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  • SP60NB50

Key Features

  • TV Connectivity
Style Evolution from Slimmer to Slimmest

Style Evolution from Slimmer to Slimmest

The overall slim design of only 14mm high optimizes space for the slim OPU installation (9.5mm). It allows for a sleek companion to thin Ultrabooks and enhanced portability.

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.

8x DVD-R Writing Speed

8x DVD-R Writing Speed

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

TV Connectivity

TV Connectivity

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

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.

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.

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
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s (24x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Mac OS® X
USB High-Speed 480Mbps(60Mbyte/s)
USB Full -Speed 12Mbps(1.5Mbyte/s)
Type Portable DVD Rewriter
CD-R 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV, 24x ZCLV (High Speed: 10x CLV,Ultra Speed: 24x ZCLV, Ultra Speed plus: 24x ZCLV)
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x PCAV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV (8x Speed disc: 3.3x CLV, 8x ZCLV)
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV (Ver.2.2) (12x disc: No support)
DVD-RW 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
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) 5.67" x 5.43" x 0.55" (144mm x 137.5mm x 14mm)
Weight 0.44 lbs (200g)
DVD-R/RW/ROM 8x/8x/8x max.
DVD-R DL 8x max.
DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc) 4x max (Single/Dual layer)
DVD+R/+RW 8x/8x max.
DVD+R DL 8x max
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2) 6x
CD-R/RW/ROM 24x/24x/24x max.
CD-DA (DAE) 24x max.
CD-ROM 139 ms typ
DVD-RAM (Ver. 2.2) 203 ms typ
DVD-ROM 167 ms typ
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty on Optical Drives, Call Toll-Free 800.243.0000
SP60NB50 058231310825

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My review Like the product, even though it would not work on the item I originally bought it for. Really small and compact.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inexpensive didn't pay off... I've had a problem with this since I bought it and it has finally just stopped working. Spend a couple dollars more for a better dvd player and save yourself the frustration.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from INQUIRY I have had my DVD writer from you guys for over a year now and its been a great purchase. Easy to use and great performance. However in recent times with my computer receiving the update to Windows 10; the DVD writer is not connecting at all. Is this a common problem or is it that after updating to Windows 10 the DVD writer will no longer be compatible with my device? I really
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If you have a Mac don't buy bought because lg usually has good products. It advertises this as compatible with Macs. Nope. dvd that accompany the drive only have software for Windows. There is no info on this site and others who have asked about the same issue have not even received a reply from the company. maybe it works on windows but not on mac air nor mac books.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Works Great I have had this player for close to a year. it works great.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not sure what the other people are doing..... I have owned this drive for a few months, I have a Mac Mini with out an optical drive and wanted something that I could install and remove when needed. The drive has worked great with both Yosemite and El Capitan.I am in IT and I work over nights from home when it is slow, I watch movies in the down time. The drive has worked seamlessly with every thing, and has turned out better than I expected for the price I paid for it. It looks sharp not a big bulky item. as far as the durability of it its great it sits on my desk and occasionally will go to the office with me in a lap top bag. I would not give something like this to a child and expect it to last more than a few weeks if your child is accident prone. Just exercise sound judgment and know who you are buying for
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry to have purchased this item I bought two of these items so we could use them to do school overseas. We bought the kids lightweight laptops and then two of these LG Slim Portable DVD players. We are less than a month overseas and one completely stopped working, the other is having difficulty staying shut while playing videos they need for school. Annoying! I regret not reviewing the product before purchasing. I assumed the product would work well for us.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor product and poor website service As being in an industry that handles tons of electronics each year I can see why LG is cheap and why so many people have LG products; the reason we did not do our homework. If we did we would not buy this cheap non working stuff
Date published: 2015-09-14
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I try to play a dvd and it is saying there is no disc drive but the dvd is in it and it still won't play.

Asked by: jazzy_453
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. The ability to play a DVD video will depend upon the software that has been installed on the computer to which this drive is connected. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-23

I lost the cord for my dvd writer and was told by geek squad to get a micro usb cord. I bought the cord and now my drive will not load new dvds only ones I've previously installed. Do you sell just the cord that comes with the writer?

Asked by: BrittneyN
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive and its accessories. The charging cable is a standard Micro USB cable, and can be obtained from any electronics store.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-10

I bought an LG SLim Portable DVD Writer. Geek Squad installed it on my newcomputer.  A mo later computer crashed.  They recovered the data from my hard drive, but now I have no way to install the DVD Writer again.  Can you send me a link for installation?

Asked by: Loralu
There really isn't anything to install with the LG Super Multi Portable 8X DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support. All the directions for how to set it up are in your owner's manual but all that requires is plugging the device into your computer with the supplied USB 2.0 cable or the cable they used to connect ti to the computer and then run the Windows Software Installation disc that was also included with the unit...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-02-19

Looks like there has been a quite a few of us that need the Windows 10 driver to the LG external DVD drive SP60NB50. I'm not waiting anymore for LG to get around updating the driver. I'm moving elsewhere!

Asked by: rjtomlin25
Neil, that driver does not work on Windows 10, repeatedly linking it does not help the situation.
Answered by: James2061
Date published: 2016-02-19

I have a new Windows 10 laptop with no CD/DVD player. My LG SP60NB50 won't work. Needing a downloadable driver/software please.

Asked by: John Smith
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive. The newest available firmware for this drive can be found on our website at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-13

I purchased a year ago, and have used literally 3 times to rip in audio CDs.  Now when I put a disc in, it tries several times like it cycles, but then nothing and shuts off. Why would it stop working so quick? Any options or ideas? Tx!

Asked by: ChaunceyMN
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. Check to ensure that the lens is clean, that the disk is installed properly, and that the wired connection is secure. The software may need to be un-installed, and then re-installed. If this still does not resolve the matter, then it would be recommended to contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-30

what app do I need to install because my lg sp60 does not play dvd movies

Asked by: leo17
We would need more details with regards to how you're trying to play DVD movies on the LG Super Multi Portable 8X DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP60NB50 it shouldn't need any Apps to play DVDs. Either the DVD is not compatible with the drive or you may have some sort of software conflict. DVDs have regional coding on them which prevent them from being played in a player or device that is not coded for the same region. You can find the coding on the jewel case for the DVD movie. Your SP60NB50 supports region playback control Phase II (RPC-2), a designation that is applied to firmware for DVD drives. Older DVD drives use RPC-1 firmware, which allows DVDs from any region to play. Newer drives use RPC-2 firmware, which enforces DVD region coding at the hardware level. For most computer drives, users are allowed to change the region code up to five times and the when the number of allowances reaches zero, the region last used will be permanent even if the drive is transferred to another computer. This limit is built into the drive's firmware.Unfortunately, in your case, the DVD program assigned the region automatically based on the locale set in the operating system. Most freeware and open source DVD players, such as VLC, ignore region coding. VLC, for example, does not attempt to enforce region coding; however, it requires access to the DVD's raw data to overcome CSS encryption, and such access may not be available on some this drive since it has RPC-2 firmware when playing a disc from a different region than the region to which the drive is locked...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-11-19

I need a Windows 10 driver.

Asked by: mjs08991
Regrettably, the Windows 10 driver for the LG Super Multi Portable 8X DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP60NB50 is not available yet. You can check for its' availability on its support page on LG's site at and download it from there when it becomes available...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-06
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