Summary: I like pioneer product since dvd recorder. It is incredibly quiet drive. Writing of DVD-R and DVD+R media with it at 16x is nice. Writing of CD-R/RW media with it is flawless. If you looking for new BD-writer, go for it!
Summary: Unit was made in Japan and appears to be of high quality. Installation was simple. I have found it to be extremely quiet but haven't used it to burn anything. This puts me in the unfortunate position of not being able to judge its write speeds. Over the years, I've had middling experience with Lite-On drives and bad experience with Plextor drives. I am pleased that I have encountered no issues with this unit.
Summary: As always pioneer make an excellent and reliable product, a this time one month later i have made back up of all my Blu-ray movies with no disc loses. PD. For Win XP u have to download de Toshiba UDF 2.5 drivers.
Summary: I purchased this drive to use with my (mid 2010) iMac as an external blu-ray burner. I installed it into an external drive enclosure and my iMac recognized it immediately. I've burned a CD, DVD and a blu-ray disk so far, all without any trouble. The Pioneer BDR-205 burns CDs and DVDs faster than the drive that is in my iMac. To burn the blu-ray, I used Toast 10 Titanium with the blu-ray plugin. It burned 23 Gb of data onto a 4x blu-ray disk in just about 30 minutes.
Summary: I swapped out one of the CD/DVD burners in my new Win 7 64 bit machine and popped in the speedy Pioneer 205. Windows 7 recognized and installed the drivers in seconds and it was good to go. Burns and plays CD, DVD and Blu-ray with absolutely no issues. Make sure you visit Pioneer's website to get the latest firmware update; the firmware was pretty elderly on the one I bought, although it worked perfectly without the update.
Summary: This is one of the very fastest blu-ray burners you can buy. Because of the release of the new BDR-206 drive, you can get some great deals on this one. 206 offers nothing of any real importance over the 205! I purchased one for my desktop a few months back, and liked it so much, I've now added one in a Vantec 530SU external case using a SATA II express card adaptor (which I also wrote a review on) to my core duo laptop.
Summary: It's a nice drive.Easy to install,work well.But the vender never mentioned that his package does not come with any software,I know its BROWN BOX package.But a lot of vendors sell this package with "Power DVD" software.Other then that-no problem.
Summary: The item arrived an a plain brown box (no factory packaging). There was no software, cables, or installation screws. I'm guessing the assumption was that the purchaser would be replacing an existing drive. If not, you'll be going to the store for a SATA cable and a few screws to hold the drive in. Kinda cheap I though. Installing on an XP system was not trivial as you need to FIRST determine that you don't have Bluray drivers.