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BE12LU38

Key Features

  • External - Connects via eSATA & USB 2.0
  • LightScribe™ Disc Labeling
  • 12x BD-R Read and Write Capability
  • Max. 16x DVD±R Write Speed
SUMMARY
WRITE SPEEDS (Max)
READ SPEED (Max)
DATA TRANSFER RATE
LIGHTSCRIBE LABEL PRINTING
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
SIZE AND WEIGHT

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG is always my first choice when shopping. This drive is so easy to install and use! Dependable, quiet, and quick. I am glad that I chose to add it to my collection of other LG optical drives. The other LG drives that I own may be too old to mention, but are all still in excellent working order. To me, that speaks volumes! LG, Life is Good. Thank you for consistently providing quality products.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great addition to my new mini mac. A great addition to my new mini mac, and speed writing video and music disk.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from World best by LG LG is the world best maker since CD-Writer. There's no need to say. THIS IS "LG".
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works as advertized Totally satisfied with the performance of this drive. It's quiet, fast (when using hte eSata connection) and nice looking. Set-up is straight forward and your up and running pretty quick. Would recommend this unit.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver ! Bought a "all in one" touch computer. Mis read the packaging, thought the burner was BLU-RAY burner. This unit was the only esata available on the market, price was good, Lg quality is superb. It was a no brainer to purchase this unit. Have Been totally satisfied. Will buy again if needed. Great burner.
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ...so many options.. Grab and go...burn, play, even 3D movies. Fast burn time, connect to any computer with video card that can support 3D, and a 3D monitor(LG makes a couple). Start watching 3D movies....Universal power adapter. Other hidden gems inside...
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking drive. It writes faster and much quieter than the build drive in my desktop. I have not used it that much but so far, I have not had any problem writing my any of my AVCHD home movies to a blu-ray disc or a regular DVD. I use it for watching Blu-ray movies and it plays without any problem. I love the way it looks. Only time will tell how durable it will be.
Date published: 2012-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product lack of light scribe feature If you plan to use light scribe multimedia with this product, don't buy it. Even though it says on the box "supports lightscribe," the software does not recognized the driver. I send it back to be reviewed for an LG technician, but when I got it back, it still none of the softwares recognize it. About the rest of the features, I have no trouble with.
Date published: 2012-06-28
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ASK & ANSWER

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Hello Does it works on Mac? Regards.

Asked by: stefff
I have used it on an iMac with OS X 10.7 and 10.13 (High Sierra). I have burned data blurays with Toast Titanium 10 and 17. Works fine. But I cannot say anything about watching Bluray-movies since I haven't tried it, I guess that needs a third-party program.
Answered by: MacUser2342
Date published: 2018-07-30

does it work with windows 10??

Asked by: Mohammad930
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive. This model has been designed for use with Windows 7, Windows VISTA or Windows XP. A software update is posted on our website to allow Windows 8 support. No update has been provided for Windows 10.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-20

If I have old Cyberlink software on my computer, should I delete it first before downloading the bundled software on disc?

Asked by: letmerollit
If the software is newer it will just override the older version you have installed.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does this drive have a sleep timer?

I was wondering if this drive automatically puts itself into a sleep or hibernate mode. I am using this drive in a data center to install catalogs on an IBM PureFlex Server.
Asked by: Rooftop
This drive is designed to take power directly through a USB port. As such, if the computer is deactivated, then the power source of the drive will have also been deactivated. It will therefore not remain powered on.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

Blank media compatibility for LG BE12LU38

Will blank media described as "6x 25GB BD-R LTH Single Layer" work in this drive for burning blu ray?
Asked by: George
The model BE12LU38 is designed as compatible with 6x PCAV BD-R LTH Single Layer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

Standby Mode?

I noticed there is an on-off switch on this unit. I plan to use it with an HTPC and want the drive to turn on/off with the computer it is plugged in to as I do not want it to remain ON when not in use. Will this detect that the computer is turned off or will i need to physically turn off the drive?
Asked by: bheinz
This drive is designed to take power directly through a USB port. As such, if the computer is deactivated, then the power source of the drive will have also been deactivated. It will therefore not remain powered on.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

LG BE12LU38 can be used to record from TV?

Asked by: SOUTHERN
Sorry, this external BLu-ray disc rewriter does not have that feature.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2013-10-22

Error - This disc is not an appendable disc for Power2Go

I'm attempting to use the LG Burning Tool to backup data files (music files) and get the error message "This disc is not an appendable disc for Power2Go, please erase it first." The disc itself is new and empty - nothing has been written to it.
Asked by: JMF1
Some discs have been known to have a small amount of usage data stored already, even when it is new out of the package. We would appreciate the opportunity to troubleshoot this situation with you. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22
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