV / 6x CAV
BD-MV 4.8x CAV max.
BD-R (LTH) 6x CAV max.
Other Features Silent Play, Jamless Play

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from power through usb3.x when you connect through usb3.x you can suffice with one connection instead of the double connection because more available current. both the software and hardware does what it should do, I have no problems or failures experienced yet.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blu Ray playback in a jiffy I have my TV connected to a PC which is my prime media player. Though I have XBox 360, the lack of Blu Ray playback always disappointed me. It is all one easy to use external Blu Ray player that will complete my home theater setup. What better than this external Blu Ray player? Just plugged it to my PC, installed the required software downloaded from LG website and boom! There I have the Blu Ray player. As this is external drive, just plug it to the computer and done. No tools needed to open the computer. Playback quality/performance has been exceptional. The problem is that the stock disk that comes with the packaging has outdated software in it. It does not work on Windows 8, but after downloading the updates, it worked. Minimum computer hardware requirements are a little misleading especially the graphics card. It did not work on ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4640. I later found that Blu Ray playback needs better graphics card. It works like a charm on ATI Radeon HD 5750.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best portables I have seen and used! I have several external drives, one is even almost the identical specs including Blu-Ray burning. that drive is also highly recommended and also made by LG it is model # BE14NU40. Both are excellent drives but this portable is amazing for as small as it is. Love them both but the portable is amazing.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Burning electronic charts to BR Need was to use BR disks rather than DVD's as I provide electronic chart updates to fleet units that can easily amount to 20GB. Slower burn speed not much of an issue in my case; it works fine and saves shipping costs.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This drive is only as good as the software LG BP40NS20 External Blueray How I expected to use it: To watch DVD's and Blueray's on my laptop while traveling. The software that comes with this product is some of the worst. When I did some research, after I couldn't get it to work, I found the people who wrote reviews didn't actually use the software that comes with it. It's bad. Watching a Blueray didn't work without downloading another entities software product. The the DVD playback was jumpy. It does not work straight out of the box. I am returning this product.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No MAC support No MAC support, this product is obviously faulty for the system, you should have a proper driver or file to make this work, very unsatisfied experience.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy setup The writer was very easy to setup. Setup loaded 1st time. Works with Win 7 flawlessly
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally satisfied with this product The reason I purchased this burner was that I have a Blu Ray player but not a burner. I have lots of pictures and videos of family and trips on my external hard drive and needed to back them up for safe keeping and to free up some disk space. I used Blu Ray 25 GB, 50 GB, 100 GB and single layer DVD blanks with no problems. But I did have major problems with double layer DVD burning and discovered that the blanks were poor quality. I replaced with them good quality blanks and had no problems afterward. I like the compact size as it fits on my desk. The existing software that I use to create videos is compatible which is a plus. The portability is also a plus as I take it with my laptop when I travel. One problem with the Blu Ray player part is my PC video card is not compatible with Blu Ray so I cannot play them on my computer. I also don't like that it takes up two USB ports so I had to get a USB bus to plug in the devices that were removed for the burner. All around I am very satisfied with this product!
Date published: 2013-02-01
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Will this drive play Blu Ray movies bought from other regions?

Will it play Blu Ray discs bought in Europe, Asia, Japan, Australia and the US??
Asked by: darthjiyo
you should be able to change the Region only 5 time in Device Manager property of the Drive
Answered by: tdorsey
Date published: 2015-08-29

works in TOAST on a mac

works fine in a mac? Intel Core i5 8 GB ram toast 11 pro + MacOS 10.6
Asked by: infosol
The operations of this drive should work in any computer. It is a Plug and Play device that utilizes driver files provided by the Operating System.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2012-11-09

Can I connect the BP40NS20 to a smart TV to see bluray films?

Asked by: raelius
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Argentina. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2012-08-21

Firmware for the BP40NS20

I have just installed my BP40NS20 and tried to play a Blu ray disc with PowerDVD 12 on a Win7 Pro 64Bit PC. I got an error message on the screen telling me I needed to update my drive, not the PowerDVD software. Are there any Firmware updates for this drive?
Asked by: PaulF
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this drive. Unfortunately, there are no software updates available on our website for this unit. If you continue to have difficulties with this unit, and the drivers on your operating system cannot be updated, then it would be recommended to contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance with this unit.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2012-07-30

LG Model BP40NS20

Hi, I had to buy new LG portable re-write Blu-ray, but when I install software intio my Ultrabook the systerm can't install ( my Ultrabook grand new I just buy a one week my systerm windows 7 x64 bit 6GB memory hard drive 500 GB ) please help me how to install software into my Ultrabook ( by the way my note book don't have DVD Drive , they only had USB ) thank you for your help , I wait you aswers to me bye
Asked by: Anonymous
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this drive. The software disc will only install from the LG drive. The operating system will provide the driver required for the computer to communicate with the drive. If you have additional questions about the operation of this drive, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2012-07-19

what are the softwares included

burning and video reading softwares included?
Asked by: yvdumo
Please contact LG's Customer Service team at for assistance.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2012-08-09

Is it Lightscribe compatible?

I'd like to know if this burner is REALLY Lightscribe compatible, as on your site, it is supposed to be, but on another, it says that it is not : Thanks for your answer
Asked by: leloustic
Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional information.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2012-09-05

Will this work with NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

I'm running an HP Elitebook 8540w with a Quadro FX 880M and I'm unsure if this card meets the GPU requirements. It's Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, 8 GB Ram and a 2.67 i7 CPU. Thanks.
Asked by: PVAdam
This drive should work with your PC just fine.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2012-07-12
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