2. Retail Package
2. Retail Package
3. First information
4. Testing Software
5. Error Rate Explanation
6. CD Reading Tests
7. CD Error Correction Tests
8. DVD Reading Tests
9. DVD Error Correction Discs
10. Blu-Ray Reading Tests
11. CD Writing Tests
12. DVD-R Format Writing Tests
13. DVD+R Format Writing Tests
14. Blu-Ray SL Format Writing Tests
15. Blu-Ray DL/TL/QL Format Writing Tests
16. PureRead 4+ Information
17. PureRead 4+ Tests with ABEX-726
18. PureRead 4+ Tests with ABEX-721R
The BDR-S13U-X is expected to cost around $290 according to the official press release. Retail price may be lower by the time it hits the retail market. The drive has only one color (black) and for sure its a masterpiece to look at it. The retail box includes all the needed logos and information for users. We got a sample review unit, retail package may include further stickers at the box.
Inside you will find the internal drive and a printed manual with the needed serial number to download CyberLink software.
The drive has SATA3 connection interface, 148 mm(W)×42.3 mm(H)×181 mm(D) dimensions, can installed either vertical or horizontal and weights 0.74 kg
At the front there is only the Pioneer logo and a function SuperMulti logo and a green eject/power indicator button. The main material is smoked acrylic with a hairline finish from which blue light seems to emerge is accented with copper lines, resulting in a a premium model look. The belt used for the tray loading part has been improved to reduce the effect of dust and dirt on the tray loading operation and according to Pioneer tests, resistance to the impact of dust and dirt on tray loading is about 1.8 times that of the previous model.
There are several improvements as well to the overall drive itself:
Low-noise electrolytic capacitors, low-resistance flat cable, anti-vibration cushions and rubber
This product utilizes new low-noise electrolytic capacitors. Paired with the same low-resistance flat cable as in previous models, the result is further improvement in conduction performance and reduction of noise in recording and playback signals. Additionally, anti-vibration cushions and rubber reduce vibration when the disc rotates.
Copper-plated screws that reduce noise
Using copper-plated screws improves conduction performance and reduces noise during recording and playback.
All-black housing with vibration and noise reduction coating
The dignified all-black exterior and interior of the body, which gives it the presence of a premium model, further enhances the drive’s performance with a special coating to reduce vibration, improve heat dissipation, and help suppress the laser’s diffuse reflection.
Unique honeycomb construction and cooling structure
This product features a unique honeycomb structure that increases the rigidity of the housing and minimizes unnecessary vibration. It also commutes airflow generated within the housing by the rotation of the disc, circulating it effectively to alleviate the temperature increase in the pickup and disc surface that occurs when the disc is rotated for extended periods or at high speed. The finish reduces the sound produced when the tray opens and closes while also reducing vibration of the tray itself.
High-performance sound dampening, dust resisting, and heat dissipating mechanisms
This product is built with Pioneer’s own honeycomb pattern, used in audio component products and the silence tray. Noise is reduced by controlling the air currents created by the spinning disc. This also controls local temperature rises in the pick-up and disc surface that occur during high-speed or extended disc rotation. Furthermore, the position of the dust-resisting and sound-dampening pad has been adjusted to boost the air-tightness of the dedicated front bezel and help create a quiet product. Pioneer's multifaceted noise-reduction design makes quiet and durable operation possible.
Disc Resonance Stabilizer improves writing accuracy
Disc Resonance Stabilizer utilizes airflow from disc rotation to reduce disc vibration and increase writing accuracy. High speed disc rotation causes disc warping due to resonant vibration. This results in unstable writing quality, especially in the outer areas. The Disc Resonance Stabilizer, designed projection on the top chassis, reduces such errors. By narrowing the interspace between the disc and the top panel, the air flow caused by the high rotation presses and prevents the disc from warping, thereby reducing reading and writing errors. With this feature, stable operation is maintained by handling the three patterns of disc resonant vibration that occur during operation.