One of the best portables I have seen and used!
I have several external drives, one is even almost the identical specs including Blu-Ray burning. that drive is also highly recommended and also made by LG it is model # BE14NU40. Both are excellent drives but this portable is amazing for as small as it is. Love them both but the portable is amazing.
March 22, 2014
Burning electronic charts to BR
Need was to use BR disks rather than DVD's as I provide electronic chart updates to fleet units that can easily amount to 20GB. Slower burn speed not much of an issue in my case; it works fine and saves shipping costs.
February 26, 2014
This drive is only as good as the software
LG BP40NS20 External Blueray
How I expected to use it: To watch DVD's and Blueray's on my laptop while traveling.
The software that comes with this product is some of the worst. When I did some research, after I couldn't get it to work, I found the people who wrote reviews didn't actually use the software that comes with it. It's bad.
Watching a Blueray didn't work without downloading another entities software product. The the DVD playback was jumpy.
It does not work straight out of the box. I am returning this product.
February 9, 2014
No MAC support
No MAC support, this product is obviously faulty for the system, you should have a proper driver or file to make this work, very unsatisfied experience.
January 4, 2014