Register | Login 

LG BH16NS40 (internal Blu-ray Writer 16x, Serial ATA 1.1a)

DVD / CD / HD Blu-ray, CD, DVD, internal, LG, Writer

LG BH16NS40 (internal Blu-ray Writer 16x, Serial ATA 1.1a)
Linux compatibility: Only the Linux compatibility is rated on this page, not the general quality of the product. If you use this product with Linux, please rate it and share your experience in the comment area of this page (bottom) to support other Linux users.
5 votes, average: 4.4 out of 55 votes, average: 4.4 out of 55 votes, average: 4.4 out of 55 votes, average: 4.4 out of 55 votes, average: 4.4 out of 5
  ( 4.4 with 5 ratings)

Price: $ 49.00 (on stock)
(without shipping costs) Prices provided by Amazon do not include shipping costs that might be due depending on product and Amazon Marketplace supplier.

 Buy from

Price trend
LG BH16NS40 
Minimum: $ 42.46 
Maximum: $ 159.42  
Updated: 09/07/2016 00:53

Review of Linux Compatibility

The LG BH16NS40 is an internal Blu-ray writer

  • writing: 12x BD-R DL, 8x BD-RE(DL)
  • 16x DVD±R, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD±R DL, 48x CD-R
  • reading: 12x BD, 16x DVD, 5x DVD-RAM, 48x CD, SATA

and is automatically supported under Linux (at least since Ubuntu 12.04).

Several Linux users reported that the writing process of the BH16NS40 was interrupted regurlarly. E.g., K3B shows the following error:

Errno: 5 (Input/output error), write_g1 scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB:  2A 00 00 00 96 C3 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, deferred error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x0C Qual 0x00 (write error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.066s timeout 200s
/usr/bin/wodim: A write error occured.
/usr/bin/wodim: Please properly read the error message above.
write track data: error after 79042560 bytes
Writing  time:   54.639s
Average write speed  95.3x.
Min drive buffer fill was 99%
Fixating time:    0.000s
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo had 1436 puts and 1246 gets.
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo was 0 times empty and 1211 times full, min fill was 91%.

This problem can be solved by using the tool cdrecord instead wodim. To exchange the writing tool under Ubuntu the wiiter programs needs to be deinstalled:

sudo apt-get remove k3b
sudo apt-get remove brasero
sudo apt-get remove wodim

Afterwards, cdrecord can be installed and the writer programs can be re-installed:

sudo apt-get install cdrecord
sudo apt-get install k3b
sudo apt-get install brasero
sudo apt-get install k3b-i18n

The drive ca be identified by the following dmesg output:

ata2.00: configured for UDMA/100
scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM            HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BH16NS40  1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5

Identified Hardware Configurations (11 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
Linux Lite 3.6 4.4.0-96-generic - 15/09/2017
Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 4.4.0-91-generic - 14/08/2017
Manjaro Linux 4.9.33-1-MANJARO - 22/06/2017
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 4.10.13-towo.1-siduction-amd64 - 04/05/2017
Manjaro Linux 4.8.14-1-rt9-MANJARO - 29/12/2016
Debian GNU/Linux 8.3 (jessie) 3.16.0-4-amd64 - 23/12/2016
Debian GNU/Linux unstable (sid) 4.8.10-towo.1-siduction-amd64 - 26/11/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-38-generic - 21/09/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-36-generic - 30/08/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-34-generic - 21/08/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic - 30/07/2016

Similar Linux Hardware

scroll left scroll right


2 Responses to “LG BH16NS40 (internal Blu-ray Writer 16x, Serial ATA 1.1a)”

Start new Discussion

Please use the comment section to submit corrections to the article as well as relevant excerpts of lspci, lsusb, lshw, dmesg e.t.c. Furthermore, use the section for the exchange of experiences with this hardware component or search for configuration help from other owners of this hardware.

Email address will not be published.

Rate Linux compatibility

Use the following HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Allowed file types: txt, jpg, png, gif, maximum file size: 2MB.