BDR-XD05B

6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner. Supports BDXL™ format. Ultra lightweight. USB Bus Powered. CyberLink® software included.

  • USB 3.0
  • Ultra Lightweight and Portable (8.5 oz)
  • Auto Quiet, PowerRead™, and PureRead 2+ features
  • Up to 6x writing speed on BD-R & BD-R DL media
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media

 

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Overview

The BDR-XD05B 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 discs1 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 required).

The BDR-XD05B is bundled with CyberLink PowerDVD 12, PowerDirector® 10 LE, and Power2Go® 8.  PowerDVD 12 delivers award winning playback software and will even upscale standard-definition content to high-definition quality.  PowerDirector 10 LE allows you to import your home movies, edit them, and then upload them to social media sites.  Power2Go 8 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-XD05B can write up to 6x2 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).  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-XD05B 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-XD05B Drive Utility.      

 

Drive Features

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
6x2 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 playback3.
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 possible4.
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 12 - Delivers award-winning playback quality for Blu-ray and DVD movies on a PC.  Upscales standard-definition content to high-definition quality.

 PowerDirector® 10 LE - Edit and upload your home movies to social media sites.

Power2Go® 8 - Store and share valuable personal files on a secure and removable disc. 

 

Software Minimum System Requirements:

Hardware: 1 Available USB 3.0 port or 2 available USB 2.0 ports
Operating System: OS X 10.6 - 10.12 (Software package for Mac OS is not included with product), Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1, Windows10
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

Write Support
  • BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL
  • DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
  • CD-R, CD-RW
Read Support
  • 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-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
  • CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Write Speed
  • BD-R SL/DL = 6x, BD-R TL/QL = 4x, BD-R LTH = 6x
  • BD-RE SL/DL/TL = 2x
  • 8x
  • 6x
  • 8x
  • 8x
  • 6x
  • 6x
  • 24x
  • 24x
Read Speed
  • BD-R SL/DL = 6x, BD-R TL/QL = 4x, BD-R LTH = 6x
  • BD-RE SL/DL = 6x, BD-RE TL = 4x
  • BD-ROM SL/DL = 6x
  • 8x
  • 8x
  • 8x
  • 8x
  • 24x
  • 24x
  • 24x
Other Specifications
  • 4MB
  • Horizontally
  • USB 3.0
  • OS X 10.6 - 10.12 (Software package for Mac OS is not included with product) Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista/ Windows7/ Windows8/ Windows8.1/ Windows10
Dimensions
  • 5.2" (W) x 0.55" (H) x 5.2" (D)
  • 133 (W) x 14.8 (H) x 133 (D)
  • 230g or 8.1 oz

 

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    Frequently Asked Questions for the BDR-XD05B

     

    1. - Are both USB connectors needed for operation?

    Answer: When using a USB 3.0 port, only the main connector is needed.  The small secondary cable is not needed.  When using a USB 2.0 port, both connectors might be needed as some computers output less power than others through the USB ports. On some PCs, one USB cable is enough, but to be safe and to avoid write errors, connecting both USB cables is highly recommended.  If using only one USB connector, the main USB connector must be used, not the secondary connector (short cable) that is attached to the main connector.

     

    2. - How can I get my disc out of the drive when it’s not powered?

    Answer: There is a lever on the bottom of the drive. Moving the lever back will cause the cover to open even when there is no power applied to the drive.

     

    3. - When installing the CyberLink software, why do I get the message "This software can only be installed with a Pioneer device.  The setup will abort."?

    Answer: The BDR-XD05B must be connected directly to the computer with its USB connectors when installing the CyberLink software. Please ensure the BDR-XD05B is connected and recognized by the operating system and then restart the software installation.  

     

    4. - Is connection by USB 2.0 fast enough to watch Blu-ray titles?

    Answer: To watch Blu-ray titles, you need to read the Blu-ray Disc at 1x.  To watch Blu-ray 3D titles, you need to read the disc at 2x.  Connection by USB 2.0 can allow reading of Blu-ray Discs up to 6x, so USB 2.0 is more than enough in most operating environments.  Of course with USB 3.0, its even more than enough.

     

    5. - Can I see the files I burned to a BDXL disc on any Blu-ray drive?

    Answer: BDXL discs can only be read on BDXL drives.  

     

    6. - Can I use the BDR-XD05B with other burning/playback/editing software?

    Answer: The BDR-XD05B will work with newer software in a Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3 environment. In a limited way, it will even work with Mac OS X software. However, as with all current Blu-ray drives, it will not work with playback software that does not support Bus Encryption. Bus Encryption was implemented into playback software in 2011.

     

    7. - Does the BDR-XD05B work in a Mac OS X environment?

    Answer: The drive can operate in a Mac OS X environment (Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8, 10.9, 10.10).  In a Mac OS environment, use Finder to read and write to Blu-ray, DVD and CD media.  Use DVD Player to play back DVD movies.  Blu-ray playback requires additional software (not included).  Note that the bundled CyberLink software does not work in the Mac OS X environment. 

     

    8. - Can I use the drive in a vertical orientation?

    Answer: No, the drive should only be used in a horizontal (lying down) orientation.

     

    9. - How can I change the PureRead and Auto Quiet Mode settings?

    Answer: PureRead and Auto Quiet Mode can be configured as well as enabled and disabled with the Pioneer BDR-XD05B Drive Utility. This utility is available for download on this website. 

     

    10. - I started the Pioneer BDR-XD05B Drive Utility. Why are all the options grayed-out and it says “Target is not found”?

    Answer: Ensure that the drive is connected and recognized by the computer before starting the utility. Ensure that the correct utility (BDR-XD05B) is used. Connect the drive to the PC and restart the BDR-XD05B utility.

     

    11. - Can I connect the BDR-XD05B to a PC through a USB hub?

    Answer: If the USB hub is powered (AC adapter), the BDR-XD05B may work, however the drive’s read and write speed may be reduced. The BDR-XD05B will not work if the USB hub is not powered.

     

    12. - Why can’t I play Blu-ray titles or high definition copy protected content, but I can play DVDs?

    Answer: From January 1, 2012, all playback software is required to disable analog outputs from the PC for high-definition copy protected content. For such content, an HDCP display (monitor/TV) is required and it must be connected to the PC using a digital DVI (DVI-D), HDMI, or DisplayPort cable. The best way to know if a display supports HDCP is if it has HDMI inputs. The next best way is to look at the display's user manual. When playing non-copy-protected high definition video (such as home videos), or copy protected DVDs, the computer’s analog outputs are enabled and non-HDCP display systems will work. Note: This limitation is not applicable to notebook computers with built-in displays, only when using external monitors.

     

    Have additional questions? 

    Contact Pioneer Technical Support at: 800-872-4159