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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.

Summary
Drive Type External
OPERATING SYSTEMS
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows XP, Windows Vista™, Windows 7
ACCESS TIME
BD-ROM 260mstyp.
DVD-ROM 270mstyp.
DVD-RAM 240mstyp.
CD-ROM 260mstyp.
SUSTAINED RATE
BD-ROM 143.86Mbits/s(6x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08Mbytes/s(8x) max.
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s(24x) max.
BURST TRANSFER RATE
USB 2.0 480Mbps Yes
BUFFER SIZE
BUFFER SIZE 4 MB (Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded)
TRANSFER RATES - WRITE (MAX)
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
M-DISC 2.4 CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (TL) 2z CLV, 4x ZCLV
BD-R (SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
HOST INTERFACE
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
COMPLIANCE
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)
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 6.29" x 0.86" x 6.02" (160 x 22 x 153mm)
Weight 0.8lbs (380g)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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.
TRANSFER RATES - READ (MAX)
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
Other Features Silent Play, Jamless Play

What People Are Saying

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. December 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 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. March 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. February 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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. February 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 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. January 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by easy setup The writer was very easy to setup. Setup loaded 1st time. Works with Win 7 flawlessly April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! February 1, 2013
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Does LG Have Firmware chip on board to update.

solve problems with other blu ray media brands, speeds & so forth.?
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I have model :-No BP40NS20 make:- Lg external burn blu ray.
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We appreciate your interest in our LG products. In order to provide the information you have requested, we would need to know the model of the device in question. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
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How do you get the BP40 to play on a MAC?

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We regret the difficulty you have experienced with this drive. The majority of our drives are designed as Plug and Play devices. As such, once the drive has been installed in the computer, allow your Operating System to provide the drivers required to run the unit. If you have additional questions about this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
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The info provided is not clear on if the drive (and similar models) have the capability of writing to the M-Disc. Does M-Disc support mean it only READS M-Disc? The confusion lies in the fact the M-Disc should be compatible with all DVD readers, no?
I am looking for drives to compare that would allow me to 'burn' a M-Disc of data.
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Yes, this burner can write to M-Discs.
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bp40 bluray player for macbook

i would like to know if i can use this bluary player in my macbook intel core 2 duo 2.4 Ghz Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor with 144MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared

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It should be possible to use this BluRay drive with your MacBook computer. Your operating system will have to provide the appropriate drivers. We do not have any Mac-compatible software.
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We appreciate your interest in our LG products. We would be more than happy to assist with information regarding the specifications and compatibilities of this unit. In order to be of assistance, we would need to know the model of the product in question. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
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