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Key Features

  • Max 14x BD-R Writing Speed
  • Supports BDXL (128GB) Discs
  • 3D Blu-ray Title Playback & M-Disc™ Support
  • USB 3.0 Interface
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TV Connectivity

Enjoy your media on your TVs, digital photo frames and PCs by simply connecting your drive with USB cable.


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.


Micro USB

Provides easy connection with Micro USB cable. No additional power source needed.


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.

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this blu-ray player This is a great LG Blu-ray player, I like to own someday a LG LCD TV that would be nice but I wouldn't mind winning one too. I wouldn't mind also to win another LG Blu-ray player too as well.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from System gets hang during boot There are 2 issues: 1. Does not detect if in BIOS if system is rebooted with device connected 2. Sometime system hang is seen with this device connected or takes longer time to boot to BIOS / UEFI with this device connected Tested in AMD / Intel Platform
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great specs, fair price Kind of a pain to setup, but works ok when finished.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast! I have had this drive since November 2013 and it has worked flawlessly ever since
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Died after a few days The drive worked out of the box fine, but after a couple of days it just stopped working, and I had only used it a few times. The total time of actual use has to be less than 1 hour. I can't find my receipt (that's my fault) so I can't speak to the quality of customer service, but obviously I can't give a high rating to a product that dies with less than 1 hour of use.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After three months won't play After playing maybe 20 disks over a three month period the drive keeps ejecting disks (even ones that I have played before on the same drive).
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was fast... Used the device for a few day, one day it suddenly had some sort of malfunction where the disc shattered within the drive.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reads damage BD disks My existing BD Rewriter was starting to fail to recognize a netflix BD, one out of 3-4 disks. Same bad disks had trouble playing or flat out would not play in a nearly new LG 12.7mm BD rewriter. Bought this BE14NU40 Writer because of the "Jamless Play" that let's it play thru fingerprints or bad / scratched sectors - This unit played 2 BDs that both my existing units did not recognize or would recognize then fail to play - and if you wamt a noisy writer/player - look at other units, this thing is morgue quiet. I would not hesitate to buy this unit again
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Works well, but sometimes my computer doesn't recognize it and I have to shut it off and turn back on again to burn a disk.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and fast I would recommend this product for consistent blue ray burning
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This device has replaced my Sony Blu-Ray player. My setup is an 80" 4K Television, connected via HDMI to my audio receiver. This device is connected to my media computer, which itself, is connected via HDMI to my audio receiver. I'm using software to play my DVDs and Blu-Ray discs and this product has been phenomenal. I'm not losing anything not using the Sony product. Full HD-DTS and the picture quality is second to none! Keep up the great work, LG.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice hardware and software package Easy to install and use. Lots of useful software. The burning speed is nice and very few burning issues. Yet to try the multilayer disks but I am sure it will perform well.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always LG prodcuts are great! I have always bought LG products for PC's that I have built. I have always found that LG products surpass the quality and performance. In the past few years, I have bought 2 LG Flat Screen TV’s and there performances have out surpassed any other flat screen TV on the market. I will purchase LG products in the future!
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full-featured, excellent product This Blu-Ray disk burner does it all. It has more capability than any other device. It is the fastest device out there. It works flawlessly with my Mac without any drivers. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, solid unit with the features I need Works right out of the box. Takes advantage of greater speed of USB 3.0. I like the overall case design also. There are some Blu-Ray discs that the drive would not rip (for my personal library), but that's probably a DR issue. All in all, I like the device and would recommend it to my friends.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great LG product Wanted an external BD writer and choose this based upon prior experiences with LG products. As always it didn't let me down. While writing BD disk is a heavy task this handles it with no problems, Even the 50gb disks. I haven't tried the M disks yet but I don't think they will be a problem either.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect experience I've been using the LG to burn data to Blu-ray discs as well as backing up my own Blu-ray discs. So far I've done exactly 50 burns and had only one coaster (which was my fault). I've never had this kind of success rate with any of the simple DVD burners I've owned over the years, so I'm incredibly happy with the purchase. Because my laptop is aging I burn at 6x speed. I just don't think my processor could handle a full 14x burn. I also added a USB 3.0 adapter to the laptop and have the LG connected to that. I'm not sure it's quite necessary, but it can't hurt. Using the blank Blu-rays as data discs, it takes almost exactly 15 minutes to burn 23 gigs of data at 6x. I also verify all the burns, which takes another 15 minutes. And the verification is always successful. The unit itself feels very sturdy and well built, and is aesthetically pleasing. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about, so if you're on the fence about buying, my suggestion is go for it!
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am 100% pleased with this product I have suffered with DVD burners in the past not being easy to use so was a little apprehensive when I plugged this exterior burner in and used it for the first time to make a Blu-ray disc. The first one worked perfectly as did everyone since. It is now my go to burner for DVD's also as it appears not to have the quirks of my other two devices I used to use to burn DVDs and music CD's. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works excellent. I use my burner everyday about 10-15 times. It is super fast and quiet. I love it and wound recommend it to anyone looking for a the best blu-ray burner around! Thanks is good my friends
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works great until it doesn't work. Have had two of these units go down in less than a year. Using it for archiving and back up of old files on Blu-Ray. Was fine until one day it spun-out on a disc. Had to force eject, and from then on, it would no longer read BDR discs that it wrote. Still works for CD/DVD but not Blu-Ray. Like I said, this is the second LG (Super Multi Blue External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter) to junk-out like this in less than one year. If it happened once, well bummer, but twice is not cool. I'm looking for an alternative.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised This Blu-ray burner works as advertised. Plug it in and start burning. I create Blu-ray, DVD, and CD discs with Toast software. No problems in several months usage.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burns the new M-discs with no problems I purchased this drive to burn the new M-disc regular and Blu-ray discs for archiving my family VHS tapes and DVDs. I also use it for burning Blu-ray wedding DVDs for my customers. Set up was easy. Works great with Avid Studio. I can pair it with my other Blu-ray burner and copy the existing Blu-ray DVDs I already have. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably FAST and EASY! I take lots of family videos, and just recently purchased an HD Video Camera. I thought I would try my hand at transferring the HD videos to BluRay discs. I found this LG burner at Best Buy, and decided to get one. I have not been disappointed! It's so easy to use...and FAST! My family members are enjoying the discs I burn for them... and I am happy to have a burner which works SO WELL!
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG's BE14NU40 Blu~Ray External Drive I use my LG Blue~Ray external drive for quickly transferring the entire 3DBlue~Ray/Blue~Ray Disc with special features, and chapters to my SanDisk 128GB Class 10 microSDXC Card. The 128GB microSDXC is located in my Galaxy Note 3. The LG BE14NU40 rapidly reads the Blue~Ray Disc and transfers it through USB 3.0 to my Laptop to a program called 123 Copy Blu~Ray/DVD Platinum. Upon about 4+/- hour’s replication the program stores it on my hard drive and is then transferred to my Galaxy Note 3 via USB 3.0. I understand that I can easily access my Blue~Rays via digital copy but Digital Copy does not have the special features and deleted scenes as well as different movie versions (Directors Cut, Extended, Theatrical etc.). I also purchased the 2 year Best Buy Geek Squad Protection for peace of mind. Overall for what I use my LG BE14NU40, I am very satisfied with my Purchase.
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB 3.0! This drive is fast! Add to that it's MDisc capable. Overall a good product
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great Does what it is suppose to do. The only complaint that I have is the power cord, when bumped, will fall out of the connector on the burner.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT I have used this burner several times and it does a great job of burning important files and pictures onto disk.. it is small enough to take to your families or friends house to burn their important info or pictures for them.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific burner/player for the price. I use the burner regularly and it has been nothing short of excellent. no problems at all with the operation or quality of the playback. could not beat the price.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection in an External Blu-Ray Device This is simply a great Blu-Ray burner. It operates at full USB 3 speed and burns quickly as well. You will not be disappointed with this device!!
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! I found this easy to set up and easy top use. I did not use the software included but bought a subscription to Blue-Cloner 4 instead. It's very fast and I hvae had no problems!
Date published: 2014-02-21
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What is the wattage for this product: optical drive blu-ray disc rewriter BE14NU40

Asked by: Tcole
Hi Tcole. Regrettably, there isn't a wattage that is disclosed in the specifications for this LG Super Multi Blue External USB 3.0 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter, Model # BE14NU40, however, it has a USB 3.0 interface, and the USB 3.0 power output specification is a voltage of 5V and an available amperage of 900 mA, the wattage will be as much as 45 mW, the actual current draw is determined by the device capability which could be less than 45 mW if the unit draws less current from the USB 3.0 port...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-11-28

consultation, it is compatible with apple mac sierra 10.13 or a special software is needed.

Asked by: Luis Martinez
Regrettably, the LG Super Multi Blue External USB 3.0 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter, Model # BE14NU40 is not compatible with Mac Operating Systems...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-09-05

Where can I find the USB cable for the drive? I seem to have misplaced mine.

Asked by: FaulkFan28
Hello, most any electronic store will have a universal cable available. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-07-25

My I Mac using Yosemite won't always recognize this LG external Blu Ray external writer. Most of the time it does not. 

Asked by: Lefty k
Hello Lefty K, sounds like we need to do some troubleshooting. Please give us a call when you are with your unit at 1-800-243-0000. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-28

Why do I get a message saying: the last usb device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and windows does not recongize it.

Asked by: kapwn
i`m having the same problem over here. I did start itt and write a few blu rays but i cant really use it because after it is finishing the writing my bluray writer is getting lost and win 10 says that it is not recognized . there is a way to run the dvd writer but its not stable . you have to enter device manager and at the usb ports you have to enter the power manager and unclick " allow the computer to turn off ... blablbla " . As a final result i say that this drive IT`S NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WIN 10
Answered by: Baxi
Date published: 2017-02-03

Does this burner work with Mac OSX?

Asked by: MacGyver1
I have this LG Super Multi Blue External USB 3.0 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter, Model # BE14NU40, and using it on my Macbook Pro Retina using Mac OS X El Capitan it is working fine, without any drivers need to be installed.
Answered by: AhmedAAKF
Date published: 2018-07-17

I'm trying to update the firmware in this drive with windows 10. The update program will not run. I tried to get the program to run on several different computers but it will not run on any of them. Please help

Asked by: Dan2603
That link goes to nowhere, a blank MS page. Win10 updated today and now does not read my external LG, I was going to update from the firmware on your site, nothing for windows10, I think I am not the only one running win10 at this time, you do have win7, and possible 95 as well though. So, no firmware updates? Will the disc that came with it work, the one with the way outdated cyberlink bloat included? I loved this burner, until this morning. Hoping just a glitch, b/c I have had zero issues since mid Dec, this is the first, and it occurred when MS10 required a restart for todays update. ANy help?
Answered by: fuzzknuckly43
Date published: 2018-02-14

why dose my cd dont play on other computers , dvd players after i burned it , i use a video software call cyberlink, so what do u guys think

Asked by: quint140
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. The playback of discs created on this drive will be dependent upon the completion of the finalization process performed through the software used. If there are problems with the discs, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-25
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