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Key Features

  • 12x BD-R Read and Write Capability
  • SATA Interface
  • LightScribe™ Disc Labeling
  • Max. 16x DVD±R Write Speed

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable I have had this drive for quite a while as hardware goes, and it has worked flawlessly the entire time. The software that came with it is really useful, especially for the Blu-Ray function which wasn't offered in my machine at time of purchase. My only complaint is that it can't open the tray past the little spring loaded door on the faceplate. Not a big deal for me but worth mentioning.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent on all fronts. It has lots of features. It came with lots of software, some of it actually useful. And I got it at a great price.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent multifunctional burner The BH12LS38 is an excellent blu ray burner that also provides LightScribe support. I can burn cds, dvds and blu ray discs as well as LightScribe labels. Installation was easy as was updating of firmware thanks to the LG website. Drivers downloaded automatically. The included software although a few versions behind current retail is useable for most required operations. All in all a great multifunctional drive.
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Drive I purchased this to upgrade my machine with the capability of playing blue ray, and because it was on sale at the time. I've had it for the last couple of years now, and I've had no issues with it so far. I've used several different types of software, and the drive hasn't glitched, paused, or even kicked out a bad disk. I've used all forms of media. If I had any issues it was software wise that I easily corrected.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has performed admirably! I have had this drive quite some time, and it has done everything I asked it to do. A product cannot do better than that!
Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value, Good Performance Plugged in to replace a dead BDRom drive. Worked immediately, no changes needed. So far I've used it for playing BDs and DVDs 2-3 hours every evening for about a month. It's quiet, solid, and works great!
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast & Quiet This internal Blu-ray writer and reader is very quiet and fast when reading. I have yet to use the write feature, but it can and does use Light Scribe if you're into etching your discs.
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice drive I have used this drive for a couple of months now and must say I have been very pleased. I have successfully burned several Blue-Ray discs as well as single and double layer DVDs. I have enjoyed watching my Blue-Ray movies without a hitch. I can't comment on the supplied software as I have Nero 10 Platinum installed and that is the software I have used to watch movies and burn my discs. All in all I must say that is is one of the best LG products I have purchased. It does exactly what it is supposed to do without any hesitation.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid drive I only got this particular unit because it was the only one the store had. Lucky break for me. This drive is great. I've burned several types of media with it so far without problem, but where this thing really shines for me is in it's ability to extract audio CDs! I listen to a lot of audio books because I drive a lot for work. I hate bringing my original CDs because they are a bit bulky, and they are expensive to replace if damaged, so I like to copy them to my MP3 player. Unfortunately, I have one particular series that doesn't like to rip very well, about 3 of every 5 CDs has huge problems ripping the last 1 to 3 tracks, leaving the resulting files unusable - until now! This drive will certainly slow down with these problem tracks, but the resulting files still sound perfect! To LG I say "THANK YOU for building such a reliable drive!" I will certainly buy LG equipment again.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this piece of junk! I am on my third drive now after the first 2 quit reading discs. DO NOT BUY! you have been warned.
Date published: 2012-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Product Excellent product, needed a good reliable bluray/dvd/cd burner/player and this was exactly what i needed. Easy installation of hardware & software, under 15 minute install time of everything. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a product with these features.
Date published: 2012-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always LG here I have owned several drives like this over the past 4 years. My last two purchases have been LG. No problems with any of their products. I have three of the LG 24 inch monitors as well. This drive as well as previous LG drives have all been top performers. I use LG for all my DVD BluRay writers and always will, until someone can show me a better product for the money. I have LG drives in all (4) my computers.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Theeee Besssst . . . . . Love It :-) I Am In Love With This Great Product Of Yours, It Does Everything It Say's It Does, I Got It To Upgrade My Gateway SX2841, It's Like Having A New Computer Again, Thank's Keep Up The Great Work LG , LIFE GOOD . . . . Even Better With That "CINEMA 3D TV PLEASE"
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One size (almost) fits all! This product fits efficiently in my computer. Good buy. Included software is great for my BD/DVD/CD rewriting needs.
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to my PC Haven't had a single problem since day one. I would recommend to anyone who wants a great blu-ray player/burner.
Date published: 2011-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy for the price I've owned blue-ray now for two years and have had no trouble at all. Would buy others from LG again!
Date published: 2011-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One GREAT BD drive I ordered this so that I could burn Blu Ray discs. It has proven to be one GREAT burner. I am sure it will be useful for many years to come. It includes litescribe technology which is a must nowadays. It is durable and yet light weight installed in seconds. One great burner for the cost. BRAVO
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work! Will not play blu-ray discs, it says my video card is no good it's a Radeon HD 6670 with 1 gig of memory, a very up to date card, according to lg cards that are 5 and 6 years older will work but not this brand new up to date card, I will never buy from this company again, do not buy this drive!!!
Date published: 2011-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I realy like my ph. The LG phone I have is the Rumor and it's worked great ever since I received it no problems at all . I would purchase another if needed.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product but... The quality and performance of the drive is excellent. Please be advised that there is a compatibility issue when installing the software bundled with drive in a 64 bit platform. In that case, you will need to try different software for the drive.
Date published: 2011-07-11
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Ask your questions. Share your answers.
Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

I just installed windows 10 on my computer and the disk that came with the driver will not install softwares on win 10 for some reasons. Are there softwares I can download so I can burn BD/DVD/CDs under Win 10?

Asked by: Calendyr
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Canada. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at You may also contact our Canada offices at 1-888-542-2623.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-30

my BH12LS38 wont read any discs. I am running windows 7.

Asked by: stroker15201
How long have you had the LG Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Internal SATA 12x Super Multi Blue LightScribe, Model # BH12LS38? Is this the first time that you have attempted to use it or had it been working before and then it suddenly stopped? If you recently installed this unit, is the drive activity indicator turning on? If not, you will need to check your internal connections again. When using Windows XP SP2, Vista and Windows 7, no special device driver is required. Your system, upon Power On and bootup after installing and connecting the new Blu-ray Disc Rewriter will recognize and load native software drivers automatically, but you can use the device manager to make sure that the device is working properly and that the drivers are up to date. If you had any previous CD/DVD/BD burning software that you may have had loaded on your PC you should have uninstalled that in order to prevent possible compatibility issues. If you forgot to, you may need to uninstall everything then try again. Make sure that the the CD, DVD or BD disc do not have dirt or scratches and make sure you have enough memory. Check that the the disc loaded in the drive is loaded with the read/write surface facing the right direction. Also take notice that Since this product supports Regional Playback Control Phase II for DVD-Video with CSS, a certain MPEG decoder card or Software without regional code setting may cause this drive not to read DVD-Video with CSS discs. This Drive enables you to change the regional code up to 5 times.Make sure that the unit is set for the same region as the discs you trying to read. If you still cannot get it to read, you may have to Call for a repair service. Be prepared to give as much information as possible of your system, environment, and the specific problem. (What happened? When? How long? What was going on? Were there any error messages displayed? etc.)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-29

Blu-Ray burner for Mac Pro

model number
Asked by: elistu
According to our information, the drive is Plug ‘N Play so it should work with your device. Please consult with the manufacturer of your device to to see whether or not it has blu-ray support.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does the BH12 LS35 Bluray write to double layered Bluray 50 GB disks?

There was a question about double layered dvd disks, but not doubled layed BluRay double layered disks.
Asked by: Garret
Yes, it can write on double layered blu-ray discs.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2013-10-22

I keep getting a power calibration error when I try to backup data on the 2 blu ray drives that I have. What might be causing this problem

both are the same drives HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH12LS38 1.01-D0 (D:) (ATA) Windows 7 i5 dual core 8 gs ram
Asked by: Ric221
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this system. It is likely that an issue with the calibration of power may be related to the power supply, or the computer system that controls the electrical current to the drives. We may be able to provide additional assistance. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional information.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22


I bought this unit some time ago and noticed that the firmware has not been updated at all. This is usually done to fix bugs and add support for new media etc.. When will an update be released?
Asked by: HandMan
hey handman, us the lg odd updater for firmware updates and just wait when one comes out i have to wait to
Answered by: Scream313
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do you have Windows 8 drivers

Do you have windows 8 drivers for BH12LS38 please?
Asked by: Judiemm
We appreciate your interest in this drive. It has been designed as a Plug and Play device. As such, it is designed to use drivers provided by the Operating System of your computer. As such, you may update your Operating System, and then reinstall the drivers for the drive.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-30

Writing to 50gb Disks

Can I write to 50gb disks with the BH12LS38 - If not are there any LG drives out there capapble of writing to 50gb disks?
Asked by: BigPaul
Yes, this unit can write to dual layer Bluray discs.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2013-10-22
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