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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

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  • 16X BD-R Writing
  • BDXL Compatible
  • Do not include power DVD
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Piece of garbage - hasn't worked from day 1

Pros: Replace it with a drive from other than LG

Cons: On the same day I installed it, It could not read cd's, DVD, or Blu-rays and cannot burn cd's using Windows 10 cd burn app. I even had a computer expert try to get it to work, even so far as to install a firmware update after spending almost three hours fussing with it, still cannot get it to work. There is no software driver for it and nothing on the Internet to troubleshoot the problem

Overall Review: My recommendation is don't throw your money away on a useless piece of garbage.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Lasted 3 years

Pros: DVD features still work with broken Blu-ray functions since they are separate internal components

Cons: Lasted 3 years.
First time using the Blu-ray function and over the course of about 1 - 2 months I finally made it to season 3 of Battlestar Galactica until the Blu-ray function stopped working, I got half way through Season 3 Episode 1 when It wouldn't detect Blu-rays any more. The Blu-ray stopped working on the 10th Blu-ray disk ever inserted into it, won't read any other Blu-ray shows/movies or blanks however the DVD part works flawlessly.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Still in the box (held last star till I get it running ;))

Pros: I have an external case coming so I can use this item which I still very much want.

Cons: Review update pending!!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Works very well but read and write is very SLOW!!!

Pros: Do to the slowness of this device I use it for BD reads and wrights only be my old Pioneer BDR-205BK that finally died and got it in 2009 plus could only handle up 50GB disc size. But burned 25GB disc in about twelve minutes. And that is way beyond this device.

Cons: Reality

Overall Review: Now this device cost was sixty dollars and that Pioneer device that way over head of speed in this LG device cost was two hundred dollars.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Nice, but don't last long

Pros: Works perfectly well in Linux (I use Slackware).

They read and write nice and fast (at least for me, but I have no numbers to supply, just what works *for me*).

I've gone through two of these drives to burn 70 BD-R's of 25GB capacity, each disc averaging 20 movies. They're read just fine later and never any problems...until they start to age (the drive, not the discs).

The price makes them relatively easy to replace.

Cons: They don't last more than about a year or year and a half.

You'll start to know the drive is going when your movies you've burnt onto BD's or bought, etc, stop playing with sometimes 5 minutes to 30 minutes left on the movie to play yet.

At this point, no matter what you do, *ALL* discs used in the drive will not function 100%. Not long after that starts to happen, the drive will get noisy making all kinds of *LOUD* clunking and grinding noises as it's trying to read a disc. Do *NOT* try to burn anything at this point or when it starts to not finish movies you're watching!

It's a shame they last such a short time. I'm not sure of the warranty, but I'm willing to bet it's a year and no more.

Overall Review: If you can afford it, this is a decent burner/reader of bluray's to replace every year to year and a half.

If you can afford it too, use quad or triple layer BD's to burn to, so as you use less space with all the discs one would have by using single layer 25GB discs, and *possibly* cause less stress(?) on the drive from use.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
LG blue ray reader writer

Pros: Works great. No problems installing. I have other LG drives that always work.

Cons: None I can think of.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Great deception

Pros: Works very well under windows 7

Cons: After an upgrade to windows 10, it had trouble to read and copy data files from original manufacture Cd-Roms. The speed dropped to min, then a message "cannot read/transfer file" appeared. So, installing drivers was a real pain... impossible with that drive. Even, my others back-up Dvd's failed to read with annoying bad sectors. I placed the Blu-ray Drive to run with another PC, same issues under windows 10. Upgrade the firmware to 1.03 but no improvement. Put it back to run under windows 7 and it was running perfectly to normal with the same disks. I suspect Microsoft to lock the LG Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40 M-disk within Windows 10. Otherwise, it doesn't make sens to have these erratic readings after an upgrade.

Overall Review: Don't buy this model if you run Windows 10

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good so far

Pros: Write and read speeds are very good. So far, it's been very stable running with my ASRock Z370 Extreme4 LGA 1151 . Neither the BIOS or Windows have no issues detecting it. Latest firmware is installed.

Cons: None really. This is OEM so if not including any software goes towards lowering the cost, I'm all for it. I already have my own software for watching movies and burning discs.

Overall Review: Durability is questionable, but I have this concern with all optical drives these days, not just this particular brand or model. They're all made with lighter, cheaper materials and just doesn't have the heft that the older drives have. Whether this determines a shorter or longer lifespan, only time will tell.

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