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External Blu-ray/DVD Writer 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback & M-DISC Support

Model # BE16NU50

 4.2 out of 5 (12 Reviews)

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Superior data protection with M-DISC Support

The M-DISC uses a patent rock-like recording surface instead of organic dye to etch your data onto a disc. The M-DISC has been tested and proven to outlast standard DVDs currently on the market.


Silent Play

The Silent Play technology helps reduce noise during playback by recognizing different multimedia and automatically adjusting the playback speed according to its criteria for optimal performance.


Super Multi Compatibility

LG Super Multi Compatibility optical drives can read and write different types of disc formats in one convenient package.
1. DVD+R 2. RW DVD-R 3. RW DVD-RAM 4. Blu-ray Disc
This gives you the option to choose the media best suited for each task


Experience 3D Blu-ray

Take entertainment to the next level with 3D using the new Power BD-DVD 3D ver. Software bundle. You can now enjoy the excitement of all your favorite Blu-ray titles on your PC and with 2D to 3D converting you can bring a new dimension to all your videos.


BDXL Support: Ultimate Capacity

Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity on a single disc. It is equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.


Windows 10 Compatible

Enjoy complete freedom in use with compatible support for Windows 10.


Superspeed USB 3.0

Give yourself an instant upgrade as the new SUPERSPEED USB 3.0 is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and higher-transfer rates of 5Gbps compared to USB 2.0 that only offered 480Mbps you can now send and receive data simultaneously.


16x BD-R Writing

Capture all the excitement of Blu-ray with the 16x BD-R writing capability. Plus, now you can store more data on to BDXL discs.

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TRANSFER RATES - WRITE (MAX)
BD-R (SL) USB3.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x, 8x, 10x PCAV, 12x CAV, 16x ZCLV, USB2.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x PCAV
M-DISC BD (BD-R) 4x CLV
BD-R(DL) USB3.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x, 8x, 10x PCAV, 12x CAV, USB2.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x PCAV
BD-R (TL) USB3.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x , 8x ZCLV, USB2.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
BD-R(QL) 2x, 4x CLV, 6x ZCLV
BD-R (LTH) USB3.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x, 8x PCAV, USB2.0 : 2x, 4x CLV, 6x PCAV
BD-RE (SL/DL/TL) 2x CLV
DVD-R (SL) 2x, 4x CLV, 8x PCAV, 16x CAV
DVD-R (DL) 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD+R (SL) 4x CLV, 8x PCAV, 16x CAV
M-Disc DVD(DVD+R) 4x CLV
DVD+R (DL) 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD+RW 4x, 6x CLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD-RW 2x, 4x, 6x CLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x, 5x CLV
CD-R 8x, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x, 40x PCAV, 48x CAV
CD-RW 4x, 10x, 16x CLV, 24x ZCLV
TRANSFER RATES - READ (MAX)
BD-ROM (SL/DL) USB3.0 : 12x / 8x CAV, USB2.0 : 6X CAV
BD-R (SL/DL) USB3.0 : 12x / 8x CAV, USB2.0 : 6X CAV
BD-R (TL/QL) 6x / 6x CAV
BD-R (SL/LTH) USB3.0 : 8x CAV, USB2.0 : 6X CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL) USB3.0 : 10x / 6x CAV, USB2.0 : 6x CAV
BD-RE (TL) 4x CLV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) USB3.0 : 12x / 8x CAV (SL/DL), USB2.0 : 6X CAV
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 16x / 12x CAV
DVD-R (SL/DL) 16x / 12x CAV
DVD+R (SL/DL) 16x / 12x CAV
DVD+RW 12x CAV
DVD-RW 12x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x, 5x CLV
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc) (SL/DL) 12x / 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM 48x / 40x / 48x CAV
CD-DA 40x CAV
OTHER FEATURES
Silent Play Yes
Jamless Play Yes
ACCESS TIME (1/3 STROKE)
BD-ROM 180ms typ.
DVD-ROM 160ms typ.
CD-ROM 150ms typ.
SUSTAINED TRANSFER RATE
BD-ROM 71.92 MB/s (16x)
DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max.
CD-ROM 7.2 MB/s (48x) max.
BURST TRANSFER RATE
DVD-ROM 1.5Gbps bits/s (10b side), 1.2Gbps bits/s (8b side)
BUFFER SIZE
Buffer Size 4 MB Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded
HOST INTERFACE
External (Host) USB 2.0 (480Mbits/s) , USB 3.0 (5Gbits/s)
Internal (Drive) SATA
COMPLIANCE
RoHS Yes
Safety UL UL 60950-1 Second Edition
C-UL CSA C222 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
TUV / SEMKO EN 60950-1 / EN60825-1
EMC CE Marking,FCC
Laser Safety Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-q/IEC 60825-1
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
CPU Intel@Pentium D 3.2GHz or Higher (with USB 2.0)
Recommended Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz or higher
HDD 30GB or more of available space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
RAM 1GB or Higher
BD Movie Playback: CPU Following CPU recommended -Intel: E6400 or higher
Graphic Card- nVidia GeForce 7600GT or higher / GeForce 8400 or higher. Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
Graphic Card- ATI ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher Graphic Card Driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria.
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Windows Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 6.3" x 2.0" x 8.7" (160mm x 50mm x 222 mm)
Weight 1000 30g
CONTENTS
External Blu-ray / DVD Writer Yes
Blu-ray Drive Install Disc for Windows PowerDVD, Power2Go, PowerProducer, MediaEspresso
USB 3.0 Cable Yes
WARRANTY
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty on Optical Drives, Call Toll-Free 800.243.0000
UPC
UPC 719192608061

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4.2

out of 5 (12 Reviews)

66% of reviewers recommend this product.

Great Product

Submitted by GlennC3663 - 12/28/2017

I purchased a new laptop and needed to get an external CD DVD drive. I have tested the product some and thus far I am very pleased with all that it does and can do.

No, I do not recommend this product

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MDISC Support not good

Submitted by astromandan - 12/21/2017

This burner says that it has MDisc support. If you want to burn a BDXL 100GB MDisc this one wont do the job. The only MDisc it supports is the 4.7 GB. This is not clear at all in their ads or in the manual.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great BlueRay Player

Submitted by Gfields - 12/12/2017

Instructions were pretty straight forward and the device connected to my Laptop with no issues. The player and software are performing as described by LG. I still have to test out the BlueRay writing option. Wish the unit was smaller for easier portability.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Lacks ability to work with VGA projector

Submitted by Thewiz - 11/20/2017

I bought to connect with my VGA projector my computer has both a HDMI and VGA output. I have the VGA output connected to my projector and the HDMI output connected to a computer monitor. The computer can easily switch to ether or both outputs. The LG Blue Ray disk drive does wonderfully well when run with the monitor however when I attempt to use the projector I get and error stating that it cannot play because it is not connected to an HDMI port and does have the rights to show through a VGA output. I was going to return it but decided that it was a good drive and it may be a CyberLink software problem Nothing wrong with the drive. I would advise my friends to buy it if the have a HDMI projector because it is does work well and is economical.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Stylish looking

Submitted by Desertmech - 10/27/2017

Im coming up on a month now since my purchase of my unit and have not been dissappointed. It does have a large footprint but I managed to make it work in my situation. Its quiet stylish and the features are awesome. I was up and running in 2 minutes after plugging the power cable and USB cable.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent Product.

Submitted by LGBubba - 10/21/2017

Works perfectly. Writes to Blu Ray disks with no problems.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dead out of the boxbad power supply

Submitted by Actseven - 10/1/2017

Havent been able to use it yet the power supply was d.o.a lg was less than helpful

No, I do not recommend this product

Great Find

Submitted by Bill48 - 9/23/2017

Bought this to archive files on MDiscs and do backup on re writable blu ray discs. So far it has met all of my expectations as far as speed and reliability.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Reader writer bluesy dvd

Submitted by Jim 44 - 9/22/2017

Had this about 3 months. Its nice looking works very well records blura. Solid machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Mac Compatible external Blu-Ray M-DISC 3D compat

Submitted by Heisenberg - 7/14/2017

I bought this unit so that I could back up data using a Windows PC as it did not advertise macOS compatability. I decided to try it out with my MacBook Pro and it recognised the drive flawlessly. There is no need for any 3rd party software - it works out of the box I ran it on a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro i5 2.5GHz 16GB macOS 10.12.6. You will need to get some playback software from the net but there are plenty of options out there now. I have since tried it on my Mac Mini and have had no issues whatsoever. The read and write speeds quoted are accurate and I normally get about +5 more than these actual speeds. Complaints from other reviews about excessive noise have not presented themselves yet. This is a visually slick looking quiet quality burner which does what it says on the packet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Replacement for BE14NU40

Submitted by TomSD - 5/24/2017

I bought this unit to replace my BE14NU40 which worked flawlessly for a little over a years but stopped recognizing Blu-Ray media though still worked with DVD media.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent external optical drive

Submitted by Txpete - 3/18/2017

Just bought and received the LG Electronics Blu-Ray DVD Writer BE16NU50 today. Tested it with an ASUS Q534UX notebook with Windows 10 after installing the included CyberLink Media Suite 10 for Blu-Ray OEM software. Played a Blu-Ray movie CD and DVD without any problems. Am very satisfied with the purchase. Was disappointed with the software User Manual provided for the CyberLink software. Be was able to navigate around the software items to find what was needed to complete the testing of the drive. One of the software applications tested my notebook to ensure its compatability with the external drive.

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