Use this LG GH24NSB0 DVD±RW/CD-RW drive to back up your important data on single- and double-layer DVD media and play back a full range of Blu-ray, DVD and CD formats. The 2MB buffer with underrun protection ensures consistent burning results.
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Not as advertised but works good
Posted by: Graystone55 from: Mesa, AZ on
I have mixed feelings about this purchase.
1st, the drive received is not a GH24LS70 but rather a GH24NS90. I sure wish BB would stop switching products out without changing their ad descriptions!
The picture in the ad is not of either of these drives. It shows the Lightscribe logo and the LG and the SuperMulti logos. The actual drive has only the LG and SuperMulti logos as well as a M-Disc logo.
I bought this drive because the picture indicated it was Lightscribe certified. Neither the drive advertised nor the one provided support Lightscribe. Without the Lightscribe capability it is not worth $40 as many drives without this feature sell for $10-15 cheaper.
The software packaged with it is Cyberlinks Suite. Cyberlink stuff is pretty bad at interfering with other things in the PC and advertising you to death if you are not careful how you answer setup questions. I wish they would have provided the bundled versions of Roxio or Nero instead of Cyberlink. That might have made the extra cost for this drive a little more worth it.
With this drive is a single M-Disc and it is M-Disk certified. There's no included information on what this is. After several internet searches, it looks like it's just a more reliable type of DVD. But to use these you have to buy M-Discs which are about $3 each! Also you can't label these disks like you would a standard DVD. Ouch! Another nearly useless included feature that few people are likely to use.
The speed of the drive is good at both burning and reading DVDs. It has lots of formats of discs it supports writing/reading to. I hate the Cyberlink Software Suite and am back to using an older version of Roxio.
While I'm a bit disappointed I did not get a Lightscribe drive like all my other drives have been, it is useful as a simple no-frills rewriter. I ended up putting this newer drive into an older PC because my older drive did do Lightscribe.
In summation, if you are just looking to read or burn DVDs and CDs this drive will do it fine.
I don't know about the quality as I haven't had it but for a few days. But the last LG rewriter I had lasted me for 3 years and is still going strong. I burned about 2 discs a week with the last one. So hopefully this one will be as reliable too.
I chose to say yes to the recommend to friend box although I have my reservations due to the issues stated here. I was told by a BB in-store person after the install that if I installed the drive I had bought it. They won't take it back since it was installed and used once.
18 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Good Device, Worked Perfectly
Posted by: rob4liff from: palm desert,ca on
I Bought This Device 3 months ago and ever since then its been tottaly fine! i reccomend this to you!
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: slowsho93 from: on
Bought this to replace my sons broken one easy install works grest
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great Product from LG!!!
Posted by: Mervic17 from: Bensenville,IL. on
Got this optical drive in store purchase and not online and install it on my comp running W7 pro and it install so easy and windows recognized it w/o any problems. It operates really quiet,you will just hear a few clicking sound as you turn on your pc and thats all.. Screws and installation disc included but i really didn't need any,,,just works right on spot and running smooth and quiet. But be aware that Sata cable not included,but for sure you got the old cable from the old drive which i just use. Overall,, its a great buy and performs well on my opinion.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Exactly what I wanted
Posted by: bolognat from: on
Have had this for over a year and everything works great. No complaints whatsoever.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Exactly what I was hoping for
Posted by: Alexis from: on
Easy to install plug and play..... nice for people who want something easy.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: qc04037 from: on
Easy to install, PNP out of the box. Comes with copy software.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
So Far, So Good
Posted by: Daeolen from: Grand Rapids, Mi on
Relatively easy installation, threw software, instruction manual, extra cords out the window. Draw closes kind of stiff, this is probably over priced by 20$ but no noticeable problems day one.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: cfarmer from: on
Needed a new hard drive. This was the one and the geek squad put it in. It works great and would do it again.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Easy to use
Posted by: JLight from: on
Just remember to buy an external power cord, it doesn't come with it.