- What's Included
- Demo Videos
- PureRead 3+
- Compatible with the USB 3.2 Gen1 standard for high-speed data transfer and stable power supply
- Ultra-lightweight 230 g (0.51 lb) and portable clamshell type drive
- Three color variations (MISTY BLACK, SNOW WHITE SILVER, SUNSET GOLD)
- Long-term data protection with M-DISC™
- Type-C conversion cable included
- Windows® 11 / macOS Monterey® 12 Compatible
- Windows Software, CyberLink® Media Suite 10 is included. (available for download free of charge)
BDR-XD08G is a drive based on the concept of ease of use, with a clamshell type body that makes it easy to take out discs even on a desk where space is limited, and a compact, lightweight body about the size of a CD case. You can choose from among three color variations that are easy to match with popular PC colors. This product is equipped with features for enjoying music on a PC, such as PureRead 3+. PureRead 3+ is a function that minimizes the occurrence of error data interpolation when importing (ripping) audio CDs. This product also includes a Type-C conversion cable, providing easy connection to PCs equipped with Type-C connectors, and an L-shaped USB cable that allows you to connect to the drive in either direction. In addition, BDR-XD08G also has performance features such as the Custom Eco function available through the Pioneer BDR-XD08G Drive Utility. Custom Eco helps reduce the device's power consumption. As to software, CyberLink Media Suite 10 for Windows OS is available for download free of charge. It is a drive that you always want to keep close to you and feel the satisfaction and comfort of owning it.
Compact, ultra-lightweight body
Clamshell type body that enables the easy insertion and removal of a disc in a narrow space. An ultra-lightweight body 230g (0.51 lb) about the size of a CD case.
Uses a reversible L-shaped USB cable
Uses a reversible L-shaped USB cable that allows you to place the drive to the left or right of the PC with ease.
*The L-shaped USB cable can connect to the drive in either direction, but when plugged in with the cord extending to the right, the cable blocks the AC Adapter Connector. To avoid damage if using an optional AC adapter, plug in the USB cable so the cord extends to the left.
Easy connection to PCs equipped with Type-C connectors
Type-C conversion cable included in box. Easy connection to PCs equipped with Type-C connectors.
Includes a Forced Open Lever
Forced Open Lever allows you to open the lid and remove the disc manually when you forget to eject it, without using any special tools or turning the power on.
A better music experience with PureRead 3+ featuring unique algorithms
When read errors caused by scratches or fingerprints occur when importing (ripping) audio CDs, using this function allows for automatic detection of the disc state, adjustment of the read method using an original algorithm, and then re-reading of the disc. This minimizes error data interpolation.
*Not all discs or all portions of discs may be playable if they are too damaged.
Displaying PureRead mode
With no disc inserted, press and hold the open button for at least two seconds. The busy indicator flashes, and the current PureRead mode setting is displayed. You can check the mode in advance without launching the Drive Utility on your PC.
Custom Eco function helps reduce the drive's power consumption
If the drive does not receive any commands (instructions for operation) from the PC for a specified period, this function will reduce the drive’s power consumption, such as by stopping the disc from rotating or reducing the disc rotation speed. Shortening this specified period will make the drive enter the power saving mode earlier.
Equipped with Advanced Quiet Drive Feature to reduce drive noise
When listening to an audio CD or watching a movie on BD or DVD, this function reduces the rotation speed of the disc appropriately so that the sound of reading the disc is not distracting.
・ Quiet Mode (default setting) reduces rotational speed to avoid operational and fan noise but may increase speed during high quality video playback
・Persistent Quiet Mode reduces rotational speed at all times
・Performance Mode prioritizes recording and reading speed over sound dampening, but may slow rotational speed when watching movie titles or playing audio CDs
You can choose the mode according to your purposes.
Compatible with large-capacity BDXL™ / Compatible with M-DISC for long-term data archiving
BDXL format supports BDXL Blu-ray media (including BD-R 128GB Quadruple Layer (QL), BD-R 100GB Triple Layer (TL) and BD-RE 100GB Triple Layer (TL) Blu-ray Disc™). BDR-XD08G is compatible with all BDXL Blu-ray media. Up to 4x writing on BD-R Triple Layer(TL) discs and Quadruple Layer(QL) discs.
This product is also compatible with M-DISC optical media for archiving, developed by US-based Millenniata Inc. M-DISC format supports M-DISC DVD/BD media (including 25GB Single Layer (SL), 50GB Dual Layer (DL) and 100GB Triple Layer (TL)).
Smaller packaging than XD05 series for less waste. Also equipped with a new Custom Eco function for reduced PC battery consumption when operating on USB bus power
Separately sold AC adapter (DCA-003)*
This product operates using power supplied via the USB connector (bus power). However, you may need to power the device by connecting an optional AC adapter (DCA-003) in the following cases:
• When the device does not operate properly, such as when power is not supplied or when discs are not recognized.
• When using together with other USB devices.
• When using a USB hub.
* The compatible AC adapter (DCA-003) is available for purchase
Windows Software CyberLink Media Suite 10* for Windows OS.
Available for download free of charge.
Download the application software from the website
Requires application download key (product key), provided with product purchase.
*Application Software for macOS® is not included.
Custom Eco function
Pioneer BD Drive Utility
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - WRITE/READ BD/DVD/CD
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, OS X El Capitan® 10.11, macOS Sierra® 10.12, macOS High Sierra® 10.13, macOS Mojave® 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur® 11, macOS Monterey 12
Intel Core® 2 Duo E6750 (2.66MHz), AMD® Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz) or faster
Intel G45, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT, AMD Radeon® HD2600 or faster
HDCP¹ compliant display required for Blu-ray playback, 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution. External Display: HDMI 2.0a and HDCP¹ 2.2 compatible, 4K display (3840 x 2160 minimum display resolution), HDR compatible (Incompatible display reproduces HDR contents with HDR>SDR format.)
2GB RAM required for Blu-ray playback, 3GB RAM or greater recommended for editing HD video
Hard Disk Space
5GB available space minimum, 128GB or more available space required for creating Quadruple Layer (QL) Blu-ray Discs
BD-R、BD-R DL、BD-R TL、BD-R QL、BD-RE、BD-RE DL、BD-RE TL、BD-R LTH、M-DISC（BD）SL、M-DISC（BD）DL、(more...)
- Owner's manual (including application product key and warranty information)
- L-shaped USB cable (Type-A)
- USB exchange cable (Type-A → Type-C)