Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled the BDR-2208, the world’s first 15x internal Blu-ray burner and fastest drive on the market to date.1 The internal SATA drive can read and write to all BDXL™ disc formats, including BD-R and BD-RE triple-layer 100GB media and BD-R quad-layer 128GB media, as well as conventional recordable Blu-ray Disc™ (single-layer 25GB media and dual-layer 50GB media). In addition, the drive features PowerRead™ and Pioneer’s PureRead2, Auto Quiet Mode and QuickPlay technologies.
The BDR-2208 is packaged with CyberLink® software that gives users the ability to play standard Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D titles on correctly configured computers, as well as author high-definition Blu-ray Disc content, while also delivering the ability for high-capacity data storage. The CyberLink software also upscales standard definition movies to look better on HD displays and converts 2D video files and DVDs into a 3D experience.
“When it comes to computers and computer peripherals, consumers look for conveniences such as speed and power and we’re providing both on our latest Blu-ray burner,” said Steven Cohn, director of optical sales for the Home Electronics Industrial Department at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Our new BDR-2208 is the fastest drive available today and is equipped with power to handle multiple disc formats, regardless of whether the user is saving data or playing back content.”
The Pioneer BDR-2208 will be available in late October with a suggested retail price of $99.99.
More details can be found at www.pioneerelectronics.com/drives.
1Surveyed by Pioneer on 10/17/2012. 15x achieved using certain BD-R SL(25GB) media.
2When compared with the 2207/207 models.
3Not guaranteed to read discs in all conditions or under all PC environments.
PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
BLU-RAY, BLU-RAY DISC, BLU-RAY 3D and BDXL are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
POWERREAD is a registered trademark of Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.
CYBERLINK, POWERDVD, POWERDIRECTOR and POWER2GO are trademarks or registered trademarks of CyberLink Corporation.
|Specifications||Write disc||Read disc||Write speed|
|BD||BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer),
BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)
|BD-ROM (Single/Dual layer),
BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer),
BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer),
|-R: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 15x
-R DL: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 14x
-R TL: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x
-R QL: 2x, 4x, 6x
-R （LtH）: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x
-RE DL: 2x
-RE TL: 2x
|DVD||DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, High speed DVD+RW,
DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer),
DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW,
|-R: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x
-R DL: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x
-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x
+R: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x
+R DL: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x
+RW: 2.4x, 3.3x, 4x, 6x, 8x
-RAM: 2x, 3x, 5x
|CD||CD-R, CD-RW, HS CD-RW, US CD-RW, US+CD-RW||CD-ROM (Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA,
Photo CD (Single/Multi-session), Video CD,
CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW
-R: 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x
|Interface||Serial ATA Revision 2.6|
|Read Speed||BD-ROM (SL) 12x Max
BD-ROM (DL) 8x Max
DVD-ROM (SL) 16x Max
DVD-ROM (DL) 12x Max
|Buffer memory size||4MB|
|Mounting||Vertical or Horizontal4|
|Size||5.83” (W) x 7.09” (D) x 1.67” (H)|
|Weight||740g (1.63 lbs)|
Minimum Systems Requirements
|Hardware||Available Serial ATA (SATA) port|
|Supported OS||Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP SP3|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ 2 DUO E6750 (2.66GHz), AMD® Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz) or faster|
|Memory||2GB required for Blu-ray playback
3GB recommended for editing HD video
|HDD Space||5GB minimum, 128GB for BDXL burning|
|Video||Intel G45, NVIDIA®, GeForce® 8600GT, AMD Radeon® HD2600 or faster|
|Display||HDCP compliant display required for playback of high-definition copy protected content
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
|3D Playback||3D display system required|
3 Drive only supports non-cartridge DVD-RAM version 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2.
4 An 80mm disc is not supported when the drive is mounted vertically. 80mm disc adaptors not supported.