Something strange happened. Pioneer removed the press release from the press release page but the url still exists. Also the 10x SCSI DVD-Rom drive was announced at November (DR-U04S) so either was some mixup or the DVD-U05S is the coming 16x SCSI model which probably announced by mistake :)
"...Pioneer Europe announced today the availability of a new 10X SCSI DVD-ROM drive. The new DVD-U05S has improved performance and quality compared to its predecessors. It is the world’s fastest SCSI drive proving Pioneer position as leader in DVD technology.
With a transfer rate of 13.5MB/s (max.); a faster average access time for DVD-ROM of 95ms (80ms for CD-ROM); also seek time has been reduced from 90msec to 85sec (70msec for CD-ROM). Compatibility with CD-DA/ROM/R/RW/Extra/Video CD and DVD-ROM/R/RW/VIDEO the drive is truly more versatile with multiple possible applications.
Product Manager for Pioneer Europe’s Multimedia Division (Optical), Chris Tampsett commented: "Pioneer is one of the leading companies in the DVD market. We are the only one company for any type of DVD model. Tray loading, slot-in loading model, and also ATAPI I/F and SCSI I/F model. For SCSI model, is the one for the professional user."
The new 10X SCSI drive is also available in bulk version (DVD-305S) and both models are available now from Pioneer subsidiaries across Europe..."