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Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer

B&H # PIBDR2209 MFR # BDR-2209
Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer

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Product Highlights

  • Store More Data
  • 4MB Data Buffer
  • Serial ATA Interface
  • Horizontal or Vertical Mounting Options
  • Up to 16x Write Speeds on BD-R Discs
  • Up to 14x Write Speeds on BD-R DL Discs
  • Smooth Movie Playback with PowerRead
  • Wide Blank Media Support
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You Pay: $79.95

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The BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer from Pioneer is an internal disc burner capable of burning data to Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs. Blu-ray disc compatibility includes BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL, BD-R LTH formatted discs. You can also burn data to a wide range of DVD discs including DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM DVD formatted discs. In addition to Blu-ray and DVD discs, you can also burn data to both CD-R and CD-RW formatted CDs.

This Pioneer disc burner can also read data from a variety of Blu-ray, DVD, and CD discs. Compatible Blu-ray formats include BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL, BD-R LTH discs. Compatible DVD formatted discs include DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM formatted discs. Along with Blu-ray and DVD formats, you can also read data from CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW formatted discs.

Along with the wide range of compatible disc formats, you benefit from enhanced 16x data write speeds when burning data to both BD-R and DVD-R discs as well as 40x write speeds when transferring data to CD-R formatted discs. In addition to enhanced write speeds, this burner is capable of 12x read speeds when reading from BD-R SL formatted Blu-ray discs, 16x read speeds when reading from DVD-ROM discs, and up to 40x read speeds when reading from CD-R and CD-ROM formatted discs.

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).
Faster Burning
Up to 16x writing on BD-R single-layer discs, 14x on BD-R DL discs, and 8x writing on BD-R triple-layer discs.
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 comparable 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 move forward quickly to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback.
A Smarter Drive
Pioneer drives with Auto Quiet mode, monitor how they are being used and adjust their speed automatically. Speeds are increased for data transfers and reduced 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 rive reread obscured data to extract the original music as accurately as possible.
Cyberlink Software Included
PowerDVD 10 delivers enhanced playback quality for Blu-ray and DVD movies on a PC and upscales standard-definition content to look better on HD displays.
PowerDirector 10 allows you to easily edit and author your home videos to Blu-ray or DVD, or upload them to social media sites.
Power2Go7 stores or shares valuable personal files on a secure and portable disc.
UPC: 884938241700
Drive Type Internal
Write Support BD
BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL, BD-R LTH
DVD
DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
CD
CD-R, CD-RW
Read Support BD
BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL, BD-R QL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-RE TL, BD-R LTH
DVD
DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
CD
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Write Speed BD-R
16x BD-R SL, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R TL, 6x BD-R QL, 8x BD-R LTH
BD-RE
2x BD-RE SL/DL/TL
DVD-R
16x
DVD-RW
6x
DVD+R
16x
DVD+RW
8x
DVD+R (Double Layer)
8x
DVD-R (Double Layer)
8x
CD-R
40x
CD-RW
24x
Read Speed BD-R
12x BD-R SL, 8x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R TL/QL, 8x BD-R LTH
BD-RE
10x BD-RE SL, 6x BD-RE DL, 4x BD-RE TL
BD-ROM
12x BD-ROM SL, 8x BD-ROM DL
DVD-ROM (Single)
16x
DVD-ROM (Dual)
12x
DVD-R, DVD-RW
16x DVD-R, 12x DVD-RW
DVD+R, DVD+RW
16x DVD+R, 12x DVD+RW
CD-ROM
40x
CD-R
40x
CD-RW
24x
Data Buffer 4 MB
Mounting Orientation Horizontal or vertical
Interface Serial ATA (SATA)
Operating System Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP 3
Minimum System Requirements Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66MHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz) or faster
Video Card
Intel G45, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT, AMD Radeon HD2600 or faster
Display
HDCP compliant display required for Blu-ray playback
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
Memory
2 GB RAM required for Blu-ray playback
3 GB RAM or greater recommended for editing HD video
Hard Disk Space
5 GB available space minimum
128 GB or more available space required for creating quad-layer Blu-ray Discs
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.80 x 1.67 x 7.09" / 148.0 x 42.3 x 180.0 mm
Weight 1.63 lb / 740 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.1 x 4.5"
Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer
  • CyberLink Media Suite 10 Software
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    PioneerBDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer
     
    4.9

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (17)
    • Reliable (17)
    • Fast connection (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Versatile (10)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (16)
    • Back-up (15)
    • Large projects (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (13), Multimedia professional (8), Tech professional (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (16), Business (6)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (20)

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    4.0

    Replaced old drive

    By Rev

    from New York City

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

        I was having problems at start up I had assumed were OS problems. When attempting to do repairs I noticed the Asus drive I had in the machine was acting a little funny and in some cases, not opening when the face button was pressed. I read a lot of reviews and this one was right at the top of several. The first thing I noticed was how much heavier this drive was compared to the drive it was replacing. There is 't a direct correlation between weight and quality, but it is something of an indicator of how sturdy a component is likely to be. Simply handling the two drives I could feel the difference. Installation was as easy but the drive did not come with mounting screws, so I just reused the screws from the drive I removed. As it turned out, the start up problems originated from the drive itself. After installing this drive all of my issues resolved themselves. I seldom use the drive for anything else but installing software, so I cannot speak to the recording functions of the drive or video playback, but I had no issues with loading programs. I only gave 4 stars because, as it is new, I no nothing of its long term viability.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        I would recommend this product

        By PeteZ

        from Barnwell, SC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Install
        • Quiet Operation
        • Reasonable Write Speed

        Cons

        • None yet

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Multimedia
        • Video Storagedistributio

        Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

        Capture high volume folders containing photograph and video content

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great Burner

        By DG

        from Carlsbad, California

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Projects
          • Travel

          Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

          I burn all discs as DVD's do not hold enough High Resolution GB's. Pioneer has very good burners and I am very happy with this burner.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Pioneer BDR-2209 Easy to install and use

          By Foghorn

          from Tennessee

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

            The Pioneer BDR-2209 was easy to install and use.
            No problems at all Windows 7 64 installed the driver without a hitch. Used to make backups of
            hard drives was easy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Fine internal Blu-Ray drive

            By Pinhead

            from Clifton, NJ

            About Me Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

              Purchased for a new computer build...Easy to install and tool-less in new case. Works great and includes software, though Windows 8 will recognize the drive without it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              FANTASTIC SPEED

              By MANDON

              from New York

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Media Availability

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

              Pioneer has outdone themselves with this unit.
              Now, if the actual discs were easily found, it would be fantastic for archiving video production.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Great BD

              By WT

              from CA

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                Stable and quiet, a great driver for both BD and DVD

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                The Best!

                By Bob Tech

                from Flushing, NY

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Reliable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Large Projects
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                  I bought a new computer and I burn cd's to play in my car. the burned cd's would not play in my car cd player but said error. I was disappointed and could not figure out why this was happening. I even bought a new dvd \ cd burner by a company that used to make the best. Then the cd's would play sometimes. I read the reviews of this drive which said it burned without errors and purchased it. Problem resolved and the burned cd's sound better than from any burner I have ever used. I also upgraded to a blue ray player and burner at the same time so what more could you ask for?

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  works great!

                  By goldenset

                  from Silicon Valley

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                    fast. no coasters so far though not expecting any. reviews here of it are spot on.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Works great, Burns 50 Gb Optical Quantum

                    By John Smith

                    from Hancock, NY

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quiet
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Large Projects
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                      Works great , and happy to say it does burn Optical Quantum 50 Gb blu ray discs bought last week. I just archived a few large audio projects and a few small video projects. I cant speak on burning movies, I use this for burning large data archives only and it works great.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By Joe

                      from Milwaukee WI

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Large Projects

                        Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                        I had been using an Asus burner to make blu ray movies. After turning several blanks into coasters, I bought this burner and have not had a problem since.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Hands Down Better Than LG. Love Pioneer!

                        By XT14N

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                          I've had an LG cd/dvd/Blu-ray burner every time I build a new machine. They're cheap and they work most of the time. But, they're difficult to get technical support and firmware is a mess!!! I decided to spend a little more (or more than usual) for this Pioneer BDR-2209. Smooth and easy to use. LOVE IT! I'm tired of buying stuff that's cheap in price and quality and having it breakdown after less than a year. Pay a little more for better quality that'll last for a very, very long time. I'm never going to buy LG. Pioneer makes some great and durable electronics!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Good fast and quiet

                          By Tim

                          from Ramsey,NJ

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Is Really A 2209
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Doesn't Say 2209 On Drive

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                          I've had it for a few weeks now and it does a very good job. It rips everything faster and has less problems with scratched discs than my older 14X LG and even though it doesn't say 2209 on the drive itself that is actually what it is. Very happy so far.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Quiet and fast

                          By broosevelt

                          from San Marcos

                          Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                          My old DVD player was loud and disturbing while watching DVD movies or playing music CDs. This player is very quiet and also loads quickly. I shopped around, this player is currently the best on the market right now.

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                          4.0

                          Good, as expected.

                          By Frijoleros

                          from Washington

                          Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                          The install, setup, and use of this drive went without any problems, just as I expected.

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                          5.0

                          Great Optical Drive.

                          By Woopnik

                          from Los Angeles, California

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                            I bought this unit for my Media Center PC, Windows 8.1 / XBMC. The drive was delivered fast and was very careful packaged. No damage on arrival. The unit is very well built. Installation in my Media Center PC was easy and so was the installation of the Media Software which came with the unit. The drive was detected by Windows 8.1 with no problems and I was able to play movies without any additional driver install. When playing DVD or Blu-Ray movies the drive spins up fast and makes no noise during play. The burn speed to DVD-R and BD-R Blu-Ray is very fast. I am satisfied with this Blu-Ray drive. I found nothing which is not great. I would recommend this product and I will buy it again when the need arises.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Burn Up

                            By G2

                            from Georgetown, TX

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                              New condition, light weight unit when upacking. Easy install, Win 7 Pro 64 indentified it quickly. Read and write as expected. Problem so far Windows is the only driver allowing the burning of disc. No full control over burn process with Windows. Had very bad freezes duringing reformatting and unable to copy or backup personal files unless with Windows. Nothing wrong with the burner.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Blu-Ray for my MacPro

                              By Jeff B

                              from Sacramento, CA

                              About Me Television Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Blu-ray For Mac
                              • Easy Instal
                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Blu-ray For Mac
                              • Desktop

                              Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                              We needed to deliver Blu-Ray for a documentary premiere for a client. This is exactly what we needed for our MacPro. You just need to remove the drive face-plate to work correctly in the Mac... but they designed it to come off easy and it worked perfectly. We used Toast 11 with this product and burned a Blu-Ray in no time, with a custom menu.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Good Product

                              By Donnie

                              from Missouri

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Large Projects
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                                I bought 2 of these for my computer. They are quiet and fast.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Solid Performer

                                By WaveReflections

                                from Nashua, NH

                                About Me Multimedia Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Large Projects

                                  Comments about Pioneer BDR-2209 16x Internal Blu-Ray / DVD Writer:

                                  I owned the previous generation Blu-Ray/DVD Writer (BDR-205) and loved it, so when building my new computer, I upgraded to the BDR-2209 for more speed and capacity. I mostly use it for large video data backups.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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