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Pioneer BDR-208DBK 15x SATA 3D Capable Dual Layer BD/DVD/CD Internal Burner - Bare

by Pioneer

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  • Up to 15x writing speed on BD-R media
  • Write up to 50Gbytes on one BD-R DL disc
  • QuickPlay - Movies are ready faster
  • Backwards compatible with DVD and CD media
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Technical Details
BrandPioneer
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions24.7 x 11.3 x 21.9 cm
Item model numberBDR-208DBK
Optical Drive TypeInternal
  
Additional Information
ASINB00A4ZXE40
Best Sellers Rank 23,376 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight798 g
Date First Available5 Nov 2012
  
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Product Description

Looking for the fastest drive in the market but already have software? Then the BDR-208DBK is the drive for you. The BDR-208DBK drive is perfect for system builders, for those looking to upgrade to a fast Blu-ray burner, or for those who already have software.

The BDR-208DBK is an internal SATA drive. It can burn up to 15x on BD-R (25GB) media and up to 14x on BD-R dual layer (50GB) media, which is the fastest in the market! The drive is also backwards compatible, so it can read and write to most DVD and CD formats. Click on the "Specifications" tab to see all supported media formats, as well as the read and write speeds achievable.

Want to watch Blu-ray 3D titles? Well the BDR-208DBK drive is 3D capable. All you need is 3D playback software and a 3D display system and you're ready to go.

Running out of hard drive space? Afraid of losing your valuable files when your hard drive crashes? With Blu-ray BD-R dual layer (DL) discs, you can store the equivalent of 10 single layer DVDs. Now you can have a backup you can trust and with as few discs as possible.

The BDR-208DBK drive has features such as a QuickPlay which enables movies discs to be ready faster, a Noise Suppression design to minimize noise, an Anti-Dust design to increase durability, and Precision Writing Technology to minimize write errors. And of course being a Pioneer drive, the BDR-208DBK drive supports a wide range of blank media

Features

Faster burning

World's first 15x Blu-ray burner! Pioneer can now achieve up to 15x writing on BD-R media and up to 14x on BD-R Dual Layer (DL) discs.

Watch 3D movies

The drive is 3D capable. All you need is 3D playback software and a 3D display system.

Play movies faster

The amount of time between inserting a movie 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 the BDR-207DBK.

A quieter drive

The tray cushion and the top cover of the BDR-208DBK have been improved to reduce disc rotation noise.

Increased life expectancy

The sound barrier design that traps noise inside the drive also works to keep dust outside the drive. This makes the drive much more dust resistant than previous models and drive failure due to dust is practically nonexistent.

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.

Top quality writing

Our chassis' design maximizes disc stability and write quality by reducing warping at high speed caused by disc vibration, especially on the outer areas of the disc.

Product Description

Pioneer BDR-208DBK - 15X Duallayer BDRW Black bare

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. S. on 11 April 2013
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I ordered this from Amazon on Thursday and it arrived the following Tuesday using super saver delivery. Thanks to Amazon for the quick delivery.
My first blue ray burner. Installed and running in about 10 mins. Windows 8 recognizes it without a problem. Loaded up Nero Burning Rom version 9. It detects the drive as a blue ray burner without any problems. Same file size issues apply as with DVD burning, if the files are smaller then 2GB can use ISO file system, if they are bigger then 2GB have to use the UDF file system. I had loads of video files from HD camcorder and was easily able to burn them onto 25GB BD-R disks from Digistor. It takes about 15-16mins to burn a 6x disk. The drive is very quite while burning at 6x. The pioneer actually says that I can burn the Digistor disks at 10x but I found that it struggled to do this successfully, it started at 10x (44950KB/s) and Nero reports it will take about 10 mins to burn the disk but about 25% into burning the remaining time jumped to 20 mins. This may not be the Pioneer's fault as both my hard drives are WD Green drives. So far I haven't had any coasters, 10 disk burnt so far. I have noticed that the drive burns a lot smoother if I first use Nero's image recorder to make an image file when I have to burn lots of small files i.e. photos or lots of very large files bigger than 4GB. So far I haven't tried to play any blue ray movies or 3D movies. I bought it primarily to archive my files
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By happy customer on 10 Jun 2013
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Have used this to replace my factory fitted Sony DVD. I have written to CD / DVD 4.7 / DVD DL and BluRay, no problems encountered in any format.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Wakefield on 10 Jun 2013
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I bought this when constructing a new computer, and didn't realise, probably because I'm no computer expert, that it didn't have the software to play Blu Ray discs. £75 later I have the software and it works just great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kendall on 9 July 2013
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I found that the unit was easy to install into the computer no drivers needed window 8 picked it up straight away and it work perfectly I have cut disks at very fast speeds and they have all turn out great no coasters so far after 100+ disks all in all a great product
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craig on 16 May 2013
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Was looking for a reasonably priced Blu Ray writer to back my existing Discs up as my young children still haven't grasped the concept that all circular things are not frisbees.

bought some single and double layer blanks through amazon and that was that this drive was easy to fit and even easier to use with the right writing software.

all together a very good product, I am extremely pleased with it, would recommend purchase to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Chase on 9 Sep 2013
Drive arrived in good time.Upon unboxing was at first concerned that the wrong item had been sent as it had documentation for a HP Hard Drive but once unwrapped, realised it was the correct item.
Also noticed that there was no SATA cable included to connect it to a motherboard.I realise it never stated it was included in the item description but worth bearing in mind that an additional cable has to be purchased separately as some people may assume it comes with it.
Installation was straight forward and fitted in my Aerocool Syclone case with no problems unlike some who have mentioned issues in other reviews.
After installation, Windows recognised it immediately.I am running Windows 7 and in case you didn't know it does not natively support Blu Ray playback but I was able to download additional software to test playback which works perfectly.
So far I have burned 1 DVD and 1 Blu Ray.Both work perfectly in home cinema players.I purchased the TDK BD-R cake of 10 which seem to work well with this drive.I will update if any problems in future but so far very pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. R. J. Murphy on 23 Oct 2013
This is really bare - not even any little screws to attach the sliders (or brackets) in your case.
Not an issue for me, because I was replacing an existing burner - still working, but no BD capability. It took less than 5 minutes to pop the lid on my Antec 182 case, slide out the old unit, disconnect the cables, switch the sliders, insert the new unit, connect the cables, put the lid back on, and restart the machine. OK, I am used to building PCs, but it really was a piece of cake.

As a linux user, I wasn't worried about the absence of bundled software, either. k3b is fine, providing you have the right version of cdrecord, and use it as your burn program. Ubuntu (and derivative, e.g. mint) users should see this thread:i[...]

Using Verbatim 6x 25Gb, I am now looking at around 35 minutes for a write and verify - backing up photos from hard disk on a rather elderly Core2Duo (6750) system.
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Sony Bluray BD-R 25 Gb 6x Speed Inkjet printable Blu ray Discs Spindle x 25 pcsAs advertised it is a bare drive ; so one can't deduct points for any other shortcomings . The main problem with this product is the lack of clear instruction what you need to fit it . To be fair computers can be different . It may be useful to explain what I discovered . Although it is a new product ; it is much the same as sata drives that have been around for a few years . I wanted to add this as a second drive but is not clear what you need . I have a HP Tower pc about 3 years old . fairly buget . but I have added a Hd graphics card and monitor since . As it turns out the power cable to fit the Pioneer drive is tucked away in the the spare expansion bay . My brother fitted it and luckily had some suitable screws and a sata cable which is needed . Of course you could use this Pioneer 208 as a replacement drive in which case you could use existing cables and screws . Worth looking inside if you want this as second drive . Correctly fitted this Pioneer drive works faultlessly . Copying and burning speeds are probably just as much to do with the type of files you are burning rather than the equipment . I have used premium Panasonic blu ray discs they burnt multiple files of mixed jpegs pictures and some AVchd videos . I also purchased some Sony blurays from Japan with hardcoat . they worked faultlessly too . I feel that the data is more important than a small saving you might make on cheaper blurays . This drive has been used for several weeks ; so I Can't comment on its lasting ability but it seems to run very smoothly quite quiet . I don't intend to watch Blu ray films ; I have 4 dedicated players for that .Read more ›
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