Pioneer BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner

Pioneer BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner

Pioneer BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner

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  • Max 6x BD-R Read and Write Speed
  • Max 8x DVD±R Read and Write Speed
  • Max 24x CD-R Read and Write Speed
  • Reads & Writes Blu-ray up to 128GB
  • Reads & Writes BD-RE
  • 4MB Buffer Memory
  • USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-B Interface
  • Magnesium Body for Added Strength
  • Horizontal or Vertical Orientation
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

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1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
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Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

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Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

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Pioneer BDR-XU03 overview

  • 1Description

The BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner from Pioneer is a slim, lightweight portable disc burner perfect for mobile workstations including netbook or notebook computers. Whether you need to burn Blu-ray, DVDs, or CDs, the BDR-XU03 can quickly and conveniently help you get the job done.

The drive allows you to watch both standard and 3D Blu-ray disc titles, and write high-definition Blu-ray content to a disc, while also featuring high-capacity data storage. The drive supports the BDXL format, providing 128GB quad-layer and 100GB triple-layer Blu-ray media. The BDR-XU03 can read BD-ROM discs, read/write to single-, dual-, triple-, and quad-layer BD-R discs, and is backward compatible with DVD and CD formats. It is even USB bus-powered so you don't need to carry around yet another AC adapter or power supply.

General Features

Store More Data
You can store up to 156% more data 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 Discs).
Faster Burning
6x writing on BD-R single-layer and dual-layer discs. 4x writing on BD-R triple-layer and quad-layer discs.
Wide Blank Media Support
Extensive media support list for both reading and writing.
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 playback.
Auto Quiet Mode
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.
PureRead Technology
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.
An Eco-Friendly Drive
Smaller packaging saves resources and fuel for transportation.
Reduced power consumption allows for eco-friendly USB bus-powered operation.
macOS 10.6 to 10.12
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP SP3
UPC: 884938245272
In the Box
Pioneer BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner
  • Stand
  • Limited 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Pioneer BDR-XU03 specs

    Enclosure Type External
    Interface USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s)
    Loading Mechanism Slot
    Buffer Memory 4 MB
    Blu-Ray Read Speed BD-R (SL, DL, LTH): 6x
    BD-R (TL, QL): 4x
    BD-ROM (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-RE (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-RE (TL): 4x
    Blu-Ray Write Speed BD-R (SL, DL, LTH): 6x
    BD-R (TL, QL): 4x
    BD-RE (SL, DL, TL): 2x
    DVD Read Speed DVD-ROM (SL, DL): 8x
    DVD±R: 8x
    DVD±RW: 8x
    DVD Write Speed DVD-R (SL): 8x
    DVD+R (SL): 8x
    DVD-R (DL): 4x
    DVD+R (DL): 4x
    DVD-RW: 6x
    DVD+RW: 8x
    CD Read Speed CD-R: 24x
    CD-RW: 24x
    CD-ROM: 24x
    CD Write Speed CD-R: 24x
    CD-RW: 24x
    Mounting Orientation Vertical, Horizontal
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.2 x 5.2 x 0.5" / 13.2 x 13.2 x 1.3 cm
    Weight 8.6 oz / 244 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 6.5 x 2.0"

    Pioneer BDR-XU03 reviews

    BDR-XU03 USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfect for my iMac The finish matches the apple iMac perfectly. Removed from box and plugged into a USB3 port. I already had the video material authored in Final Cut Pro. Selected the BDDR-XU03 drive and loaded a blank BR-R disc. About 20 minutes later I had my first Blu-Ray disc that has worked in several players.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a good job Worked right out of the box. Computer (Win 7) recognized device and loaded drivers quickly and without gliches. Slim design My only gripe is that there's no eject button on the device.
    Date published: 2015-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Does what it should, quickly and quietly. Solid build quality as well
    Date published: 2016-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Robust hardware, no software included I bought this to play blu-rays on my MacBook Pro. The build quality is excellent. The biggest disappointment is that there's no included software, so I had to buy MacGo. It all works nicely as a player. Next I have to figure out a good way of burning BDs - someone recommended Toast
    Date published: 2014-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expensive...hopefully worth it! I could have spent a lot less for similar capability, but I wanted something small, light, and tough to travel with my new Ultrabook, and this thing is beautiful! I hope it is as durable as it looks. It's a little noisy when loading, but not when operating. There is utility software from Pioneer that hasn't been made available yet on their support website, but they will send it on request. It does enable Blu-ray movie playback with appropriate software.
    Date published: 2014-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Burner Small, efficient, quiet. Works perfectly with my new IMac. Pioneer continues to make great products. If you are in need of a burner, buy this one!!
    Date published: 2015-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant Product Operates as elegant as it looks. The versatility of viewing and burning Blu-ray DVD's and downward compatible with every single format of CD or DVD gives great flexibility in usage. Compact and lightweight to carry and transport. Extremely happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2014-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Drive The Super Drive in my Mac has been malfunctioning, rather then take it to Apple, I looked for alternatives. Since the new Macs don't have a built in drive, I decided to go with this one, and when I get a new Mac, I will have a drive. It works great!
    Date published: 2015-01-19
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