LG - Super-Multi 24x Internal DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black

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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Overview

What's Included


  • LG Super-Multi 24x Internal DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (612 out of 663)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Multiformat support

For DVD+R/R DL/RW, DVD-R/R DL/RW, DL/RAM and CD-R/RW media.

16x maximum DVD+R DL write speed

24x maximum DVD+R and DVD-R write speed for fast disc burning.

8x maximum DVD+RW and 6x maximum DVD-RW rewrite speeds

To erase discs and write new data to them quickly.

16x maximum DVD-ROM read speed

For fast operation.

12x maximum DVD-RAM write speed

For fast disc burning.

48x maximum CD-R write speed

For fast disc burning.

32x maximum CD-RW rewrite speed

To erase discs and write new data to them quickly.

48x maximum CD-ROM read speed

For fast operation.

2MB buffer size and buffer underrun protection

Help eliminate errors for smooth disc burns.

SATA interface

For fast, reliable operation.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 663 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as advertised but works good

    Posted
    Graystone55
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job, but at what cost?

    Posted
    LaikaFox
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I recently built a desktop gaming pc and this was easily my least favorite part of my build; I didn't really want to install an optical drive, but was obliged to so I could install Windows as well as drivers for my network adapter and gpu. Installation was fairly easy, even though this was my first time building a computer, and the thing hasn't given me any problems so far. The main downside is the noise: this thing sounds like a jet taking off when it spins up; I could easily hear it with noise-cancelling headphones on and even in the next room with my door closed. This isn't much of a problem for me since I don't use optical media very often, but if you intend to use optical media to watch movies or listen to music on your pc, I'd strongly recommend not using this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good unit READ IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH WINDOWS 10!

    Posted
    QuickNetTech
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It is your standard internal DVD drive that you put in a five and a quarter inch bay. It does its job, nothing special. It looks clean and simple. The tool from LG to upgrade the firmware also doesn't work for me, but the preinstalled firmware works perfectly, so not really too big of a deal. Overall a very good unit for the price, Windows 10 issues aside. SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS 10 PROBLEM: Windows 10 gave me a bit of trouble (and apparently a lot of others when googling for the solution), but just hit "Windows + R" type in "devmgmt.msc" and hit the enter key. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" and right click every entry and select uninstall. After that, reboot Windows 10. *DO NOT REBOOT UNTIL EVERY ENTRY HAS BEEN DELETED!!!* This should fix the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, BUT website shows it as Lightscribe

    Posted
    EmbeddedJournalist
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It had a lightscribe photo on webpage and still to this day almost A YEAR later, it still does AFTER I brought it to BB attention. I thought I would be getting that feature, replacing my existing LS DVD drive, but I didn't. THIS IS NOT A LIGHTSCRIBE FEATURED DVD player ignore that logo on the photo. There, now YOU know. So, I am back to sharpies to mark and label my supply of perfectly good LightScribe media, but at least it burns well, quickly, and consistently. It is also considerably quieter than my old Lite-On DVD burner drive. 4 Stars only, because of the lack of truth, in their website advertising. FIX the photo folks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worked....for about 12 hours

    Posted
    DarkTygress

    Got first DVD drive from this company on 12/5/13. It stopped working 12/9/13 (may have been earlier but this is when I tried to install something again.) Returned it to Best Buy (thanks for the easy return) and picked up a replacement on 12/10/13. This one allowed me to install Starcraft II, but then promptly stopped reading any and all discs/dvds and wouldn't even show they were in the drive. We checked all connectors and tried running a troubleshooter. Connectors are fine and troubleshooter won't run because it says the drive is working fine. Since when is a DVD R/W working fine when it doesn't read DVDs or Discs? Will not be getting this brand again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product from LG!!!

    Posted
    Mervic17

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    Abelson
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I searched long and hard for this drive. I wanted my machine to read and write at a fast speed. A well as take a shaking from my family being not so gentle with my tech. Old idea of give it a smack then it will work will never leave my father titan hands. Especially when I was loading my Window OS of the drive and said, "Its going too slow. I'll fix it." Walks over and smacks it and the disks shutters. My pc moves almost off my stand and my eyes go red. The last time he did that on my previous drive the disk unmounted and shredded the disk until I opened the drive bay. Still brand new but the extra software always asks for changes on my computer. That is the only reason why i didn't give it a 5. Shark bait! Whoo ha ha!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Has done what it was supposed to do.

    Posted
    benefit13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is one of those items which are hard to go into great detail about. You plug it in, it sets up, you use it. I purchased this particular unit based on it's comfortable price, desktop footprint, and manufacturer (LG) - I seem to buy a lot of LG. It was needed for blue moon use with my laptop (no optical drive). It's mostly designated to the back of the desk next to the backup drive. This doesn't have Blue-ray capability, but I didn't need that feature, which also kept the cost more where I wanted it. Priced at four stars - nothing is ever inexpensive enough for me. Compatibility at four stars - worked for me, I have no idea regarding other match ups.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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