• BDR-X12EBK
  • BDR-X12EBK
  • BDR-X12EBK
  • BDR-X12EBK

External Blu-ray Drive BDR-X12EBK

External BD/DVD/CD Writer With High Reliability. Supports BD-R 16x Write Speed And BDXL™ Format.

  • Up to 16x¹ maximum write speed on BD-R media
  • Supports BDXL², Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media
  • Long-term data protection with M-DISC™
  • Easy Setting, Intelligent eco mode, and PureRead 3+ features
  • USB 3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0
  • Important notice about macOS Catalina Support on PC Drives: 
    https://pioneer.jp/support/download/index-e.html

OVERVIEW

The BDR-X12EBK is an external USB3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0 Blu-ray, DVD, and CD writer that supports the BDXL and M-DISC format. The drive can read and write to all BDXL² discs including BD-R triple-layer 100GB media, BD-R quad-layer 128GB media, and BD-RE triple layer 100GB media, as well as conventional Blu-ray discs (single-layer 25GB media and dual-layer 50GB media). With BDXL and M-DISC support, you can now back up your files with more reliable discs than ever before.

The BDR-X12EBK has unique features such as “Easy Setting” function using Pioneer BDR-X12UBK Drive Utility. Easy Setting can provide comfortable usability according to purposes. “Intelligent eco mode” enables the drive to learn the media usage situation and suppress wasteful power consumption. Also, with improved drive software, BDR-X12EBK has a prolonged life about twice of conventional models.

  • BDR-X12EBK

    External model with simple body

    Can be installed horizontally or vertically to save valuable desk space. Mat finish body with slit-shape. The slit-shape on the side contributes to high rigidity as well as high designability.

    Mat finish body with slit-shape. The slit-shape on the side contributes to high rigidity as well as high designability.

    Bundled 4 pcs of insulators for the horizontal installation and 8 pcs for vertical installation can be installed horizontally or vertically to save valuable desk space

  • BDR-X12EBK

    Faster burning

    Up to 16x¹ writing on BD-R single-layer discs, 14x on BD-R DL discs, and 8x writing on BD-R triple-layer discs.

    It is also possible to switch between 16x speed high-speed write mode and normal use mode. If high-speed writing such as disk copying is more important than quiet sound, it is better to set all settings to the high-speed writing mode that can be optimized for reliable writing at high speed. In normal use, you can select the standard mode that emphasizes quietness, stability, and recording quality.

    * The approved media list can be found on our web site.
     (https://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00003r_e.html)
    * When the High-Speed Driver is not installed, it may not be up to 16x writing speed on BD-R.

  • BDR-X12EBK

    Store more data

    Up to 156% more data storage capacity than a 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc. The BDXL™ format supports BDXL Blu-ray media (including 128GB Quadruple Layer (QL)² and 100GB Triple Layer (TL)² Blu-ray Disc™).

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    Long-term data protection with M-DISC™ Support

    Support reading and writing M-DISC™(DVD, BD: SL25GB/DL50GB/TL100GB) introduced by Millenniata, Inc.

  • BDR-X12EBK

    “PureRead 3+” that faithfully reads audio CDs

    Scratches and fingerprints on your CDs can cause them to skip. A drive normally makes a calculated guess at the unreadable data and attempts to correct this to match the original music. However, this is not 100% accurate. PureRead3+³, when enabled, makes the drive reread the obscured data to extract the original music as accurately as possible.

  • BDR-X12EBK

    Longer product life with improved drive software

    To reduce deterioration of reading performance of disc due to dust and cigarette smoke with high dustproof performance and improved drive software. With this, X12EBK has a prolonged life about twice of conventional models.

  • BDR-X12EBK

    “Easy Setting” function with Drive Utility

    Equipped with “Easy Setting” function providing comfortable usability according to purposes:
    “Entertainment Mode” is suitable for enjoying movies and music. It enhances quietness and makes the tray open quietly when playing back BD/DVD or music CDs. “High-performance Mode” , which emphasizes reading and writing speed.
    “Quality Mode” , which emphasizes reading and writing quality
    “Eco Mode”, which reduces maximum power consumption
    ※Drive Utility is needed to configure above functions. Download from below URL.https://pioneer.jp/support/download/index-e.html

  • Intelligent eco mode

    Intelligent eco mode enables the drive to learn the media usage situation and suppress wasteful power consumption. X12UBK is environment-friendly with thorough power saving design.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • Computer drive - BDR-X12EBK
  • Instruction manual
  • AC adapter (1.2m)
  • Power code (0.5m)
  • USB cable (1m) (USB Type A→ USB Type B)
  • Insulator (For Vertical installation) ×8
  • Insulator (For Horizontal installation) ×4

SPECS

SPECS

MAXIMUM WRITE SPEED (BD)
BD-R 16x BD-R DL 14x
BD-R TL 8x BD-R QL 6x
BD-R (LTH) 8x BD-RE 2x
BD-RE DL 2x BD-RE TL 2x
M-DISC(BD) SL 4x M-DISC(BD) DL 8x
M-DISC(BD) TL 6x
MAXIMUM WRITE SPEED (DVD)
DVD-R 16x DVD-R DL 8x
DVD-RW 6x DVD+R 16x
DVD+R DL 8x DVD+RW 8x
DVD-RAM 5x M-DISC(DVD) 4x
MAXIMUM WRITE SPEED (CD)
CD-R 40x CD-RW 24x
MAXIMUM READ SPEED (BD)
BD-ROM SL 12x BD-ROM DL 8x
BD-R 12x BD-R DL 8x
BD-R TL/QL 6x BD-R (LTH) 8x
BD-RE 10x BD-RE DL 6x
BD-RE TL 4x M-DISC(BD) SL 12x
M-DISC(BD) DL 8x M-DISC(BD) TL 6x
MAXIMUM READ SPEED (DVD)
DVD-ROM 16x DVD-ROM DL 12x
DVD-R 16x DVD-R DL 12x
DVD-RW 12x DVD+R 16x
DVD+R DL 12x DVD+RW 12x
DVD-RAM 5x M-DISC(DVD) 16x
MAXIMUM READ SPEED (CD)
CD-ROM 40x CD-R 24x
CD-RW 40x
WRITE SUPPORT
BD BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer)
DVD DVD-R⁶, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, High speed DVD+RW, DVD-RAM *7
CD CD-R, CD-RW, HS CD-RW, US CD-RW, US+CD-RW
READ SUPPORT
BD BD-ROM (Single/Dual), BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer), BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer), BD-R LTH, M-DISC (Single/Dual/Triple layer)
DVD DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM⁷
CD CD-ROM (Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA, Photo CD(Single/Multi-session), Video CD, CD-DA⁸, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW
INTERFACE
ATAPI Interface USB 3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - WRITE/READ BD/DVD/CD
Operating System Windows7™, Windows8™, Windows8.1™, Windows10™ Mac OS X 10.11, macOS Sierra 10.12, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 (2.66MHz), AMD® Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz) or faster
Video Intel G45, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT, AMD Radeon® HD2600 or faster
Display HDCP⁵ compliant display required for Blu-ray playback
Memory 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 quad-layer Blu-ray Discs
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Data Buffer 4 MB
Mounting Orientation Horizontal or Vertical⁹
DIMENSIONS
Dimensions (mm) 160 mm x 50 mm x 220 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 1.1kg

CYBERLINK SOFTWARE INCLUDED

Application Software for Mac is not included.

  • BDR-X12EBK

    PowerDVD™ 14

    PowerDVD is the market-leading media player for Blu-ray. Watch high definition movies. Enjoy better picture and audio quality than streaming.

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    Power2Go8®

    Burn all media to any disc, includes system recovery tools. BDXL™ format supports 128GB Quadruple Layer and 100GB Triple Layer Blu-ray discs.

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    PowerDirector15 LE

    Make movies with fast, powerful video editing tools. Edit your high definition movies and upload them to social media websites with the included software.

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    Instant Burn5

    Burn content to disc instantly with packet writing technology.

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    Label Print2.5

    Design and print stylish disc labels in just 4 easy steps.

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    PhotoDirector8 LE

    Complete editing and adjustment tools to bring your photos to life.

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    ColorDirector5 LE

    ColorDirector is a way for video color editors of all skill levels to dramatically improve their projects.

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    AudioDirector7 LE

    AudioDirector contains cutting-edge tools that make editing and fixing audio tracks fast and simple when editing audio for video projects.

SUPPORT

Supported media list can be found at Pioneer official website.
1 16x BD-R write speed achieved using certain media. Refer to the “Supported media list”.
2 Triple and quadruple layer BDXL discs can only be used in BDXL drives.
3 PureRead3+ is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or under all PC environments.
4 PowerRead is not guaranteed to work with all disc conditions or under all PC environments.
5 HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) display device is required only for playback of high-definition copy protected content (for example, a Hollywood Blu-ray title). For such content, the connection between the PC and the display device must be made using a digital DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort cable.
6 Support for writing DVD-R Version 2.0 For General. Unable to write DVD-R for Authoring 3.95GB and 4.7GB
7 Compatible with DVD-RAM Version 2.0/2.1/2.2 without cartridge. Unable to write RAM2 format disc.
8 New Maxi Disc cannot be read.
9 Unable to use 8cm disc when you use the drive vertically. (Unable to use 8cm disc adapter.)
Note: Easy Setting, Auto Quiet mode, PureRead3+ and Peak Power Reducer can be configured as well as enabled and disabled with the Pioneer BDR-X12 Drive Utility. The utility will be provided on the Pioneer Web site http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html
Pioneer and the Pioneer logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
M-DISC is a trademark of Millenniata, Inc
Intel and Core are trademarks Intel Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
AMD and Radeon are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
BLU-RAY DISC and the Blu-ray Disc logo are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
PowerRead is a registered trademark of Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
NVIDIA and GeForce are registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation.
All other product and brand names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks to their respective companies.