To properly experience our LG.com website, you will need to use an alternate browser or upgrade to a newer version of internet Explorer (IE9 or greater).

The LG.com website utilizes responsive design to provide convenient experience that conforms to your devices screen size. In order to get the best possible experience our LG.COM website please follow below instructions.

If you’re using Internet Explorer 8 or earlier, you will need to use an alternate browser such as Firefox or Chrome or upgrade to a newer version of internet Explorer (IE9 or greater).

If you’re using Internet Explorer 9 and higher, turn off your Internet Explorer browser’s “Compatibility View settings” by following steps below:

  • Right click at the top of your browser and make sure the “Menu Bar” option is selected
  • Select “Tools” from the menu bar and then select “Compatibility View settings”
  • In the pop-up menu uncheck all three boxes and click “Close”
  • Your browser window will automatically refresh and you’ll be ready to go
Skip to Contents Skip to Accessibility Help

WH16NS40

Key Features

  • 16X BD-R Write Capability
  • Serial ATA Interface
  • Write and Read Quad, Triple, Double Layer BD-R Discs
  • M-DISC Support
  • Max. 16X DVD±R Write Speed
  • Blu-Ray Disc, DVD and CD Family Read/Write Compatible
M-DISC

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-1

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.

Super-multi-compatibility-with-bluray-

Super Multi Compatibility

LG Super Multi Compatibility optical drives can read and write different types of disc formats in one convenient package.
1. DVD+R 2. RW DVD-R 3. RW DVD-RAM 4. Blu-ray Disc
This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task

Experience-3D

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_2

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.

Win_10-

Windows 10 Compatible

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

16x-Writing-Speed

16x BD-R Writing

Capture all the excitement of Blu-ray with the 16x BD-R writing capability. Plus, now you can store more data on to BDXL™ discs.

Summary
SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE
OPERATING SYSTEMS
ACCESS TIME
BURST TRANSFER RATE
BUFFER SIZE
TRANSFER RATES - WRITE (MAX)
HOST INTERFACE
COMPLIANCE
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
TRANSFER RATES - READ (MAX)
WARRANTY/UPC

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke after 5 months I had a computer built for me in May 2018 and the LG Blu Ray burner stopped working in October.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works fine with Windows 10. Bought 2 drives. Unfortunately neither drive didnt last more than 6 months. Customer service is great and sent me replacements for both drives.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Burner I bought this BlueRay DVD Writer after comparing other drives and I am very happy after purchasing the LG BlueRay Drive, and the price was good too.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features an able to read UHD disc and watch 4K UHD movies HDR
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works better than expected Had to restore my computer to factory specs after Windows 10 upgrade. Unfortunatley the Blu-ray part of the disc drive had obsolete software and would only play regular DVD's and the Lightscribe software has been discontinued so I bought this baby. It works better than the one that came with the computer.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built and fast The burner replaced a different brand burner that was noisy, slow and couldn't get a firmware update for it. I use two burners for convenience. My other burner is a LG brand so it was a side by side comparison to tell me which is the best. LG is by far the best. Speed wise, construction wise and ease of getting firmware updates.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great drive, DOES support UHD (DO NOT UPGRADE FW)! This drive itself is outstanding and handles every Blu-ray I've thrown at it, including UHD! However, and this is the reason I take off a star, LG released a new firmware update (1.03) which DOES NOT "improve UHD compatibility" as it says, instead it prevents reading of UHD discs and prevents rolling back to earlier firmware. As long as you leave it at 1.02 (a perfectly good firmware), this will work for everything!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy! I bought this drive to be able to view and edit 4K sized video files stored on a Blu-Ray disk. Due to the size of the 4K video files, a regular DVD drive would not work. This drive when spinning with a blu-ray disk, the hum is a bit loud. I have not tried to burn an M-disc yet, but I wanted to be able to in the future. This drive had all of the features that I wanted for a blu-ray drive. Yes this model is an older generation now, but it fits my needs just right! A highly recommended drive. I liked the fact that I could find all of the support files (less sw apps) on the LG website still.
Date published: 2018-03-03
  • y_2018, m_12, d_9, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_3, tr_41
  • loc_en_US, sid_MD05076640, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_lg
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-2.3.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 5ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

ASK & ANSWER

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.

Will this burner make a disk that will play in a 4K format player.

Asked by: tony196
The LG Internal SATA 16x Super Multi Blue, Model # WH16NS40 has 16X BD-R Write capability. IT will write to BD-R (SL/LTH) and BD-R (DL/TL&QL) discs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-07-19

I bought a 4K cam corder, a 4K Blu-ray player and 4K TV. Will this burner burn a 4K format disk to watch the full resolution on my player and TV. Thanks

Asked by: tony196
The LG Internal SATA 16x Super Multi Blue, Model # WH16NS40, as the title description implies has a Serial ATA Interface and is designed to connect internally within a Desktop PC that supports the Windows XP, Windows Vista™, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 Operating Systems. It cannot be connected to your Blu-ray Player or 4K TV...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-11-15

I have the WH16NS40 config'ed in an external drive housing as an OWC Mercury Pro Professional External USB 3.1 Gen 1 Optical drive. OWC is so hyper-MAC, cannot tell what burner software I can use for PC. I want to be able to burn all formats esp. M.

Asked by: Kai10
If you are asking for a burning tool that can be used for PC, you can refer to this website: www.anyburn.com. There is also some tutorials available on that website on how you can burn a file. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-04-18

What type of m-disk will this burner burn?

Asked by: Terrybee
I quite successfully burned an M-Disc BDXL 100 Gb with no problems as well as a DVD M-Disc. So I'm assuming it will work with all M-Disc formats.
Answered by: Philly Bob
Date published: 2018-03-30

I have a new WH16NS40, and when I play Blu-Ray Movie every 10 - 12 seconds the playback will hesitate for less than a second. Have you seen this issue?  How can I resolve this problem?

Asked by: StarCaptain
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this Optical Drive. If the drive stalls at such a repetitive interval, then there may be a need for additional system memory or video memory for additional data buffering. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional information in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-01

SUPPORT 3D ?

Asked by: PAKO
Yes It will play 3D Blu Ray discs
Answered by: SM0R3S
Date published: 2016-11-13

Will this burner work with Windows 10 operating system

Asked by: Maccat39
Yes
Answered by: CGL216
Date published: 2016-08-14

Will this drive play current UHD blu rays? 

Asked by: Mediacomm
No.
Answered by: CGL216
Date published: 2016-08-14
  • y_2018, m_12, d_7, h_21CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_18
  • loc_en_US, sid_MD05076640, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_lg
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-2.3.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 3ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT