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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

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 4. Blu-ray Disc
This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task

Experience 3D Blu-ray

Take entertainment to the next level with 3D using the new Power BD-DVD 3D ver. Software bundle. You can now enjoy the excitement of all your favorite Blu-ray titles on your PC and with 2D to 3D converting you can bring a new dimension to all your videos.

BDXL™ Support: Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity on a single disc. It is equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.

Windows 10 Compatible

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

16x BD-R Writing

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.

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
UPC 058231310238

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, Easy to use, Fast, Reliable Had this device for a little over a month. The installation was simple. The read speed and picture quality are amazing!!! The features included with the drive are well put together and bugs free. I can't wait to buy a 3D monitor to enjoy my Blue-Rays in 3D!!!!!! Love this product and all other LG products I bough before. I can't express how happy I have been with LG products!!! Just the best!!!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HD ULTRA WOW Great DVD player. Works well with my HDR TV. Easy to install
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 10 year warranty. The 10 year warranty is useless if there is no one in the local area to provide the warranty service.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Bought some time back, fantastic product , recommend
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speedy install, works like a dream Installation with Windows 10 was a breeze, and it's worked great ever since. Burns fast and plays back like a charm.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We went way too long without a microwave. We shopped to find a quality appliance and knew we found the perfect machine. It has a great selection of powers for different needs. The rack has allowed multiple dishes to be incorporated at one time use. Time saving food prep has made our lives so much easier. Thank you for you high quality product!!☺
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, ez install The LG blu ray drive i purchased works perfectly,was a breeze to install, and has reliably burned for me since day 1.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage The last 4 months have been spent throwing away Blu-ray discs that were either not burned correctly or not at all. This is being tossed in the garbage can. This will be my last LG purchase.
Date published: 2017-05-20
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I have a new WH16NS40, and when I play Blu-Ray Movie every 10 - 12 seconds the playback will hesitate for less than a second. Have you seen this issue?  How can I resolve this problem?

Asked by: StarCaptain
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. If the drive stalls at such a repetitive interval, then there may be a need for additional system memory or video memory for additional data buffering. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional information in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-01


Asked by: PAKO
Yes It will play 3D Blu Ray discs
Answered by: SM0R3S
Date published: 2016-11-13

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: 2017-08-24

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
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