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Super Multi External 24x DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support

  • GE24NU40

Key Features

  • Max 24x DVD-R Writing Speed
  • M-Disc™ Support
  • Silent & Jamless Play
  • USB 2.0 Interface

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.

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.
This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task

Micro USB

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

Win 10 & MAC OS Compatible

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

24x Writing Speed

Enhance any system and enjoy a higher level of disc writing performance at a max speed of 24x. This increased speed lets you burn more discs in less the time, therefore allowing you to enjoy greater time management and overall efficiency.

Drive Type External
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000 Professional, Mac OS 10.4.10 or higher
DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x)max.
CD-ROM 7,200 kB/s (48x)max.
CD-R 4x, 8x, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x, 40x PCAV, 48x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x,16x CLV, 24x (High Speed: 10x, Ultra Speed: 16x, 24x, US Plus: 16x, 24x)
DVD+R 2.4x, 4x, 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV, 8x, 12xPCAV, 16x, 18x, 20x ,22x, 24x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x, 4x , 6x CLV, 8x
DVD+RW 2.4x, 4x, 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV (High Speed DVD+RW: 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV)
DVD-R 2x, 4x, 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV, 8xPCAV, 16x, 18x, 20x, 22x, 24x CAV
DVD-R DL 2x, 4x, 6x CLV, 8x,
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV (Ver.2.2)
DVD-RW 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x CLV
SATA Gen.1 1.5G bps (150MB/s)
BUFFER SIZE 0.75MB Under-run prevention function embedded
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 6.2" x 2.0" x 9.1" (160 x 50 x 230 mm)
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2Kg)
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc) 4.8x max. (Single/Dual layer)
80 mm CD 10x max
CD-DA (DAE) 40x max
CD-R/RW/ROM 48x/40x/48x max
DVD+R DL 12x max
DVD+R/+RW 16x / 13x max.
DVD-R/RW/ROM (SL/DL) 16x/13x/16x/12x max.
DVD-RAM (Ver. 1.0/2.2) 2x/ 2x, 3x-5x PCAV
DVD-ROM (Single/Dual) 10x/10x
CPU Intel® Pentium® III 1.0GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
RAM 256MB or Higher (24x writing : 512MB or larger)
HDD 20GB or more of available space
DVD-ROM DL 220 ms typ
DVD-ROM 145 ms typ
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2) 270 ms typ
CD-ROM 125 ms typ
UPC 058231309829

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never again I give up, I don't recommend this product . After wasting time trying to get it to work properly , it will become a paperweight . I tried to get it to work on Windows 10 to no avail and on Windows 8 . It will recognize the drive until you put a dvd in then disappear . I should have purchased an internal drive in the first place . in fact , that is what I am going to do
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I own two LG products; a TV and this burner. I liked the ease of use and performance of the burner during the first months when it worked properly. However it has been returned for replacement do to subsequent operational failures..
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Started off great but now having issues I originally purchased back in November when I learned my new pc had only one internal slim type drive with speeds of only 8x. I was thrilled to learn that this product had up to 24x speed. It worked great for about a month and then I started noticing burning errors and while reading a disc it would seize up in the middle of the read. For example while checking a burned disc for errors it would stop reading the disc (the light stopped flashing green) but the drive still makes noise as if it is still reading the disc. Also the allotted time it would show to complete would increase instead of decrease letting me know it wasn't working. I thought it was a fluke so I took it back for an exchange and now the same exact thing is happening with the new one. I'm not sure what's causing this as I have tried it on both my usb 2.0 and 3.0 ports. When it freezes like this I either have to restart my pc or unplug the power adapter from the drive and plug it back in. It's very annoying that I can't use it to read discs back to back without this happening. Other than that it works great.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally!!!! Finally an LG product that works with Windows 10 and it is a nice unit!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from MEH Just got this from Dell. Silent? More noise than a dishwasher. Tried installing the software that came with it. Every install giving me error messages. This corrupted, that corrupted, file not found. EEch! Then I tried to skip one install, (unchecked) It still installed. Finally used System Restore to get rid of all this junk and found some free software online. Laptop refuses to acknowledge drive. Have to run discs manually.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremley Fast Great product! Writes DVDs Quickly. I was hoping for a USB powered, but it requires an External Power source.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! I ordered a laptop without a CD writer/reader because it is seldom used and another item to get broken on the laptop. I do take it along sometimes if I think I'll need it but most of the time I leave it at home and use it when needed. My personal thoughts on the matter is CD writer/readers were very important for backups and such but with USB drive with much more storage space, the CD writer/reader is seldom needed.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Heavy Duty USB Reader/Writer Have had various CD/DVD writers but this is great heavy duty one that was priced right. Have used it now for a few months with no issues. Highly recommend this item.
Date published: 2015-07-16
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Purchased GE24NE40 new from Best Buy. Software cd incl in box was installed but still doesn't play dvds. Help says go to Movie section in Cyberlink Media Suite but no Movie listed. Is there a driver I can download.  Dont want to pay anymore for this  

Asked by: trinaduty
I had the same question and asked someone about it. She told me to get the VLC Media Player. It looks like an orange construction cone with white horizontal stripes on it. It downloaded and installed easily. I just tried it out tonight and it played the movie nicely. Try it and see.
Answered by: GoldenBear13
Date published: 2017-03-31

I bought this burner new. It will only burn at 16x. I want to slow it down to 4x. The drop down box only says 16x. How do I change this option

Asked by: string bender
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive and its operations. We would be more than happy to troubleshoot this matter with you. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-02

Can't get any dvds to play

Asked by: Dalek Sec
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. Is there a particular type of discs which will not operate? Are they video discs or are they software disks? Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-17

Running OS X 10.7.5 GE 24 won't Autorun. What next?

Asked by: MTHT
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. The AutoRun feature is a part of the drivers provided by the Operating System. For additional information, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-06-08

I need a driver for this device. I realize that the Operating System supplies a driver for Plug and Play results, but I am trying to install an Operating System from scratch and it keeps asking me for a driver.

Asked by: GentleBen
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive. This model is designed for compatibility with Mac OS 10.4.10 or higher, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, VISTA, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Please advise what Operating System will be in use. Contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-27

Is the GE24NU40 compatible with Windows 10?

Asked by: PCor
Yes.  I have a HP Pavillion with Windows 10.  The computer picked the driver up on its initial run with no problems whatsoever. 
Answered by: MoFo2
Date published: 2016-03-21

I can not figure out how to open this ac plug. I take off the cap but all there is, is two little stubs under it. There's no way for me to plug this into a wall outlet.

Asked by: Jesus777
There is nothing to open on the AC Adapter, Model # WA-36A12S that is supplied with the LG Super Multi External 24x DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support, Model # GE24NU40. The adapter has 2 straight blades on it that should easily fit into any 110 V wall outlet, (it is a dual voltage adapter so it will also work with 240V) If your adapter doesn't have the 2 straight blades that will fit into standard 120 V outlets, you may have received the wrong adapter with your unit and it is possible depending on where the unit was purchased, that you don't have a US model...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-03-03

Can I get a new install disk?

Asked by: fyrebug
I apologize, but no; we have no additional installation disks available for our drives. Each drive is licensed for a single installation disk and software code.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-01
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