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LG BP40NS20 Portable Blu-Ray burner review

Posted 13 July 2012 13:00 CET by Antonis Sapanidis


Review: LG BP40NS20 Reviewed by: vroom Provided by: MILLENNIATA

We all know LG, and many of our members have fallen in love with their LG DVD/BD burners. Here at MyCE we have a long history of reviewing top of the line burners, and we are very happy to review the latest Blu-Ray burner from LG.

This time we take a closer look on the external USB2, self powered 6x Blu-Ray burner. The BP40NS20 is capable of reading and burning CD-Rs at a max speed of 24x, and can also read and burn DVDs at a max speed of 8x. The BP40NS20 is able to playback 3D movies with the necessary equipment and it will also burn BDXL triple layer media at a max speed of 4x.

The drive is also supports burning of Millenniata’s MDISCs and I would like to thank Millenniata for providing me the LG BP40NS20 for this review. More info on the MDISC technology and a list of LG capable drives can be found on Millenniata's website.

Drive Specifications

Here we can see the specifications of the LG BP40NS20 USB slimdrive, as they appear on the LG website.


Now let's take a look at the packaging that the drive is shipped in.

The drive that Millenniata sent me was an external Blu-ray USB2 burner. The BP40NS20 came as the retail version and we can see the package and contents below.

Box front

Box rear


Box left and right sides


What’s inside the box

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what the drive came shipped with.

The retail package contained the LG BP40NS20, a split Y USB cable, a software disc and an instruction manual.

Now let’s take a look at the drive.

Drive front

The front of the LG BP40NS20 has only the BDXL logo, an activity led, the eject button, and the emergency eject hole. There's a very simple and clean look to the front of the drive.

Drive rear

At the back of the drive there is only the USB connection.

Drive top

Drive bottom

On the bottom of the drive there is one label with all the info, and also we can see that the drive was manufactured in December 2011 in China.

A quick look at the optical system of the LG BP40NS20.

Now let’s head to the next page where we take a look at the features of the drive…. settings

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