Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Pioneer Announces BDR-PR1M series Blu-ray Writers

Pioneer introduced a pair of Blu-ray writer drives capable of writing 100 GB Blu-ray XL discs, under the BDR-PR1M series. These include the BDR-PR1M base model, and BDR-PR1MA, which is designed with additional error-correction layers, that minimize writing errors. The drive is capable of write speeds as high as 4X for Blu-ray discs, 6X for DVDs, and 16X for CDs. Single and double-layer Blu-ray discs are read at 8X, BDXLs at 4X, DVDs at 16X, and 40X for CDs. The drives feature standard SATA interface.
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11 Comments on Pioneer Announces BDR-PR1M series Blu-ray Writers

#1
tacosRcool
Sweet I really like my Pioneer blu ray drive! Just needs a good price tag
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#2
The Von Matrices
The single layer BD write and read speeds seem really slow. 12X is standard on the market nowadays.
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#3
Octavean
What software do these come with?
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#4
East17
These are not your ordinary Blu-ray writers.

A Twitter feed suggests that they seem to be built for a special type of discs as some say here.
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#5
Munki
by: East17
These are not your ordinary Blu-ray writers.

A Twitter feed suggests that they seem to be built for a special type of discs as some say here.
Good information. However, I would like some proof that my data will be on that disc 50 years for now. Up comes the question of do you trust putting your valuable data on a companies claim.
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#6
ironwolf
by: btarunr
The drive is capable of write speeds as high as 4X for Blu-ray discs, 6X for DVDs, and 16X for CDs.
Wait, wut? :eek: Those are abysmal write speeds.
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#7
Octavean
by: East17
These are not your ordinary Blu-ray writers.

A Twitter feed suggests that they seem to be built for a special type of discs as some say here.
Well it had better come with a 50 yr warranty on each disc,…… ;)

Each disc probably cost at least one $1 for every year of that 50 yr warranty,....or maybe I low balled it,...maybe more.
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#8
m1dg3t
Nice! "Enterprise" class BDrom. As a person who used to burn a shitload of discs I can say this looks like an end to coaster ripz :o

Why wouldn't the data stay on the disc? If stored/used properly they should last, prolly longer than we'll live lol

I still spin vinyl records that are almost 50yrs old, still sound good too! :o
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#9
Jizzler
by: CDRInfo.com
Both the BDR-PR1M and BDR-PR1MA BDXL burners share the same technical characteristics; they support up to 4x write for all BD discs, 6x for DVD and 16x for CD. Their main difference is that the BDR-PR1M can be used to check the quality of a recorded disc, right after burning. The function is compatible with all the supported media (CD/DVD/BD.) With Blu-ray discs, the included softare will offer Burst Error and RSER (Random Error Symbol Error) measurements, both essential for the evaluation of the quality of a disc.

In addition, the drives have been designed to be extremely furable to dust. Compared to the company's previous "BDR-207 Series" burners, the new series is three times more durabile to dust and also features a stronger tray mechanism.
Nice strong tray. I like that.

(I think CDRInfo meant to say that the BDR-PR1MA has the additional error-correction, unless the OP is wrong)
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#10
slim142
by: ironwolf
Wait, wut? :eek: Those are abysmal write speeds.
thought the same thing :twitch:
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#11
Jizzler
Was just now shopping around for some parts, including a Blu-Ray drive, when I remembered this news post. Couldn't find it for sale, but did find this:
The Pioneer BDR-PR1M and BDR-PR1MA will be released in November 2012 in Japan for about 220,000 Yen ($2,832) and 110 000 Yen ($1,416), respectively.
Ok... probably going to pick up a different drive.
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