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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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Kirk K.
  • 7/24/2015 1:03:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStop Complaining About "No Software!"

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: Decent drive at a great price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Please, for everyone whining and complaining about the lack of software and "I had to buy extra software to play blu-ray movies":

Of course you do!!!!!!!

You're buying a piece of hardware. The software you use with it is up to you. Same thing for the SATA cable. Use your own, cuz this one doesn't ship with one!

I have two of these drives, and they've worked flawlessly for more than a year. Use Verbatim BD-Rs (not LTH, but real BD-Rs) and you'll be on your way.

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  • Samuel L.
  • 7/22/2015 10:15:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it needs to do.

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: Price
Functionality
Easy install

Cons: None Yet

Other Thoughts: It's worth noting that Windows 8 does not come with a dvd or blu-ray reading software, download VLC at first boot for new builds.

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  • Samuel L.
  • 7/22/2015 10:15:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it needs to do.

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: Price
Functionality
Easy install

Cons: None Yet

Other Thoughts: It's worth noting that Windows 8 does not come with a dvd or blu-ray reading software, download VLC at first boot for new builds.

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  • John L.
  • 7/20/2015 5:22:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bluray 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: Great price, & capabilities. Expected much higher price for what you get, it's 3D to boot! Has worked flawlessly outta the box

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Put it into my new Intel build

Intel i7 5690x @ 3 ghz
ASUS Rampage V Extreme (open box)
64 gigs of DDR4 G Skill 3000 MHz ram F4-3000C15Q-32GRBB
1 terabyte Mushkin Reactor SSD
LG 3D bluray/DVD/CD reader/burner
Logitech K800 keyboard & Performance MX mouse
1300 watt EVGA PSU
Antec 1200 unbeatable gaming case full tower
32" Vizio smart tv as the monitor
Dual - VGA 06G-P4-4995-KR GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC+ w/ACX BP Video Card
Windows 8.1

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  • Daniel P.
  • 7/10/2015 7:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

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: it works, price

Cons: The metal housing came with one of the front corners bent at a 90* angle. I had to forcefully bend it back as flush as I could to get the drive to slide into my case. It seems to be working fine for now, but I am disappointed I paid so much for a damaged item that if caused by abuse could easily show other signs of damage later.

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  • tom S.
  • 7/10/2015 10:00:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid drive, but unexpected additional costs

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: Drive looks sleek. Reads Blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs. No problems reading anything so far.

Cons: Took about 6 minutes to rip an Audio CD to Foobar. Seems rather slow. in that regard.

Other Thoughts: If you're expecting a $50 Blu-ray player out of the box, keep looking. This drive, like many Blu-ray drives, doesn't come with the necessary software to play it. The drive gets the information off of the disc, but at the end of the day, Sony puts the Blu-ray reading codecs and licensing behind a pretty big paywall. There are some ways to "hack" VLC and other players to read Blu-rays, but it's not always effective. Blu-ray DRM is constantly changing, meaning the hack you found doesn't always work for newer Blu-rays. I ended up giving up and paying $80 for Blu-ray playing software. Yup, you heard right. Expect to shell out $60-80 (or a subscription) to the necessary software to play Blu-rays. You can buy a $30 Blu-ray player from the grocery store that works as is, but if you want that functionality on your PC, it's a lot more expensive. This is ultimately the fault of Sony.

Take this as a warning: You will not be able to play Blu-rays out of the box with this, or any other drive. (Most PC's that come with Blu-ray players will come with the software, but not when buying single parts)

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  • Paul D.
  • 6/28/2015 9:44:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStopped Playing Blu Ray 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: It still plays DVD movies and regular CD's just fine.

Cons: Had to download software to play BluRay movies. So doing that was a pain since there is no free BluRay software out there for Windows 8.1. The movies worked great for about a month, then all of a sudden, no BluRay movies will work. Even the ones I've played before do not work. Every time I attempt to start a movie, it gives me a corruption error. Thinking this could be software related, I downloaded a new application that plays Blu Rays. It gives me the same error with multiple movies.

Stay away from this product.

I'm only giving 2 eggs because it still plays DVD movies just fine.

Other Thoughts: I would love to get a replacement or a refund, but i'm too far out for that. Oh well. I guess i'll just bite the bullet and get a new Blu Ray player.

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  • Cimarron R.
  • 6/17/2015 9:40:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after two years

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, worked with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 with built-in drivers.

Cons: Failed after two years of occasional use.

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  • Terrie E.
  • 6/13/2015 5:01:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBlu-Ray no good

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: Works well playing and burning DVD's an CD's. Compatible with Windows 7 and my Dell. Is very quiet when winding up or down.

Cons: Came with no software disk and I had to buy third party program to get a Blu-Ray player to use with it. After I did all that I still can't play Blu-Ray as it tells my system is not HDCP compliant. The only way I could play the disks would be to hook it up to a HDMI TV or monitor and then I still don't know if it will work. Basically if you buy this unit or any others that say they will play Blu-Ray you may have to spend another $200-$300 to have everything you need and it still may not work.

Other Thoughts: I will stick to plain DVD's for now as they are almost completely reliable to work once installed. No wonder they have them on sale!

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  • Bryan P.
  • 6/10/2015 9:36:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice Blu-Ray burner

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: It does everything it says it will.
The drive is very good looking. You can't really tell in the pictures but the LG logo is chrome and the finish on the drive is like a brushed black aluminum or something it looks really really slick. Very high quality look.

Cons: You have to buy separate software to be able to watch DVD's or Blu-Rays but that's what you get when you buy an OEM drive, right?

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