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3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support

  • BP50NB40

Key Features

  • External - Connects VIA USB 2.0
  • Silent Play Reduces Noise from Disc Spin During Movie Playback
  • Supports 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
  • Supports BDXL (100GB Triple Layer) Disc
  • Jamless Play Smooths Out Playback of Damaged Blu-ray or DVD Discs
  • Max. 6X BD-R Read and Write Capability / Max. 8X DVD±R Write Speed

TV Connectivity

Enjoy your media on your TVs, digital photo frames and PCs by simply connecting your drive with USB cable.

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.

Style Evolution from Slimmer to Slimmest

The overall slim design of only 0.55 inches high optimizes space for the slim OPU installation. It allows for a sleek companion to thin Ultrabooks and enhanced portability.

Silent Play

The Silent Play technology helps reduce noise during playback by recognizing different multimedia and automatically adjusting the playback speed according to its criteria for optimal performance.

Super Multi Compatibility

LG Super Multi Compatibility optical drives can read and write different types of disc formats in one convenient package.
1. DVD+R 2. RW DVD-R 3. RW DVD-RAM 4. Blu-ray Disc
This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task

Mini USB

Provides easy connection with Mini USB cable. No additional power source needed.

Experience 3D Blu-ray

Take entertainment to the next level with 3D using the new Power BD-DVD 3D ver. Software bundle. You can now enjoy the excitement of all your favorite Blu-ray titles on your PC and with 2D to 3D converting you can bring a new dimension to all your videos.

BDXL™ Support: Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity on a single disc. It is equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.

Windows 10 Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for Windows 10.

SUMMARY
Drive Type External
SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE
CD-ROM 3.6 MB/s (24x) max.
BD-ROM 26.97 MB/s (6x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
CONTENTS
USB 2.0 Cable Yes
Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows, Power DVD, Power 2 Go, Power Producer, Media Espresso
Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer Yes
OPERATING SYSTEMS
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
OTHER FEATURES
Silent Play Yes
Jamless Play Yes
TV Connectivity (Function needs to be added) Yes
BURST TRANSFER RATE
USB 2.0 interface Yes
BUFFER SIZE
BUFFER SIZE 4 MB (Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded)
TRANSFER RATES - WRITE (MAX)
Type Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD Writer
BD-R(DL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) 2x CLV
CD-R 10x CLV, 16x, 24x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
DVD-R (SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD+R (DL) 2.4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x, 6x, 8x ZCLV
DVD+R (SL) 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-R (DL) 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
M-DISCDVD(DVD+RSL) 4x PCAV
DVD-RW 2x, 3x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
BD-R (LTH) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R (TL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
BD-R (SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x CAV
BD-R(QL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
M-Disc BD (BD-R SL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV
HOST INTERFACE
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
Internal (Drive) SATA
COMPLIANCE
RoHS Yes
Safety UL UL 60950-1 Second Edition
C-UL CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 Second Edition
TÜV EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
SEMKO EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
Laser Safety Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-1 / IEC 60825-1
EMC CE Marking, C-Tick Mark, BSMI, VCCI, KC, CU, FCC Part 15 Class B Digital Device, ICES-003 Digital Apparatus
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 5.7” x 0.6” x 6.1” (144 x 14.6 x 156mm)
WEIGHT
WEIGHT 0.60 Ibs. (Max 270g)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
CPU Intel@ Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
Recommended Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
RAM 1GB or Higher
HDD 30GB or more of available space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
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: Card recommended with following GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) - 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
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) 8x CAV
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 8x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
DVD-R (SL/DL) 8x CAV
DVD+RW 8x CAV
DVD+R (SL/DL) 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM 24x/24x/24xCAV
CD-DA 24x CAV
BD-ROM (SL/DL) 6x CAV
BD-R (SL/DL) 6x CAV
BD-R (TL/QL) 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL) 6x CAV
BD-RE (TL) 4x PCAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) 6x CAV
ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE)
DVD-ROM 200ms typ.
BD-ROM 250ms typ.
CD-ROM 200ms typ.
UPC
UPC 058231312942

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for the Price I bought this product with my new laptop when I found out that there was no optical drive in it. Since it is a new computer for me, I knew that I would need it to load software, etc.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not work on a Mac Even with Macgo blu ray software installed, this external device does not work on a Mac. Spent 15-20 minutes on Chat with LG support and although helpful it did no good. Returning the device to seller
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with MacBook Pro 2017 Small enough but pound for pound this is a great drive I have used for backing up my pictures
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't work for me I unfortunately needed to return this product since I was unable to get it to work properly with my iMac. The disc wouldn't even eject properly (fortunately there was an "emergency" eject button with the help of a pointy object.). Disappointed that it didn't meet my expectations.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy and setup was straightforward. I wanted a player which could handle my Blu-Ray discs and this unit handles DVDs as well.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Mdisk storage. Used mostly for long term storage on Mdisk and/or folks that still collect DVD's and don't have a fast internet connection. Disk players are almost obsolete on newer computers.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from no need to download other programs. came with all progems needed to support playing media. not zone restircted
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from difficult playing dvd on windows purchased it at best buy and my new labtop recognizing the player but fails to read content. avoid this product. LG support do not have drivers or the links are diificult obtain.
Date published: 2017-09-10
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is this compatible with 128GB iPad model A1822?

Asked by: RWHSF
The LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40 is compatible with the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (32 bit, 64 bit), Windows XP (SP3) and Windows 10 Operating Systems and is also compatible with the Mac OS X v.10.7.5 or higher Operating Systems...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-09

My usb's are on opposite sides of laptop...can I plug into electical outlet via my Android charger

Asked by: LSmith 2013
It would be recommended to not connect any USB cables by any means other than specified in the owner's manual. Using the wrong type of cable with this drive can cause it to malfunction.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-10-16

Computer recognizes disk but won't play video.  Any suggestions?

Asked by: Me Kathy
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive. More information is needed to better assist with your concern. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for further assistance with this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-29

Supporting BD-XL will it read a 4K bluray movie disc ?

Asked by: Sledgehammer
As listed in its specifications on its product information page at www.lg.com/us, the LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40, will read BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), BD-R (TL/QL), BD-RE (SL/DL), BD-RE (TL), and BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) discs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-08-07

Does it burns BD or only playback

Asked by: mxmikesm
The LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40 will write to BD-R(DL), BD-RE (SL/DL/TL), BD-R (LTH), BD-R (TL), BD-R (SL), BD-R(QL) and M-Disc BD (BD-R SL) discs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-09

Is it 9.5mm or 12.7mm

Asked by: Antonio12
The LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40 is neither a 9.5 mm nor a 12.7 mm drive. It has a height of 14.6 mm. It's W x H x D dimensions are: .7” x 0.6” x 6.1” (144 x 14.6 x 156mm)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-02-27

I bought the ultra slim Blu-ray writer and it works only for DVD and CD. I'm using VLC player and is not working for any Blu-ray I try to play. I don't understand why can't play Blu-ray? I bought it specially to play Blu-ray!!

Asked by: Xolrak
Vlc does not play blu ray you need a paid product like cyberlink products ie. Powerdvd 16. I had the same problem before.
Answered by: Hdhrndjd
Date published: 2017-02-26

Can you play cds with this device 

Asked by: NPKP
Blu-ray technology is backward compatible so you can play DVDs and CDs on the LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support, Model # BP50NB40. You can write to CD-R and CD-RW discs and it will read CD-R/RW/Rom and CD-DA discs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-02-10
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