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 BDXL 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 6x for BD-R and BD-R DL media.
The BDR-XU03 also has powerful features such as PowerRead?, Auto Quiet mode, and PureRead2+. PowerRead 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 PureRead 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
- 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 possible.
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.
New External Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Burners for PC & Mac Available now at Videoguys.com
Available to order at Videoguys.com or Call us at 800-323-2325
The Videoguys technicians just returned from the 2014 CES show in Vegas and had a great meeting with the folks at Pioneer up at their suite. Over the past year the Pioneer product line-up has grown and evolved. Now, in addition to internal Blu-ray drives, Pioneer also offers a complete line-up of external drives with different features and form factors.
While some of these drives ship with Cyberlink software, we don't recommend it for anything more than basic burning. If you are looking for a stand-alone Blu-ray Disc burning and authoring tool, we recommend Roxio Creator NXT (for Windows) and Roxio Toast (for Mac).
If you are looking for Blu-ray Disc authoring software to make movies that you can play on any Blu-ray Disc player; and a low cost, easy to use but powerful PC based video editing solution; we recommend Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum.
But, if your goal is to author professional quality, high-definition Blu-ray Disc movies, we recommend using the software integrated or bundled with our professional video editing products like:
- Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams or Adobe Premiere Prowith Encore
- Avid Media Composerwith Avid DVD
- Apple FCP with Compressor
- Sony Vegas Prowith DVD Architect
- Grass Valley Edius Pro
Introducing the Next Generation Pioneer External Blu-ray Disc Burners
I am excited to introduce Pioneer?s new line-up of external burners. I've become a big fan of external Blu-ray burners. Like most of us today, I have many computers at my disposal: home & office, PCs & Macs, desktops & laptops; so the external options give me the flexibility to move the burner to the machine where I need it. This saves me a lot of money since I do not need a burner for every computer. It also allows me to invest in the best optical drive that I can even use on machines like my Mac Book Air which doesn't have a built-in drive at all. The Pioneer drives all support Blu-ray, DVDs & CDs so I can use it as the only optical drive with every machine I own and/or use.
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