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LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter

B&H # LGBE14NU40 MFR # BE14NU40
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Product Highlights
  • Blu-ray, DVD & CD Writer
  • Supports BDXL 128GB Discs
  • Connects via USB 3.0 / 2.0
  • 14x Blu-ray Disc Write Speed
  • 16x DVD Write Speed
  • 48x CD Write Speed
  • 4MB Buffer Capacity

The BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter from LG is a Blu-ray disc burner compatible with Mac OS, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, and it also features USB 3.0 connectivity. Spend less time burning discs with a 14x BD write speed, 16x DVD write speed, and 48x CD write speed. The LG Blu-ray Disc Rewriter supports a variety of disc formats including BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC, CD-R/RW/ROM, CD-DA and Video CD.

BDXL Increased Capacity
Three Layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs offer 100GB capacity while quad layer BDXL-R discs boast 128GB storage capacity. You can now write up to 128GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL disc which is equivalent to 27 standard DVDs or 5 single layer Blu-ray discs.
Enhanced Write Speeds
Get enhanced BD writing speed with the 14x writer greatly saving burning time when compared to its predecessors without sacrificing quality.
3D Blu-ray Capable
Take advantage of 3D capabilities with the Power BD-DVD 3D Software bundle. With 2D to 3D converting feature, you can bring new dimensions to all your videos.
2D - To - 3D Real-Time Converting
Converting 2D-to-3D is easy with real-time conversions of DVD titles and any file based videos.
Data Protection with M-Disc Support
The M-Disc uses a patented rock-like recording surface instead of organic dye to etch your data onto a disc. The M-Disc has been tested to outlast DVDs currently on the market.
Play in Peace
Silent Play technology automatically controls the disc read speed for optimal noise reduction.
Nonstop Playability
Jamless Play automatically prevents stop video playback in case of damaged disc, such as scratches or fingerprints by jumping through the erroneous data or damaged areas.
USB 3.0 Compatibility
Take advantage of Superspeed USB 3.0 providing up to 10 times faster data speeds than USB 2.0. With higher transfer rates of 5Gbps compared to USB 2.0 that only offered 480Mbps you can now send and receive data simultaneously.
Summary
Drive Type External
Interface Type USB 2.0 & USB 3.0
BD Write Speed 14x max
DVD Write Speed 16x max
CD Write Speed 48x max
Supported Discs BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL/TL/QL), BD-RE (SL/DL/TL), DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD±R (SL/DL), DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC, CD-R/RW/ROM, CD-DA, Video CD
Buffer Capacity 4MB
Write Speed (Max) BD-R: 14x
BD-R DL: 12x
BD-R TL: 6x
BD-R QL: 6x
BD-RE: 2x
BD-RE DL: 2x
BD-RE TL: 2x
DVD+R: 16x
DVD+R DL: 8x
DVD-R: 16x
DVD-R DL: 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-RAM: 5x
CD-R: 48x
CD-RW: 24x
Read Speed (Max) BD-R: 12x
BD-R DL: 8x
BD-R TL: 6x
BD-R QL: 6x
BD-RE: 8x
BD-RE DL: 6x
BD-RE TL: 4x
BD-ROM: 12x
BD-ROM DL: 8x
DVD±R: 16x
DVD±R DL: 12x
DVD±RW: 12x
DVD-ROM: 16x
CD-ROM/R: 48x
CD-RW: 40x
Data Transfer Rate BD-ROM: 431.58Mbits/s (12x) max
DVD-ROM: 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max
CD-ROM: 7,200 kB/s (48x) max
Operating Systems Mac OS, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.42 x 1.97 x 10.24" / 163 x 50 x 260 mm
Weight 3.31 lb / 1500 g
LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
  • Software Disc
  • Charging Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LGBE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
     
    4.6

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (30)
    • Well built / quality (22)
    • Improves performance (10)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to set up (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (12)
      • Upgrade (7)
      • Home (3)
      • Replacement (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (17), Film professional (7), Technically challenged (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast reading and burning; Mac compatible

      For the most part, this drive works just as I needed it to. It doesn't officially support Macs, but 3rd party software like Toast remedies that situation. The drive is fast and relatively...Read complete review

      For the most part, this drive works just as I needed it to. It doesn't officially support Macs, but 3rd party software like Toast remedies that situation. The drive is fast and relatively quiet, produces good burns, and looks attractive on my desk. The only drawback is that the hardware eject button sometimes doesn't work, forcing me to drag the drive's icon to the trash can in order to eject a disc. No biggie; I suspect it's a function of the operating system rather than my unit. I'm happy with my purchase.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Lacking some details

      The drive is good. Plug and Play right out of the box with Haswell iMac. It looks good with the silver looking front, but didn't realize the rest of the case was white...Read complete review

      The drive is good. Plug and Play right out of the box with Haswell iMac. It looks good with the silver looking front, but didn't realize the rest of the case was white plastic until I unboxed it. I would have preferred the whole case to be silver. The USB cord is way too short, which is disappointing at this price point.

      Some other needed refinements would be the open/close button that is blocked when the tray opens, which makes it awkward to close the tray with the button. iMac software issue that only allows the drive to be opened from the desktop when ejecting a disk.

      Good drive, but missing some details to make it great.

      Reviewed by 37 customers

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      5.0

      So far so good

      By Bob Buds

      from Arlington Virginia

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Replacement
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel
        • Upgrade

        Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

        This is the second LG Blue Ray drive I have bought. It seems to work very well so far. I use Blue Ray disk to make multiple back up copies of all my work. I connect the drive to my Apple laptop equipped with USB 3. It burns and verifies Blue Ray 6x write speed disks in Roxio Toast 11.02 in the following time: 50 Gig disk - 60 minutes, 25 Gig disk - 30 minutes, 4.7 Gig disk 9 minutes. Since I burn many disks, time is an issue and this is the fastest drive I have ever used so far. I use 6x speed disks. The drive is supposed to write at a maximum of 14x write speed. It may run even faster if you use higher write speed disks above 6x. I have also used the drive to make HD video DVDs. It consistently seems to work very well for all purposes.

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        5.0

        Works well with my MacBook Pro

        By Just Steve

        from Myrtle Beach, SC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

            I really like it so far...
            I am using it with my new MacBook Pro 15" Retina. Set up and connection was simple. I chose to update to Roxio Toast 12. I was able to burn DVD's for data storage as usual. The speed was noticeably faster than my internal drive in my old MacBook and even the internal drive in my iMac.
            I have not attempted to burn a Blu-ray disk yet.
            One thing I didn't realize from the photos was that the front is aluminum but the case is white plastic. It looks fine, I just thought the whole thing was aluminum or silver color.
            Came with a USB 3 cable!

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            5.0

            Exceptional Functionality & Appearance

            By Burn Master

            from Vicenza, Italy

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction
            • Usb 30 Is Fast
            • versatile

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Archive Dvdbluray Discs
            • Upgrade

            Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

            Used primarily to archive my DVD/Blu-ray movie collection.
            USB 3 external burner can be used externally for my 4 computers.

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            5.0

            Works Great!

            By Hummingbird

            from Coal Valley, IL

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Upgrade

              Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

              This burner is fast and reliable so far. I use it for everything from burning CDs to HD video.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Blu-ray burner

              By BrandinoV

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                  Used it for about 2 months now and it hasn't failed me yet. For mac users its just plug and play. Also flawless with DVD studio pro and Encore.

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                  5.0

                  So empressive this product.

                  By Flash

                  from Seattle, wa

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                    I used this LG burner and discovered that it work great on DVD cut time about 1/2 and used to convert DVD to MP4 cut time 5/8. Not try on blueray yet.I prefer to whom love to burn disc. Great product and will love it too.I gave it five stars.

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                    5.0

                    Great Burner.

                    By Brandino

                    from Cleveland, Ohio

                    About Me Film Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                        Works great with a Mac. Burns not to loud, and it looks great.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Thrilled with this drive

                        By DCissaq

                        from Issaquah, WA

                        Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                        I recently went to use my LG Blu Ray burner and discovered that it had died. I'd had great luck with it and had intended on replacing it with another LG drive. However, in cruising through my options, I discovered this LG burner that didn't use a moveable tray. I'd always found the tray a bit annoying so decided to go for this one.

                        Not only do I prefer and, love this disk transport mechanism, the drive is much more pleasant to look at.

                        And oh yeah - it works great!!!

                        If you need a well built Blu Ray burner, give this one a try. Highly recommended.

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                        5.0

                        a product is often better than you thoug

                        By mikado51

                        from montreal,quebec.canada

                        About Me Parent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                            so far so good.the booklet is as clear as possible.

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                            5.0

                            Works perfectly - extremely fast

                            By cj

                            from Brunswick, MD

                            About Me Film Professional, IT Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Works Out Of The Box

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • External Optical Disk

                            Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                            We primarily use it as a DVD writer for a laptop that has no optical drive. We don't use the Blu-ray function, but on DVDs it burns more than two times faster as two other external writers we tested.

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                            4.0

                            Blue Ray for Camera DVDs

                            By Whatever

                            from Florida

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                            • Lousy Interface With Camc

                            Best Uses

                            • Boat Ancher
                            • Home Movies

                            Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                            I bought this to save video from a new Panasonic Camera with HD resolution. I have used it to make regular DVDs and CDs from my computer using Roxio software. I also can see the LD recorder in Roxio with a disk in it reporting 23+ Gig of space so Roxio seems to see the BD just fine. So far my results trying to make a Blue Ray DVD from either the computer or direct from the camera have been a total failure. The camera reports it cannot write to the device directly and the laptop locks up once a few gigs of material are que'd up to write. I am trying to record in 1080DP in the camera rather than 1080i and see if that fixes anything. If I convert the video down to an encoded file, the quality is lousy. The problems are probably with the software and camera rather than this device. The software that came with the camera is no help either. Before buying one of these try to find out if it will work for your intended purpose. It does a good job burning regular DVD and CDs. I have yet to burn a Blue Ray DVD with it.

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                            5.0

                            So far so good! Works OSX

                            By behnker

                            from Phx AZ

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                I had problems with USB powered Blu-ray writers in the past (like the most popular one you will see on B&H), but no problems with this one. No errors when making a mkv. Be aware, this doesn't come with OSX software.

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                                4.0

                                Solid

                                By Station Master

                                from West Brookfield, MA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                    For laptop workstations that have more hard drives at the loss of a dvd/bluray burner, this is just what I needed.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    So Far So Good

                                    By mrsaxde

                                    from Delaware

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Works With Mac And Toast

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies

                                      Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                      I replaced my old Mac Pro with a new iMac, so I needed a new optical drive. After looking over several options, I settled on this one. I have burnt several single and double layer DVDs with it, no Blu Rays yet. So far it has done very well. The only downside I have found is that my old Apple Super Drive would burn the Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R DL discs at faster than their rated speed, which meant you could burn 8 GB of data in about 10-11 minutes. This drive only burns them at a max of 3x, so burning takes much longer--basically about an hour for a full 8 GB disc.

                                      It generally works flawlessly with my iMac and Toast 11, but when a defective blank disc failed verification, Toast suddenly no longer recognized the drive, until I turned the drive off and then back on again. A bit annoying, but pretty minor in the grand scheme of things.

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                                      4.0

                                      Useful, but a little tricky

                                      By Will

                                      from Pennsylvania

                                      Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                      While the drive seems very well constructed and does burn working. Blu-Ray discs, it sometimes has difficulty being recognized by a computer and has yet to give the 14x speed promised. I tried burning three discs so far and each took over an hour at speeds of 1-2x. It wouldn't burn after than that. My discs can be burnt at up to 6x but I was not given that speed. I am currently frustrated but I am hopeful that this issue is just a software kink in Toast.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome

                                      By renovatio611

                                      from Duluth GA

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Replacement
                                        • Upgrade

                                        Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                        Sleek looking, great feeling works as described.

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                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Player Recorder

                                        By Watty

                                        from Cambridge, Minnesota

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quality Construction
                                        • Very easy to use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                            This unit is great for backing up your DVD's and Blu-Ray DVD's. Plays 3D's too. I have never had a problem with my older LG unit and this one has had a lot of run time. I would buy again and used the reviews on line to purchase this unit.

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Looks Great Works Great

                                            By Cobber

                                            from Bedford, Indiana

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Quality Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                                I currently use this with a Mac Pro but it will come in handy when I purchase new iMacs or Mac Book Pros which do not have burners let alone BluRay burners!

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                                                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                3.0

                                                Lacking some details

                                                By Sirhuckalot

                                                from San Francisco Bay Area

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                • Short USB cord

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                                  The drive is good. Plug and Play right out of the box with Haswell iMac. It looks good with the silver looking front, but didn't realize the rest of the case was white plastic until I unboxed it. I would have preferred the whole case to be silver. The USB cord is way too short, which is disappointing at this price point.

                                                  Some other needed refinements would be the open/close button that is blocked when the tray opens, which makes it awkward to close the tray with the button. iMac software issue that only allows the drive to be opened from the desktop when ejecting a disk.

                                                  Good drive, but missing some details to make it great.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Not bad!

                                                  By Slidell

                                                  from Na'Liins,La.

                                                  About Me Technically Challenged

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Flimsy Design

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home Movies

                                                  Comments about LG BE14NU40 14x External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter:

                                                  Faster than my previous LG burner, fairly quiet with on/off switch in the back.

                                                  The bad; plastiky compared to early DVD models. Hope this last as long as the older ones.

                                                  Average BD movie back-up to hard drive averages about an hour with i7. I do not burn so this will be tested at a later time, sorry.

                                                  The included software is junk but works OK. The included BIOS update appears broken and no info on the LG site. Imageburn is a good free choice. Roxio Easy CD/DVD should have been included for starter software for the PC or Toast lite for the Mac.

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