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Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer BDR-205BKS - OEM

  • 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM
  • 4MB Cache

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Pioneer introduces the world's first 12x BD-R/BD-R DL optical drive. The BDR-205 Internal Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer is the next generation Blu-ray Disc Writer from Pioneer. This revolutionary product will write up to 12x on BD-R (25GB) and BD-R DL (50Gbytes) media. It allows users to author high-definition Blu-ray Disc content while also delivering the ability for high-capacity data storage. One BD-R DL disc will hold the same amount of data as 10 DVDs (single layer).

The BDR-205 can read BD-ROM and BD-ROM DL, read/write single and dual layer BD-R & BD-RE discs, read DVD-ROM, and read/write most DVD and CD recordable media formats.

  • newegg 12x Blu-ray Disc Burner The Pioneer BDR-205BKS Blu-ray Writer is capable of writing up to 50GB of data or up to nine hours of High-Definition video on a write-once BD-R disc or a rewritable BD-RE disc at up to 12x speed. The next-generation Blu-ray drive provides a perfect solution for high volume data backup and HD video recording.
  • newegg DVD Multi-Recorder The Pioneer BDR-205BKS Blu-ray Writer enables users to burn DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg SATA Interface With the next-generation SATA interface, the Pioneer BDR-205BKS Blu-ray Writer supports up to 1.5Gb/s bandwidth to provide more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother read and write performance.

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  • Megawinner
  • 5/11/2013 1:39:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of garbage

Pros: None

Cons: *Only two successful burns out of 8.
*Can fit less than 22G on a disk when it should be 25G

Other Thoughts: BR disks are very expensive coasters. I bought a Pioneer because the brand is supposed to be solid, but this thing is horrible. It takes 3 hours to burn 22G at 4x, and still ends up coastering 3 out of 4 disks.

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  • Bob
  • 3/8/2013 3:05:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBlu-ray capability?

Pros: Plays standard dvd's just fine.
It may even have the capability to burn BD's (don't know, havn't tried)

Cons: Will not play a rented Blu-ray movie. Tried on 3 different mother boards and a number of OP's from XP Pro 32 up to and including Win 7 Pro 64. Also tried every conceivable BIOS configuration. Simply will not play a rented Blu-ray movie. By the way, I did try at least 3 different movies. Oh yeah, I have quality mobo's, audio cards and video cards.

Other Thoughts: If you want to watch a Blu-ray movie, buy a stand alone player. I also suggest you purchase a good quality top of the line name brand unit. I purchased a low end player that hangs and skips. Not enjoyable at all.

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  • N/A
  • 9/23/2012 9:11:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This drive worked well while it was working.

Cons: 2.5 years of use and now works at all. Something must have gone bad internally as this drive can no longer read any DVD or Blu Ray disk.

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  • Pink
  • 6/5/2012 10:46:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap Piece of junk!

Pros: Worked great until it went out

Cons: Cheap quality and now wont even read a disc

Other Thoughts: What ever happened to the day things were built to last?

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  • ShouldBuildCustomPcS
  • 10/10/2010 1:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Drive

Pros: Drive is fast for burning BD-R's which is very important, who wants to wait forever to burn a 25 Gig amount of data. Its still Slower on a BD-RE but thats to be expected. The cool thing is finding the BD-RE DL for 50 Gigs. I have used that disc as a test for making a legal backup of Blu-Ray movies.

It reads and writes CD's and DVD's at acceptable speed which is a huge plus, as I have seen other drives have trouble supporting fast speeds for all the formats. You get what you pay for though as this drive matches or exceeds all expectations. Pioneer seems ready to support this drive as constant firmware updates are released for this drive. Its good to know that in a day where it seems easier to release a new model that Pioneer has stuck with this drive and committed to upgrading and updating it via firmware updates,

Cons: Cost, as it costs more than other drives that have a similar feature set.

Other Thoughts: Over all this is one drive that I haven't been able to find fault with or burn a single bad disc once yet. I know I can do it if I open the drive or so something physical like unplug the drive during a write, or pull the power to the PC or even just reboot, but so far, not one coaster out of ANY media what so ever.

If I were building systems professionally, this is simply the drive that I would use in the system. Reading all the reviews on many sites, seems to yield the same data. The Pioneer Drive makes the best Media drive that can be relied upon.

This drive has been out for what seems like forever, I bought mine in January, and yet it still selling for the same price 10 months later. I think they over built this drive on purpose and as new standards and new things come out, they release a flash and you are set to go

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  • No problems here
  • 10/7/2010 4:45:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFunctional

Pros: Fully functional. Applied firmware upgrade. No coasters. Works fine with Verby LTH 2X media and IMGBURN.
Image dumping to ISO works fine also.

Cons: Cost still seems high. A fine-tuned servo motor and different laser seem to be used to justify a cost around 4X DVD/RW drives.

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  • A-Train
  • 10/3/2010 8:41:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

Pros: Works fine.

Cons: It was not able to burn some DL DVDs but that may be a DVD issue.

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  • toolo4sno
  • 9/28/2010 8:46:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo issues so far, good performer.

Pros: Easy to install, and WXP didn't have any issues. I did update firmware right away. Burns fast and no coasters; so far.

Cons: I don't think I've had any issues that I could blame on the burner. For some reason a BD-RE 2x speed disc of mine is burning only at 0.8x now-a-days. Not sure if its the disc or burner. The software is a little weak, but manageable.

Other Thoughts: P4 3.2GHz

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  • Art
  • 9/18/2010 12:43:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPioneer Rocks!!

Pros: I have had this drive for 3 months now and have never ever had a bad burn, I have used Sony BD-R 6x 25GB, and currently I'm using RiDATA BD-R 4x 25GB. Both work great in this drive. I have burned a few DVDS just to try it out also and it works great although I use my DVD burner for that most of the time so I don't wear out my Blu-Ray laser. Every burn worked perfect and plays perfect in a stand alone Samsung Blu-ray Player and a PlayStation 3.

Cons: None, maybe could have had better software, more up to date. It has PowerDVD 9, PowerDVD 10 Mark II is much better.

Other Thoughts: There is nothing else to say, buy it now.

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  • ChanceSQ
  • 8/23/2010 2:23:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad Software :/

Pros: - amazing drive
- good build quality
- installation was easy
- good write/rip speeds
- plays blu ray disks immaculately

Cons: - the software it comes with isn't the greatest
- can't figure out how to burn .mkv files to be played in a blu ray player

Other Thoughts: - software that supports .mkv burning, and ripping

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