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Excellent product LG BP40NS20 - Excellent Reseller Service Quantum Wireless,
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This review is from: LG BP40NS20.AUAE10B 6x USB 2.0 SuperMulti Blue Slimline External BD-RW (Accessory)
I have purchased the LG BP40N having reviewed all about its technical characteristics, positive and negative. It serves perfectly my work, which is occasional BD burning using Nero under Windows 8. Additional use is under Mac OS X 10.8.2 BD reading, by using dedicated BD Software Mac Blue Ray Player by Macgo.
I work on a 2011 MacBook Pro 15" portable with both Mac OS X and Windows 8 (Bootcamp Partitioned 120 GB with Win 7 Drivers for Mac).
The LG BP40N external BD burner works perfectly under both environments, although burning BD is only available under windows. Apple does not support BD burning but through the SW mentioned above, one may enjoy BD playback. Burning of High Definition movies under OS X is possible and worked perfectly with the LG BP40N by using Toast Titanium SW in OS X 10.8.
The LG BP40 installed with no problem in both operating systems Mac and Win 8. It plays back all BD I have tried, official BD titles and BD data and movies disks previously burnet in a BD internal burner. Under Win 8 and by using Nero 12, recently bought from Nero.com, the LG done its job as expected.
In all circumstances the BD disks used were original BD Brands, rather expensive compared to clones. I have burnet 8 BD home made movies in TDK T78301 BD-R, with no rejects or faulty disks. Also burnet several Sony DVD-R disks under OS X with no problem from the LG BP40.
In short its a good machine doing its job reliably. One may find drives which outperform the LG BP40N characteristics, but its hard to say if these work adequately under both Operating Systems, Mac and Windows in the same Portable Computer (Macbook Pro).
I have not installed or used the accompanied SW disk since I use Nero 12 for my purposes under win 8, and hence I cannot comment on any of the offered programs.
The reseller, Quantum Wireless shipped and delivered the product in two working days from UK to Greece in a perfect condition. Notably the delivery time was extremely short. The five stars rating goes for both the reseller and the drive which as I have mentioned serves its purpose for the money it costs.
I hope the information above are useful - mainly to Mac users.