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BP40NS20

Key Features

  • Super Multi Blue Slim Portable
  • 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC™ Support
  • Supports BDXL (128GB) Discs
  • External - Connects Via USB 2.0
Summary
OPERATING SYSTEMS
ACCESS TIME
SUSTAINED RATE
BURST TRANSFER RATE
BUFFER SIZE
TRANSFER RATES - WRITE (MAX)
HOST INTERFACE
COMPLIANCE
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
TRANSFER RATES - READ (MAX)
OTHER FEATURES

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money The product stopped working inexplicably not long after I bought it and I was never able to get it working again. I fired it up recently to try and troubleshoot it, unsuccessfully. If you buy one, keep the receipt.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from power through usb3.x when you connect through usb3.x you can suffice with one connection instead of the double connection because more available current. both the software and hardware does what it should do, I have no problems or failures experienced yet.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blu Ray playback in a jiffy I have my TV connected to a PC which is my prime media player. Though I have XBox 360, the lack of Blu Ray playback always disappointed me. It is all one easy to use external Blu Ray player that will complete my home theater setup. What better than this external Blu Ray player? Just plugged it to my PC, installed the required software downloaded from LG website and boom! There I have the Blu Ray player. As this is external drive, just plug it to the computer and done. No tools needed to open the computer. Playback quality/performance has been exceptional. The problem is that the stock disk that comes with the packaging has outdated software in it. It does not work on Windows 8, but after downloading the updates, it worked. Minimum computer hardware requirements are a little misleading especially the graphics card. It did not work on ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4640. I later found that Blu Ray playback needs better graphics card. It works like a charm on ATI Radeon HD 5750.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy setup The writer was very easy to setup. Setup loaded 1st time. Works with Win 7 flawlessly
Date published: 2013-04-17
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ASK & ANSWER

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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

Does it work with Windows and where can I get driver.

Asked by: bgryfe
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 http://www.lg.com/ca_en/index.jsp. You may also contact our Canada offices at 1-888-542-2623.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-31

Will this drive play Blu Ray movies bought from other regions?

Will it play Blu Ray discs bought in Europe, Asia, Japan, Australia and the US??
Asked by: darthjiyo
you should be able to change the Region only 5 time in Device Manager property of the Drive
Answered by: tdorsey
Date published: 2015-08-29

works in TOAST on a mac

works fine in a mac? Intel Core i5 8 GB ram toast 11 pro + MacOS 10.6
Asked by: infosol
The operations of this drive should work in any computer. It is a Plug and Play device that utilizes driver files provided by the Operating System.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-11

Can I connect the BP40NS20 to a smart TV to see bluray films?

Asked by: raelius
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Argentina. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at http://www.lg.com/ar/support/contact/support-here-to-help.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-07

Firmware for the BP40NS20

I have just installed my BP40NS20 and tried to play a Blu ray disc with PowerDVD 12 on a Win7 Pro 64Bit PC. I got an error message on the screen telling me I needed to update my drive, not the PowerDVD software. Are there any Firmware updates for this drive?
Asked by: PaulF
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this drive. Unfortunately, there are no software updates available on our website for this unit. If you continue to have difficulties with this unit, and the drivers on your operating system cannot be updated, then it would be recommended to contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance with this unit.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

LG Model BP40NS20

Hi, I had to buy new LG portable re-write Blu-ray, but when I install software intio my Ultrabook the systerm can't install ( my Ultrabook grand new I just buy a one week my systerm windows 7 x64 bit 6GB memory hard drive 500 GB ) please help me how to install software into my Ultrabook ( by the way my note book don't have DVD Drive , they only had USB ) thank you for your help , I wait you aswers to me bye
Asked by: Anonymous
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this drive. The software disc will only install from the LG drive. The operating system will provide the driver required for the computer to communicate with the drive. If you have additional questions about the operation of this drive, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

what are the softwares included

burning and video reading softwares included?
Asked by: yvdumo
Please contact LG's Customer Service team at www.lgusa.com/support for assistance.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is it Lightscribe compatible?

I'd like to know if this burner is REALLY Lightscribe compatible, as on your site, it is supposed to be, but on another, it says that it is not : http://answers.lg.com/answers/7676/product/1000017460/lg-electronics-bp40ns20-questions-answers/questions.htm Thanks for your answer
Asked by: leloustic
Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional information.
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-03-06
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