Pioneer Offers Sleek White Version of Smallest and Lightest Portable BDXL BD, DVD, CD Burner

Pioneer’s highly successful BDR-XD05, one of the world’s smallest and lightest USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD portable burners supporting BDXL™, is now available in white. The new BDR-XD05W ultra-compact clamshell type drive is built with advanced features including PowerRead, PureRead2+, and Auto Quiet mode, and can be conveniently powered using a USB connection. Sold exclusively through Best Buy stores, the BDR-XD05W is the ideal drive for Apple users looking to complement the appearance and performance of their MacBook computers.

Pioneer BDR-XD05W Features:

  • BDXL Disc Formats – The BDR-XD05W can read and write to all BDXL disc formats 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).
  • PowerRead™ – Through the use of the PowerRead feature, the BDR-XD05W provides smoother movie playback even when a disc contains dirt, smudges or minor surface scratches. When the drive is not able to read through obstructed areas of a disc, it will promptly move forward to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback.
  • PureRead2+ – PureRead2+ technology allows the drive to adjust its optical playback settings dynamically through the use of a unique algorithm1 to minimize clicking and popping sounds that normally occur due to minor scratches and smudges on CDs.
  • Auto Quiet Mode – The drive also features an Auto Quiet mode that minimizes its operating noise based on the type of media playing. The rotation speed changes to a quieter (slower) speed when the drive plays Blu-ray and DVD titles or conventional audio CDs.
  • Direct USB Power – For simple and easy integration, the BDR-XD05W can be powered using a USB connection, eliminating the need of AC power. The device also supports USB boot startup for reading bootable recovery CDs2.
  • Easy Portability – At only 5.2” X .55” X 5.2” and weighing 8.46 ounces, the drive is easily transported.

The Pioneer BDR-XD05W is now available at Best Buy, with a suggested retail price of $89.

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1Not guaranteed to read under all disc conditions, or all computer environments.
2Only when the PC supports startup by USB and DVD/CD.

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