Skip to Contents

Ultra Portable Super-Multi Drive DVD Rewriter

  • GP08NU40

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

SUMMARY
Drive Type External
Interface USB 2.0
DVD Write Speed 8x
CD Write Speed 24x
Supported Discs CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/RAM/ +R/+RW +/-R DL
Buffer Capacity 2MB (Under-run prevention function)
Color Black
WRITE SPEEDS (Max)
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD+R Dual Layer 8x
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD+RW 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 6x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD-RW 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 5x
CD-R 48x
CD-RW 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
READ SPEED (Max)
DVD±R 8x
DVD±R Dual Layer 8x
DVD±RW 8x
DVD-ROM 8x
CD-ROM/R 24x
CD-RW 24x
WRITING METHODS
DVD-RW Disc-at-once, Incremental Recording, Restricted Overwrite
DVD-RAM Random Write
DVD+R Sequential Recording
DVD+R DL Sequential Recording
DVD+RW Random Write
CD Disc-at-once, Track-at-once, Session-at-once, Packet Write
DATA TRANSFER RATE
DVD-ROM 11.08Mbytes/s (8x) max
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s (24x) max
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Windows, Mac OS X ver. 10.5.4 or higher
CPU Pentium® III 1.0GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
RAM 256 MB or Higher
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.6” x 0.6” x 6.1” (141.1 x 14.8 x 156.2 mm)
Weight 0.9 lbs (411g)

What People Are Saying

Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Flimsy and Unstable I bought this cd/dvd reader/burner because I needed a cd/dvd drive for my mac air. I did not get the apple product because the reviews said the apple dvd drive is unstable. Reviews for LG were better than Apple's. Additionally, I thought I can use the LG portable drive for my Windows laptops as well. I tried the LG driver both on Mac and Windows and in both O/S, the drive is unstable -- the light goes on for a few seconds and then goes off and is no longer recognizable by the computer - both in Mac and Windows. To get it to work, I have to plug/unplug the USB cable and really quickly get the driver to read the CD. I can't even burn a file on the disk. I am returning this product and replacing it with a more robust disk reader/writer - have not decided which one yet. October 1, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by LG is trying to get rich! I bought this to burn music. I was planning on using iTunes and WMP to do so but both will not work with this drive. I installed the software that comes with the drive and you have to pay more $ in order to burn music! This thing cost me $90 and now i have to pay more money for software?!!? I used to like LG until i bought this thing. Buy something from another company, this is a waste of money if you want to burn anything. August 12, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredible Drive I bought this drive for my new M11x Alienware Laptop since it does not come with a disc drive. Skeptical about ordering this, for the price and possibilities of it breaking (much less than an inch tall). It exceeded my expectations, it is fast, small, easy to carry and move, and comes with a nice bag for storage and transportation. June 8, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not Mac Compatible as stated on box Box states that it is Mac compatible, does not come with Mac software - disappointed - returning May 20, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by not a fan Too slow. Did not reconize the writable discs several times. returning the item. April 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by metal case with carrying case, so nice this item is so nice,, since I m taking to India, I bought 5 more for gift, April 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Burner I have owned several external burners before finding this one. All the others are made of plastic. This is made entirely of metal. When they say ultra slim they mean ultra slim. This extremely well built and durable. It comes with a really nice carrying case. I would have actually paid more then $89 for this device. Great deal..... March 14, 2010
1-7 of 7

We're here to support you with our product.

Contact us for any purchasing inquiries.

Product Support

ASK & ANSWER

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

5 Questions & 5 Answers

Ask Your Questions, Share Your Answers

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
« Back
 
 
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

where do get the drivers?

My OS is windows 7.
Gender: male
3 years, 1 month ago
User Name:
Jay
Emmett, ID
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful

Answers

Answer: 
Thank you for your question. This unit is a plug-and-play device and it should work. If it does not, . please go to support.mircosoft.com/kb/982116. Follow the steps on the screen to update your drivers on your unit. There is a chance that your unit will work after that. If you are in warranty, please call one of our product specialists at 1-800-243-0000.
3 years, 1 month ago
User Name:
Stan
 
Please wait while more information about Stan is loaded.
Additional information about Stan could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful
3 years, 1 month ago
User Name:
Anonymous
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful

Answers

Answer: 
Thank you for your question.

Slim External DVD Re-writer
The LG Super-Multi GP08NU40 DVD Rewriter goes outside the conventional box with clean and fuent lines resulting in an elegant union of form and function. Simply plug via USB and burn CDs at 4x and DVD±Rs at 8x speeds.

This unit does not have a hard drive.
3 years ago
User Name:
Stan
 
Please wait while more information about Stan is loaded.
Additional information about Stan could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

how do i hook this up and will it play dvd?

2 years, 8 months ago
User Name:
Anonymous
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful

Answers

Answer: 
Make sure you have a personal computer with one or two open USB ports before connecting the drive to your computer. Power for all other devices should be turn off before attaching the cables. Connect the USB 2.0 (Y type) cable to the drive. Connect the other end of the USB 2.0 cable to your computer. The drive may get its power from the PC USB power. All systems may not meet USB power requirements and full performance may not be achieved. In this case, connect to the USB power cable. When the computer is ready, confirm that the drive is detected. And then, insert the supplied software CD into the drive and install the software. This drive does have the capability of playing a DVD, and will, as long as the computer has the software with which to process the DVD data.
2 years, 8 months ago
User Name:
NeilE
 
Please wait while more information about NeilE is loaded.
Additional information about NeilE could not be loaded.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

where do i get the driver for mac?

2 years, 7 months ago
User Name:
Anonymous
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful

Answers

Answer: 
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Germany. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at http://www.lg.com/de/index.jsp. For US products, any drivers are provided by the operating system of the computer.
2 years, 7 months ago
User Name:
NeilE
 
Please wait while more information about NeilE is loaded.
Additional information about NeilE could not be loaded.
0points
1out of 2found this answer helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful
Has staff answer
Has expert answer
 
1 answer

Where do I get the CD softwear that came with the unit?

I lost the original CD that came with the unit, how do I get a repalcement CD?
2 years, 3 months ago
User Name:
Anonymous
Reno, NV
 
Please wait while more information about This Contributor is loaded.
Additional information about This Contributor could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful

Answers

Answer: 
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. We do not carry any replacement software installation discs. If you no longer have the disc, then the software, if desired, will have to be obtained from a 3rd party vendor.
2 years, 3 months ago
User Name:
NeilE
 
Please wait while more information about NeilE is loaded.
Additional information about NeilE could not be loaded.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
HelpfulNot Helpful
1 of 1
1 of 1