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Pioneer BDR-XD05 Slim External Blu-Ray Writer

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner. Supports BDXL format, ultra lightweight, USB bus powered, with CyberLink software included.

The BDR-XD05 is one of the world's smallest and lightest BD/DVD/CD portable burners supporting BDXL.  The ultra-compact USB 3.0 drive can read and write to all BDXL discs including BD-R triple-layer 100GB media, BD-R quad-layer 128GB media, and BD-RE triple layer 100GB media, as well as conventional Blu-ray discs (single-layer 25GB media and dual-layer 50GB media).  The portable device, measuring only 5.2" (W) X 0.55" (H) X 5.2" (D) and weighing a mere 8.46 ounces, also has the ability to be powered directly via USB (no AC adaptor needed).

The BDR-XD05 is bundled with CyberLink Media Suite 10, which includes PowerDVD 10, PowerDirector 10, and Power2Go 7.  PowerDVD 10 delivers award winning playback software and will even upscale standard-definition content to high-definition quality.  PowerDirector 10 allows you to import your home movies, edit them, and then author them to Blu-ray Disc or DVD, or upload them to social media sites.  Power2Go 7 gives you the ability to burn your valuable files to Blu-ray (including triple and quad layer BDXL discs), DVD or CD media.  With BDXL support, you can now back up your files with fewer discs than ever before, and since the drive is portable and USB bus powered, all of this can be done virtually anywhere. 

The BDR-XD05 can write up to 6x on BD-R and BD-R dual-layer (DL) media. One BD-R DL disc can hold the same amount of data as 10 DVDs (single-layer).  The drive can write up to 4x on BD-R triple-layer (TL) and quad-layer (QL) media.  One QL disc can hold the same amount of data as 27 DVDs (single-layer).  The drive is also backward compatible to read and write to most DVD and CD recordable media.  Click on the "Specifications" tab to see all supported media formats and the read and write/burn speeds achievable for each format.   

The BDR-XD05 also has unique features such as PowerRead, Auto Quiet mode, and PureRead2+. PowerRead can provide smoother movie playback when a disc has fingerprints or minor surface scratches.  Auto Quiet mode intelligently adjusts the disc rotation speed to reduce noise (useful while watching movies or listening to music), and PureRead automatically adjusts the drive parameters to minimize sound glitches during music playback.   Auto Quiet mode and PureRead can be configured as well as enabled and disabled with the Pioneer BDR-XD05 Drive Utility.  The utility is available for download here.   

Store more data

Up to 156% more data storage capacity than a 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc. The BDXL format supports BDXL Blu-ray media (including 128GB Quad Layer (QL) and 100GB Triple Layer (TL) Blu-ray Disc).

Faster burning

6x writing on BD-R single-layer and dual-layer discs.  4x writing on BD-R triple-layer and quad layer discs.

An eco-friendly drive

  • Smaller packaging saves resources and fuel for transportation.
  • Reduced power consumption on external USB drives which allows for eco-friendly USB bus-powered drives.

Smooth movie playback

Scratches, fingerprints and other abnormalities on the surface of a disc can sometimes cause Blu-ray and DVD movie playback to stop.  When a PowerRead enabled drive is not able to read through obstructed areas of a disc, it will attempt to quickly move forward to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback.

A smarter drive

Pioneer drives with Auto Quiet mode, monitor how they are being used and will adjust their speed automatically ? high speed for data transfer, and low speed for music or movie playback.

A better music experience

Scratches and fingerprints on your CDs can cause them to skip. A drive normally makes a calculated guess at the unreadable data and attempts to correct this to match the original music. However this is not 100% accurate. PureRead, when enabled, makes the drive reread the obscured data to extract the original music as accurately as possible.

Wide blank media support

Pioneer strives to have best in class performance over a wide range of media ? our drives achieve this for a large variety of BD and DVD media. Refer to the drive?s media support list for all supported media and the write speed that can be achieved.  

CyberLink Software Included

  • PowerDVD 10 - Delivers award-winning playback quality for Blu-ray and DVD movies on a PC.  Upscales standard-definition content to high-definition quality.
  • PowerDirector 10 - Edit and author your home video masterpieces to Blu-ray Disc or DVD, or upload them to social media sites.
  • Power2Go 7 - Store and share valuable personal files on a secure and removable disc.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Hardware - 1 Available USB 3.0 port or 2 available USB 2.0 ports
  • Operating System - Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP SP3
  • Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66MHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz) or faster
  • Video Card - Intel G45, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT, AMD Radeon HD2600 or faster
  • Display - HDCP5 compliant display required for Blu-ray playback, 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
  • Memory - 2GB RAM required for Blu-ray playback, 3GB RAM or greater recommended for editing HD video
  • Hard Disk Space - 5GB available space minimum, 128GB or more available space required for creating quad-layer Blu-ray Discs

Specifications

Write Support

  • BD - BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL
  • DVD - DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
  • CD - CD-R, CD-RW

Read Support

  • BD - BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL
  • DVD - DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
  • CD - CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW

Write Speed

  • BD-R - BD-R SL/DL = 6x, BD-R TL/QL = 4x, BD-R LTH = 6x
  • BD-RE - BD-RE SL/DL/TL = 2x
  • DVD-R - 8x
  • DVD-RW - 6x
  • DVD+R - 8x
  • DVD+RW - 8x
  • DVD+R (Double Layer) - 6x
  • DVD-R (Double Layer) - 6x
  • CD-R - 24x
  • CD-RW - 24x

Read Speed

  • BD-R - BD-R SL/DL = 6x, BD-R TL/QL = 4x, BD-R LTH = 6x
  • BD-RE - BD-RE SL/DL = 6x, BD-RE TL = 4x
  • BD-ROM - BD-ROM SL/DL = 6x
  • DVD-ROM (Single) - 8x
  • DVD-ROM (Dual) - 8x
  • DVD-R, DVD-RW - 8x
  • DVD+R, DVD+RW - 8x
  • CD-ROM - 24x
  • CD-R - 24x
  • CD-RW - 24x

Other

  • Data Buffer - 4MB
  • Mounting Orientation - Horizontally
  • Interface - USB 3.0
  • Operating System Support - Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3

Dimensions

  • Dimensions (inches) - 5.2" (W) x 0.55" (H) x 5.2" (D)
  • Dimensions (mm) - 133 (W) x 14.8 (H) x 133 (D)
  • Weight - 230g or 8.1 oz


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