LG - 8x External Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperMulti Blade Drive - Silver

Copy your favorite movies and music to disc with this LG AP70NS50 double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, which features an overall maximum DVD write speed of 8x for speedy burning. The slim design allows easy portability.

Tablet, laptop
$59.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • LG 8x External Double-Layer SuperMulti Blade Drive
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1770 out of 1863)

Features


Multiformat support

For DVD+R/R DL/RW, DVD-R/R DL/RW, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW media (dual-layer/double-layer drive with DVD-RAM). Slot-style loading.

6x maximum DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL write speeds

Plus 8x DVD+R and DVD-R and 4x M-Disc DVD+R write speeds allow you to burn discs quickly.

6x maximum DVD+RW and DVD-RW rewrite speeds

Let you quickly erase discs and write new data to them.

8x maximum DVD-ROM read speed

For speedy operation.

5x maximum DVD-RAM write speed

Allows fast disc burning.

24x maximum CD-R write speed

Enables efficient performance.

24x maximum CD-RW rewrite speed

Allows you to rapidly erase discs and write new data to them.

24x maximum CD-ROM read speed

Offers speedy access to saved data.

High-speed USB 2.0 interface

For fast, reliable operation.

Slim design

Measures just 0.6" thin for easy portability.


Overall customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for the price

    Posted
    DanC
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    I recently purchased LG DVD/CD drive for work purposes due to the fact that materials sent to me often come in DVD form. Although, my work computer is still a dinosaur that has a built in DVD/CD drive, my personal computers does not. Finally, deciding that it would be more convienent to buy an external drive then always bringing my work laptop home, I began researching external drives. I wanted to balance performance with price and settled on the LG AP70NS50 double layer. I have to say it works very well so far with no issues. I plugged it into my MacBook Pro and it instantly responded as if it were a built in piece of hardware (a great benefit of macs). It’s quiet and thin making it easy to travel with. I also set it up for use with my wife’s surface pro as she occasionally has to watch training videos from work, which of course are on DVD. The software and set up was easy and so far it’s working great. I rarely give anything 5 stars, hence my rating, but this device proves well for the price. I would recommend this for anyone who needs the occasional DVD/CD external drive. Since, I do not use it daily, I can not speak for its longevity and it’s performance after continual use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked on 3 Macs right-out-of-the-box

    Posted
    ScottK
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    This drive was bought mostly as a replacement for (another) failed internal SuperDrive in my iMac, but also for a couple of MacBook Airs that lack optical drives. I knew that I'd have to do a workaround to get the SuperDrive to work with the iMac, because the standalone SuperDrive is designed only for Macs without an internal optical drive. As the summary states, this LG worked right-out-of-the-box. On my iMac it has to be plugged directly into the computer, not a hub — even a powered hub. First DVD burn went perfectly and played back perfectly on a BD player. I don't know about how durable it is (check other reviews), but the build quality seems on par with a genuine SuperDrive. Plus, I saved $15 over the SuperDrive on-sale. All-in-all I saved money and didn't have to do any workaround or file patching for it to work on my iMac, two big pluses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Served the limited purpose I bought it for

    Posted
    ScrappyScott
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    This is an inexpensive DVD±RW/CD-RW drive. It is by no means the fastest drive, indeed sometimes I got a bit frustrated with the amount of time transferring files. I was also frustrated by the fact that it kept disappearing from Finder on MacBook Air and it could take as long as ten minutes to get it recognized again (fwiw, other external drives I have attached to the same laptop are typically recognized in seconds but a minute at the longest). On the plus side, it is a very nice looking, lightweight piece of equipment. As my summary said, it was an inexpensive way to accomplish the limited amount of use that I bought it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good drive

    Posted
    michaelkagan8
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    I was looking for a media drive for my new HP computer that didn't come with on and after talking to the Best Buy rep I decided to buy this one because I trust the LG brand and company and was not disappointed. It is plug and play wright out the box and works well with my new Windows 10 computer like hand in glove. I can say though one thing shocked me though and made me a mad was that the drive comes with no DVD-ROM suite of drivers or software to put on your computer so should need to update the drive you can but I think it is online anyway. It's great drive none the less plays DVDs quiet well and rips CDs real fast! If you need a nice media drive the stop here this the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, low-profile unit

    Posted
    Kahuna42
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    My spouse has a new All-in-One computer unit that did not come equipped with an already-equipped disk drive, and she does not like a cluttered desk top, so I settled on this sleek, low profile unit that is barely noticeable but thus far works like a charm. She is as pleased as Punch with this device which so far has done its job very well. It has the generally dependable LG brand name which should mean a lot for a consumer. It does not have the full complement of bells and whistles like some drives but just enough to keep us rolling along and that's all we asked for and needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great.

    Posted
    DonSoCal
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    I own multiple computers and had to replace my beloved multimedia desktop. Like many of the newer computers, this one did not have a DVD player/recorder. One of the latest Windows 10 updates wiped out my ability to play DVD's on my old computer. Thus this inexpensive DVD writer/player fit the bill. I can move it between my new notebook, another laptop, my desktop & my laptop. Majority of videos can be downloaded or streamed, but the ability to watch a DVD or install a new program from a disc (rather than downloaded) is terrific. It works perfectly & was inexpensive. To quote another commercial "Who could ask for anything more"? Love this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    MomOf3
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    I needed a disk drive for my daughters laptop because it's one that didn't come with a drive. At first it was difficult to load the driver onto her computer but I think it was more the computer than the driver. When I got it loaded it worked like a champ!! Just plug it into the USB port, slide a disk in and BOOM, working!! And it's so lite and compact it will be easy to take along on trips if we want to watch DVD's. I was also able to get all our old CD's ripped into iTunes and put on both her and my phones. Had I known how easy and affordable this was I'd have bought it a long time ago!!! Can't wait to try and burn a picture disk!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate external CD/DVD drive for laptop

    Posted
    bibli0phile
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    Seems like a good external CD/DVD drive for newer laptops which do not contain onboard CD/DVD drive. Information provided says it also supports BluRay format, but I have not used this. If you install the "default" device software supplied, this includes an LG Toolkit component, which will run fwupdate.exe every time you boot up, and you will see a popup window asking if you grant permission. The only way to get rid of this annoying "feature" is to de-install the LG Toolkit, which I did, and it does not seem to have caused any problems or loss of function so far. Be aware that, with Win 8.1, you will have to install software to support DVD video playback [not native to Win 8.1]. Free download of VLC Media Player has worked for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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