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LG GP10NB20 Portable 8X Slim DVD+/-RW External Drive (Black)

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4.4 out of 5 stars 273 customer reviews
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  • Drive Type: External Super-Multi Slim DVD Rewriter
  • Data Transfer Rate: Write: DVD+R/-R: 8X DVD+Rwith -RW: 8X/6X DVD+R DL/-R DL: 6X DVD-RAM: 5X CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 24X
  • Read: DVD-ROM: 8X CD-ROM: 24x
  • Interface: USB 2.0 Buffer Memory: 1.5MB (Under-run prevention function) Access Time: DVD-ROM - 220ms; CD-ROM - 210ms; DVD-RAM - 260ms
  • Sustained Rate: DVD-ROM(max.)- 11.08Mbytes/s (8x); CD-ROM (max.)- 3,600 kB/s (24x)
  • Data Transfer Rate: Write: DVD+R/-R: 8X DVD+R with -RW: 8X/6X DVD+R DL/-R DL: 6X DVD-RAM: 5X CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 24X
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, Mac OS X
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: GP10NB20
  • Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
  • Item Display Weight: 1.00 pounds

Product Description

LG Electronics GP10NB20 Portable 8X Slim DVD+/-RW External Drive (Black)

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Item Weight 9.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B004K2Z4MS
Item model number GP10NB20
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4.4 out of 5 stars 273 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #207 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > External Optical Drives > DVD Drives
#682 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > External Components
Date first available at Amazon.com January 20, 2011

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I bought this DVD burner when my father's Sony VRD-MC6 burner didn't fit my needs. I started looking for an internal DVD burner for my Dell XPS Generation 4 running Windows XP SP3. But after realizing that my sister would want to use it for making DVD backups from her laptop too, I decided to go with an external DVD that didn't need a 120V outlet. We have two LG flat screen TV's in our house, so I checked out LG's website and this one caught my eye. Did the research and decided to buy it. I have had it about a week now and have burned around a dozen DVD's without one problem.

Likes:
1) The drive runs off the USB power from the computer, which I like because I wanted it portable.
2) Neither the burner nor the DVD's are hot when a DVD is done being burned.
3) Extremely quiet.
4) Small, in fact it's only about 6" x 6" x 3/4" high. The picture of this product is misleading on the size.
5) The "advanced mode" of the burning software that came with it has a nice user interface. I use this extensively. Drag and drop of files/folders and there is a bar graph at the bottom to show you how much of the DVD is used. Also has the MB used/available listed numerically. It also lets you know if you are trying to put too much on one DVD.
6) The green "in use" indicator light on the front of the unit is really easy to see.

Dislikes:
1) The included USB cable is a little short to use with my desktop. I realize now the DVD burner was designed to be used with laptops. The USB cable is two feet long; I wish it were three feet. I suppose I could use an off-the-shelf cable...

Please note that if you get this item, check the configuration settings before burning. The "finish DVD" and the "verify after burning" features are defaulted to unchecked.

In summary, I like this little burner. It is really working well and I will be able to free up a lot of space off my computer hard drive.
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After spending considerable time studying reviews of similar products on Amazon, I decided to spend a few more dollars (about $5-7) on this LG external DVD to avoid the problems noted in other products. This unit seems to function precisely as described right out of the box, and needs only a single USB port even from my new Acer AO722 netbook for both power and data. Having just received it, I must admit to not having attempted to use all features but, in view of immediate recognition by Win7 Home Prem 64 bit and installation with the accompanying disc, it seems that unlike so many of the other portable DVD's this one is perfect!
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I'm not inclined to review things on line anymore, but having seen this excellent product recieve a single, poor review--and being left to hold the blame for the limitaions of some other product--I felt I owed it to the people at LG to provide some balance.

First off, I run the external through a PC laptop; it runs off of any SINGLE USB port, (my laptop has four) it is easy both to install and operate, and has worked flawlessly.

In the short while I've owned it, (about two and a half weeks) I have burned everything from a few dozen audio CD's to 20 or so Dual Layer-DVD's, and a couple data DVD's to boot. It's burned them all quickly and efficiently, without a single "Coaster" in the bunch--and that's while using a mix of Sony, Memorex, TDK and Maxell discs.

Lastly, I wasn't really keen about buying an extrernal burner at all. But because I travel a lot for work, I back up all my music and movies to take with me; a good disc burner is crucial to me, and my second internal drive was malfunctioning after less than a year. This LG has worked even better than I could have hoped for, and unless you're planning on running it off of some cutesy little boutique aPPLE product, I'd recommend this burner with NO reservations whatsoever.
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I purchased this drive to become a part of my professional tool kit (I work in IT, often on the road).

- I needed a drive that would "just work" when I need it to, it is not uncommon for me to work on computers that do not have optical drives installed in them and often times CD/DVD disks are needed for troubleshooting and repairing problems. This drive has been used on multiple computers with no issues, I have used it to work within Windows and also to act as the boot device (i.e. installing the operating system).

- The drive is plenty quiet, not that this was a huge concern for me.

- The drive burns CDs and DVDs with no issues (tested in Windows 7).

- Someone had mentioned that this drive was no good as it required two USB connections, you have to understand that this is pretty normal for this type of device and the reason behind it is to ensure that the device can draw enough power to operate. Not all USB ports are designed to provide enough power to operate devices such as this. I very much prefer the use of two USB ports over an external power source!

-- The USB cable is a bit short, so don't plan on plugging this into your computer on the floor and placing the drive on top of your desk! (once again, not an issue for me)

I would recommend this drive to anyone that needs a portable optical drive that just works without the use of any drivers.
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By steph on December 23, 2011
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easy to use & loaded my progams quickly....used it for my Inspiron Duo which has no CD/DVD drive. The software installs as soon as the USB cable was attached - very simple process. Great investment!
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