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LG - 48x Write/24x Rewrite/48x Read CD - 16x Write DVD Internal Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer Drive UH12NS30

LG - 48x Write/24x Rewrite/48x Read CD - 16x Write DVD Internal Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer Drive UH12NS30
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Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of LG - 48x Write/24x Rewrite/48x Read CD - 16x Write DVD Internal Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer Drive UH12NS30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Very nice drive


Lucent and Goldstar merged back in the day and made a great company. But if you google it you won't even be able to find that. LG's own explanation of there name is now some hippie trash trying to be people/world friendly................ it is the only...

LG is the only brand that does Dual layer DVD and tripple and Quad layer BLU-ray ; And they make some very functional drives that last a very good long time. I have a Dual Layer DVD drive still in use from 2006 no firmware updates needed as of yet

There not free :P

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It has the potential to play blu-ray discs

While this isn't specific to the drive, it should be noted that you WILL NOT be able to play blu-ray movies right after installing this drive, unlike with a DVD drive. To do so, you will require software to circumvent the blu-ray encryption. Your own...


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Work perfectly fine.


It work as it was intended


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Good Drive


This is my second one for another build and no problems with it. Looks nice and it is pretty quiet

No Cons

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BD Read dead after 8 months


I got this because it was the second-best rated in the blu ray player category. Guess I will get the best rated player in the category now and hope it lives. Will definitely get the three year insurance this time. I trusted LG and they let me down....

Its a fairly fast reader and did its job well while it was operational. I was pleased

Failed after only 8 months. The drive still seems to be spinning and Windows 7 Home Premium still reads it as being in normal working order. Not even a file explorer can detect that a blu ray is present. I suppose that perhaps the blu ray diode laser...

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Be warned: Blurays cannot be played on analouge


Seriously Sony should be arrested for not warning people about the fact that they block analogue from being used to play Blu-rays. Not LG's fault though, has nothing to do with the drive itself, just Sony's greed.

Overall good CD drive, kinda weird automatic driver install made it hard to finally get it to work, but after I did it works just fine. No problems after install

You cannot play Blu-ray disks if your computer outputs to a VGA monitor (legally). This is a Sony "copyright protection" thing that, on (legal) software will refuse to play Blu-ray disks if your monitor uses VGA. This could render your brand new...

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dying after 8 months


It was a cheap Blu-ray drive because it didn't come with any of the video playing software (which usually expires after a year anyway, then you'd have to pay 3x the cost of this drive for new software)

I have been using two of these drives for 8 months in my server, and one of them started dying. It occasionally encounters errors reading perfect discs (which read properly in the other drive, or in the defective drive after waiting a while and...

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Works great


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Solid, does as advertised


Not much you can say about an optical drive other than "it works" and this one does.

Quiet for an optical drive, fast read and write speeds

Doesn't come with playback software, so you'll either have to rip your blu-rays or pay $60 (outrageous, I know) for playback software

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LG Black 12X BD-ROM


I wouldn't call it a con, but I just like having an actual eject button as opposed to part of the faceplate being the 'push' area...maybe I'm just old.

It works as advertised and no obnoxious rattling

Fine then, since I absolutely HAVE to fill this field out; It didn't come with any Barry White or Parliament cds