• Drive Type
    • External


    • CD-ROM
    • 3,600 kB/s (24x) max.
    • DVD-ROM
    • 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.


    • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista™, Windows XP, Mac OS® X


    • USB High-Speed
    • 480Mbps(60Mbyte/s)
    • USB Full -Speed
    • 12Mbps(1.5Mbyte/s)


    • Type
    • Portable DVD Rewriter
    • CD-R
    • 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
    • CD-RW
    • 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV, 24x ZCLV (High Speed: 10x CLV,Ultra Speed: 24x ZCLV, Ultra Speed plus: 24x ZCLV)
    • DVD+R
    • 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
    • DVD+R DL
    • 2.4x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x PCAV
    • DVD+RW
    • 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV (8x Speed disc: 3.3x CLV, 8x ZCLV)
    • DVD-R
    • 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
    • DVD-R DL
    • 2x CLV, 4x PCAV, 6x PCAV
    • DVD-RAM
    • 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV (Ver.2.2) (12x disc: No support)
    • DVD-RW
    • 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
    • M-DISC
    • 4x


    • External (Host)
    • USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s)


    • EMC/EMI
    • CE Marking, C-Tick Mark, Korean EMC(KCC), Taiwan EMC(BSMI), VCCI, FCC
    • Safety UL
    • TUV, SEMKO, CB & IEC60825-1 Report, FDA, GOST, NOM, CSA
    • Laser Safety
    • Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-1 / IEC 60825-1


    • DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
    • 5.67" x 5.43" x 0.55" (144mm x 137.5mm x 14mm)
    • Weight
    • 0.44 lbs (200g)


    • DVD-R/RW/ROM
    • 8x/8x/8x max.
    • DVD-R DL
    • 8x max.
    • DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc)
    • 4x max (Single/Dual layer)
    • DVD+R/+RW
    • 8x/8x max.
    • DVD+R DL
    • 8x max
    • M-DISC
    • 8x
    • DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2)
    • 6x
    • CD-R/RW/ROM
    • 24x/24x/24x max.
    • CD-DA (DAE)
    • 24x max.


    • CD-ROM
    • 139 ms typ
    • DVD-RAM (Ver. 2.2)
    • 203 ms typ
    • DVD-ROM
    • 167 ms typ


    • Warranty
    • 1 Year Limited Warranty on Optical Drives, Call Toll-Free 800.243.0000


    • UPC
    • 058231310825

What people are saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from DOESN'T WORK!!!!!! My laptop would not recognize this device. After a run around with tech support, I was given two downloads which where supposed to help, but they didn't help at all.
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought it several years, very happy with it. Only issue no available software update.
Date published: 2020-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on Win 10 with my HP Pavillion x360 i5 no problems...burns quick even on slow setting. take it anywhere even on my bed
Date published: 2018-08-11
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I have a portable DVD writer MODEL GP57EB40 and is not recognised anymore by my Win7Pro OS. I cannot also find the drivers in the LG site. Please advise

Asked by: GeoAth
We are sorry; we are only able to support products in the USA. For the proper support channels, please see LG UK support at www.lg.com/uk/support ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-27

I don't have a USB port on my TV. Is there a cord I need in order to hook up audio, or get the SP60NB50 to work with my TV? If so, what type do I need to get it to work and where do I buy it from?

Asked by: TC555
The LG Super Multi Portable 8X DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP60NB50 does have a TV Connectivity features which is a function that allows you to enjoy videos, pictures, and music by connecting it to a TV that supports USB connectivity. It will only connect via USB...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-12-15

Okay so I got this as a gift with my laptop and I never got around to installing it until now. I realize there was a software cd that came with it but I seem to have misplaced it when i took a trip. is it possible to get the software online free?

Asked by: Jimhere
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive. Unfortunately, only one disc has been licensed for provision with each drive. Since the license is required, downloadable copies are not available. Information relating to a replacement software CD can be found on our website at http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT30000780-20150112066775-others.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-12

After I update my window to 10 my dvd rewrite not work how can download driver for it

Asked by: Rabie
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. A link on our website has been set in place to assist with this very issue. Please review the information at http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT30000780-20150110460745-others.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-11-17

I try to play a dvd and it is saying there is no disc drive but the dvd is in it and it still won't play.

Asked by: jazzy_453
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. The ability to play a DVD video will depend upon the software that has been installed on the computer to which this drive is connected. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for assistance in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-23

I lost the cord for my dvd writer and was told by geek squad to get a micro usb cord. I bought the cord and now my drive will not load new dvds only ones I've previously installed. Do you sell just the cord that comes with the writer?

Asked by: BrittneyN
We appreciate your interest in this Optical Drive and its accessories. The charging cable is a standard Micro USB cable, and can be obtained from any electronics store.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-10

I bought an LG SLim Portable DVD Writer. Geek Squad installed it on my newcomputer.  A mo later computer crashed.  They recovered the data from my hard drive, but now I have no way to install the DVD Writer again.  Can you send me a link for installation?

Asked by: Loralu
There really isn't anything to install with the LG Super Multi Portable 8X DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support. All the directions for how to set it up are in your owner's manual but all that requires is plugging the device into your computer with the supplied USB 2.0 cable or the cable they used to connect ti to the computer and then run the Windows Software Installation disc that was also included with the unit...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2020-08-17

Looks like there has been a quite a few of us that need the Windows 10 driver to the LG external DVD drive SP60NB50. I'm not waiting anymore for LG to get around updating the driver. I'm moving elsewhere!

Asked by: rjtomlin25
Neil, that driver does not work on Windows 10, repeatedly linking it does not help the situation.
Answered by: James2061
Date published: 2016-02-19
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