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. 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.