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Old 01-14-2014, 12:52 AM
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Default 128GB Pioneer flagship BDR-2209 is the world’s fastest 16x internal Blu-ray drive

The Pioneer flagship BDR-2209 is the worlds fastest 16x internal Blu-ray drive that also supports 128GB BDXL media






Pioneer in late 2013 released their 4th generation top of the line 128GB BDXL Blu-ray drive that writes single layer 25GB Blu-ray discs up to 16x writing speed. At 16x writing speed this makes the flagship Pioneer BDR-2209 computer drive the worlds fastest Blu-ray drive with the bonus of full support for 100GB and 128GB BDXL optical media.

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The Pioneer BDR-2209 for around $85.99 street price comes with PowerDVD 10 software that allows consumers to play Blu-ray discs. Some other brands of Blu-ray computer drives do not come with any software to play Blu-ray discs.


Just like all intenal Pioneer BDXL Blu-ray drives to date, the BDR-2209 contains only an e-SATA one interface at 1.5Gbps speed. Since external USB 3.0 Pioneer BDXL Blu-ray drives are offering 5Gbps transfer speed over the USB 3.0 interface, the ideal internal BDXL drive should contain an e-SATA III jack that offers 6Gbps transfer speed. Of course, since optical discs are much slower then solid state drives and hard drives, e-SATA one at 1.5Gbps transfer speed should be fast enough. However e-SATA III interfaces can sometimes handshake better with e-SATA III and e-SATA II motherboards. Also e-SATA III 6Gbps interface is a popular spec that consumers look for. So in the future hopefully Pioneer will use e-SATA III interfaces on future BDXL Blu-ray internal drives.
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I have the Pioneer BDR-2208, purchased last month...It is a 15X BD-R writer. I must say I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase! The drive is very fast, quiet, and most importantly, VERY reliable! Have not burned 1 coaster using Optical Quantum BD-R media. (I have read very positive reviews on this brand of media and have read some poor reviews, but they have been very good for me. I have made about 40 BD-R's so far.

However, as soon as I purchased this drive, the BDR-2209 came out shortly after. Im thinking maybe I should have waited and purchased the 2209 instead. From what I have read (which hasn't been much) there is hardly any difference between the two...anyone have the 2209?
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I have not purchased a BDR-2209 yet. When and if I build a new desktop computer this year I plan on purchasing the new Pioneer BDR-2209 that came out late 2013. I have installed and used a 2012 Pioneer BDR-2208, and according to the specs there appears to be only a minor difference. The old model did 15x burning speed and the new model does 16x speed.

Almost every year Pioneer comes out with a new improved BDXL Blu-ray drive. Some people upgrade every year, while other people wait 2 or more years to upgrade.
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I have the Pioneer BDR-2208, purchased last month...It is a 15X BD-R writer. I must say I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase! The drive is very fast, quiet, and most importantly, VERY reliable! Have not burned 1 coaster using Optical Quantum BD-R media. (I have read very positive reviews on this brand of media and have read some poor reviews, but they have been very good for me. I have made about 40 BD-R's so far.

However, as soon as I purchased this drive, the BDR-2209 came out shortly after. Im thinking maybe I should have waited and purchased the 2209 instead. From what I have read (which hasn't been much) there is hardly any difference between the two...anyone have the 2209?
What are you burning on that media?
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I have not purchased a BDR-2209 yet. When and if I build a new desktop computer this year I plan on purchasing the new Pioneer BDR-2209 that came out late 2013.
You mentioned in a previous thread your 2208 was not reading a specific movie/disc. Although you determined it to be a flaw with the disc, I might consider it a partial flaw with the drive. A drive should be able to compensate for various problems on a disc. You said the movie played fine in a regular player etc... Much like I still keep my 48X LiteOn CD-R drive around because it will compensate for many types of disc errors.

Now the question comes, will the 2209 have a better compensation for borderline discs?

I have always been a fan of Pioneer drives. I have the 2208 and was a bit scared as I had one in transit when you posted your problem.

Having not messed around much yet, does either drive have riplock enabled?
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I have seen other BD-ROM drives and standalone Blu-ray players act up when a studio stamps a Blu-ray disc that is slightly out of specs. Exchanging the Blu-ray title fixes the problem. I have only ran into a few Blu-ray titles that have been slightly out of specs. Pioneer drives are not perfect, but they are the best available on the market for computer drives.
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I am backing up my Blu Ray collection. I certainly have put it to good use! I have NOT had a single problem backing up any Blu Ray movies I own. I give this Pioneer drive a perfect 10 out of 10! I was inquiring about the BDR-2209 because I just for once wanted to be ahead of the game and have the latest model...every time I purchase any type of electronic or computer component, not long after a new model comes out! LOL But, if the only difference between the 2208 and 2209 is a 1X burning difference, that's fine and I am ok with that! Beside, I don't think my burning speed has even ever hit 15X let alone 16X. The media I have suggests that I stay 6X or lower when burning. I usually burn at 4X, as I read somewhere that burning at slower speeds ensures a better quality burn. (not sure how true that is) Looking at the box, my 2208 was manufactured in August of 2013. So, I'm not sure when the 2209 model was released anyway. If anyone comes across any differences beside the 1X burning speed difference, Please post. Thanks Everyone!
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To my knowledge, it appears from the specs the only difference with the new model is the 1X faster burning speed. I thought the BDR-2209 came out in late December 2013, however according to Amazon website the date the first BDR-2209 was available was October 31st 2013.

If you want the latest Pioneer BDXL model then you need to wait until the fourth quarter of every year for the new model to be released. Some dealers were out of stock on the BDR-2209 and some people were not able to get their drives until January 2014.
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To my knowledge, it appears from the specs the only difference with the new model is the 1X faster burning speed. I thought the BDR-2209 came out in late December 2013, however according to Amazon website the date the first BDR-2209 was available was October 31st 2013.

If you want the latest Pioneer BDXL model then you need to wait until the fourth quarter of every year for the new model to be released. Some dealers were out of stock on the BDR-2209 and some people were not able to get their drives until January 2014.
Thanks for the information!
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Depending on how much progression there is over the coming months, I probably will purchase the new BDXL model in the fourth quarter this year. I will keep the 2208 installed and just add the new model to my spare drive bay.

On another note, it would be nice to see the 50g BD-R media go down in price sometime this year! They are still way too expensive in my opinion! I can get a 25g blank BD-R for about 50 cents a disc if I buy 50 or more...the 50g is still going for $4 and up!
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