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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Joshua S.
  • 3/30/2015 1:40:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome 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: Decently cheap for having Blu-ray read/write.

Cons: None as far as the drive goes.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as OEM without software for my first build, so I was confused why it wouldn't read blu-rays. I realized later that I needed some third-party software to work with it, so I'm using Keypass Lite + CCCP.

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  • Dallas J.
  • 3/17/2015 4:35:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 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: Awesome. Interesting packaging i didn't expect that. Make sure you have a sata cable and sata power. looks amazing in my case and turned out to be a fantastic buy.

Cons: All you get its some protection bubble wrap and the drive and nothing else. no box or anything. It looked sketchy

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  • Mark L.
  • 3/8/2015 4:16:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood 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: Drive has performed flawlessly since installation. I use drive mostly for burning and have burned over 100 disks @ 4x and 6x. I use different software to perform different burns and reads and have not produced any coasters. Data verification turned on to insure a quality burn and also data integrity done manually for no packet loss with 100% success.

Cons: none

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  • Richard V.
  • 3/1/2015 10:21:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLG Reliable

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: Easy install, Works like it should

Cons: The Price but still the Cheapest ones out there

Other Thoughts: Bought 2 of these for 2 computers mostly for the sole purpose of ripping Blu-rays to MKV files for watching directly from my computer. Not really into burning Blu-Rays but have that option available with this model.

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  • Tracy J.
  • 2/28/2015 12:38:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Units

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: Can't think of a Pro at all. Only reason for the 1 egg review was because of NewEgg Return/RMA is so easy.

Cons: I bought 2 of these and the first one I installed blew a disk up inside it. After removing the pieces was surprised I still was able to make a data DVD yet. but the next time I tried to create a Video DVD during the burn process the unit started a spinninf at a very high rate of speed again and then started squealing which forced me to unplug the computer. I removed it and Returned it to NewEgg. The second unit looks like it is also bad after fighting that computer with "Wrong Disk" burns. I pulled it out and put the ASUS unit back in and improved my burn times and haven't had a bad disk yet. Unfortunately I am over my return time, but haven't talked to anyone at NewEgg about it yet. I haven't checked with LG yet either, since it is still under warranty.

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  • john l.
  • 2/19/2015 1:40:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy

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: 1.) Good value for price.
2.) Region 0 (Region-free) Solution
3.) Archiving M-Disk burn capability

Cons: I have another one of these, and after about a year, motor started getting noisy, and unit would periodically over-rev and squeal. But at the price, it can be replaced yearly, if necessary

Other Thoughts: When you install the software package, don't let it automatically install everything. If you install (or let the program install) the firmware upgrade, you will NOT be able to play all region DVDs\BDs without changing the default region...and it only changes 5 times. Upgrade will not accept the Region-free modification.

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  • Ryan F.
  • 2/16/2015 4:07:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

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 got this for quite cheap when I build my machine a year and some months ago. It has been a real convenience for me, playing bluray movies in a pinch, I backed up some of my media collection and had no issues. Quiet and fast.

Cons: While some people like the weird lump that serves as the button to open the drive bay, I kind of hate it. It doesn't give me the feedback I like to feel from a normal shaped button, and I always question if I actually pressed it. It wasn't annoying enough to affect my rating, though.

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  • Damion M.
  • 2/12/2015 1:12:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems to be a good 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: Recognized instantly by computer, recognized and read bluray and DVDs instantly, doesn't seem to have any trouble with that.

Like the black: sleek. The eject button "lump" is kinda neat.

Cons: Haven't been able to get it to burn DVD+R DL discs faster than 4x, even though they are 8x. Not the discs, since my DVD burner in the same machine burns the same discs at 8x.

Other Thoughts: It says right in the item description that this is a bare, OEM drive, without cables or software. Don't complain about not getting what you were never supposed to get. It's a bargain for a reason!

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  • Vincent R.
  • 2/5/2015 10:15:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Complaints!!

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: Does what it's supposed to do and does it well. The first thing I did was I made some back-up discs with BD-R 50gb DL 4x media to fee up some space on my hard drive. I burned 5 of these flawlessly. This unit was detected immediately when installed. (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit)

Cons: None really. Very quiet when reading a disc but louder when burning. Not any louder than the LG DVD Burner it replaced.

Other Thoughts: It is BDXL Compatible (128gb Discs) and plays 3D movies. You might want to get some 3rd party software (Not Included) to play/watch movies.

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  • Donald H.
  • 1/31/2015 8:36:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLG 14X WH14NS40

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: Double sided Blu-ray burner, also many other optical disk formats. Bargain price. 14X speed. Stores huge amount of data. Can play DVDs and CDs; Blu-ray if you have the software.

Cons: There is a faster (16X) model. Remember, as always, the actual capacity is less than the published capacity by a couple or so of GBs.

Other Thoughts: I use the drive for back-ups for long-term storage. I have not tried writing extended size disks, but I am optimistic that that will work.
Installation was easy - unplug and remove the old and plug in the new. Case is a Corsair 500R (so, screwless), MOBO is ASRock extreme 3. PSU is Corsair 650W. Software is Roxio Burn version 2.0.23.0. I am very pleased with this purchase.

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