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

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 793 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as advertised but works good

    Posted
    Graystone55
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good unit READ IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH WINDOWS 10!

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

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job, but at what cost?

    Posted
    LaikaFox
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    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: 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

    Works fine, BUT website shows it as Lightscribe

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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

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

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's fine for what it is

    Posted
    jwest1197

    All I needed was a disc drive that worked for music and installing certain programs. If I'm burning a disc, I keep the burn setting slow, so there's really no issue. Even ripping music isn't so bad, but when I installed Microsoft office, this thing sounded like a jet engine. I know it's advertised as a 24x drive, but it's not worth using it at that speed. Also, mechanism and plastics just seem a little cheap. This is easily the cheapest 5.25" optical drive I've ever used. Thankfully, it works for my applications.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and functional

    Posted
    ActivelyRetired
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have added this drive to complement the LG Light Scribe drive I already have. I was replacing a different SATA DVD player/writer, so installation was straight forward. I use this as my main DVD drive and have found it to be flawless over the month I have used it. It will not record Blu-Ray, but I don't need that anyway. This is a relatively low-cost unit with a fast response time. I am using it in a PC running Windows 7 Ultimate and the driver software installation was automatic. I have had good luck with LG drives so far and will continue buying them if I need them.

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Desktop burner DVD drive

    Posted
    drsamurai
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    CD and DVD burning is a little dated, I know, but you still need these drives sometimes. Like when your machine crashes and you have to reinstall Windows, and/or install older programs that came on CDs or DVDs. Lots of programs are going to online/subscriptions, but we still need these pieces of hardware. This one is solid, good price and quiet when burning. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Replacement Drive

    Posted
    MikeS
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The original ASUS DVD drive died in my 3 year old machine, and needed a replacement quickly. Used SPECCY to detect and monitor components, and noticed that the DVD drive just vanished. The atapi driver existed, and the drive door would open and close, but the drive would not read anything. Concluded that the drive was dead. Decided on this LG unit. It was a five minute replacement. The LG drive is quieter, and faster than the old ASUS unit. Best money spent (it was on sale too) on an internal DVD drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD/CD ROM Player/Recorder

    Posted
    Luvnlife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I needed a good DVD/CD player/recorder for a new PC build. While I wanted something that could play and record BluRay, this was the best that was instore when I needed something like right now. Just as any DVD/CD player/recorder, this thing is noisy when recording. During playback, you can barely hear it. The supplied software enables you to record DVD's. Without it, this is just an ordinary CD player/recorder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD reader/burner for the money

    Posted
    gmscalzo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed a good quality DVD rom for my new computer that was compatible with the newer sata connectors. I found this one online and bought it for store pickup. I installed it that night when I got home. It was very easy to install and my new computer recognized it with out the need to use the included disc. It reads every disc that I have thrown at it and am very pleased with the speed and quality of this drive. I would recommend it to a friend looking for a new main drive or secondary drive for their computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good drive, but loud and never sits idle.

    Posted
    iGuy53
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this drive for my Mac Pro that I bought 2nd hand with no optical drive. Install was a snap; just pull off the faceplate for the drive, pull out the drive carrier, 4 screws in, connect the SATA cable, and done! No drivers were required for OS X and this thing is FAST. The only issue I have had since then is with the drive randomly turning on. The gears moves, it wirrs, the LED comes on, and it's annoying. It only lasts for a few moments, then stops but keeps happening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Low Cost for High Priced Build

    Posted
    sorceror89
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    Saved me money buying a low cost optical drive so I could spend more money on other parts for a new system build. (Picked mine up for about 25 bucks on clearance) Installed several drivers and programs from installation DVD/CD's and I don't recall it making much noise at all, hence the 5 score across the board. It's been great to me so far, but too bad that it may not be available much longer at my local store. (Since I build and repair systems)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A necessity for a SS Hardrive the PC future

    Posted
    Bick
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    Recommended by the Geek Squad for my HP Spectre if I needed to access, and/or play DVD's. Slim, solid and portable, it fits nicely in my computer case. Additionally, I'm still more comfortable loading drivers onto my PC via disc rather than downloading from the Internet. Decreases the chance for a virus and is easily reset if needed. Still old fashioned concerning certain PC mechanics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Price Was Right

    Posted
    GeeEmm
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    Not much to say. in terms of quality. Most people aren't using a DVD drive anymore. I only needed one for my workout routine. And I dislike that the latest version of CyberLink Power DVD isn't free (you have to pay to upgrade to it). But it does the job and was not particularly expensive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice for a Multipurpose Internal Drive

    Posted
    EHam
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    I recently purchased a new computer and wanted to install my own internal CD/DVD hard drive. I have used this drive to make mixed media disc’s, burned sequential copies of the same desk and it has worked perfectly. It is quiet, fast, and it has been very reliable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    CDR-RW drives have become much easier

    Posted
    sticksofkansas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Although we still use CD-ROM as a means to install programs from manufacturers, play DVD's on our computer, or otherwise, I do believe its days are numbered ... but STILL a necessity today. The read speeds are largely maxed out on these drives and the technology has reached its cap. I still believe prices will come down more in the future due to their obsolescence prospectives.

    I would recommend this to a friend