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LG GH24NSD1

£16.49

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Sep 2015
#9

87

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LG BH16NS55

£68.21

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1
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Nov 2015
#12

86

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LG GTC0N

£16.88

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1
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Oct 2015
#16

85

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LG GP57EW40

30 Reviews

£22.19

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Mar 2015
#18

82

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LG GH24NSC0

144 Reviews

£10.99

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Aug 2014

80

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LG GH24NSD0.ARAA10B

£11.26

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Aug 2016

79

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LG BP55EB40

3 Reviews

£92.17

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Oct 2015

78

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LG GP90EB70AUAE10B

£51.39

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Apr 2017

75

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LG UH12NS40

£67.09

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Feb 2016

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the difference between the different disc loading types?
AThere are 3 main types of disc drive. Tray is the most common - a tray pops out, the disc is placed in and the tray recedes into the machine again. Slot disc drives just have a slot in the side to take the disc, whereas on top-loading disc drives the whole top of the device is hinged, allowing you to place the disc directly into the device.
QWhy does read-write speed matter?
AThe larger the read-write speed of the disc drive, the faster it will write data to the discs, and the quicker data can be read, meaning data access will be faster and smoother (less waiting for buffering video, for instance)
QWhat does 'internal' mean?
AInternal means the disc drive is meant to be mounted inside a computer, whereas external means it can be plugged in via USB and used there.

Optical Disc Drive Buying Guide

Optical disk drives cover a wide range of internal and external devices meant to both read and write a variety of removable media. This means they can be used to both read data from discs (i.e - playing a movie DVD or Blu Ray) and also writing or ‘burning’ data (i.e - creating a music CD from individual mp3s, or permanently writing files to a disk for distribution).

While most computers used to house CD and DVD drives as standard, drastically smaller devices and a move towards cloud-based streaming mean that disc drives are being used less and less. Indeed many modern laptops and desktops no longer contain a disc drive at all.

This means that even though it is legacy tech, it’s still worth keeping a drive handy for those times you want to read the data from an old DVD, burn a disc for a friend, or watch a movie when you don’t have access to Netflix. This guide will explain the major points of consideration when choosing an optical disk drive.

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Mounting & Portability

The first important consideration is what type of drive you want to get. While all our drives read and write disks, there are 2 main types - internal and external. It’s important to note that generally speaking internal drives can’t be used outside of computers, and external drives have to be powered via USB, and can’t be mounted inside a desktop or laptop.

Internal drives: These are meant to be placed into the computer body itself and wired directly into the system for power and data. They are used mostly for either replacements, or if you are building your own computer from scratch. Because these drives have to fit into a specific bay, it’s important to make sure you get one that is the right measurements and compatible with your computer. This also includes the correct mounting for the machine you’re wanting to install the drive into.

External drives: These drives are meant to be plugged into a computer (usually via USB) to serve as a temporary drive when one is needed. These drives tend to be more expensive than internal drives, but can be used with any computer. They are especially useful for laptops, since the current trend in ultra-thin laptops mean that most modern models don’t have a drive built in. Because external drives are removable, they can be easily stowed away until needed, making them helpful if you only need to read a CD/DVD occasionally. They are also very portable, making them good for watching movies or accessing data on journeys where you may not have access to a stable net connection.

Media Support

There are 3 main types of optical media supported by the disc drives on our site - CD, DVD and Blu Ray:

CD: Traditionally used for music, and while rather a legacy format, there are so many CDs in circulation that you are bound to need to access one at some point. All disc drives will read and write CDs, but the downside is they hold the least information of the 3 types.

DVD: DVDs are generally used for movies, since they are higher density, so can hold far more data than CDs. DVDs are still widely used for movies and video games, and can also hold a large amount of information, making them useful for backing up lots of files. Nearly all of our drives support both CD and DVD read writing.

Blu-Ray: The newest and highest density of optical media on the market, Blu-Ray discs can hold an enormous amount of data in a single disc. They are primarily used for very high-quality movies. However because they are a new format, Blu-Ray writers are far more expensive than CD or DVD-compatible models. Moreover, not all drives support Blu-Ray reading or writing, meaning that you may find other users are not able to read the data on the disc.

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Read/Write Speedas

Finally, read & write speeds measure how quickly data can be written from & to the disc. This is measures in bytes per second - the higher the speed, the faster large files (such as movies) will be burnt to the disc, or read from the drive. The read-write speeds are also affected by the USB version supported - USB 3.0 supported drives allow far higher transfer rates than USB 2 drives, so it is worth seeking out the newest drive you can for the fastest data transfer speeds.

LG Optical Disc Drives

LG Cd (Re)Writer Prices

LG optical disc drives range in price from £10 to £93 and in total we found prices for 9 LG optical disc drives. A new LG cd writer costs on average £40 and 80% of LG cd rewriters are priced between £11 and £69. The LG BP55EB40 is the most expensive LG cd writer that we found at £93, and the LG GH24NSC0 is the cheapest at only £11.

Price Range of LG Optical Disc Drives

How Good Are LG Cd Burners?

We have evaluated 18 expert reviews and 3,435 user reviews for cd burners and used this data to evaluate an average rating for LG cd burners of 87%. This makes LG the best cd burner brand according to customer reviews.

When Are Most New LG Dvd Burners Released?

We looked at the release dates for new LG dvd burners over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident trend. In 2018 most new LG cd burners were released in November, with one new LG cd burners released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new LG dvd (re)writer releases was April, with two new LG cd burners released that month. Three new LG cd (re)writers were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new LG dvd writer releases.

How Fast Do LG Dvd Writer Prices Drop After Release?

LG optical disc drives tend to depreciate faster than most dvd burners. Most dvd burners drop in price by 10% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, LG dvd rewriters drop in price by 32%.

That means a saving of £5 on a typical £15 new LG dvd writer if you wait 6 months before buying.

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