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Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™

  • GP50NB40

Key Features

8x DVD-R Writing Speed

8x DVD-R Writing Speed

Burn more discs in less time with 8x DVD-Max writing speed.

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.

TV Connectivity

TV Connectivity

Quickly and easily connect to TVs, digital photo frames and PCs via USB for the playback.

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.

Win8 & Mac OS Compatible

Win8 & Mac OS Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for both Windows 8 and MAC OS.

Drive Type External
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Mac OS® X
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-R (DL) 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x PCAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV (Ver.2.2) (12x Media: Not supported)
DVD+R (DL) 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x PCAV
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV (8x speed disc: 3.3x CLV, 8x ZCLV)
CD-R 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10xCLV, 16x ZCLV, 24x ZCLV (High Speed: 10xCLV,Ultra Speed: 24x ZCLV,Ultra Speed plus: 24x ZCLV)
DVD-RW 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc) 4x max (Single/Dual layer)
CD-DA (DAE) 24x max
DVD-RAM(Ver.2.2) 6x
DVD-R/RW/ROM 8x/8x/8x max
DVD-R DL 8x max
DVD+R DL 8x max
DVD+R/+RW 8x/8x max
DVD-ROM 167 ms typ
CD-ROM 139 ms typ
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2) 203 ms typ
DVD-ROM 11.08Mbytes/s(8x) max.
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s(24x) max.
BUFFER SIZE 0.75MB Under-run prevention function embedded
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)
EMC/EMI CE Marking, C-Tick Mark, Korean EMC(KCC), Taiwan EMC(BSMI), VCCI, FCC
Safety UL TUV, SEMKO, CB & IEC60825-1 Report, FDA, GOST, NOM, CSA
Laser Safety Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-1 / IEC 60825-1
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 5.66" x 0.68" x 5.33"(144mm x 17.5mm x 135.5mm)
Weight 0.46 lbs(210g)
USB High-Speed 480Mbps (60Mbyte/s)
USB Full-Speed 12Mbps (1.5Mbyte/s)
GP50NB40 058231309133

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Work Dvd does not show up on my mac anymore after 6 months of use
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Software issue I have purchased 2 of these over the last year. I thought that I must have damaged the 1st one as it quit working almost immediately. Recently, I purchased another one only to have it quit the day I brought it home. It seems that when you install the included software, it automatically checks for BIOS updates and begins installing without asking and giving you time to shut down any other programs. I don't know if this is only an issue with Windows 10, but if you buy one, DO NOT INSTALL THE LG TOOLBOX or you will wind up with a throw-a-way.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from doesn't work with Surface and Mac post 2015 Very disappointed that it takes so much power to consume! Can't return it anymore. I guess you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work in Mac OSX Most discs don't get recognised, some do but don't play/read … very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work with windows 10 Beware, this does not work with windows 10. It will show up on Computer but will not be accessible.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works if you can get the drawer to open. I bought this 6 months ago and have only been able to use it a couple of times because the drawer doesn't want to open when pushed. And then there's the Windows 10 problem!!!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not working with Windows 10 I just bought this two days ago and it's not working on windows 10. is there any way for me to make this work in Windows 10???
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This drive workson some laptops This drive works fine on two of my computers, but will not install on my Asus T100TAF Transformer Book. Windows 10 on all computers, it will show up in file explorer, but does not show in Device Manager, and when you try to open it you get a warning that there is a read security problem, I've try every vender involved and none have any idea what to do, other than that, the drive works fine.
Date published: 2015-08-29
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Why it can't  be installed on Windows 10?

Asked by: MSB2015
The LG Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™, Model # GP50NB40 came out well before Windows 10 was released and at the time of release, it was compatible with the current Windows Operating Systems which were Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, and Mac OS®. X. There is a Windows 8/8.1 fix that requires you logging in as an administrator then entering some prompts in the command prompt and restarting your computer so it can recognize your drive. You can contact Microsoft for advice on how to proceed with that...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-01-17

The burning software (cyberlink) that came with my LG burner will not work on Mac  it's for a pc so it's useless to Mac owners. No where on the box does it mention this issue.

Asked by: MarkWone2015
How do download Driver to burn? This site don't have DRIVER to Download. I have Window7. This is not plug and play type. 
Answered by: roger11
Date published: 2015-10-11

I have unformatted minidisc 3" dvds. I can only play the discs that I formatted using the feature on the camcorder itself. I don't have the camcorder anymore. I have disc that are unformatted. I have no Desktop. I have a trayless laptop. Will this work?

Asked by: Weedle
The LG Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™, Model # GP50NB40 is compatible with the Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, and Mac OS® X Operating Systems and connects via a USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s) port. The device also gets its power from the USB port. It will play M-Disc (8x), DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc - 4x MAX- Single/Dual Layer), CD-DA (DAE) - 24x MAX, DVD-Ram (Ver. 2.2) - 6x, DVD-R/RW/ROM - 8x/8x/8x MAX, DVD-R DL - 8x MAX, DVD +R DL - 8x MAX, DVD +R/ +RW - 8x/ x Max. The DVD tray is not cut out to accept minidiscs so you will need to find an adapter that will allow you play your discs if they meet the above criteria...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-18

Lost my software cd how do i get a new one

Asked by: mycauldron

how to download software for mac

Asked by: savinay
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