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Key Features

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TV Connectivity

Quickly and easily connect to TVs, digital photo frames and PCs via USB for playback.


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.

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Super Multi Compatibility

LG Super Multi Compatibility optical drives can read and write different types of disc formats in one convenient package.


This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task.


Mini USB

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


Windows 10 Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for Windows 10.


8x Writing Speed

Burn more discs in less time with 8x DVD-Max writing speed.

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Style Evolution from Slimmer to Slimmest

The overall slim design of only 0.55 inches high optimizes space for the slim OPU installation. It allows for a sleek companion to thin Ultrabooks and enhanced portability.

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What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective or quick failure Last year purchase. low price. 20$ less than other brands. BUT... 1. On first use session, vibration of the surface drive was setting on and it automatically ejected disk. 2. Now on second session Jan 2019. Drive will not stay shut. Major failure of LG brand with me.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Good So Far! Just plugged in first time tonight and Media Suite 10 DVD will not load. Player makes a lot of clicking noise and beeps constantly. Ejected disc and re-inserted to make sure it was in place correctly. Still wouldn't load. Did try to load a another disc and was able to read it, but player was loud and reacted slowly. Not acceptable performance when trying to read and navigate pdf files on a CD.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good For Cd importing i bought this external cd driver for a iMac 2017 to import my Cds to iTunes . It worked wonderfully and stayed fairly silent while importing . I would recommend because even tho the CD were scratched it still read it no problem. I would recommend great price
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of garbage... Worked for under a year. It's a darn CD player for Pete's sake! Terrible. Buyer beware. I didn't keep receipt so I'm out the $$$.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent instrument. Great volume. I love this phone. It is a great help with driving directions, all kinds of searches and staying in touch with friends.
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Audio CD I can get a dvd to play using the portable dvd writer. However, how do I get an audio CD to play?
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable DVD Drive Works as expected I have used it to read installation CDs and played movie DVDs
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A True Workhorse I purchased this burner to re-rip my entire CD collection (estimated at around 700 CD's); it's performing the job admirably. I'm several hundred discs in, and there haven't been any problems. I'm using a 2013 MacBook Pro on a beta of OS X Mojave. The only reason I did not rate the drive five stars... the build is a little light. It is a plastic device; which is perfectly acceptable considering the amazing price. Even so, this is an EXCELLENT buy. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product does not work at all it stopped working as soon as I ran the Cyberlink disc.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in Every Way I was looking for an external Cd/DVD drive to take on trips and th is LG SP80NB80 is perfect slim, rugged and light weight. Plug and Play no drivers needed. Windows 10 does not have DVD PLAYER so I downloaded VLC Media Player which is available for free online and it works great. For CD just use Windows Media Player. To install just use the included USB cable and Windows recognizes the drive. Nice price too at BestBuy when on sale. I watched four James Bond movies and totally did not hear any noise during the movie only when ejecting or inserting the usual click of opening and closing the drive. I am very happy with my choice of the LG SP80NB80 drive and I would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh. I just spent 5 hours trying to get this installed on a Windows 7 laptop. The computer will only recognize this as a generic storage device, not as a cd/dvd player (which is all we needed this for). I tried to install it on my Windows 10 machine and was, with a load of trouble, get it to work as a dvd player. Cannot figure out why it's not going on the Windows 7 machine, but so far I'm not impressed.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so far works This works just fine, I have a mac so I didn't have to use the cd to install anything. So far it's great!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great for Apple products I bought this product based on the “Apple Compatible” information on the package. But the information supplied is only for Windows products. It is Not user friendly for Apple products and I still can’t get “write” functionality to work. I often have to use the emergency open feature.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from does not work on mac DOES not WORK on MAC, Bought a best buy sale associate said it would work on mac. hope! it Does not Work. Hope I can get my money back.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality Doesn't play discs easily. They skip. Also hard to eject. Cannot recommend
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does exactly what I need it to Really good, a little hard to set up at first, but I bought this for college to watch movies and download my cds and I even made a CD in 10 minutes! I love it, you just have to make sure you have software that can view video, audio, etc from a disc
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy Works as it should plug and play. I only wish that it would have came with a stand.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works as advertised so far the SP80NB80 has done everything I need it to do
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as Expected I do not have a CD/DVD drive built into my laptop. I need to install a program that required the use of one. So I rushed out to grab an extension drive. The drive worked very well and I was actually surprised at well it performed because of the price.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the trick I bought this external about a month ago because most PC cases don't have a bay that can house an internal drive anymore. I still have some software on DVD and still burn the occasional CD so this external does what I need it to. Just plugged it in and was good to go. I can't speak for the playback because I haven't used it and in all likelihood never will but it's LG so I'd wager it is good as well. Only complaint I'd have is really just a nitpick and ofc it isn't a design flaw just physics being physics, you have to support the platter when putting media into it as it has a snapping hub. Solid choice for an external overall.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from portable dvd player player is exactly what i was looking for and it works well.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LG Dvd I'm happy with this product it is easy to run and set up.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD burner / SP80NB80 Simple connection. Mac OS 10.13 needed some adjustments for the external HD also connected to mini because the burner confused the OS. After that the burner worked perfectly. Plays DVDs. Burns DVDs. So far the tray works automatically, but it's good to have the mechanical tray release just in case
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great I was looking for a cd drive for my laptop, and trustedLG products
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, light and works great I purchased this since my Mac and my laptop don't have an optical. I am using this to rip DVD's that I recorded to make them digital. Plays DVD's great and no other issues. I would have liked to have the bundled software for my Mac also but the bundled software is for Windows only.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless I bought this two days ago and there is absolutely no support from the manufacturer and it does not work with MAC at all. Everything on it is for Microsoft. It claims it will work with a mac but it does not.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought this for my mac mini....simple plug and play works perfectly
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Drama; Excellent Tool Worked with Win10 right out of the box. No muss, fuss, bother. "Invisible" as you want hardware to be. "Slimline" it is, traveling securely in laptop bag with all the other junk we throw in. Reads everything, writes on everything. Can't ask for anything more. Thanks, LG.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dvd not playing DVD not playing asking a secong softwware or app to play.. not happy
Date published: 2017-08-07
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SP80NB80 I bought this at Best Buy with a HP Omen. I ran the included CD, and can play music CD's but not DVD's . Why not ? Does the CyberLink Media Suite contain any DVD player ? If so I can't seen to access it . Or do I need something else

Asked by: Bill Mac
We are sorry to see you are having trouble with your disc drive. So we can take a look at this issue, please contact our computer specialists at 800-243-0000. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-03-14

how do you eject the instruction manual?

Asked by: seantiger
We are sorry for any inconvenience, sadly, we are unsure of what is being asked. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 when you are with the unit. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2019-01-02

I am trying to install your sp80nb80 Slim Portable DVD Writer onto my year old computer without the directions. Would you please tell me how this is done, This player is 3 tu5 years ofd and the warrantee is in my name. Neil v McCollum.

Asked by: neilvmcc
The LG Slim Portable DVD Writer DVD Disc Playback & DVD M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP80NB80 connects to a computer via the USB port. To install the software that comes with the drive, insert the Software CD into the drive, locate the drive on your computer then follow the directions onscreen to set it up. You can download and print out a copy of the instruction manual from^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-11-28

why does the portable external dvd reader driver not come with stand alone software for dvd playback. instead it seems like your trying to purge more money out of the consumer by including a trial only cybelink software. if I would of known that I wouldnt

Asked by: tonybalandran
Hi tonybalandran. LG is not a software manufacturer and the included OEM software with the LG Slim Portable DVD Writer DVD Disc Playback & DVD M-DISC™ Support, Model # SP80NB80 is provided by Cyberlink. The Cyberlink software that is bundled with your DVD writer on a CD/DVD is an OEM version that Cyberlink gives free to customers, but the functions of the OEM version software may not be exactly the same as the Retail or iSales versions. The OEM version may also have some customizations based on the specification of the bundled hardware or include the removal of some features due to cost consideration of the hardware manufacturer. However, CyberLink does sell a special OEM specific upgrade so users can easily change to the full (iSales) version. To upgrade your CyberLink software, you can visit the CyberLink website and locate the product name under the Products tab. You can easily find an Upgrade link on each product page, which lists the different prices for each version type...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-11-19

I have lost the installation disc for the LG SP80Nb80 --- how can I get it again or can you help me install online? Using windows 10, Lenovo PC.

Asked by: Ikimann
Hello, please see the link below for the install info. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-09-10

I bought this product in America, but would like to watch DVDs from other countries with other DVD region codes. Does this player have a multi region reader? Will it play DVDs that have different region codes?

Asked by: Calprincess
Hello, you should be able too, however, when you change the region code through windows for a DVD, the player can only be changed five times. The fifth time you change the region, your DVD player is permanently locked to the last region you set it too. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 if you have additional question. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-08-01

How do I open the unit to get a CD in and how do I get it out after it burns? I've resorted to pulling the electric plug and putting it back in to get it to open. There is a round, circular button and a hole big enough for a paper clip end, but no others.

Asked by: DonnaSA
Hello, there is an eject button on the front of the unit, it is the raised button that also has the LED indicator light. This button is shown in the install instructions provided with the unit. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-07-27

Failed many times to install software Install Shield, on Surface Win10, stoped at half way, then showing 1628 Failed to complete installation. But I tried to install on Windows7, It's good. I just bought it from BestBuy today. Model SP80NB80. Why?

Asked by: Jim Chang
We hate to hear that, but would love to be able to help. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-05-29
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