Pioneer Ships First BDXL Computer Drive to Read and Write New 128gb Blu-ray Disc Recording Format

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128gb on one disc is a lot of stuff, now that I could use for backups but I have to wonder how much those blank discs cost each?! The drive can use either 100gb or 128gb Blu-ray discs and  surprisingly only costs $199.

By integrating additional layers to traditional Blu-ray Discs, BDXL offers up to 128 GB of storage capacity on a quadruple layer disc. The BDR-206MBK drive allows users to read/write BD-R XL and BD-RE XL triple layer (100GB) and BD-R XL quadruple layer (128GB) discs. Additionally, the drive can play back and record on virtually all disc formats including CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc. The drive comes bundled with CyberLink software to support BDXL and is ready for use out of the box. For a limited time, Pioneer is including a piece of BD-R XL 100GB media for free with each drive.


Further enhancing the user experience, Pioneer has incorporated proprietary technologies to significantly improve recording and playback quality. Its Limit Equalizer technology improves RF signals generated when reading data from Blu-ray Discs and enables improved playback capability. Along with a new, airtight structure that helps keep the drive quiet and protects against contaminants and dust particles, the Disc Vibration Stabilizer feature helps protect the disc from warping during the writing process, resulting in a higher quality written disc.

The BDR-206MBK is currently available for a suggested retail price of $199. The BDXL drive can be purchased at Fry’s Electronics and at



  2 comments for “Pioneer Ships First BDXL Computer Drive to Read and Write New 128gb Blu-ray Disc Recording Format

  1. December 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Ridiculous to have a shipping burner without blank media prices at least.

  2. December 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

    This is a good make so is well worth a consideration.

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