Pioneer Japan recently announced its latest 16x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-212JBK. This new drive offers support for M-DISC media and is capable of 16x BD-R, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BDR-212JBK also writes to triple-layer (100GB) BD-R media at 8x, quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer BDR 212JBK

What makes the BDR-212JBK truly special is its ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content. When installed in a Windows 10 PC with the included PowerDVD software and an i7 or i5 Kaby Lake processor, users can watch movies at 4K resolutions. The drive also ships with authoring software from CyberLink and is equipped with Pioneer's PureRead 3+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs. The BDR-212JBK is expected to hit stores in mid May for about 16,000 Yen ($143US).

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Pioneer Japan sent out a press release today, announcing its new portable, slot-loading Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-XS07B-UHD. This USB Type-C equipped drive measures only 135 × 135 x 18 mm and weighs in at a mere 280g. The BDR-XS07B-UHD is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. It also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer BDR XS07B UHD

What makes the BDR-XS07B-UHD truly special is its ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content. When installed in a Windows 10 PC with the included PowerDVD software and an i7 or i5 Kaby Lake processor, users can watch movies at 4K resolutions. The drive also ships with authoring software from CyberLink and is equipped with Pioneer's PureRead4+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs. The BDR-XS07B-UHD is expected to hit stores in mid February for about 25,000 Yen ($227US).

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Pioneer Japan sent out a press release today, announcing two new 16x Blu-ray Disc writers, the BDR-S12J-X And BDR-S12J-B. Both drives are equipped with a Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface and are capable of 16x BD-R, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BDR-S12J-X And BDR-S12J-B also write to triple-layer (100GB) BD-R media at 8x, quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer BDR S12J X

What makes the BDR-S12J-X And BDR-S12J-B unique is their ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content. When installed in a Windows 10 PC with the included PowerDVD software and an i7 or i5 Kaby Lake processor, users can play back movies at 4K resolutions. The two drives also ship with authoring software from CyberLink and are equipped with Pioneer's PureRead4+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs.

The top of the line BDR-S12J-X also adopts a low resistance flat cable, anti-vibration parts and high gloss, hard coat UV paint. In addition, it has the ability to check and display the playback quality of an audio CD (CD-DA) and, in the case of a low quality level, recommend the settings for optimal playback.

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Pioneer Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing two new commercial-grade Blu-ray Disc writers. Designed for the long-term preservation of electronic data, the BDR-PR1MC-W and BDR-PR1MA-W are certified by JIIMA (Japan Information Technology Association of Public Interest Corporation) and are capable of writing to BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-R TL (100GB) and BD-R QL (128GB) at 4x. The two drives are also compatible with Sony's long-term, 128GB BD-R media that will be available in late July. 

pioneer BDR PR1MC W

The main difference between the two is that the BDR-PR1MA-W can be used to check the recording quality of a disc. Using Pioneer's Error Rate Utility, the drive is able to measure the RSER (Random Symbol Error Rate) as well as the number of burst and uncorrectable errors on recordable Blu-ray media. In addition, the BDR-PR1MA-W can be used to measure PIE/POF on DVDs and BLER/CU on CDs.

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Taiwan recordable optical disc leading company, Ritek Co. announced today, it has become the current only one oversea Archive Disc professional production partner that outside Panasonic group. Such mass production of 300GB Archive Disc (AD) will be started in July. It has also become the first professional optical disc manufacturer in the world to have AD production lines and technologies, besides the two specification developers of AD. It is officially moving toward the highest field of B2B professional market, which commencing the production of large-capacity AD archive discs.

The Archive Disc is a new generation of optical discs jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony, and was designed for large-scale cloud databases. Panasonic and Sony have the most high-end optical disc and optical disc drive technology, invested huge technology development resources, have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs. Both companies started co-development in July 2013 and completed a standard with recording capacity of 300GB per disc by the end of 2015, of which had constituted extraordinary contribution. At present, specification of 300GB has been developed and plan to develop up to 1TB in the future according to Press Release from both companies.

Data (cloud) centers require safe and secure data storage for decades. AD archive disc is write-once storage media, and can effectively prevent hackers from overwriting and forfeiting data. According to accelerated testing, the mean lifetime of Panasonic Archival Disc is estimated to be 100 years or more at temperatures of 30ºC and humidity of 70% RH. Compared to conventional media that have to migrate data periodically, long-life AD archive discs without data transfer costs. The special features can make the archiving operation Panasonic AD system at room temperature, it also significantly reduce the electricity cost of data center facilities for temperature control.

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Pioneer Japan recently sent out a press today, announcing two new portable Blu-ray Disc writers, the BDR-XD07 and BDR-XD07J-UHD. These lightweight, USB 3.0 equipped drives measure only 133 × 14.8 x 133 mm and weigh in at a mere 230g. The BDR-XD07 and BDR-XD07J-UHD are capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 4x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. They also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer BDR XD07J UHD

What makes the BDR-XD07 and BDR-XD07J-UHD truly special is their ability to connect to an Android phone. Using the included USB-C conversion cable and Pioneer's Stellanova player app, users can import and play music CD's without the need for a PC. The two drives also ship with software from CyberLink and are equipped with Pioneer's PureRead3+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs. The BDR-XD07J-UHD ups the ante even further with its ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content at 4K resolutions.

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At COMPUTEX 2017, Vinpower Digital had a number of optical storage products on display, including new drives from Piodata, Plexdisc and Optiarc. Yes, thanks to Vinpower, the Optiarc brand is back in a big way with its 5200 series of DVD writers. The line includes the 5290S and 5290S-PLUS which are capable of 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The two drives are also built using the true Japanese design and parts lists for a stronger and more reliable system.

Optiarc 5290S Plus Overburn

The big difference betwen the 5290S and 5290S-PLUS is that the latter supports Vinpower's unique DVD+R DL overburn feature. Originally available on the Opticarc 5280S-CB, this overburn feature lets you burn 8.7GB worth of data onto a single 8.5GB DVD+R DL disc. 

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled its new internal BD/DVD/CD writer, the BDR-211UBK. The new model supports Ultra HD Blu-ray playback using bundled CyberLink PowerDVD 14 software.

pioneer BDR 211UBK

The market for 4K resolution is expected to expand significantly as demand increases for definition higher than full HD. The BDR-211UBK meets that need, enabling PC users to enjoy 4K content via a PC, as well as providing up to 16x maximum BD-R writing speed (BD-R: SL 25GB) and the ability to read and write a variety of BD (SL 25GB/DL 50GB) and BDXL (BD-R XL: TL 100GB/ QL 128GB, BD-RE XL: TL 100GB) discs.

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Pioneer Japan recently sent out a press today, announcing its new portable, clamshell type Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-XD06J-UHD. This USB 3.0 equipped drive measures only 133 × 14.8 x 133 mm and weighs in at a mere 230g. The BDR-XD06J-UHD is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 4x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. It also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer BDR XD06J UHD

What makes the BDR-XD06J-UHD truly special is its ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content. When installed in a Windows 10 PC with the included WinDVD software and an i7 or i5 Kaby Lake processor, users can play back movies at 4K resolutions. The drive also ships with authoring software from CyberLink and is equipped with Pioneer's PureRead3+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs. The BDR-XD06J-UHD is expected to hit stores in late March for about 15,000 Yen ($134US).

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Pioneer Japan sent out a press release today, announcing two new 16x Blu-ray Disc writers, the BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X. Both drives are equipped with a Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface and are capable of 16x BD-R, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X also write to triple-layer (100GB) BD-R media at 8x, quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer BDR S11J X

What makes the BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X unique is their ability to play back Ultra HD Blu-ray content. When installed in a Windows 10 PC with the included WinDVD software and an i7 or i5 Kaby Lake processor, users can play back movies at 4K resolutions. The two drives also ship with authoring software from CyberLink and are equipped with Pioneer's PureRead4+ technology, which greatly improves the reading performance of scratched and dirty discs.

The top of the line BDR-S11J-X takes things one step further by adopting a low resistance flat cable, anti-vibration parts and high gloss paint. It also has the ability to check and display the playback quality of an audio CD (CD-DA) and, in the case of a low quality level, recommend the settings for optimal playback.

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