Pioneer Rolls Out Portable Blu-ray Drive

Pioneer has built a new Blu-ray drive called the BDR-XU02JM. The device is a sleek external and portable Blu-ray drive targeted at Ultrabook and MacBook owners. It is also a slot loading device.

The unit is a Blu-ray burner, which can burn both single and dual layer Blu-ray discs at 6x speed, and triple and quadruple layer discs at 4x speed.  Double and triple layer BD-RE discs can be burned at 2x speeds. The unit can obviously also burn CDs and DVDs at speeds of 24x and 8x, respectively.

The unit is powered and run by USB 2.0.

There is no word on pricing yet, but the BDR-XU02JM will be released into the Japanese market this month, with worldwide availability shortly thereafter.

 

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  • I herd really bad things about bluray on PC. People say your better off just buying a stand alone player because most bluray software isn't good. I bought a samsung external bluraydrive awile ago open boxed havn't used it yet to tell how the software is thou.
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  • Blu-ray worked great on my HP. Incredible sound and quality.
    That was until I upgraded to Windows 8 without realizing I would have to purchase a Windows-8 compatible version of the Blu-ray player software that originally came free with the computer. I guess when the upgrade price is only $40 you get what you pay for...

    I'm curious to know how noisy this thing is, being external. My external HDD make a lot of noise when it spins. Definitely interferes with the puny sound systems of a laptop.
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  • guvnaguyBlu-ray worked great on my HP. Incredible sound and quality. That was until I upgraded to Windows 8 without realizing I would have to purchase a Windows-8 compatible version of the Blu-ray player software that originally came free with the computer. I guess when the upgrade price is only $40 you get what you pay for...I'm curious to know how noisy this thing is, being external. My external HDD make a lot of noise when it spins. Definitely interferes with the puny sound systems of a laptop.

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