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Should You Buy an LG Optical Disc Drive?

Updated 23 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an LG Optical Disc Drive?

LG is one of the most popular optical disc drive brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and washing machines.

We've collated all the key information on LG optical disc drives in this handy guide. We've analysed over 3,600 user and expert reviews and 3 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 190+ optical disc drives to impartially compare each optical disc drive brand.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of popular and high quality optical disc drives. Their optical disc drives start at $17 for the GH24NSC0 which is an internal optical disc drive, an optical disc drive that has a slot disc loader loading and an optical disc drive that has a dvd super multi Optical drive type and go up to $100 for the WP50NB40 which is an external optical disc drive, an optical disc drive that has a tray disc loader loading and an optical disc drive that has a blu-ray Optical drive type. The average price of a new LG optical disc drive is $9.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of popular and high quality optical disc drives.

Is LG the Best Optical Disc Drive Brand?

So are LG optical disc drives any good? We give every optical disc drive a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all optical disc drives we are able to impartially rank all the optical disc drive brands.

LG is ranked the No. 1 best optical disc drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the actually best optical disc drive brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
980 reviews
#2
Asus
Taiwan
91%
91%
743 reviews
#3
DELL
United States
77%
77%
997 reviews
#4
LiteOn
76%
76%
123 reviews
#5
Lite-On
76%
76%
71 reviews
#6
Buffalo
74%
74%
1 review
#7
HP
United States
73%
73%
0 reviews
#8
Apple
72%
72%
603 reviews
#9
Lenovo
China
67%
67%
0 reviews
#10
Verbatim
60%
60%
0 reviews
#11
Transcend
58%
58%
2 reviews

Let's look at how LG optical disc drives compare to the other optical disc drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
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LG Optical Disc Drives

There's a wide selection of LG optical disc drives available compared to other optical disc drive brands, with 20 LG optical disc drives currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical optical disc drive brand, with the average rating of a LG optical disc drive being 88%.

The average review score for a LG optical disc drive is 88%.

LG optical disc drives tend to be cheaper than most other optical disc drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Optical Disc Drives
$0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $109
Price Distribution of All Optical Disc Drives
No. Of Optical Disc Drives
$0 $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $114
Price Distribution of LG Optical Disc Drives

What Do the LG Optical Disc Drive Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG optical disc drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other optical disc drive brands.

LG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
618
4 stars
240
3 stars
51
2 stars
20
1 star
40

Over 100% of expert reviews and 89% of user reviews for LG optical disc drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 91% respectively across all Optical Disc Drive brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to LG optical disc drives by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other optical disc drive brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score LG Asus
computerbild.de logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
82%
1 review
techstage.de logo
83%
1 review
hardware.info logo
ocia.net logo
uk.hardware.info logo
Average
41%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Optical Disc Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for LG optical disc drives. This means that LG has more awards for its optical disc drives than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to LG to other popular optical disc drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has more awards for its optical disc drives than any other brand.

Compare all award winning optical disc drives

Number of Awards LG Asus
hardware.info logo
1
ocia.net logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
Total
3

How Reliable Are LG Optical Disc Drives?

We checked over 3,600 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG optical disc drives. 30+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG optical disc drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think LG optical disc drives are reliable.

So, most people think that LG optical disc drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG optical disc drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Great Price - Quiet - LG's proven reliability
Newegg.com
My 2017 17" HP Envy has a built in optical drive
Bestbuy.com
as far as I can tell it's reliable
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Low reliability of LG products
Newegg.com
or if it's broken
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Mid-Range LG Optical Disc Drive?

LG GTC0N

$21.99
Newegg US
LG GTC0N
Buy Now
LG GTC0N
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

A great mid range choice, priced at $21.99 is the LG GTC0N, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
Session-at-once (SAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Layer Jump Recording function

A cheap and fully featured tray loading internal dvd rewriter.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the GTC0N in the US is $21.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an LG Optical Disc Drive?
Is LG the Best Optical Disc Drive Brand?
What Do the LG Optical Disc Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LG Optical Disc Drives Received?
How Reliable Are LG Optical Disc Drives?
What is the Best Mid-Range LG Optical Disc Drive?

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