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LG USB 2.0 Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Model GP50NB40

  • MAC OS & WIN 8 COMPATIBLE
  • PLUG AND BURN
  • PORTABLE EXTERNAL - CONNECTS VIA USB 2.0
  • M-DISC SUPPORT
  • MAX 8X DVD+/-R WRITE SPEED
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Stuart J.
  • 11/23/2014 11:16:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper External DVD Drive

Pros: Works as described, really compact size!

Cons: None

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  • Andrew F.
  • 10/15/2014 5:10:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last long

Pros: Compact, light, transportable. I bought it to save space and remove it quickly from my small desk when not in use.

Cons: Didn't last 2 weeks. I missed the USB 2.0, I only have 3.0 external ports. It worked fine for a few CD spins, then would randomly skip, now it's a toss-up if it will even play a CD. I never got to writing, but I only wanted the player. LG support suggested a different media player but that won't fix a HW issue.

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  • John H.
  • 9/30/2014 10:40:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: No issues.

Cons: None.

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  • Michael R.
  • 9/21/2014 8:01:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheck the contents.

Pros: The model I have of GP50NB40 is supposed to come with a dual usb cable and it came with a single. LG has been failing in the quality check department, and perhaps in their assembly line overseas substituted another cable. It is what has been giving me issues with the dvd drive itself not being able to recognize any type of cd or dvd and instead keeps asking me to "insert cd". The issue is not a software or the software of your own pc. The laptop I have has win7. Please check the box properly as this is something someone else may have to go through with LG.

Cons: I called LG at the request of Newegg and that company was of no help. The overseas operator clearly was having a bit of a chuckle after I explained to him that LG included the wrong cable. This customer representative was so adamant that I indeed received the correct cable that in saying so went further to say that if "I wanted another cable to pay for it", otherwise return the whole item as it is defective in his opinion.

Other Thoughts: I am very disappointed with LG's response, and also with their customer service implying I "want a new shiny cable" to substitute the one they erroneously packed in this box.

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  • John B.
  • 9/10/2014 6:01:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworks good sometimes, maybe

Pros: works good if your computer can take it.

Cons: if it can't take it then it won't work correctly & may damage or destroy the computer. USB2.0 specifications state that the maximum current draw allowed per port is 500mA. this device needs 1.6A, which is over 3x the max allowed under the spec. i have a college degree in electronics & have had clients computers destroyed this way. i got 2 of these last year & they came with the y-cable but LG has now decided to take the cheap way out with this product & quit including the y-cable. even though this can damage equipment & cause the device to malfunction if the USB ports cannot take the hit from the current requirements being way out of spec. just using a USB3.0 port is not an answer either because the max current draw is 900mA per port.

Other Thoughts: this is a good drive PROVIDED your ports can provide the current which is over 3x the max allowed as per USB2.0 specs. it will probably work. i was told that it worked with the systems that LG tested it on. the problem is that it is way out of spec. i have looked at the surface mount fuses on the board for some of my ports on my systems & every single one is only rated at 750mA which means that if this drive is used, it may blow the fuse & disable the port. if the current is limited by the controller, it could destroy the controller which will take out all of the ports that that controller controls. if it is an I/O chip, it could do some serious damage. that is what happened to one lady i knew. if you get it & it works sometimes & sometimes it don't, i wouldn't use it on that system. me personally, i'm gonna be really careful which systems i use it on & use the y-cable from other drives that LG was supposed to provide in the first place & never buy another LG product! The rest is up to you.

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  • Michael L.
  • 9/9/2014 8:55:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsJust plain doesn't write

Pros: Can read DVDs.

Cons: This unit wouldn't recognize two separate brands of DVD-R discs when I tried to burn an iso file. I got a third brand to work, but the unit lost power after about 2 seconds of writing. The drive came with a single mini usb cable, not the dual cable others have reported for extra power.

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  • leroy w.
  • 9/5/2014 11:45:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: its worth evey penny. it never fails

Cons: none

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  • Jewelryfx
  • 8/22/2014 3:01:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME

Pros: I am a Mac OS Mavericks user, all updates installed, iMac Early 2013. I AM SO IMPRESSED. The drive fits perfectly under the monitor on the stand of the iMac, easy plug and play. I literally didn't have to do -ANYTHING- to make this work. I plugged it in, stuck a movie in it and just WORKED. No drivers, no complicated installs, nothing! Plug it in and go! There is no quality lost on this drive at all, playback is perfect, no skipping, jittering, and you cannot hear the drive playing the disk inside after it loads up. Just great.

Cons: NONE SO FAR

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  • William B.
  • 8/11/2014 7:36:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Compact, portable and still works after falling off a shelf while loading an OS, but ate the disk
More rugged than expected

Cons: None

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  • Matteo F.
  • 8/9/2014 2:08:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks, feels cheap

Pros: Works, was recognized immediately by Debian wheezy.

Cons: Construction is cheap and feels like won't last long. For $20 I have of course no right to complain.

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