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Pioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-2209

  • Retail package Model BDR-2209
  • Inside Drive Model BDR-209UBK
  • 16X Blu-ray Burner
  • CyberLink Media Suite 10 Software including
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The Pioneer BDR-2209 internal SATA Blu-ray burner takes PC optical storage capability to a new level. It provides up to 16x BD-R writing speed – the fastest on the market – and supports virtually the widest range of disc formats, from legacy CD and DVD to the latest BDXL media that can hold up to 128GB data on a single disc. Beyond raw performance, this unit also comes with a rich list of features for optimizing your experience, such as QuickPlay for reducing the waiting time, PowerRead for smooth DVD/Blu-ray movie playback, PureRead2 for accurate audio CD data extraction, and Auto Quiet Mode for better acoustics during operation. And with the bundled CyberLink Media Suite 10, you can watch movies, edit video clips, and write to disc right out of the box; no other software is required.

  • newegg Faster burning Up to 16x 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 Store more data 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 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 previous Pioneer drives.
  • newegg Smooth movie playback 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. (PowerRead is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or under all PC environments.)
  • newegg A better music experience Scratches and fingerprints on your CDs can cause them to 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. (PureRead2 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. The tray cushion and the top cover of the BDR-2209 have also been designed to reduce disc rotation noise, ensuring an optimized experience for watching movies or listening to music.

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


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  • Nicholas K.
  • 4/17/2015 11:01:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBlu Ray: Still worth considering

Pros: When my NAS box was finally ready to fail, I considered whether I should rebuild and upgrade or switch to optical media. I decided that a single shelf of Blu Ray disks and a few burners was the best way to go because:

My data needs were modest
UDF file system enables support for large files and cross-OS compatibility
Blu ray media prices per GB are lower than DVD and competitive with hard drives
Blu Ray disks are large enough (25 GB or 50 GB) that only a few are needed for your data
Disks can be purchased as you need them, rather than all at once like a large hard drive
Data architecture is more resilient; data is spread across many disks, and a drive failure means the disk may still be recoverable
Savings on electrical power (no need to have a NAS box running 24x7)
Most disks are WORM (Write Once Read Many), enabling secure, un-deletable snapshots in time
"Upload" large files to your friends without waiting on your slow internet service by using the mail! LTH disks are great for this because they are so cheap. The post office has no data caps, just stick in an envelope and mail it!
Airgap, read-only security: You data cannot be accessed or changed while it sits on your shelf.
No need to leave 20% of the disk free to prevent file fragmentation

The drive is fast and well featured, at a price not much more than the competition. Don't let the naysayers convince you that "optical media is dead."

Cons: Linux blu ray burning requires significant command-line-fu at this time but is getting better.

Pioneer took months to release its drive utility which is used to control the PowerRead, Quiet Drive, and PureRead2 features. The drive utility is unsurprisingly Windows only. The default Quiet Drive setting attempts to keep the drive quiet (and slow) until needed, but this interferes with reading and writing in Linux, which often gets stuck on the slow, quiet setting. If you use the drive in Linux, you should DISABLE Quiet Drive for full speeds and compatibility. The lack of a utility on release is unacceptable. Minus one egg.

You will need to buy several Blu Ray burners if you plan on using Blu Ray to store your data. Trying to manage your files with only one drive is maddening. Budget accordingly.

Blu Ray is not as widespread as CD and DVD. Can't just hand your parents a Blu Ray disk full of photos like you can a CD or DVD.

Proper Blu Ray video authoring is difficult. I've given up for now and just burn the files to the disk. I've heard most new standalone Blu Ray players will just play them anyways.

Optical media is a bad solution if you constantly update your files; most media is write-once. BD-RW media is still a bit pricey.

The 100GB BD-XL media keeps tempting me with ever-so-slowly-lowering prices, but they are still unaffordable.

Other Thoughts: If you plan on using multiple Blu Ray drives to manage your data, be ready to feed the data monster during simultaneous burns. That means (1) get a quality SSD or (2) get one mechanical drive per Blu Ray burner to feed the drives. 16x BD-R burn = 72 MB/sec of needed data.

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  • Alejandro A.
  • 4/6/2015 4:22:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this drive.

Pros: Work well for less than 4 months.

Cons: I've owned this drive for less than 4 months, and it no longer reads blu rays, both blank and recorded. What good is a blu ray burner that won't read blu rays? I spoke to Pioneer tech support, and they told that it would take between 2 and 2 1/2 weeks to know if they can fix it or they would have to replace it. This is not my first blu ray burner, the previous brands I owned would at least go 18 months minimum before they had an issue.

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  • DONALD K.
  • 3/16/2015 2:24:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad bundled software

Pros: it works

Cons: The Cyberlink software that came bundled with this didn't work after a protracted loading sequence. There weren't even any icons. When I complained to Cyberlink they did absolutely nothing, although it took several days and multiple e-mails to even get that far. I haven't used the burner that much yet. My previous Pioneer burner was great. This one seems slow, by comparison, but the biggest drawback is that software. NEVER BUY CYBERLINK ANYTHING!!!

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  • Emmanuelle L.
  • 3/14/2015 8:57:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Had this product for 5 months and still runs smoothly. Silent, reads & burns fast, comes with all the software you need to read blu-rays. Reads them without a problem and pretty much worked out of the box. Burned dvds and blu-rays with this and everything always worked.

Cons: None that I could think of.

Other Thoughts: Great purchase, definitely recommend!

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  • Thomas M.
  • 3/4/2015 4:26:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Looks nice, works well, and is fairly fast

Cons: None so far

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  • Michael S.
  • 3/1/2015 8:36:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Always liked Pioneer their products never failed me. I had three high priced top of the line Sony's die on me and never bought Sony for 20 years. stayed with Pioneer if they had what i wanted. This Player is a backup for my new LG WH16NS40 which I had to RMA after a couple of months of minor use. its funny because the LG returned a day before the Pioneer. They are both working like a charm.

Cons: Non for now

Other Thoughts: I wish Pioneer made more of a choice on products

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  • Steven W.
  • 1/30/2015 11:57:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect except Blu-Ray movies

Pros: As expected one of my oem dvd burners finally failed giving me more coaster than I care to mention. Decided to purchase a Blu-ray burner and decided Pioneer would be the choice having read many of the Newegg reviews. Good news is my old Roxio Creator 10 along with other dvd utilities (DVD Decryptor and DVD Shrink) enabled me to continue making archive copies of borrowed library copies of recent movies.

Cons: Still cannot make archive copies of Blu-ray movies as it appears both DVD Decryptor and DVD Fab versions are NOT suitable for Blu-ray. Further testing will continue however I have no confidence I will succeed since both Fab and Decryptor are no longer being updated. Testing will also be conducted with generic Blu-ray blanks but Verbatim discs appear to play extremely well with this Pioneer drive.

Other Thoughts: Cyberlink Media Suite 10 provided with this retail drive is 3 releases old however once installed it does allow you to verify Blu-ray playback of movies on the pc. If this drive proves reliable (this means more than a year of use) my next Pioneer drive will be a oem version of this drive since Media Suite 10 is now in my possession from this recent retail purchase.

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  • Jeffery M.
  • 1/28/2015 2:40:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-2209

Pros: Works right out of box. The black color of this unit is flat black not gloss like it looks . No big deal to me. I have gloss black case.

Cons: none

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  • Patrick G.
  • 1/26/2015 12:27:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as it should.

Pros: This is a great Blu-ray burner. The biggest pro is that it came with free Cyberlink software.

Cons: None

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  • James K.
  • 1/23/2015 10:59:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far...

Pros: Working well thus far.

Cons: No problems so far.

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