New External Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Burners for PC & Mac Available now at

Videoguys by Gary Bettan

The Videoguys technicians just returned from the 2014 CES show in Vegas and had a great meeting with the folks at Pioneer up at their suite. Over the past year the Pioneer product line-up has grown and evolved. Now, in addition to internal Blu-ray drives, Pioneer also offers a complete line-up of external drives with different features and form factors.

Introducing the Next Generation Pioneer External Blu-ray Disc Burners

I am excited to introduce Pioneer’s new line-up of external burners. I've become a big fan of external Blu-ray burners. Like most of us today, I have many computers at my disposal: home & office, PCs & Macs, desktops & laptops; so the external options give me the flexibility to move the burner to the machine where I need it. This saves me a lot of money since I do not need a burner for every computer. It also allows me to invest in the best optical drive that I can even use on machines like my Mac Book Air which doesn't have a built-in drive at all. The Pioneer drives all support Blu-ray, DVDs & CDs so I can use it as the only optical drive with every machine I own and/or use.

All of the Pioneer external drives are USB 3.0 and can be bus powered. They are also all backwards compatible to support all DVD and CD media as well as being able to read and write to the latest Blu-ray Disc formats. These Pioneer burners can write up to 6x on BD-R and BD-R dual-layer (DL) media. One BD-R DL disc can hold 50GB of data, that's equal to 10 single layer DVDs! The drives can also write up to 4x on BD-R triple-layer (TL) and quad-layer (QL) media. While the 100GB Triple-Layer & 128GB Quad-Layer blank discs are still pretty expensive, we're offering a ten pack of 50GB (DL) media for $79.95, that's under $8 per blank!

Pioneer also includes powerful features found only in Pioneer Blu-ray burners such as PowerRead™, Auto Quiet mode, and PureRead2+. 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), and PureRead4 automatically adjusts the drive parameters to minimize sound glitches during music playback. Auto Quiet mode and PureRead can be configured as well as enabled and disabled with the Pioneer Drive Utility. Click here for the full guide

Pioneer Launches New Line of External Blu-ray Disc Burners!

Available Now at Videoguys!

The new series of Pioneer External drives all have the same great features including:

  • USB 3.0
  • USB Bus Powered. No separate power supply needed!
  • Pioneer technology including Auto Quiet, PowerRead,
    and PureRead 2+ features
  • Up to 6x writing speed on BD-R and BD-R DL media
  • Supports BD-XL, Blu-ray, DVD and CD media
  • All models work great on either a PC or Mac

CyberLink Media Suite software not included with all models - only where specified.' Archiving Bundles with Digistor REWIND Software

REWIND™ is an easy to use data storage application to archive all your digital assets.

The best backup solution is creating a permanent archive. REWIND™ allows you to easily and permanently back-up and restore all your photos, movies and digital assets.

Archiving is the permanent storage of your files that you can’t live without. REWIND™ utlizes scratch resistant Blu-ray discs for long term reliable, secure storage.


Check Out Videoguys Guide to External Pioneer Blu-ray Burners for PC & Mac


White Clam shell with no software



Black clamshell with CyberLink Media Software Suite



Slot Load with
Picture Frame with CyberLink Media Software Suite


NEW! Pioneer

Magnesium Slim Slot Load with no software


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