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Pioneer 15X BD-R SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-2208, Retail Kit.

  • Kit Model BDR-2208
  • Includes Pioneer BDR-208UBK Blu-Ray Writer
  • Software from Cyberlink.
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The fastest Blu-ray burner available in the market, the Pioneer BDR-208UBK features up to 15x BD-R writing speed to breeze through your burning tasks. This drive supports BDXL Blu-ray media with maximum of 128GB (Quad Layer) capacity - equivalent of 27 single layer DVD discs or 15 dual layer DVD discs, offering you an effortless way to backup movies, photos, music and even your system.

Performance is only part of the story. The BDR-208UBK also has features such as PowerRead, Auto Quiet mode, PureRead2, and QuickPlay. PowerRead can provide smoother movie playback when a disc has fingerprints or minor surface scratches. Auto Quiet mode intelligently adjusts the disc rotation speed to reduce noise (useful while watching movies or listening to music), PureRead automatically adjusts drive parameters to minimize sound glitches during music playback, and QuickPlay reduces the time between inserting a disc and that disc being ready. For movies on DVD and Blu-ray, the disc is ready faster than with the BDR-2207.


  • newegg Store more data Enjoy up to 156% more data storage capacity than a 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc. The BDXL format supports BDXL Blu-ray media (including 128GB Quad Layer (QL) and 100GB Triple Layer (TL) Blu-ray Disc).
  • newegg Watch 3D movies The BDR-2208 is 3D compatible and comes bundled with 3D playback software. All you need for your 3D experience is a 3D display system.
  • newegg Faster burning Up to 15x writing on BD-R single-layer discs, 14x on BD-R DL discs, and 8x writing on BD-R triple-layer discs. (15x BD-R write speed achieved using certain media.)
  • newegg Get to your files faster With QuickPlay, the amount of time between inserting a ROM disc, and that disc being ready, has been reduced. For movies on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the disc is ready faster when compared to the BDR-2207.
  • newegg Smooth movie playback & A better music experience Scratches, fingerprints and other abnormalities on the surface of a disc can sometimes cause Blu-ray and DVD movie playback to stop. When a PowerRead enabled drive is not able to read through obstructed areas of a disc, it will attempt to move forward quickly to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback. As to scratches and fingerprints on your CDs that can cause skip, a drive normally makes a calculated guess at the unreadable data and attempts to correct this to match the original music. However this is not 100% accurate. PureRead, when enabled, makes the drive reread the obscured data to extract the original music as accurately as possible. (PowerRead/PureRead is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or under all PC environments.)
  • newegg A smarter drive Pioneer drives with Auto Quiet mode, monitor how they are being used and adjust their speed automatically – high speed for data transfer, and low speed for music or movie playback.

Learn more about the Pioneer BDR-2208


Internal Blu-ray Burner


Data Transfer Rate
1.5 Gb/sec

Write Speed


Read Speed


Physical Spec

Form Factor


Load Type


World's first 15x burner.

Secure your data: 128 GB on BD-R QL media, 100 GB on BD-R TL media

Backward compatible: Reads and writes to DVD and CD media

Peak Power Reducer: In the case where the PC does not supply enough power, the drive can reduce its peak power for a more stable operation

Auto Quiet Mode, PureRead2, and Peak Power Reducer are configured with the supplied Pioneer Drive Utility

Supports Buffer Underrun Protection on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD media

Complies with RoHS Directive and WEEE Directive

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Pioneer BDR-2208

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  • Timothy C.
  • 3/5/2014 2:02:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks good

Pros: Have used this a lot since I bought it and have had no problems.

Cons: It is off black so it stands out a bit on my system but I knew that when I bought it so I cant complain. Who would actually choose this color over black anyways? This was the nicest rated blu ray burner for the price at the time and that was (still is) more important than color to me.

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  • Steven L.
  • 12/28/2013 11:59:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great unit. You can not go wrong with a Pioneer. They have been in the electronics business for many decades and it shows in the quality of their products. The best current write speed of 15X. The included Media Suite 8 software is limited in scope and is two versions behind the current software available If you are looking for a Blu Ray writer, this is the unit that you want to look at. Price is great.

Cons: None.

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  • Edward J.
  • 12/27/2013 12:57:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Burner, Especially for the price!

Pros: Easy to install, runs VERY quiet, very efficient, everything it is advertised to be and do it is!

Cons: Not a good software bundle included, doesn't ever seem to reach its advertised 15X burning speed, but that could be because of the media I have. My top speed was about 5-6X.

Other Thoughts: Glad I chose this drive! I was back and forth between this one and a few by LG. Very satisfied, as it is working for everything I bought it for.

I would most DEFINITELY recommend it to anyone in the market for a Great Blu Ray writer!

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  • Allen C.
  • 12/11/2013 5:24:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works great and has shown none of the reported issues in the negative reviews. Its dead silent.
It did not change the boot times or sequence on my 64-bit Win 7 Pro machine.
I downloaded the Pioneer utility and changed it from Quiet mode to Standard mode. Its still a VERY quiet drive. When I boot the computer I cannot even hear it check it before going to the hard drives.
I use BurnAware Pro, and I downloaded a large Blu Ray 1080p DTS movie and it burned it very fast.
Play back on my plasma TV via a Samsung BDF-5900 Blu Ray player is amazing. Loving this unit. The MFG date stamp is 6/2013

Cons: Could not find it without the software for cheaper.

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  • Tim G.
  • 12/6/2013 10:53:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1-year shelf life

Pros: Fine for a year's time.

Cons: I used this drive sparingly for a little over a year and then it quit working.

Other Thoughts: What else can I say?

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  • Ronald L.
  • 11/30/2013 3:33:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCyberlink software that comes with it does not work in Windows 8

Pros: The optical drive itself is fine, but I could not get the Cyberlink PowerDVD software to install. I contacted Cyberlink and they told me it is not compatible with Windows 8. Hardware without software is nothing, so I rated it only 1 star.

Cons: I purchased the retail version of this drive because it came with playback software. Having the software not work is a big minus. I built an all-new system and having it not being able to play DVD's is a disappointment. I contacted Pioneer customer support and they did not respond.

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  • Paul M.
  • 11/21/2013 8:06:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood deal

Pros: Retail box

Cons: none that I know of thus far

Other Thoughts: Was hoping for blank media, but I can live with this purchase very easily.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 9/19/2013 8:02:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDVD Fab Loves it!

Pros: Paired this up with LG Model CH12LS28 (reader). DVD FAB backs up my movies on the fly! Read from one and burn to the other. No problems here so far with media I have purchased.

Cons: None.

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  • David T.
  • 9/17/2013 4:54:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Fast! and Quiet! Works well!

Cons: NONE!

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  • Gaston F.
  • 8/31/2013 1:33:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic drive!

Pros: Work really well!!!

Cons: None

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