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6X 12.7mm Internal Blu-Ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer

Mac / PC / Blu-ray Reader / CD & DVD Multi Recorder
 
Add Blu-ray read capability to your Mac, PC, or Newer Technology miniStack MAX external enclosure with the LG Internal Blu-ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer.
M-DISC - Write Once and Read Forever
Compared to other recordable DVDs on the market today, M-DISC offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. M-DISC Media sold separately.
Reads Blu-ray discs
Although commercial Blu-ray movie playback not supported in OS X, Blu-ray discs do mount on the desktop and can be backed up to the computer or played via third party software options.

If you would like professional installation, OWC offers that service too. Please contact us for more information.

LG CA40N Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Slim Blu-ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
12.7mm Laptop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Slot
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
2MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
CA40N
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Supported Formats
BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM (Ver.2), CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode 1 and mode 2), CD-ROM XA (Mode 2, form 1 and form 2), Photo CD (Single and multiple sessions), CD Extra, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-TEXT

Capacity

Data Capacity
50GB : Blu-ray Double Layer
25GB : Blu-ray
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling
No

Physical

Height (max)
12.7mm (0.50")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
129.0mm (5.00")
Weight (typical)
0.18kg (0.50lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-R
6X
BD-RE
6X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
BD-ROM
6X
DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
CD-ROM
24X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R DL
6X
DVD+R DL
6X
DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

Warranty
90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 50° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-40° C to 65° C
Operating Humidity
5% to 90% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
5% to 95% R.H.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Hitachi-LG p/n HLDSCA40N
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: iMac9,1
2.66GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: iMac9,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1; iMac11,1
2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.06GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
2.5GHz i5, 2.7GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2011)
(August, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,1
3.1GHz i3
PC Laptop
PC Laptops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Las Vegas Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Had to modify drive to fit iMac May 13, 2016 This is a great drive but I had to do some serious modifications to get it to fit in an late 2009 27" iMac. Had to grind off two metal tabs so it would fit in the DVD carrier. I was surprised that it didn't just snap right in.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Jose, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked out very well March 21, 2016 My late 2009 iMac 27" internal HDD was failing (hard errors), and I'd also noticed that the optical drive wasn't able to read CD's any longer.

While replacing the HDD using an OWC kit (to address non-OEM HD FW & temperature sensor incompatibility that could reduce in fast/loud running fans) I opted to replace the Optical drive while I was in there (no sense opening this thing up more than I have to).

Following the OWC installation videos, the process was quite quick and painless for me.

The replacement Optical Drive (and internal HDD) are working well.

If you're only thinking of fixing a failed optical drive, because your original HDD isn't currently having any issues, you might want to consider taking the opportunity to replace both (after taking a good/verified backup of your data to an external drive...). Based on analysis that's been done, HDD failure rates start to ramp up as they reach the 4 year mark, so I feel quite lucky that my 2009 2TB HDD managed to give me 6 years. (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/170748-how-long-do-hard-drives-actually-live-for).

It strikes me that the install process isn't without risk, and so taking proactive steps in an attempt to avoid having to revisit its delicate internals/connectors/cables could be a good investment...

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Good replacement product for iMAC 2011 January 8, 2016 Took a few minutes to install and get up and running. Had to take off the black plastic bezel so it would fit in the iMAC mounting bracket. 4 small tabs hold it on. Also, had to peel the temp sensor and foil EMI shield off of the old drive and move it to the new one.. Once the bezel is off, it's a direct fit. Worked right away.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Working good... was nice choice to buy this DVD writer September 24, 2015 Because the original superdrive of my iMac 27 mid 2011 was out of order, I should replace that one with a newer or more functional one. Hitachi-LG Blu-ray Reader was the superb choice. Everything's are ok, but except it can not erase dual layer DVD-R+. But it might not the problem of this DVD writer Anyway, it was a good choice...

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Genoa, Italy Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very good replacement for iMac internal super-drive September 19, 2015 I bought this unit to replace the internal super-drive of my Mid 2010 27" iMac. It was a perfect fit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

LG 6X 12.7mm Internal Blu-Ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer Mfr P/N: HLDSCA40N OWC SKU: LGEHLDSCA40N Read BD up to 6X. Burn up to 8X DVD, 8X DVD-DL, 24X CDRW & R/W Speed. For 2009-present iMac models, 2009 Mac mini & miniStack MAX external enclosure. 90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $129.00MacSales.com Price $87.99
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