Pioneer Releasing BDR-XD04R Portable BDXL Writer

Pioneer is coming up with another new Bluray drive for your laptop or netbook. This new bluray drive is known as BDR-XD04R, a portable BDXL drive that could support the latest BDXL disc that could store a lot more than the casual BD disc. It’s only measuring at 133mm x 133mm x 14.8mm and 240grams in weight, which has been considered as the world’s lightest and smallest BD Burner ever exist.

Pioneer BDR-XD04R Portable BDXL Writer - Red

Also, thanks to the company’s PURE READ2+ technology, this little baby can burn data into any BD-R disc at 6x speed and DVD/CD disc at 24x speed, while speeding the exact same power as other similar portable bluray burner (through USB BUS power). Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at the media compatibility and performance of this little baby:

Supported Media Disc

  • BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer),BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)


  • BD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer), BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)
  • DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
  • CD-ROM (Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (Single/Multi-session), Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW

Reading Speed

  • BD-ROM (single layer): 6x Max
  • BD-ROM (dual layer): 6x Max
  • DVD-ROM (single layer): 8x Max
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer): 8x Max
  • CD-ROM: 24x Max

Writing Speed

  • BD-R: 2x, 4x, 6x
  • BD-R DL: 2x, 4x, 6x
  • BD-R TL: 2x, 4x
  • BD-R QL: 2x, 4x
  • BD-R (LtH): 2x, 4x
  • BD-RE: 2x
  • BD-RE DL: 2x
  • BD-RE TL: 2x
  • DVD-R: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x
  • DVD-R DL: 2x, 4x, 6x
  • DVD-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x
  • DVD+R: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x
  • DVD+R DL: 2.4x, 4x, 6x
  • DVD+ RW: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x
  • DVD-RAM: 2x, 3x, 5x
  • CD-R: 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x
  • CD-RW: 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x

It sounds like a great blu-ray burner! With the wealthy compatibility and acceptable writing/reading speed, it will be your best companion when travelling. Since it’s only powered by single USB 2.0 port, you don’t have to worry about bringing huge adapter for it.

What’s cool is that this Pioneer BDR-XD04R Portable BDXL Drive will cost 15,000 JPY only, which is about US$187/unit with three color choices (red, white pearl and black).

Also, as the additional bonus, you will get a software bundle from Cyberlink containing:

  • PowerDVD10
  • PowerDirector 8
  • PowerProducer 5
  • Power2Go 7 for PURE READ
  • InstantBurn 5
  • PowerBackup 2
  • [email protected] 5
  • LabelPrint 2

Sounds like a sweet deal, isn’t it? This BDXL drive is available in Japan right now, but we have no idea when it will hit the US shore.

[via Pioneer][image courtesy of News2u]

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