Pioneer BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner (Black)

Pioneer BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner (Black)

Pioneer BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner (Black)

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  • Blu-Ray, DVD & CD Writer
  • Reads & Writes BD-XL TL 100GB Discs
  • Reads & Writes BD-XL QL 128GB Discs
  • Reads & Writes BD-R and BD-RE
  • Reads BD-ROM
  • 6x BD-R Read/Write Speed
  • Connects and Powered via USB 3.0
  • PowerRead, PureRead2+, Auto Quiet Mode
  • Supports Mac & Windows
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Color: Black

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Pioneer BDR-XD05 Overview

  • 1Description

The black BDR-XD055 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner from Pioneer is a slim, lightweight, and portable Windows and Mac compatible optical drive. This drive supports Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.12 (Mac software package not included) and Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10. It features playback, read, and write support for a variety of optical media, including BD-R, BD-RE, BD-XL TL, BD-XL QL, BD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-ROM, and CD-RW. This broad range of formats allows you to select the media best suited for your needs.

This drive connects to your Windows or Mac compatible system using a USB 3.0 connection. The USB 3.0 connection also powers the drive which features a 4MB buffer. While this drive is designed for USB 3.0, it is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. A secondary USB port is built into this drive and it is recommended that this additional USB port be used alongside the primary USB port to help ensure stability if the drive is being connected via USB 2.0.

This drive is well suited for Mac users who already have disc burning software and has other built-in features such as PowerRead, Auto Quiet mode and PureRead2+. In the Mac OS environment, the Finder may be used to read and write to BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media, while the DVD player may be used to play DVD movies.

The BDR-XD055 optical drive can read and write a wide variety of disc formats, including BD-R, BD-RE, BD-XL TL, and BD-XL QL as well as DVD and CD media
Burning Speeds
6x writing on BD-R single-layer and dual-layer discs. 4x writing on BD-R triple layer and quad layer discs
BD-XL Triple Layer and Quad Layer Capacity
In addition to supporting single layer (25GB) and dual layer (50GB) Blu-ray discs, this model also supports BD-XL Triple Layer, a high capacity Blu-ray disc format that can store up to 100GB of data on write-once media. It also supports BD-XL Quad Layer, an even higher capacity Blu-ray disc format that can store up to 128GB of data on write-once media
Eco Friendly
The drive's smaller packaging helps to save resources and fuel for transportation. External USB drives also feature reduced power consumption which allows for the drive to be USB powered
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
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
UPC: 884938285230
In the Box
Pioneer BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner (Black)
  • CyberLink Media Suite 10
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pioneer BDR-XD05 Specs

    Enclosure Type External
    Interface USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s)
    Buffer Memory 4 MB
    Blu-Ray Read Speed BD-R (SL, DL, LTH): 6x
    BD-ROM (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-RE (SL, DL): 6x
    BD-R XL (TL, QL): 4x
    BD-RE XL (TL): 4x
    DVD Read Speed DVD-R (SL): 8x
    DVD+RW: 8x
    DVD+R (SL): 8x
    DVD-ROM (SL, DL): 8x
    DVD-RW: 8x
    CD Read Speed CD-ROM: 24x
    CD-RW: 24x
    CD-R: 24x
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.2 x 5.2 x 0.5" / 13.2 x 13.2 x 1.3 cm
    Weight 0.5 lb / 0.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.661 x 6.535 x 2.441"

    Pioneer BDR-XD05 Reviews

    BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 129.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Designed I mainly use this unit to watch bluray movies on my laptop which only has a DVD drive built-in. For the most part this drive performs well with reading movies. The dual-usb cable provides more power to the drive which is essential for stable usage. While the USB3.0 feature is a plus, my laptop only has USB2.0 ports and this drive still works great. Burning BluRay media is easy and works great. It can still take a long time if you try to fill a single BR disc in one-shot but it still works. I've only had a minor issue with watching movies where they would skip or show pixel artifacts but I think the issue was more with the media than the drive.
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple tool It's not a plug and play device for the Mac. You have to go to YouTube and watch this review where this guy explains what settings to change and what drivers to download in order to simply playback blu-ray discs on a Mac. As for burning, you also have to make sure that you check the compatibility of the blank media with this particular model. If you're planning to use this to back up critical client media or something important, you don't want to burn at 6x. It's potentially unstable. However, these are just things you'll want to to know. The device does it's job.
    Date published: 2016-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new Pioneer BDR writer! Easy setup, heck there is no setup.? You just plug and play.? I've now written different types of media on this writer.? DVD-R 4.7 and? DVD+R DL, BD-R Blu-Ray, and BD-R DL.? I have not yet written to BD-R XL.? The writer is quiet while writing.? I also to many "on location" assignments, which makes this writer a must because it is so light and portable.? My computers all iMacs (21.5" and 27" and yes they go where I go) and I use both Adobe and FCPX software.? I'm a photographer and videographer with over 45 years experience.? I love what I do and I don't like complicated equipment.? The Pioneer BDR-XD05S is Perfect!
    Date published: 2018-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations I was only looking for a small DVD for our laptops and tablets. Got tired of copying movies to the desktop hard drive just to stream them to our smart TV. Much easier to cast from the laptop in the same room. For ripping, this drive is a fast as any I have used however I did not try burning but would expect the results to be similar. This drive is light, only need to use one of the USB connectors when connecting to a USB 2.0 ports. (3.0 has enough power). Word of caution though, DO NOT. I repeat, DO NOT! directly connect to a Roku! Even if the the secondary USB connector is connected to a power source, the Roku cannot handle it and will be damaged. (Found out the hard way I did.)
    Date published: 2018-09-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bye it and you won't be disappointed This is a Nice, small Blu Ray Combo player. It has excellent reviews against other devices of this type which I researched well before buying. This was the reason I purchased it and so far I have not been disappointed. Though it does have software included it is dated and I had some problems during Blu ray playback. The BDR-XD05B is the only one that includes software for playback. I purchased the latest Cyber link software and this seemed to take care of the problem. I Like the features and the size is great and fits my laptop bag well. The only reason it got 4 stars was the software, though it might work well for you. It fit my needs well. B&H had the best price and was delivered in a few days. Thanks guys.
    Date published: 2017-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm My latest laptop computers do not incorporate a built-in drive. The Pioneer BDR-XD055 fills that void and allows me to read and write CD's, DVD's and now BD's with ease.My main uses are for burning video DVD's and BD's and for reading/playing pre-recorded media. I have experienced any media that I could not read or write to and have tried CD-/+R, DVD-R and BD-R. I have played DVD and Blu-ray movies without problems. The Pioneer is small and lightweight in my computer bag. A USB3.0 Y-cable with an additional power USB connection is included. The second connector is for low power USB ports. I have found that my Lenovo Carbon X1 has enough power that only the main USB connection is required to power and operate the drive. I am considering a second unit for my wife.
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect DVD Accessory For Thinkpad T470p Purchased to use with LENOVO Thinkpad T470p. This computer has only USB 3.0 ports. The supplied BDR-XD05B connector cable has a bifurcated end on the computer connector side, allowing supplemental powering of the device if used with a computer only having USB 2.0. Was easy enough to find online another connector cable which did not have the bifurcated end - makes for a better cosmetic appearance when used with the T470p. I didn't use the included software on the T470p. Used an older ROXIO program that supports Blue Ray - ROXIO Creator 2011. Burner seems to work fine with the T470p and takes up little space in the computer carrying bag.
    Date published: 2017-09-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly what I expected Works very well and does what it's supposed to do. It's a little noisy when watching a video because of the constant reads. And it doesn't come with any software (but I knew that from other reviews). I was able to find a freeware Blu-Ray player called Leawo that seems to work OK. I believe Pioneers front load external BD player is quieter, but it's $40 more. I kind of like the top load setup as well.
    Date published: 2016-09-01
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    Does it support Disc BD-R LTH Low to High?
    Asked by: Josipth G.
    The Pioneer BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Burner supports BD-R (SL, DL, LTH): 6x
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    I'm not sure If I am asking this question in the proper place but.....I own the late 2013 Mac Pro. Does anyone know if you can hook up 2 or 3 of these BDR-XD05's to a mac pro and burn blu rays at the same time on 3 different burners? Thank you.
    Asked by: Gary
    In general, you can use multiple optical without issue however it will depend on whether the program you are using will be able to support it. Most software only supports burning one disc at a time so that could be a limitation. In most cases an external duplicator is a better and more reliable solution. For example: B&H # EZBR03PIB
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    What are the DVD-R DL andDVD+R DL) Write speeds?
    Asked by: Chris L.
    Both the DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL speeds are 8x.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    i have the cyberlink softwre, if i purchase this burner, can i make a blu-ray disc out of my video clips? cause in the past, i did buy one and i had no idea on how to do it? btw, i have the cyberlink powerdirector 14 software; i normally film sports events. please help.
    Asked by: cruz m.
    This burner does not include any software to convert your video clips to blu-ray format and is intended for someone that already has the software needed.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Can this device be connected to a desktop PC with relative ease?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I connect it to a Microsoft Surface Pro and it works okay.
    Answered by: jeffrey j.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Does it work with W7 and Linux mint? M-disc support? Thanks.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have not had any issues with this burner with using K3b on Linux Mint XFCE. In order for K3b to burn to bluray disks you do need to remove wodim and replace it with cdrecord.
    Answered by: Peter L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Is this compatible with new Windows 10 laptop? This was not an upgrade
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Have only used it a couple of times but haven't had any problems with a Dell XPS13 laptop running Windows 10.
    Answered by: Charles B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    this unit does not load all the music on my backup discs on my H P win 8.1 computer do I need todownload a driver?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Is your player capable of playing the music files? If it will, you may have some bad files or bad sectors on the disc. The BDR-XD05S is capable of reading good data only.
    Answered by: John (Jack) D.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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