Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer Supporting Ultra HD Blu-Ray Playback

  • Up to 16x² maximum write speed on BD-R media
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray playback
  • DVD regional playback control
  • Scroll down to the FAQ section for compatibility information



Drive Features

Support Ultra HD Blu-ray playback
211UBK supports Ultra HD Blu-ray playback using bundled CyberLink software.
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Store more data
Up to 156% more data storage capacity than a 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc. The BDXL™ format supports BDXL Blu-ray media (including 128GB Quadruple Layer (QL)¹ and 100GB Triple Layer (TL)¹ Blu-ray Disc™).
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Faster burning
Up to 16x² writing on BD-R single-layer discs, 14x on BD-R DL discs, and 8x writing on BD-R triple-layer discs.
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Go to your files faster
With QuickPlay, the amount of time between inserting a ROM disc, and that disc being ready, has been reduced. For movies on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the disc is ready faster when compared to previous Pioneer drives..
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Smooth movie playback
Scratches, fingerprints and other abnormalities on the surface of a disc can sometimes cause Blu-ray and DVD movie playback to stop. When a PowerRead enabled drive is not able to read through obstructed areas of a disc, it will attempt to move forward quickly to the next available data point, resulting in smoother Blu-ray and DVD movie playback3.
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A smarter drive
Pioneer drives with Auto Quiet mode, monitor how they are being used and adjust
their speed automatically – high speed for data transfer, and low speed for music or
movie playback.
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A better music experience
Scratches and fingerprints on your CDs can cause them to skip. A drive normally makes a calculated guess at the unreadable data and attempts to correct this to match the original music. However this is not 100% accurate. PureRead3+, when enabled, makes the drive reread the obscured data to extract the original music as accurately as possible⁴.
Wide blank media support
Pioneer strives to have best in class performance over a wide range of media – our drives achieve this for a large variety of BD and DVD media. Refer to the drive’s media support list for all supported media and the write speed that can be achieved.
Peak Power Reducer
This power saving mode enables the drive to suppress power consumption at peak operation. It keeps stable operation in case of drop in power supply


What's in the Box

  • Computer drive - BDR-211UBK
  • Software disc – CyberLink Media Suite 10 for Ultra HD Blu-ray
  • Owners’ manual
  • Warranty document

CyberLink software included

PowerDVD 14 UHD-BD
PowerDVD is the market-leading media player for Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray.Watch high definition movies.Enjoy better picture and audio quality than streaming.
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Burn all media to any disc, includes system recovery tools. BDXL™format supports 128GB Quadruple Layer and 100GB Triple Layer Blu-ray discs.
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PowerDirector14 LE
Make movies with fast, powerful video editing tools. Edit your high definition movies and upload them to social media websites with the included software..
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Instant Burn 5
Burn content to disc instantly with packet writing technology.
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Label Print 2.5
Design and print stylish disc labels in just 4 easy steps.  
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PhotoDirector 5.0 LE
Complete editing and adjustment tools to bring your photos to life.
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If you would like to know if the software packaged with this product is compatible with your PC, scroll down to the FAQ section of this product page for more information.

Minimum System Requirements

Minimum System requirements for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback

Operating System:



・7th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor for Desktop PC (Kaby Lake-S)
・7th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor for Notebook PC (Kaby Lake-H)
*U processor is imcompatible


・Intel® HD Graphics 630 (Internal GPU for 7th generation processor)


・6GB minimum

External Display:

・HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 compatible
・4K display (3840 x 2160 minimum display resolution)
・HDR compatible(Incompatible display reproduces HDR contents with HDR>SDR format.)


・Intel® SGX(Software Guard Extensions) support Intel® 200 series motherboard
・HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a output compatible
・Intel® internal GPU output compatible

In order to playback Ultra HD Blu-ray, equipments HDMI2.0a, HDCP2.2 and HDR (recommended) compatible are required separately. For checking your UHD playback environment, use the “Automatic discrimination tool” on our web site.


Minimum system requirements for writing and reading BD/DVD/CD

Operating System:

Windows Vista™, Windows7™, Windows8™, Windows8.1™, Windows10™


Intel® Core™ Duo T2700/Core™2Duo E6300, AMD® Athlon 64 X2 3800 or faster


Intel G45, NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600GT, ATI Radeon® X1600 or faster


・HDCP5 compliant display required for Blu-ray playback
・1024 x 768 minimum display resolution


・1GB required for Blu-ray playback and editing HD video

Hard Disk Space:

・5GB minimum, 50 GB recommended


Write Support
  • BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer)
  • DVD-R<sup>6</sup>,DVD-R DL,DVD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW, High speed DVD+RW、DVD-RAM<sup>7</sup>
Read Support
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (BD-ROM Dual/Triple layer), BD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer), BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)
  • DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer),DVD-Video, DVD-R,DVD-R DL,DVD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW,DVD-RAM<sup>7</sup>
  • CD-ROM (Mode 1&2),CD-ROM XA, Photo CD(Single/Multi-session),Video CD, CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW
Write Speed
  • 2x,4x,6x,8x,10x,12x,16x
  • 2x
  • 1x,2x,4x,6x,8x,12x,16x
  • 1x,2x,4x,6x
  • 2.4x,4x,6x,8x,12x,16x
  • 2.4x,3.3x,4x,6x,8x
  • 2.4x,4x,6x,8x
  • 2x,4x,6x,8x
  • 4x,10x,16x,24x,32x,40x
  • 4x,10x,16x,24x
Read Speed
  • BD-R SL = 12x, BD-R DL = 8x, BD-R LTH = 8x
  • BD-ROM SL = 12x, BD-ROM DL = 8x, BD-ROM TL = 4x
  • 16x
  • 12x
  • 40x
Other Specifications
  • 4 MB
  • Horizontally or Vertically
  • Serial ATA Revision 3.0
  • Windows Vista™, Windows7™, Windows8™, Windows8.1™, Windows10™
  • 5.83 (W) x 7.09 (D) x 1.67 (H)
  • 148 (W) x 180 (D) x 42.3 (H)
  • 1.63 lbs / 740 g

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