- Brand Name: LG
- Model Number: GP10NB20
- Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
- Item Display Weight: 1.00 pounds
LG GP10NB20 Portable 8X Slim DVD+/-RW External Drive (Black)
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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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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.
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.
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.
- 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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Writing this for other Linux users (especially new users, like myself) looking for a DVD/CD burner. Purchased this to (mostly) burn ISOs and my current distro of choice (Linux Mint... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reboot
My experience is primarily using this to record audio from CD to digital storage, a very limited review. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Davis
I bought this external DVD player because my laptop did not come with a DVD drive. This external drive is amazingly quiet and I am very happy with it when it is working. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
very small and compact, easy to use and install, even for a non-techy like me. I like it. Good seller, arrived on time and well packagedPublished 7 months ago by Cyn57
I've had it almost 2 years and have burned countless dvds without any issues. I recommend ashampoo burning software to use with it.Published 9 months ago by LyndiSue
Works great and does everything I need it too. I purchased it so I could use it to load CD's to my macbook pro. I'm extremely happy with the product and would highly recommend it.Published 10 months ago by Jared