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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
24x Writing Speed

24x Writing Speed

Instantly 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.

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 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
GE24NU40 058231309829

What People Are Saying

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features for the price This drive has a great package of features for the price. I use it for viewing instructional DVDs and data storage. Purchased it because my new laptop didn't have a DVD drive (becoming very common). The only issue had was getting the driver loaded. Windows 8.1 is very deficient when it comes to drivers and add ons. While the previous versions of Windows were pretty much plug and play for adding accessories, 8.1 expects you to buy all addins, drivers, etc. If your LG drive doesn't function right away, try it on another computer, chances are it's a Windows issue not the drive!
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the looks of this unit I have had this unit since Christmas and it is very fast and very quite. The software was very easy to install. I have burned numerous cds and have not had a bad disk. I highly recommend this product
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product has good features but... I have had this unit for seven months now and it now does not eject its' tray. All it does is flash. I am uncertain what the problem could be other than the motor of the drive.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - Just what I expected I've only been using this drive for about a month, but so far everything is working fine. Reads and burns fast ... with no errors.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plus & Play on my iMac and Mac Pro I was concerned based on some reviews. However, I plugged it in and it plays DVD's and burns DVDs/CDs from my Macs. My Macs talk to it and it obeys open tray when I want to burn a DVD. I close the tray and my Macs tell me a disk is ready to burn. It talks back Fantastic product
Date published: 0008-09-19
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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

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
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this drive. All drivers and basic software needed for operations are included on the disks provided. If there are continued difficulties with this drive, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-06

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

This LG burner worked AWESOME for serveral month stop and my PC doesn't see/find it anymore when I put in a blank DVD to burn.....please help

Asked by: Americadj
The LG Super Multi External 24x DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support, Model # GE24NU40 is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000 Professional, and Mac OS 10.4.10 or higher Operating Systems. Have you made any changes to another Operating System or made any software upgrades. Do you get any error codes when you put your blank DVD's in the unit. Are you using the correct DVDs( Supported discs: DVD-ROM(Single/Dual), DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Double layer, DVD-R Dual layer, DVD- RAM, M-Disc (DVD+R SL), and are they inserted properly with the label side facing up? You may want to re-install the Recording Authoring Software that came on the disc that was packaged with the unit. If you are still having problems, you can contact an LG Call Representative at (800) 243-0000. Be prepared to give as much detail as possible like what Operating System you're using, when the problem happened, what type of discs you're using, an error codes that you are getting etc.,^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-01

My external disc does not have a drive installed can I download one and install it on my computer?

Asked by: seaurchin
We appreciate your interest in this external drive. This drive was designed as a Plug and Play device. As such, any drivers that might be required will be provided by the operating system of your computer. For additional assistance with this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-12

What external dvd player do you recommend that is compatible with windows 10?

Asked by: Trudi
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