Pioneer internal drive bundle includes 15 pack of Blu-ray M-DISC BD, SATA cable, power connection cable, and 4 mounting screws
M-DISC uses a non-volatile rock-like data layer, which is more durable than reflective organic dye-based layers found in conventional DVDs. Writing onto M-DISCs using an M-DISC supported drive allows permanent data storage lasting up to 1000 years
Operating system requirements : Windows XP (SP3 or higher), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1. CPU requirements: Intel Core Duo T2700/Core 2Duo E6300, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 or faster. 1GB RAM required for Blu-ray playback and editing HD video
Maximum burn speeds of 16x for BD-R, 16x for DVD-R/+R and 48x for CD-R. Maximum read speeds of 12x for BD-R, 16x for DVD-R/+R and 48x for CD-R. Maximum DVD Dual Layer (DL) burn speed at 8x and read speed at 12x
Buffer size of 4 MB
This product is a bundle. The Pioneer Blu-ray burner drive model number is BDR-2209. The retail box includes an installation disc and quick installation guide documentation. The front bezel is black. The bundle includes a 15 pack of Blu-ray MDISC BD, SATA cable to connect to your PC, a power connection cord to receive power from your PC, and 4 mounting screws to install the bare drive into your PC tower. The drive is 3D capable. All you need is 3D playback software and a 3D display system.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this Pioneer optical drive. It's very consistent reading and writing. I've burnt Blu-ray, DVD+R DL and data CDs without any problems. This drive rips CDs and DVD-Audio discs without errors.
This is a retail box. It comes with the drive, manual and media software disc "CyberLink Media Suite 10 for Blu-ray" (OEM). The drive firmware is version 1.10 (BDR-209M).
(( May 6 2014 )) > > Important Update you must know before buying: The manufacture may have screwed up on these drives.
#1. The box says BDR-2209(front & back) BDR-209UBK/XV52(side of box over SER# barcode) #2. Manual and Drive Sticker says BDR-209UBK #3. The firmware says BDR-209M
Firmware HQ released an update for BDR-209M(19th May, 2014). This update Works.... [...] So far, Pioneer hasn't 'officially' said anything. I have emailed Pioneer for clarification and not received any response.
From my experience the drive does burn...
Please be aware this drive costs $99.99 on the Pioneer USA site!
Pioneer makes the most durable, best performing computer BR and DVD Read-Writers bar none! (I've owned several of theirs throughout the years - always a great price / performance value!!)
Replaced my DVD-RW (another Pioneer) to enable Blu-Ray playback/burning. Mostly playback, as BD discs are still cost-prohibitive. Really - after all this time?
Looks like Pio quality is still topnotch. No problems out of the box, connected the cables and Win7 did the rest. Fired up Nero and ran some tests. CD and DVD write times are a tad slower than my old drive, but not enough to be an issue. Zero errors with Verbatim blanks. Burned CD-RW audio discs for the car perfectly, something that was hit-or-miss with my old drive. No duds out of a 10-pack. Burning data BDs was pretty slow, but this isn't a problem - I usually burn these at slower speeds anyway. BD movie playback is excellent - smooth, quiet, reliable. Spins up fast, too - seems like a very refined piece.
The bundled software is a nice perk, has all the basics to get you started. I actually prefer CyberLink's BD player to the the finnicky player in Nero. Awfully pricey (even on Amazon), but if it lasts...
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