According to Pioneer, burning on MKM's new 50GB BD-Rs at 4X CLV results low Burst Error Cound (BEC) and Random Symbol Error Rate (RSER). These parameters are among the basic signals related to digital errors of a Blu-ray disc and Pioneer's results are well within the specifications defined for BD-R discs.
The BDR-PR1 is also compatible with CD and DVD media, as you see in the specification sheet below.
The drive is expected to be released in Japan first by the end of the month.
Epson will also release the PP-7050BD disc duplicator in Japan, which will be equipped with Pioneer's BDR-PR1 BD burners.
|Supported discs for recording||BD||BD-R (Single/Dual layer), BD-RE(Single/Dual layer)|
|DVD||DVD-R , DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW,|
|CD||CD-R, CD-RW HS, CD-RW US|
|Supported discs for reading||BD||BD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), BD-R (Single/Dual layer), BD-RE (Single/Dual layer)|
|DVD||DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM (Single / Dual layer), DVD-Video|
|CD||CD-ROM (Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (Single/Multi-session), Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW|
|Interface||Serial ATA Revision 2.6|
|Read Speeds||BD-ROM ( SL)||8x Max|
|DVD-ROM (SL)||16x Max|
|DVD-ROM (DL)||12x Max|
|Buffer Memory||4 MB|
|Dimensions and weight||148 mm x 42.3 mm x 181 mm (W x H x D), 750 g|