Suggested Price: $189.99
The BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD burner is the next generation Blu-ray burner from Pioneer. The BDR-XU03 has a smooth slot loading mechanism and the drive's body is made of magnesium not plastic, for a professional look and feel. The BDR-XU03 is our thinnest drive for ultra portability and can be used horizontally or vertically (with the included stand) to save valuable desk space. Its a perfect drive for Mac users or for those who already have software.
The BDR-XU03 can write to BDXL1 discs, Blu-ray discs, and is backwards compatible with DVD and CD media. Not only is the BDR-XU03 our thinnest drive, but its also one of the fastest with speeds up to 6x2 for BD-R and BD-R DL media.
The BDR-XU03 also has powerful 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-XU03 Drive Utility.
The BDR-XU03 measures 5.2" (W) x 0.47" (H) x 5.2" (D) and weighs 0.54 lbs.
|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™).
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
|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.
1Note: Triple and quad layer BDXL discs can only be used in BDXL drives.
26x BD-R and BD-R DL write speed achieved using certain media and only with the Pioneer USB driver installed (when using a PC with USB 2.0) which can be downloaded from this site.
3PowerRead is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or under all PC environments.
4PureRead2+ is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or under all PC environments .
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PowerRead is a registered trademark of Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.