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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 5 out of 5 by from Finest External CD/DVD writer I have ever owned Purchased this today (10/21/2017). Installation was quite easy, and it is performing as advertised. It is the best external CD/DVD unit owned.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I bought this about 2 months ago and it handles burning and ripping of music CDs very well. The software package is very good too!! I need a workhorse cd burner and player because I have over 790000 songs in my collection!! Thanks LG for a great machine!!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reader writer I like the unit very muchfor it's features and quality
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've Found on the market I bought this as a travel unit to use with my laptop, but it has worked so well I have replaced my external DVD drive on my desktop at home to use this at home as well.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cold I bought this April of last year and I must admit that I love the interior, it keeps my vegetables fresher than any refrigerator I have ever owned in the past. I like that it has an alarm that let's you know that the door is still opened. Cannot not say too many good things about the exterior though, scratches easily and has marks on it already (discoloration) that will not come off.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great external drive Great external drive, it does everything I needed it tot do and it come with a good set of software package to help you get started.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pain in the back side to get it to work. Software kept fighting with my laptop, required numerous “restarts” to get it to work each time I needed to use it. Very frustrating.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from GE24NU40 dead in a few weeks Worked okay for about a month, then started developing recognition issues. After bootup drive appears in the network, once any disc is inserted it disappears. Not worth any more time to invest in software updates, reboots or research. nothing helps. Expensive paperweight. Buyer beware.
Date published: 2017-09-22
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How to activate the advertised "TV Connectivity" on the GE24 external desktop drives? The technique described for the notebook series drives (open tray, hold EJECT button until LED stays on) has no effect. Smart TV says "unsupported device".

Asked by: m_a_schuster
We would need to obtain more information to offer better assistance. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional support.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-10-12

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
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