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LG BE14NU40 Owner's Manual

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Category: Blu-ray Drive
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To enjoy fully all the features and functions of your product, 
please read this owner’s manual carefully and completely.

OWNER’S MANUAL

External Blu-ray Writer

www.lg.com

ENGLISH

DEUTSCH

FRANÇAIS

IT

ALIANO

ESP

AÑOL

PORTUGUÊS

MAGY

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BE14NU40

 


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CAUTION

: The laser used in the External Blu-ray Writer can damage your eyes. 

Do not attempt to open the cover.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back).
There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

Use of controls or performance of procedures other than those 
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

WARNING 

: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance

to rain or moisture

Industry Canada requirement

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

Note

: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class

B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. 
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or 
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:

- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the

receiver is connected.

- Consult the dealer or an Authorized Service Center for help.

• FCC 

WARNING

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for 
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

•  This External Blu-ray Writer is for use only with UL listed personal computers that

have installation instructions detailing user-installation of card cage accessory.

WARNING:

This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause

birth defects or other reproductive harm. 

Wash hands after handling.

 


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CAUTION :

CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.

ADVARSEL : 

KLASSE 3B SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.

ADVARSEL :

KLASSE 3B SYNLING OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR 
DEKSEL ÅPENS. UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.

VARNING :

KLASSE 3B SYNLING OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNAL
DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.

VARO! :

KURSSI 3B NÄKYVÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖN AVATTAESSA OLET
ALTTIINA LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEN.

CLASS 1

LASER PRODUCT

KLASSE 1

LASER PRODUKT

LUOKAN 1

LASER LAITE

KLASS 1

LASER APPARAT

CLASE 1

PRODUCTO LÁSER

CLASSE 1

PRODOTTO LASER

Microsoft® and Windows® are trademarks registered in the United States and other 
countries by the Microsoft Corporation.

DVD Logo is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corp., registered in U.S.,
Japan and other countries.

BD Logo is a trademark registered in U.S., Japan and other countries.

The company names and product names written in this manual are trademarks or
registered trademarks of the respective companies.

EU Conformity Notice

LG Electronics hereby declares that this/these product(s) is/are in 
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant 
provisions of Directive 2004/108/EC, 2006/95/EC, and 2009/125/EC.

European representative :
LG Electronics Inc. - EU Representative
Krijgsman 1, 1186 DM Amstelveen 
The Netherlands

 


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Introduction

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

System requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Important precautions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Location and function of controls  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Installation

Hardware Installation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Removing the USB converter cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Operation

Loading and ejecting a disc  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Playing a music CD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Appendix

Troubleshooting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Package contents

Contents

1

Item           

Quantity

A. External Blu-ray Writer

1

B. USB 3.0 converter cable 

1

C. AC Power Adapter 

1

D. Software CD

1

E. Manual

1

 


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Thank you for purchasing the LG External Drive.

Features

•  Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 & 3.0 interface
•  Buffer Under Run error protection technology
•  Emergency eject support
•  Bear media loading with power eject.
•  CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/+R/RW/+/-R DL, DVD-RAM, BD-R(SL/DL/XL (3 Layer)/ 

XL (4 Layer))/ RE(SL/DL/XL (3 Layer)), BD-R (SL LTH) read and write compatible,
CD Family, DVD-ROM and BD-ROM read compatible.

•  Supports region playback control Phase II.

To achieve maximum Record & Write speed your system may require data to be
copied first to the computer’s hard drive rather than directly from another source
disc or drive.

Introduction

2

System meeting the following requirements is needed in order to use USB 2.0
operation with this drive.

Computer that is equipped with a USB 2.0 – compliant USB connector or PCI
adapter card, and on which the USB 2.0 EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller
Interface) driver software 

1)

has been installed.

1)

The USB 2.0 EHCI driver software is supplied with currently available PCI

adapter cards that conform to USB 2.0. Further, Microsoft has released the USB
2.0 EHCI driver software for Windows, therefore it is also possible to use this driver
software with Windows. 
If you want to know in detail, please contact your USB 2.0 adapter dealer or consult
your PC manufacturer, or consult the Microsoft Corporation Web site.

Please note: 

Certain software (i.e. particularly those including Video playback) may

require a considerably increased specification PC to give acceptable results. While
this Blu-ray Writer can read DVD-video or BD-MV(BD-ROM) discs, decoding them
to display on your pc’s monitor requires separate MPEG, H.264 or VC-1 decoding
that is done by separate hardware (either an MPEG, H.264 or VC-1 decoder card
or MPEG, H.264 or VC-1  decoding done by your video card), or separate software
that you install to do MPEG, H.264 or VC-1 decoding. For further details, refer to
the documentation that comes with MPEG, H.264 or VC-1 software.

Cautions

 


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System requirements

Operating Environment

This unit can be operated in the system environment explained here.

* Compatibility problem in write/read function may occur with media depending on the media 

manufacturing quality.

* There may be some cases when motion picture playback is not smooth depending on bit rate.

* Please visit http://www.m-disc.com to learn more about the M-DISC

TM

.

• 

Playing Blu-ray Movies  *NOTICE*

Due to copyright protection features, certain requirements must be met in order to playback BD
movies on a computer. When using digital video connections, the monitor and graphics card must 
support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Note that most monitors and graphics
cards currently don’t support HDCP. But, most High Definition TVs and multimedia monitors do 
support HDCP. Refer to the PC or graphic card maker’s web site to see if your card supports HDCP. 
Some video cards that currently support HDCP:
- Blu-ray Disc playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or above
- 3D playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT or above
*When using ATI Radeon

TM  

HD 1000 Series Graphic Card, some BLURAY movie title can not be

played on Windows7 normally. It caused by giving up supporting the device driver of this Graphic

Card by ATI Radeon

TM

.

For more information, Please contact to customer service center or website of ATI Radeon

TM

.

*1 

Graphic card driver shall meet AACS compliance criteria. Please consult your graphics card vendor
for proper driver solution.

*2 

HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection): Required to view pre-recoded Blu-ray Discs
which are copy protected.

• CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 GHz), AMD Phenom 9450 

(2.10 GHz) or above. 

• O/S : Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3.

• RAM : 2 GB or more

• HDD : Needed free space for Blu-ray Disc authoring (BD-R SL/DL: 60 GB,

BD-R/RE XL (3 Layer): 100 GB, BD-R XL (4 Layer): 128 GB)

USB 2.0 or 3.0

BD-R SL

: Sony.

BD-R DL

: Panasonic.

BD-R XL (3 Layer)/ XL (4 Layer)

: TDK.

BD-R SL LTH

: Taiyo Yuden.

BD-RE SL

: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim, Sony.

BD-RE DL/XL (3 Layer)

: Panasonic.

DVD-R

:Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim.

DVD-RW

: JVC, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim.

DVD+R

: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim.

DVD+RW

: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim.

DVD±R DL

: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim.

DVD-RAM

: Panasonic.

M-Disc (DVD+R SL)

: Millenniata

CD-R 

: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden. 

CD-RW

: LG, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim.

System 

requirements

Interface

Recommended

media 

manufacturer

Graphic Card 

Monitor

1024x768

or more

(Recommended

: 1920x1080)

AACS 

*1

Compliant

Digital

Driver

Interface

HDCP

*2

Interface

HDCP

Resolution

DVI or HDMI

Compliant DVI or HDMI Compliant

 


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Important precautions

Follow these precautions when handling the drive or discs.

Precautions

Please note that the manufacturer of this equipment does not offer any warranty
against data loss due to inappropriate installation, handling, direct or indirect
damages. Please note that the manufacturer will bear no responsibility for direct
or indirect damages (including lost data)caused by the use of this product or its
malfunction.
Please backup(copy) all important data as protection against data loss.

Installation

Avoid placing the drive in a location subject to:
- high humidity

- high temperature

- excessive dust

- mechanical vibration

- direct sunlight

Operation

Don’t move the drive suddenly from a cold place to warm one. 
Condensation may cause abnormal operation.
Make sure to remove the disc before moving the drive to prevent the possible
damage to the disc.
Prevent foreign objects, such as liquids or metal, from entering the drive and in
the case a foreign object enters the drive, please consult the dealer where the
drive was purchased.
Don’t interrupt the electric power while the drive is operating.
While drive is operating, don’t move the drive or give a shock to the drive, since it
can cause damages to the disc.
Please pay attention to handling Electrostatic Sensitive Devices, you may use
anti-static products such as wrist straps, heel straps, mats to protect your body
from electrostatic.

AC Adapter

Don’t plug in or remove the AC adapter using wet hands.
Don’t damage the AC adapter by scratching, modifying, or bending its prongs.
Use only supplied AC adapter. Don’t disassemble the AC adapter.

“Use only power supplies listed in the user instructions” or “For applicable power 
supplies see user instructions”.
Adapter information:
- Model name: WA-36A12
- Manufacturer: Asian Power devices Inc.
- Rating: 36 W (3.0 A, 12 Vdc)

Operation through a USB hub cannot be guaranteed.

When connecting with USB1.1 interface, picture and sound may be disrupted
while watching DVD/BD Video due to lack of data transfer speed. 
For smoother playback of DVD/BDs, high-speed USB 2.0 or 3.0 should be used.

 


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Location and function of controls

This following is the general figure of the design of the drive. The drive’s
appearance and specifications may change without prior notice.

1

2

4

3

7

1. Disc Tray

2. Emergency Eject Hole
3. Drive activity indicator

The LED used to indicate the operation of External Blu-ray Writer.

4. Open/Close button

5. USB Connector 

This connector is used to connect to the USB converter cable.

6. Power Switch

Use this switch to turn the drive on and off.

7. Power Connector 

This connector is used to connect to the AC Power adapter cord.

•  The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without

supervision.

•  Young Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with 

appliance.

•  If the appliance is supplied from a cord extension set or an electrical portable outlet

device, the cord extension set on electrical portable outlet device must be posi-
tioned so that it is not subject to splashing or ingress of moisture.

NOTES

5

6

 


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Installation

Hardware Installation

• Make sure you have a personal 

computer with an open USB port before
connecting the drive to your computer.

• Power for all device should be turn off

before attaching the cables.

Connect the drive to the computer as
shown in figure.

1. Connect the USB converter cable to

the External Drive.

2. Connect the other end of the USB

converter cable to your computer.

3. Connect the AC adapter plug to the

power connector at the rear of the
drive. 
Attach the AC adapter to the AC wall
outlet.

4. Make sure the power switch is turned on.

When the computer is ready, confirm
that the drive is detected. And then,
insert the supplied software CD into
the External Drive and install the 
software.

•  Please do not connect the AC adapter and USB 3.0 converter cable by any means

other than specified above.

•  For optimal performance, using the ‘USB Booster Program’ in the Software CD is

recommended when you connect the USB cable.

Connecting to computer

NOTES

NOTES

To AC wall
outlet.

USB 3.0 Converter
cable

 


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Removing the USB converter cable 

The drive supports the plug and play(not swap) function of Windows, and
can be removed and inserted by performing the following operation.

1. Stop the application software being currently used.

2. Click the icon “      ” of the taskbar located on your screen’s bottom right

side.

3. Click “Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device-Drive[x:]”.

4. Click “Ok” and then remove the USB converter cable.

Don’t remove the USB converter cable when the busy indicator on the drive
blinks, or during computer startup.

NOTE

 


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Operation

Loading and ejecting a disc

Remember - AC adapter must be connected.
Make sure the power is turned on.

Loading a disc

1. Touch the Eject Button to open the Disc tray.
2. Load a disc. (Label facing up.)
3. Close the Disc tray.

Ejecting a disc

1. Touch the Open/Close Button to open the Disc tray.
2. Removing the disc. 
3. Close the Disc tray after removing the disc.

Emergency Eject

This drive has a feature that allows the CD to be ejected manually in case of
a drive failure or a power outage.

NOTE:

Don’t use this feature 

except 

in an emergency.

1) Turn the power switch OFF.

2) Poke a fine-tipped object (such as a straightened heavy duty paper clip)

into the small hole above the eject button. The front door will pop open
and the disk tray will come partway out.

3) Pull the front door to open it all the way, then grip the disc tray between

thumb and forefinger and gently pull it straight out.

*  If you cannot get a good grip on the disc tray with your fingers, use a steel

binder clip or spring clamp to pull it out.

NOTE: 

Use this feature for an

emergency purpose only.
Using it excessively will cause 
malfunction.

 


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Playing a music CD

Listening to sound

When connected to a computer, you can play audio CD’s through your 
computer’s audio system after setting Digital Audio mode.

Check your Windows or “Windows Media Player” manual for detail.

• DVD video region code:

Each region around the world has a different region number on the DVD
video movies being sold in a region.
The region code can be changed to other regions up to 5 times by using
the software decoder.
If you change the region code 5 times, the drive will lock onto the last (5th
change) region code, and cannot change the drive to another region code.
This limitation is a requirement as licensees of DVD drive technology.

• When connecting with USB1.1 interface, due to it’s slow transfer rate,

picture and sound may be disrupted when trying to view a DVD/BD
movie.

NOTES

 


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Appendix

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Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing problems with the drive, verify the following items.
Since the problem may be caused by a device other than the drive, check
other things such as system settings or other software being used, etc.
If you cannot resolve the problem after verifying these items, contact your
dealer or our customer service department.

Problem

Drive cannot play a
DVD, CD or BD in
the drive or certain
types of discs cannot
be read in the drive.

Disc tray cannot be
opened

Drive is not detected
by the system.

Drive will not play
media or certain
types of CD, DVD or
BD media.

1. The disc is not inserted

correctly.

2. The disc is dirty.
3. The pick-up lens is dirty.
4. The disc is scratched or

warped.

5. The disc uses a region

code that cannot be
played on the drive.

1. AC Plug is not connected

to AC outlet.

2. Power Switch is not

turned on.

1. The USB 3.0 converter

cable is not properly
connected.

1. The disc doesn’t match

your system. Is the media
disc the correct format for
the type of system that
you are using.

2. Virus possibility.

1. Reinsert the disc 

correctly.

2. Clean the disc surface.
3. Clean the pick-up lens.
4. Change the disc.

5. Refer to your system 

manual for help.

1. Connect the AC plug 

tightly.

2. Turn the Power Switch on

and try again.

1.Make sure USB 3.0 converter

cable is connected properly
and re-install the device 
driver.

1. Check the disc format.

2. Has the Windows DVD-ROM

software driver program
been corrupted by a virus?
Run a Virus Scan program
and repair if possible.

Possible Cause

Possible Solution

 


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Interface

USB 2.0 & 3.0

General

Supported Discs

Dimensions (WxHxD)

160 x 50 x 222 (mm)

Weights

About 1.05 Kg

Write/Read speed

Media

Write

Read

BD-ROM (SL/DL) USB 3.0

-

12x/ 8x max.

USB 2.0

-

6x max.

BD-R (SL)

USB 3.0

2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x,12x, 14x

12x max.

USB 2.0

2x, 4x, 6x

6x max.

BD-R (DL)

USB 3.0

2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x

8x max.

USB 2.0

2x, 4x, 6x

6x max. 

BD-R XL (3 Layer)

2x, 4x, 6x

6x max.

BD-R XL (4 Layer)

2x, 4x, 6x

6x max.

BD-R (SL LTH)

2x, 4x, 6x

6x max.

BD-RE (SL/DL)

USB 3.0

2x

8x/ 6x max.

USB 2.0

2x

6x max.

BD-RE XL (3 Layer)

2x

4x max.

DVD-ROM (SL/DL)

-

16x/ 12x max.

DVD-R (SL/DL)

2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x/ 2x, 4x, 8x

16x/ 12x max.

DVD-RW

1x, 2x, 4x, 6x

12x max.

DVD-RAM

2x, 3x, 5x

5x max.

DVD+R (SL/DL)

2.4x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x/ 2.4x 4x, 8x

16x/ 12x max.

DVD+RW

2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x

12x max.

CD-R

8x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x

48x max.

CD-RW

4x, 10x, 16x, 24x

40x max.

CD-ROM

-

48x max.

CD-DA

-

40x max.

Performance

BD-ROM: 54 MB/s (12x max.)
DVD-ROM: 22.16 MB/s (16x max.)
CD-ROM: 7.2 MB/s (48x max.)
BD-ROM:180 ms (Typical)

Average Access

DVD-ROM: 160 ms (Typical)

(1/3 stroke)

DVD-RAM: 180 ms (Typical) 
CD-ROM: 150 ms (Typical)

Buffer capacity

4 Mbytes
MTBF

100,000 Power On Hours 

Environmental Level

When operating

Temperature: 5 °C to 40 °C

Humidity: 15 % to 80 %

When not operating

Temperature: -30 °C to 60 °C

Humidity: 10 % to 90 %

Electrical

Power

DC 12 V

Data transfer rate
Sustained

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Specifications

*1 

The disc of the cartridge type is not supported.

*2 

BD-RE: The disc of version 1.0 is not supported. 

*3 

There might be some cases when this drive can not satisfy the best performance depending on the conditions
of the disc, the drive, and the recording format.

- The maximum data transfer rate varies according to the performance capabilities of the PC.
- For the sake of periodic improvements, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
- We have taken all possible measures to assure the quality of our products, but we cannot be responsible for

the consequences if defect occurs.

BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), BD-R LTH, BD-RE
(SL/DL), DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-
RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC (DVD+R SL), DVD+R
(SL/DL), DVD+RW, CD-ROM Mode-1, Mode-2 data
disc, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo-CD Multi-Session,
Video CD, CD-Audio Disc, Mixed mode CD-ROM disc
(data and audio), CD-Extra, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW 

 


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Caution!

The disc rotates at high speed in the drive unit. 
Use of worn, damaged, or non-standard discs can
adversely affect the drive and cause the disc to
shatter or crush while in use. 
Disc crush can only occur when you use a damaged 
disc in the drive. It is an extremely rare occurrence,
but there are steps which can be taken to prevent it.

Always check your discs before inserting them
into the drive.
1. Take care not to use worn, cracked, damaged,

warped or poor quality discs, as this may
cause damage to your drive.

2. Check the clear plastic on the center of the

disc, cracks here are the main cause of disc
crush.

3. Do not play discs which are a non-standard

(I.e. non-circular)shape, such as heart shaped
discs, or discs in the shape of a business
card.

How can you keep your discs from becoming
damaged?
1. When not in use, remove discs from the drive.
2. Keep discs in the packaging supplied with

them and out of direct sunlight and away from
heat sources.

Excessive vibration or a sudden jolt to the drive 
during operation may cause a malfunction. 
Avoid exposing the drive to sudden changes in
temperature as it may cause condensation to collect
inside the drive.

Copyright © 2012   

©

2012 

Made by LG Electronics.

Please visit www.lgservice.com and install the automatic firmware
download program, “LG ODD Online F/W update.” This program
will automatically check for new firmware releases and download
them. It is also included on the software discs that accompany our
drives.