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Internal SATA 16x Super Multi Blue

  • WH16NS40

Key Features

  • 16X BD-R Write Capability
  • Serial ATA Interface
  • Write and Read Quad, Triple, Double Layer BD-R Discs
  • M-DISC Support
  • Max. 16X DVD±R Write Speed
  • Blu-Ray Disc, DVD and CD Family Read/Write Compatible


Capture all the excitement of Blu-ray with the 16x BD-R writing capability. Plus, now you can store more data on to BDXL™ discs.

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.

BDXL™ Ultimate Capacity

BDXL™ Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity. You can now write up to 128GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL™disc which is the equivalent of 27 standard dvds or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.

Drive Type Internal
CD-ROM 7,200 kB/s (48x) max.
BD-ROM > 62.93 MB/s (>14x)
DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max.
OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows XP, Windows Vista™, Windows 7, Windows 8
BD-ROM 180 ms typ.
DVD-ROM 160 ms typ.
DVD-RAM 180 ms typ.
CD-ROM 150 ms typ.
8b side 1.2Gbps bits/s
10b side 1.5Gbps bits/s
BUFFER SIZE 4 MB (Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded)
Type Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
CD-R 8x, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x, 40x PCAV, 48x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x, 16x CLV, 24x ZCLV
DVD+R 4x CLV, 8x, 12x PCAV, 16x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x PCAV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 4x, 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD-R 2x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV, 8x, 12x PCAV, 16x CAV
DVD-R DL 2x, 4x CLV, 8x PCAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x, 5x CLV
DVD-RW (SL) 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x CLV
BD-R (SL/LTH) 2x, 4x CLV, 6x PCAV
BD-R (SL) 2x, 4x CLV, 6x, 8x, 10x PCAV, 12x CAV, 16x CAV
BD-R (DL/TL&QL) 2x, 4x CLV, 6x, 8x PCAV, 12x CAV/2x, 4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
Serial ATA Yes
RoHS Yes
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 5.7" x 1.6" x 6.5" (146 x 41.3 x 165mm)
Weight 1.65 Ib (750g)
DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc) 12x / 8x CAV (SL/DL)
M-DISC 12x
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 16x / 12x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x CLV, 5x
DVD-R (SL/DL) 16x / 12x CAV
DVD+R (SL/DL) 16x / 12x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM 48x / 40x / 48x CAV
BD-ROM (SL/DL) 12x / 8x CAV
BD-R (SL L to H) 6x CAV
BD-R (SL/DL) 12x / 8x CAV
BD-R (TL/QL) 6x / 6x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL) 8x /6x CAV
80mm CD 11.5x CAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) 12x
WH16NS40 058231310238

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and speed for the price Remarkable product, does what it should do; very good
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 4k Blu Ray I discover that although it can read a bd-xl tl, it can not read 4k blu ray. Maybe a firmware upgrade?
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as Advertised! After purchasing the LG BH10LS30 in 2010, I was thoroughly disappointed with the product. For example, if it felt like it perhaps it would read Blu Rays never wrote them, but at least it worked for DVDs a greater percentage of the time. When it came time to purchase I looked at the competition for comparison products, some of them offered bundled software, unlike this product; however, the reviews scored better for this. Since I already have software that will read Blu Rays, as well as DVDs and separate software that will write the aforementioned, and provided I've had an experience with an LG Television that died on me during repair and LG sent a technician to my house and replaced all of the parts within three days of the call (I think it was supposed to be a week), I purchased this product. So far it works as advertised, although I have only tested watching Blu Rays on well known software (which pleases me since my first LG Blu Ray Burner was dead out of the box). I am attempting to clone a Blu Ray to my HDD for preservation, on my first attempt it was "corrupted" but that is more than likely software related, or copyright protection and not related to this product. Tested a clone of the second product, removed a theory that I had that was on the disc and I have a perfect copy on my HDD -- so it was software, and disc related. Overall, I am pleased that it works as advertised, but, it should be noted that you should already have software to watch the media through this product as this is an OEM product and will be akin to a coffee coaster (unless you download some free products that do a poor job at playing media as intended). Also keep in mind that Windows 10 does not support media player watching. I've rater this product 4 out of 5 stars as LG's competition offers bundled software at competitive or cheaper rates, and it would have persuaded me to look elsewhere if I had not already owned the software necessary for my needs.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Drive I purchased this drive to replace my BD10LS30 drive which stopped working. while burning a dual layer DVD. Spent no more than 5 minutes installing it. Works just as good as if not better than the old one which now only works in an external case and not as an internal drive
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whats not to like? This drive was highly rated on Amazon, and it has turned out to be a great deal for the price. I have been using it for 2 months and it has ripped and burned DVDs and BR disks as it should without a problem. I needed a replacement for the player burner that came with my computer and it seems to run quicker (may be my imagination) and quieter.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works beautifully in linux! I have been a linux user since 2000, and this blue-ray burner is one of the best pieces of hardware I've gotten in almost all that time. The speed my system achieves when burning is amazing! I usually average ~45MB/second, so filling a 25GB BD takes less than 15 minutes. LG hit the ball out of the park with this burner. I don't know what the trouble is with those saying anything other than great stuff about this burner (other than blame M$!), but for me this burner is fantastic and works out of the box on linux systems.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I've only burned 1 BD and several DVD's but it burns them fast and they are readable.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well for the price. Using this drive in a MacPro (2010) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. I've only burned a handful of Blu-Rays but they work OK. Burned a ton of DVD's and they are fine as well (and 2 CD's). Ripped a ton of Blu-rays and this drive is fast for that. Would recommend, it's a good drive for OSX.
Date published: 2015-02-03
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Will this burner work with Windows 10 operating system

Asked by: Maccat39
Answered by: CGL216
Date published: 2016-08-14

Will this drive play current UHD blu rays? 

Asked by: Mediacomm
Answered by: CGL216
Date published: 2016-08-14

WIll it run in windows 10 64-bit?

Asked by: pradhyumna
Our offices, in the United States, do not have any product information for India. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-06-15

Why will this disc drive randomly recognize blu ray discs and 

Asked by: JohnTM
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. Some additional specifications will be necessary in order to determine the cause of this situation. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-10-14

Hi I but this blu-Ray and it dos not read blu-Ray why 

Asked by: Dannys65
Actually it is a little more complicated then what i previously said. I had that same issue. 1st install the power dvd 10 program provided with the Blu Ray Drive. 2nd open the programs go to settings, which is located on the left side of the rewind button represented with a hammer and a screwdriver, then select upgrade . 3rd once the upgrade tab is open select the third tab that says patch and under the tab it should say "A software update is now available" and click on it. 4th it will link you to the Cyberlink website follow the instructions to download the patch and your Blu Ray Drive should work after that.
Answered by: MangoMango
Date published: 2015-09-30

where can I get the sata cable to install this drive ?

Asked by: coolwhip1958
We appreciate your interest in this computer drive. The connection cable should be available at your local electronics retail store.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-28

Can this read SACD?

Asked by: Andy2

Is this product lg wh16ns40 blu ray dvd writer support bdxl (128gb) or (50gb) discs ?

Asked by: sonuu
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