BDR-X12UBK

External BD/DVD/CD Writer With High Reliability. Supports BD-R 16x Write Speed And BDXL™ Format.

  • Up to 16x¹ maximum write speed on BD-R media
  • Supports BDXL², Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media
  • Long-term data protection with M-DISC™
  • Easy Setting, Intelligent eco mode, and PureRead 3+ features
  • USB 3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0
  • Important notice about macOS Catalina Support on PC Drives: https://pioneer.jp/support/download/index-e.html

The BDR-X12UBK is an external USB3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0 Blu-ray, DVD, and CD writer that supports the BDXL and M-DISC format. The drive can read and write to all BDXL² 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). With BDXL and M-DISC support, you can now back up your files with more reliable discs than ever before.

The BDR-X12UBK has unique features such as “Easy Setting” function using Pioneer BDR-X12UBK Drive Utility. Easy Setting can provide comfortable usability according to purposes. “Intelligent eco mode” enables the drive to learn the media usage situation and suppress wasteful power consumption. Also, with improved drive software, BDR-X12UBK has a prolonged life about twice of conventional models.

disc drive can stand or lay down to function

External model with simple body

Can be installed horizontally or vertically to save valuable desk space. Mat finish body with slit-shape. The slit-shape on the side contributes to high rigidity as well as high designability.

16x speed burning on disc

Faster burning

Up to 16x¹ writing on BD-R single-layer discs, 14x on BD-R DL discs, and 8x writing on BD-R triple-layer discs.

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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 Quadruple Layer (QL)² and 100GB Triple Layer (TL)² Blu-ray Disc™).

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Long-term data protection with M-DISC™ Support

Support reading and writing M-DISC™(DVD, BD: SL25GB/DL50GB/TL100GB) introduced by Millenniata, Inc.

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“Easy Setting” function with Drive Utility

Equipped with “Easy Setting” function providing comfortable usability according to purposes:

  • “Entertainment Mode” is suitable for enjoying movies and music. It enhances quietness and makes the tray open quietly when playing back BD/DVD or music CDs. ・“High-performance Mode” , which emphasizes reading and writing speed
  • “Quality Mode” , which emphasizes reading and writing quality
  • “Eco Mode”, which reduces maximum power consumption
※Drive Utility is needed to configure above functions. Download from below URL.
https://pioneer.jp/support/download/index-e.html

“Intelligent eco mode”

Intelligent eco mode enables the drive to learn the media usage situation and suppress wasteful power consumption. X12UBK is environment-friendly with thorough power saving design.

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“PureRead 3+” that faithfully reads audio CDs

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. PureRead3+³, when enabled, makes the drive reread the obscured data to extract the original music as accurately as possible.

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Longer product life with improved drive software

To reduce deterioration of reading performance of disc due to dust and cigarette smoke with high dustproof performance and improved drive software. With this, X12UBK has a prolonged life about twice of conventional models.

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Get to your files faster

With QuickPlay, the amount of time between inserting a ROM disc, and that disc being ready, has been reduced. For movies on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the disc is ready faster when compared to previous Pioneer drives.

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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 move forward quickly to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback⁴.

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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 move forward quickly to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback⁴.

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.
※Supported media list can be found at Pioneer official website.
https://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00003r_e.html

Peak Power Reducer

This power saving mode enables the drive to suppress power consumption at peak operation. It keeps stable operation in case of drop in power supply.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • Computer drive - BDR-X12UBK
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card
  • AC adapter (1.2m)
  • Power code (0.5m) A type
  • USB cable (1m) (USB Type A→ USB Type B)
  • Insulator (For Vertical installation) ×8
  • Insulator (For Horizontal installation) ×4
Minimum System Requirements - write/read BD/DVD/CD
  • Windows7™, Windows8™, Windows8.1™, Windows10™ Mac OS X 10.11, macOS Sierra 10.12, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 (2.66MHz), AMD® Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz) or faster
  • Intel G45, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT, AMD Radeon® HD2600 or faster
  • HDCP⁵ compliant display required for Blu-ray playback
  • 2GB RAM required for Blu-ray playback, 3GB RAM or greater recommended for editing HD video
  • 5GB available space minimum, 128GB or more available space required for creating quad-layer Blu-ray Discs
Write Support
  • BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer),
  • DVD-R⁶, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, High speed DVD+RW, DVD-RAM *7
  • CD-R, CD-RW, HS CD-RW, US CD-RW, US+CD-RW
Read Support
  • BD-ROM (Single/Dual), BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer), BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer), BD-R LTH, M-DISC (Single/Dual/Triple layer)
  • DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM⁷
  • CD-ROM (Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA, Photo CD(Single/Multi-session), Video CD, CD-DA⁸, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW
Interface
  • USB 3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0
Maximum Write Speed (BD)
  • 16x
  • 14x
  • 8x
  • 6x
  • 8x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 8x
  • 6x
Maximum Write Speed (DVD)
  • 16x
  • 8x
  • 6x
  • 16x
  • 8x
  • 8x
  • 5x
  • 4x
Maximum Write Speed (CD)
  • 40x
  • 24x
Maximum Read Speed (BD)
  • 12x
  • 8x
  • 12x
  • 8x
  • 6x
  • 8x
  • 10x
  • 6x
  • 4x
  • 12x
  • 8x
  • 6x
Maximum Read Speed (DVD)
  • 16x
  • 12x
  • 16x
  • 12x
  • 12x
  • 16x
  • 12x
  • 12x
  • 5x
  • 16x
Maximum Read Speed (CD)
  • 40x
  • 24x
  • 40x
Other Specifications
  • 4 MB
  • Horizontal or Vertical⁹
Dimensions
  • 160 mm x 50 mm x 220 mm (W x H x D)
  • 1.1kg