Up to 8x BD-R & BD-R DL writing speed

  • 8x maximum writing speed on BD-R & BD-R DL media
  • Write up to 50Gbytes on one BD-R DL disc (equal to 10 single layer DVDs)
  • Also Reads and Writes DVD-R/+R, DVD-RW/+RW, DVD-R/+R (DL), and CD-R/RW media
  • Serial ATA (SATA) Interface

The BDR-203 Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer is the next generation Blu-ray Disc Writer from Pioneer.

This BD/DVD/CD Writer will write up to 8x on BD-R (25Gbytes) and BD-R DL (50Gbytes) media. Test & author high-definition Blu-ray Disc content while also delivering the ability for high-capacity data storage.  

The BDR-203 can read BD-ROM and BD-ROM DL, read/write single and dual layer BD-R & BD-RE discs, read DVD-ROM, and read/write most DVD and CD recordable media formats.



  • Writes up to 8x speed on BD-R & BD-R DL and up to 2x on BD-RE & BD-RE DL Blu-ray Disc Media
  • Writes up to 16x speed on DVD-R/+R, up to 8x on DVD-R/+R (DL), up to 8x on DVD+RW, up to 6x on DVD-RW, up to 5x on DVD-RAM, up to 32x on CD-R, and up to 24x on CD-RW
  • Reads up to 8x speed on BD-ROM/BD-ROM DL, BD-R, and BD-RE and up to 6x on BD-R DL and BD-RE DL media
  • Reads up to 16x speed on DVD-ROM, DVD-R/+R, and DVD-Download, up to 12x on DVD-ROM DL, DVD-RW/+RW, and DVD-R/+R (DL), up to 5x on DVD-RAM, up to 40x on CD-ROM, up to 32x on CD-R, and up to 24x on CD-RW media


Get the BDR-203 Blu-ray burner with computer software.

The BDR-2203 Blu ray burner bundle.


BDR-203 Product Overview (POV) sheet (printable)

Media Support List

BDR-203 FW 1.13


WARNING - Improper flashing of firmware may result in an inoperable drive.

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