It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Optical Disc Drives LG Optical Disc Drives

Compare The Best LG Optical Disc DrivesNovember 2019

Share on

87

What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique optical disc drives rating which considers: 3,600 expert & user reviews • 190 product comparisons • Score breakdown
Optical Disc Drives Vouchers and Deals
The best deals and biggest price drops
Retro Technology - 062 - CD Drive
All Optical Disc Drives
Compare every optical-disc-drive on the market
Internal Optical Drives
Disc drives meant to be mounted inside a computer
Retro Technology - 062 - CD Drive
External Optical Drives
Disc drives meant to be connected via USB
#1
Best Selling Optical Drives
The most popular optical disc drives on the market
Award Winning Optical Drives
Optical disc drives that have won industry awards
Latest Optical Drives
The newest optical disc drives on the market
Sort by
Compact View Detailed View
Scroll up to see results
Save Up To £20 on Optical Disc Drives View Today's Best Deals
Rank
Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Disc Loading Type
Type
Optical Drive Type
Available Colours
Release Date

No matching products found.

 More

Today's Best Optical Disc Drive Deals

Amazon Optical Disc Drive Deals

Trending LG Optical Disc Drive Comparisons

loading image
Asus
SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
£19.99
£5 cheaper
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
loading image
LG
GP57EW40
£24.99
Two years newer
loading image
Asus
BW-16D1
£59.26
£18 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
loading image
LG
BH16NS55
£77.40
Newer by six
months
loading image
Asus
SBW-06D2X-U
£79.09
£7 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
loading image
LG
BP55EB40
£86.10
Four years
newer
loading image
LG
BP55EB40
£86.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
loading image
Verbatim
External Slimline Blu-Ray Writer
£88.32
More popular
Seven months
newer
loading image
Lite-On
eBAU108
£16.99
£8 cheaper
14 months newer
VS
loading image
LG
GP57EW40
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better brand
loading image
Asus
DRW-24F1MT
£15.99
£1 cheaper
Better brand
VS
loading image
LG
GH24NSD1
£17.45
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by one
month
loading image
LG
GP57EW40
£24.99
More popular
Overall reviews
are moderately
better
Expert reviews
are moderately
better
VS
loading image
Asus
ZenDrive U7M
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
Better brand
loading image
LG
GP57EW40
£24.99
£11 cheaper
More popular
VS
loading image
Asus
ZenDrive U9M
£36.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
Better brand
loading image
LG
GH24NSD1
£17.45
£8 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
loading image
Asus
ZenDrive U7M
£24.99
Newer by 15
months
Better brand
loading image
LG
GH24NSD1
£17.45
£19 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
loading image
Asus
ZenDrive U9M
£36.00
23 months newer
Better brand
loading image
LG
BP55EB40
£86.10
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
loading image
Verbatim
External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
£24.99
£61 cheaper
More popular
Eight months
newer
loading image
LG
WP50NB40
£114.00
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
loading image
Verbatim
External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
£24.99
£89 cheaper
Newer by 11
months
loading image
LG
GH24NSC0
£16.97
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
loading image
Asus
DRW-24D5MT
£11.29
£6 cheaper
Two years newer
loading image
LG
GP57EW40
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Two months
newer
VS
loading image
Buffalo
DVSM-PT58U2V
£20.99
£4 cheaper
Considerably
better user
reviews
loading image
LG
WP50NB40
£114.00
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better brand
VS
loading image
Verbatim
External Slimline Blu-Ray Writer
£88.32
£26 cheaper
10 months newer
loading image
Asus
BW-16D1
£59.26
£27 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
loading image
LG
BP55EB40
£86.10
Better brand
Newer by five
months
loading image
LG
GP57EW40
£24.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
loading image
Lite-On
ES1
£18.45
£7 cheaper
Newer by two
years
More popular
loading image
Buffalo
BRXL-PT6U2V
£75.67
£10 cheaper
More popular
VS
loading image
LG
BP55EB40
£86.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Seven months
newer
loading image
Lite-On
eBAU108
£16.99
Newer by 22
months
VS
loading image
LG
GH24NSC0
£16.97
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
loading image
Lite-On
iHAS124
£12.49
£5 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
loading image
LG
GH24NSD1
£17.45
Two years newer
Better brand
All Optical Disc Drive Comparisons

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.

loading image

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.

loading image

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 Dvd Burner Prices

The price range of LG optical disc drives is from £16 to £113 and in total we found prices for 7 LG optical disc drives. The average price of a new LG dvd rewriter is £50 and 80% of LG cd writers are priced between £17 and £87. The most expensive LG dvd burner that we found is the LG WP50NB40 at £113, and the cheapest is the LG GTC0N at only £17.

Price Range of LG Optical Disc Drives

How Good Are LG Dvd (Re)Writers?

We have evaluated 19 expert reviews and 3,441 user reviews for dvd (re)writers and used this information to evaluate an average rating for LG dvd (re)writers of 87%. This makes LG the best cd rewriter brand according to customer reviews.

When Are Most New LG Dvd Rewriters Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any clear trend in the release month for new LG dvd writers. In 2018 most new LG dvd rewriters were released in November, with one new LG dvd rewriters released that month. In April 2017, two new LG optical disc drives were released making it the biggest month that year for new LG dvd (re)writer releases. Three new LG optical disc drives were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new LG cd writer releases.

How Fast Do LG Dvd (Re)Writer Prices Drop After Release?

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

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £5 on a typical £16 new LG dvd writer by waiting 6 months before buying.

×