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LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40 - OEM

  • 16X BD-R Writing
  • BDXL Compatible
  • Do not include power DVD
  • 4MB Cache

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • armando d.
  • 8/29/2015 11:15:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: Bought this to copy my blu ray collection. Its worked from the get go with no problems.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I would buy again.

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  • James S.
  • 8/27/2015 2:04:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWH16NS40 - OEM LD Blu-Ray Player/Burner

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: Works fine

Cons: No software and cables

Other Thoughts: Will not play Blu-Ray movies, you'll need software. I went with MacGo...reasonable price and easy to use.

Drive arrived yesterday. Standard installation. Downloaded and updated firmware. Downloaded and installed MacGo (you'll need to purchase key code).

Loaded Blu-Ray movie. Automatically Recognized disc and started movie.

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  • Domenic J.
  • 8/25/2015 6:12:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40 - OEM

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: I haven't regretted this investment !
My customers praise this burner, and buy a USB portable also.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: When I show my customers the portable Blu-ray they

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  • William C.
  • 8/25/2015 4:59:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerfect!

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: Great Brand
Good Price
Easy to Install

Cons: Didn't Include SATA Cable
Didn't Include Install Disk

Other Thoughts: Don't get me wrong, this product is great! I took off 1 point as it is JUST the drive, it didn't include a SATA cable or an install disk.

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  • Michael A.
  • 8/13/2015 10:07:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead Drive

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: Reads some (not all) DVDs and Bluray discs. Pretty rapid. Haven't ever used the burner ability on Bluray.

Cons: Drive has died after a little less than 6 months of use. Refuses to read many dvds at all, some bluray, and often just flashes the drive light upon insertion.

Other Thoughts: Have generally had decent luck with LG drives, but from what I've experienced and read online, this one isn't so good.

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  • Christopher F.
  • 8/2/2015 9:36:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT SO FAR

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: INSTALLED DRIVERS AND WINDOWS

Cons: NONE YET

Other Thoughts: ONLY HAD TIME TO RUN THE DRIVERS AND WINDOWS DISCS. WILL UPDATE WHEN I OWN A BLU-RAY DVD

System Specs:
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO case
i5 4690K OC'd 4.3GHz @ 1.125v @ 77c
Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
EVGA GTX 960 FTW 4GB Edition
EVGA Z97 FTW motherboard
Corsair AX860i 80+ Platinum PSU
2x4GB HyperX Savage 2400 Ram
Intel 730 240GB SSD
Western Digital Black 1TB HDD
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Windows 7

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  • Enzo M.
  • 7/12/2015 8:27:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFrustrating, but works now

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: From purely a specification point of view, this is one of the best Blu-Ray BD-R drive you can purchase. Also, as a photographer who likes to archive his photo files on M-DISC this the main reason I purchased this drive.

Cons: Praises aside, this is most frustrating experience I have had with this drive. I am so mad because I thought I did everything correctly. Let us begin with that I contacted LG support "prior" to purchase. I asked if this drive will work as a boot drive in UEFI motherboard. The reason is because I want to install Windows 8.1 Pro on a new machine and need this drive to work. It does not. I updated the Motherboard Firmware, I tried every BIOS configuration on my Asus X99-Deluxe motherboard that I can think of and posted on several technical forums. ABSOLUTELY nothing worked. I finally gave up. I used the USB Key to install Windows 8.1 Pro but only after wasted about 20hrs fighting the problem. Technical Support was ZERO help.

If that was not bad enough, the reason I purchased this drive was to use M-DISC DB-R. Again, as a photographer I want to archive my photos.

4 expensive M-DISC BD-R disc's ruined -- again, Technical support was useless!

I threw my hands up and finally found a firmware update. My drive had Firmware 1.00 -- From what I read, M-DISC BD-R compatibility is in firmware 1.02. Arrgh! Why? A simply sticker on the drive that says, upgrade Firmware to 1.02 before using M-DISC BD-R -- how hard is that?

And absolutely nobody from technical support could tell me this. Was the fact I repeated dozens of times that I wanted to use M-DISC not understood? They could have had me download and start the firmware utility. It tells me straight away what firmware is installed.

Painful! I am wonder how many bad experiences are being had because poor communication, poor documentation and poor technical support.

So, very frustrated! Someone owes me 4 new working M-DISCs, but I will not hold my breath!

If it does not work with UEFI firmware, then I suggest that information also be noted so users can prepare alternative ways of installing Windows without first failing many times.

Other Thoughts: I am happy with the drive, I am very frustrated and tired of the experience. Things should not be this hard. Yep, it is 2015, it should be easier to figure out this problems without frustration.

Anyway, I just wanted to warn others. I would still recommend the drive, but beware of the issues which are not fully documented.

I went back and forth if it should be 2 or 3 stars. I ended up with 3 because when it works, it is fabulous. I am still however mad at the experience.

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  • Brian H.
  • 6/26/2015 9:15:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMakes Noise Unless You Leave Disk In, Poor Read Success

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: Blue Ray Disk Burner

Cons: The drive has a known defect where it continues to look for a disk when none is present (OS independent). This involves a noisy mechanical movement. Only solution is to leave a disk in. Also my unit arrived unwrapped and out of the protective plastic wrap.

Other Thoughts: Still, got to admit it, I love do love me some New Egg when it comes to upgrading my PC.

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  • KATHLEEN P.
  • 6/16/2015 11:58:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHandles all of my needs.

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: - It's ok.

Cons: - Retrieving data from the discs is painfully slow. Coming in at 8MBs and building up to ~15MBs.

- You need to buy or find a free alternative to play blu-ray movies on it.

Other Thoughts: - I bought this to make a hard copy back-up of my entire everything on blu-ray discs.

- I know it doesn't seem like it, but I do like it. It's just nothing too spectacular.

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  • Vincent L.
  • 6/13/2015 9:18:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't buy

This review is from: LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40

Pros: The blue light on the front looks cool.

Cons: This drive is really bad. I got it for my new build thinking hey it looks really cool. Nope it doesn't read discs most of the time.

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