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Pioneer Unveils the BDR-211UBK Blu-ray XL Writer

Aug 10, 2007
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Geneva, FL, USA
Processor Intel i5-6600
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX
Cooling Cooler Master Geminii S524
Memory G.Skill DDR4-2133 16GB (8GB x 2)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9-380X 4GB
Storage Samsung 950 EVO 250GB (mSATA)
Display(s) LG 29UM69G-B 2560x1080 IPS
Case Lian Li PC-Q25
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892
Power Supply Seasonic SS-460FL2
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro
Just the other day I ripped an 10-album discography picked up for $9 in the wrap. My optical also reads DVD and BD on a regular basis, so I still have a need for one.

Not upgrading to any UHD compatible drive though... they can wait.
Oct 16, 2014
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In July last year I built a Mitx i6500 rig to take a drive just like this. Very unhappy that Kaby Lake is required. Can't justify changing the CPU just for UHD. In the future I will stick to AMD.
May 4, 2012
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Processor Intel i7 2600K@4.3ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Cooling Corsair H100 + Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro PL-2 x2
Memory Geil Enchance Corsa 1600 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit GTX1080ti Super JetStream 11GB
Storage Trandscend 370s 256GB / WD Caviar Black 2+1TB
Display(s) Acer XB270HU 144hz Gsync
Case Corsair Graphite 600T white
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZXR
Power Supply Seasonic 1000w Platinum
4K Blu-ray playback? So does this require Kaby Lake or something? And $130 is awfully low for a 4K BD player.
Xbox One S can play 4K blu-ray out of the box and it's only $289 with BF1 bundle. Even if you don't game on console, it's still a good deal considering you get 500G HDD and a PC compatible controller (retail $59).
Oct 16, 2014
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Xbox One S can play 4K blu-ray but it is very noisy. The controller is not as nice as a PS3 controller. Really annoyed PS4 Pro omitted UHD drive. Agree with comments above re streaming as we have 800MB/s ADSL2+ and have third world internet in one of the world's richest countries. There is a material difference between a good blu-ray and a streamed/downloaded file. We live in a time of amazing TVs that lack comparable source material.
Dec 16, 2012
3,450 (1.36/day)
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) Asus Radeon R9 290 Direct Cu II OC @ 1100/1325
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 480GB SSDs, 500GB & 2TB HDDs
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 19545 in Fire Strike with 290 Crossfire OC
Like said before, cases without optical drive bays are becoming more and more common these days. I traded my BD-ROM drive for couple of beers since I just didn't have anything use for it.