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SP80NB80

Key Features

  • M-DISC™ SUPPORT
  • MAX 8X DVD±R WRITE SPEED
  • Silent Play
  • WINDOWS 10 COMPATIBLE

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.
1. DVD+R 2. RW DVD-R 3. RW DVD-RAM 
This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task

Windows 10 Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for Windows 10.

8x Writing Speed

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

TRANSFER RATES- WRITE (MAX)
TRANSFER RATES- READ (MAX)
OTHER FEATURES
ACCESS TIME (Random Acc)
SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE
BUFFER SIZE
HOST INTERFACE
COMPLIANCE
OPERATING SYSTEMS
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
CONTENTS
WARRANTY/UPC

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from works as advertised so far the SP80NB80 has done everything I need it to do
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as Expected I do not have a CD/DVD drive built into my laptop. I need to install a program that required the use of one. So I rushed out to grab an extension drive. The drive worked very well and I was actually surprised at well it performed because of the price.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the trick I bought this external about a month ago because most PC cases don't have a bay that can house an internal drive anymore. I still have some software on DVD and still burn the occasional CD so this external does what I need it to. Just plugged it in and was good to go. I can't speak for the playback because I haven't used it and in all likelihood never will but it's LG so I'd wager it is good as well. Only complaint I'd have is really just a nitpick and ofc it isn't a design flaw just physics being physics, you have to support the platter when putting media into it as it has a snapping hub. Solid choice for an external overall.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from portable dvd player player is exactly what i was looking for and it works well.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LG Dvd I'm happy with this product it is easy to run and set up.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD burner / SP80NB80 Simple connection. Mac OS 10.13 needed some adjustments for the external HD also connected to mini because the burner confused the OS. After that the burner worked perfectly. Plays DVDs. Burns DVDs. So far the tray works automatically, but it's good to have the mechanical tray release just in case
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great I was looking for a cd drive for my laptop, and trustedLG products
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, light and works great I purchased this since my Mac and my laptop don't have an optical. I am using this to rip DVD's that I recorded to make them digital. Plays DVD's great and no other issues. I would have liked to have the bundled software for my Mac also but the bundled software is for Windows only.
Date published: 2017-12-05
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ASK & ANSWER

Ask your questions. Share your answers.
Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

What is the writing speed of dvd writer

Asked by: Krishna2347
The write speed for this LG Slim Portable DVD Writer DVD Disc Playback & DVD M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP80NB80 is advertised as 8x Writing Speed on its product page on our site, http://www.lg.com/us/burners-drives/lg-SP80NB80. You will find the Transfer Rates-Write (Max) listed for each writable disc type in the specifications for the drive on the product page...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-21

will this work with a surface pro computer

Asked by: nailbender
The LG Slim Portable DVD Writer DVD Disc Playback & DVD M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP80NB80 interfaces via USB and it receives its power via the USB port. It is compatible with the Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP(SP3) OPearting Systems and the system requirements are a Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or Higher(with USB 2.0) for basic performance (Recommended for optimal performance: Pentium IV 3.2 GHz or Higher), 256 MB or larger (Recommended: 512 MB) of Memory and 64 MB (Recommended: 128 MB) of Video Memory.Please check to see if your Surface Pro meets these requirements and if it meets the USB power requirements to power the drive...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-03-19

Who do i instal in a new Macbook pro? try to use but nothing happen!

Asked by: FelipeP
Hi, this is a plug and play device. Before you plug any external device into your Mac, make sure the system is turned on. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-18

When trying to use the drive I see it on the computer but the drive is clunking and sounds like it is eating the disk. and it wont read after I click install software

Asked by: mdg166
Hi mdg166, give us a ring at 1-800-243-0000 when you are with the unit so we can help out. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-22

When I plug in writer error code 19 shows up how to fix

Asked by: Travis37
You can try to uninstall the driver by going to Device Manager > expand DVD/CD-ROM drives > right-click the CD and DVD devices > then select Uninstall. Then restart your computer. If you will still have the error, then it will be on the registry settings of your computer. In that case, you need to contact Microsoft about the registry settings. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-27

How do I write to a disc ?

Asked by: Jeffnardo
The LG Slim Portable DVD Writer DVD Disc Playback & DVD M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP80NB80 has a USB Host Interface and connects to your computer/laptop via the USB port. It comes with a software CD that you need to install on your computer and when you select the files that you want to write to a CD or DVD that is inserted in you will need to follow the directions on your computer to write (burn) the files to the media disc you have on the drive. You may need to right-click the file for the options. If uncertain, check the owner's manual for your computer on how to write to a drive. The SP80NB80 appears as another drive on your computer that you can select as the drive that you want to send/write files etc., to...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-12-06

Will this play mini dvd from camcorder 

Asked by: Mavrickmktg
The DVD loading tray in the LG Slim Portable DVD Writer DVD Disc Playback & DVD M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP80NB80 is only set up to use standard DVDs. The mini DVD is a non-standard DVD size which is about half the size of a standard DVD disc, so you will have to purchase a Mini DVD adapter so your mini DVDs can snap into it. This adapter will fill the space that would normally be taken up by a DVD, letting the player load it as normal....^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-24

When I try to play a movie using the software provided, I can find the DVD and movie, but when I try to play it I get the following error: Cyberlink Power Media Player does not support the playback of this media format.

Asked by: Scott Sw
This certainly is something we would love to look into with you. Please reach out to our computer specialist by calling 800-243-0000 so we can assist you with this. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-27
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