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LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

  • Max 14X BD-R writing speed
  • Supports BDXL (128GB) discs
  • SATA interface
  • 3D BLU-RAY title playback & M-DISC support
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Learn more about the LG Electronics WH14NS40

General

Brand
LG
Model
WH14NS40
Includes
Bare Drive
Type
Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance

Cache
4MB
BD-ROM Access Time
180 ms

Write Speed

BD-R
14X
BD-RE
2X
DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X
BD-R DL
12X
BD-RE DL
2X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
5X

Read Speed

BD-ROM
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Features

Features
3D play back, BDXL

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Mark H.
  • 8/19/2014 1:11:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe worst burner I've bought in 7yrs.

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Worked okay the first week or two but could tell it had a weak laser eye as it was not as responsive and smooth as it should've been.

Cons: I really didn't get to use this to burn but a couple of times before it started failing burns and then failing to read dvd's.

Other Thoughts: Tried cleaning it and updated the firmware but this not fix it.
It's clear my burner had a defective eye and it failed because of it.

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  • Michael B.
  • 7/28/2014 9:29:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo way

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: I like the button. At first it all seemed fine. It plays DVD's and BD's. Then...

Cons: Then you find out you can't back up you BD's because of Cinavia in the player. Then it wouldn't recognize DVD blanks. Then the data BD's I made were full of errors. Just tried to burn a DVD and it said it wasn't empty, VSO Inspector and IsoBuster read it fine. Ended up using my 4 year old Optiarc. All in all, pretty disappointing.Here"s the good part. I paid $75 for it. Now it's $144 ? Must be twice as good..

Other Thoughts: I sure like that button, though.
I think I'll stick with DVD's.

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  • Joe W.
  • 7/25/2014 6:49:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust works

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Reasonable price at the time.

Works as expected

Cons: I have not ran into any.

Other Thoughts: Really have not used it a lot. Just needed an optical drive to make images for USB sticks. Worked fine. At the time it was only about $20 than a blu-ray player so i splurged an got the burner

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  • John M.
  • 7/24/2014 7:38:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied after 6 months

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Good value for speed

Cons: Not very robust

Other Thoughts: My WH14NS40 just died after 6 months. It no longer plays DVDs, has issues with audio CDs, but still does ok with data CDs. It may have died sooner, I havent tried to play a DVD in a while. I'm attempting to get it repaired through LG, hopefully it doesn't cost more than the drive.

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  • Steven R.
  • 7/18/2014 3:46:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't take your chances

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Nice Design, looks good in a case.

Cons: This drive functioned well at first, I only used it lightly for the first six months. It began to slow down and occasionally fail, Windows couldn't detect it. Time after time it failed, worked for a few days and failed again. It has been over a year now and it does not work at all. When opening the tray, the tray closes obnoxiously right away and when managing to put a disc inside of it, it sits there making a dreaded and continuous noise. This drive will make you go insane.

Other Thoughts: Got it as a gift, tried switching out Satas multiple times and no hope. At least get the warranty if the drive fits in your budget and there is no other alternative

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  • David S.
  • 6/14/2014 4:09:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo Movies

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Seems like a decent player, if it did what it says.

Cons: Doesn't play DVDs or Blu Ray movies. I didn't spent $55.00 to just burn or read regular files. My last one was an ASUS and it worked fine. this one seemed to have more features beings my other one was 4 years old. Never worked but waited to long to request RMA. Sent emails to LG no response. Oh well only money. Did learn a good lesson though.

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  • David K.
  • 6/12/2014 2:36:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsQuality?

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Reads and wrote flawlessly - for several months

Cons: Suddenly stopped writing. Software appeared to write and verify, but when I went to read the DVD, 3 different computers said the disc was blank. Tried 5 discs overall, using the same drive on the 3 computers. Still blank. Then took the same discs, burnt them with different data using a different DVD burner and everything was normal.

Other Thoughts: Presently I'm in the process of trying to get an RMA from LG. That's another story.

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  • Dillon L.
  • 6/5/2014 11:49:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawsome

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: i know there are plenty of burned out there that are faster than this but for the money this bluray burner is great, no issues and runs awsome

Cons: none

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  • Brad H.
  • 6/1/2014 11:11:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExecellent Quality Drive

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: Fast, Quiet, Accepted every brad name of disc I have attempted to use. It had been used almost daily for the last 6 months and still works like it did when brand new. Came very well packaged in bubble wrap.

Cons: None of any great importance but being an OEM drive it did not come with anything other than the drive itself

Other Thoughts: As long a LG maintains their high quality standards I will buy another one, and another one after that, and another one after that...

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  • Steve S.
  • 5/19/2014 8:45:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbout Time I Upgraded

This review is from: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Pros: I have been eyeing a BD burner update for some time now and had been waiting for the price to hit an acceptable level. Needless to say, this one hit the spot. It has worked great on BD-R and regular DVDs alike. Haven't tested it's limitations with anything above 4x on BD or the newer BD-XL but that will come eventually I am sure. I haven't bought many LG products in my time but the ones have are top notch.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Haven't been able to test it on the newer BDs out there, but when I do, I will update the review.

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