BDR-XD05W

6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner. Perfect for Mac users. Supports BDXL™ format. Ultra lightweight. USB Bus Powered.

  • Ideal for Mac OS users
  • USB 3.0
  • Ultra Lightweight and Portable (8.5 oz)
  • Auto Quiet, PowerRead™, and PureRead 2+ features
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media

 

Suggested Price: $89.00

Overview

The BDR-XD05W is one of the world's smallest and lightest BD/DVD/CD portable burners supporting BDXL.  The ultra-compact USB 3.0 drive is ideal for Mac users or for those who already have software.  The BDR-XD05W can write to BDXL1 discs, Blu-ray discs and is backwards compatible to support DVD and CD media.  Not only is the BDR-XD05W one of the smallest and lightest Blu-ray drives in the market, but its also one of the fastest with speeds up to 6x2 for BD-R and BD-R DL media.

The BDR-XD05W also has unique features such as PowerRead™, Auto Quiet mode, and PureRead2+. PowerRead3 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 PureRead4 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-XD05W Drive Utility.  The utility is available for download here.    

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).

In a Mac OS environment, Finder can be used to read and write to BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD and CD media, and DVD Player can play back DVD movies.  Blu-ray playback requires additional software (not included).  Of course other Mac software that supports optical drives can access the BDR-XD05W also.

 

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.