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Pioneer USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Portable Burner Model BDR-XD05B

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  • USB 3.0
  • 4MB Data Buffer
  • Ultra Lightweight and Portable (8.5 oz)
  • 6x external Blu-ray Burner

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Gets the job done

Pros: Worked for me with no setup.
1 year and no issues

Cons: Cord is really short.

Other Thoughts: If i need another i might get one but 4k is out and gaining speed.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Worked great, when it worked...

Pros: Small, light, fast, accurate reads and writes.

Cons: The drive USB port snapped off easily after owning for a few weeks, rendering the drive useless. The USB port within the drive is free-floating, meaning it is not secured to the drive body. This caused the USB cable end to break the port with little force where it attaches to the internal controller board.

Other Thoughts: If the manufacturer secured the port so that it wouldn't break easily, the drive would be great.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Does what it claims to do.

Pros: Compact easy to fit in briefcase or backpack.
Plug and play with Windows 10.
Does what it says

Cons: Very loud
Slow compared to desktop 5.25" Blu-ray burner

Other Thoughts: Recently purchased a new laptop to replace an aging desktop. It's more of a workstation (Dell Precision) living attached to a docking station the vast majority of the time. Purchased this burner as with most new laptops one is not available even as an option.

This unit requires two USB ports, presumably one for more power. Not an issue with the docking station but may be for those using this drive with a standalone laptop. Anyways it worked like a charm just very loud.

For those who want a Blu-ray or DVD burner a better options (which I ultimately took) is to purchase a 5.25" enclosure (Newegg has a great $40 Vantec unit) with a separate 5.25" drive. It ended up costing $10 more but is very quiet (at least compared to these small units), solid and is somewhat faster. It took all of 10 minutes to unpack and assemble. The drawback is it is much heavier and requires a wall plug (however the power supply is built into the Vantec unit).

If you are on the go and need a portable unit this one will meet your needs. If you only need it occasionally then I recommend getting a full size burner / drive with an enclosure.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good product, but not super durable

Pros: Performs well as advertised. Actually observes write speed specified. (Not all drives do). Clean and portable design. Does what it is designed to do.

Cons: As with most optical drives, it is very fragile. Having only ripped/burnt 400 or so DVD+R DL and BD discs (granted many of which were unbalanced and vibrates badly - but that is the name of the game), it has come to end of life in only 5 months. Time to buy another burner. Was hoping it might last a year or 1,000 discs.

By "end of life", I mean the state in which the drive still works, but with significantly increased burn-fail rate and you hear high-pitched tracking sound very often just to read DVD-ROM or CD-ROM that is clean and reasonably balanced, which is a behavior not seen in a brand new drive. I call it "end of life" because at that point you waste lots of discs due to burn failures and the drive becomes unusable.

Other Thoughts: It does what it advertises to do just fine, and durability was par for the course. I was wondering if there would be an extra "Pioneer" quality to it to withstand badly vibrating media.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not Functional

Pros: Play DVD and CD

Cons: Doesn't play BluRay discs
Jet engine like sound

Other Thoughts: Mainly bought to upgrade the external DVD drive to my laptop and be able to play Blu-Ray movies and make backups to archive. This device would not play any Blu-Ray movie or read discs. I didn't even try to burn any data as at that point I thought it pointless to keep. When I did try a DVD movie the device was so loud I had to put headphones on to even attempt to hear the sound.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works well so far

Pros: Nice slim design, lightweight, not too noisy, decent transfer speeds.

Cons: Cable that's bundled with it is a bit on the short side.

Other Thoughts: Drive was recognized under linux without any difficulty and is working well so far.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works Fine

Pros: Plays/Burns DVD's and BD's
Portable
Thin
Good Quality
Comes with software to play DVD/BD

Cons: Can't think of any

Other Thoughts: The software that came with the drive works with the blurays that I have. I haven't bought any very recent ones so I will have to wait and see.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Superb hardware, lame software

Pros: Solid hardware, have owned previous version (BDR-XD04) for more than 2 years without any issue.

Cons: The black version (mode numberl ended with B)comes with a non-working video play software (Cyberlink 10). This software might be able to play DVD but will not play any current Bluray movies. If you buy this version, you will just donate your hard earn money (compare to white/mac version, only bare drive, no software) to this hoax software company.

Same thing happened for previous version (BDR-XD04) which comes with a non-working PowerDVD6.

Other Thoughts: To Pioneer: My drive was made in Nov 2014. Why don't you at least test your OEM version of Cyberlink 10 with any current Bluray movie before asking for extra cash?

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