Pinnacle of the XD08 Series with a Matte-Black Body USB 3.2 Gen1 (USB Type-C®) / 2.0 Slim Portable BD/DVD/CD Writer Features the latest high-grade rubber coating
The latest high-grade rubber coating, which provides some of the best resistance against scratching and peeling in the industry
PureRead 4+ for accurate reading of CDs
Compatible with the USB 3.2 Gen1 standard for high-speed data transfer and stable power supply
Ultra-lightweight 230 g (0.51 lb) and portable clamshell type drive
Long-term data protection with M-DISC™
Type-C conversion cable included
Windows® 11 / macOS Monterey® 12 Compatible
Windows Software, CyberLink® Media Suite 10 is included. (available for download free of charge)
BDR-XD08UMB-S is the pinnacle of the XD08 Series with a Matte-Black Body that has further evolved. Ideal for recording and playback of audio & video content. Developed, designed, and manufactured in-house by Pioneer, BDR-XD08UMB-S delivers a comprehensive range of features. This product is equipped with features for enjoying music on a PC, such as the latest and most powerful version, Pure Read 4+. Pure Read 4+ is a function that minimizes the occurrence of error data interpolation when importing (ripping) audio CDs. In addition, the latest high-grade rubber coating results in a refined appearance and luxury feel, which also provides some of the best resistance against scratching and peeling in the industry. The XD08 Series is based on the concept of ease of use, with a clamshell type body that makes it easy to take out discs even on a desk where space is limited, and a compact, lightweight body about the size of a CD case. This product also includes a Type-C conversion cable, which provides easy connection to PCs equipped with Type-C connectors, and an L-shaped USB cable that allows you to connect to the drive in either direction. BDR-XD08UMB-S also has performance features such as Custom Eco function available through the Pioneer BDR-XD08UMB-S Drive Utility. Custom Eco helps reduce the device's power consumption. As to software, CyberLink Media Suite 10 for Windows OS is available for download free of charge. It is a drive that you always want to keep close to you and feel the satisfaction and comfort of owning it.
Latest high-grade rubber coating
Features the latest high-grade rubber coating from Japanese coating manufacturer Musashi Paint Co., Ltd. This provides some of the best resistance against scratching and peeling in the industry. We have dedicated a great amount of care to the way the product feels when picked up, giving it a luxury feel.
Equipped with best-in-class PureRead 4+ for accurate reading of CDs
PureRead adjusts the reading method and reads data again as necessary to minimize the occurrence of errors in data interpolation caused when scratches, fingerprints, or disc manufacturing defects prevent audio data from being read correctly during CD audio playback. This product features the latest and most powerful version, PureRead 4+, with significantly improved audio data read performance.
Displaying PureRead mode
With no disc inserted, press and hold the open button for at least two seconds. The busy indicator flashes, and the current PureRead mode setting is displayed. You can check the mode in advance without launching the Drive Utility on your PC.
Compact, ultra-lightweight body
Clamshell type body that enables the easy insertion and removal of a disc in a narrow space. An ultra-lightweight body 230g (0.51 lb) about the size of a CD case.
Uses a reversible L-shaped USB cable
Uses a reversible L-shaped USB cable that allows you to place the drive to the left or right of the PC with ease.
*The L-shaped USB cable can connect to the drive in either direction, but when plugged in with the cord extending to the right, the cable blocks the AC Adapter Connector. To avoid damage if using an optional AC adapter, plug in the USB cable so the cord extends to the left.
Easy connection to PCs equipped with Type-C connectors
Type-C conversion cable included in box. Easy connection to PCs equipped with Type-C connectors.
Includes a Forced Open Lever
Forced Open Lever allows you to open the lid and remove the disc manually when you forget to eject it, without using any special tools or turning the power on.
Custom Eco function helps reduce the drive's power consumption
If the drive does not receive any commands (instructions for operation) from the PC for a specified period, this function will reduce the drive’s power consumption, such as by stopping the disc from rotating or reducing the disc rotation speed. Shortening this specified period will make the drive enter the power saving mode earlier.
Equipped with Advanced Quiet Drive Feature to reduce drive noise
When listening to an audio CD or watching a movie on BD or DVD, this function reduces the rotation speed of the disc appropriately so that the sound of reading the disc is not distracting.
・ Quiet Mode (default setting) reduces rotational speed to avoid operational and fan noise but may increase speed during high quality video playback
・Persistent Quiet Mode reduces rotational speed at all times
・Performance Mode prioritizes recording and reading speed over sound dampening, but may slow rotational speed when watching movie titles or playing audio CDs
You can choose the mode according to your purposes.
Compatible with large-capacity BDXL™ / Compatible with M-DISC for long-term data archiving
BDXL format supports BDXL Blu-ray media (including BD-R 128GB Quadruple Layer (QL), BD-R 100GB Triple Layer (TL) and BD-RE 100GB Triple Layer (TL) Blu-ray Disc™). BDR-XD08UMB-S is compatible with all BDXL Blu-ray media. Up to 4x writing on BD-R Triple Layer(TL) discs and Quadruple Layer(QL) discs.
This product is also compatible with M-DISC optical media for archiving, developed by US-based Millenniata Inc. M-DISC format supports M-DISC DVD/BD media (including 25GB Single Layer (SL), 50GB Dual Layer (DL) and 100GB Triple Layer (TL)).
Smaller packaging than XD05 series for less waste. Also equipped with a new Custom Eco function for reduced PC battery consumption when operating on USB bus power.
Separately sold AC adapter (DCA-003)*
This product operates using power supplied via the USB connector (bus power). However, you may need to power the device by connecting an optional AC adapter (DCA-003) in the following cases:
• When the device does not operate properly, such as when power is not supplied or when discs are not recognized.
• When using together with other USB devices.
• When using a USB hub.
* The compatible AC adapter (DCA-003) is available for purchase from the following website: https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/Computer+Drives/DCA-003
Ultra HD Blu-ray compatible, with playback software included (only for Windows)
Ultra HD Blu-ray offers 4K resolution as well as richer color tones, for more realistic images.
*Playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray requires a CPU that supports Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology. Intel SGX has been removed from Intel 11th generation and newer CPUs, and support for SGX may be removed on new versions of Intel drivers or utility programs such as Intel SGX and Intel Management Engine drivers and firmware in the future. Such changes could cause these platforms to lose support for Ultra HD Blu-ray movie disc playback. For information on other PC environment requirements, download the Ultra HD Blu-ray Advisor Tool to your PC, and check. https://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/eula.php
Ultra HD Blu-ray compatible
Custom Eco function
Pioneer BD Drive Utility
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY
Windows 11, Windows 10 *Mac does not support Ultra HDBlu-ray playback.
7th generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor for Desktop PC(Kaby Lake-S), 7th generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor for Notebook PC (KabyLake-H) *U processor is incompatible
Intel HD Graphics 630 (Internal GPU for 7th generationprocessor)
HDMI 2.0a and HDCP1 2.2 compatible, 4K display (3840 x 2160minimum display resolution), HDR compatible (Incompatible display reproducesHDR contents with HDR>SDR format.)
Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) support Intel 200series motherboard, HDCP1 2.2/HDMI 2.0a output compatible, Intel internal GPUoutput compatible
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - WRITE/READ BD/DVD/CD
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, OS X El Capitan 10.11,macOS Sierra 10.12, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOSCatalina 10.15, macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Monterey 12
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66MHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.1GHz)or faster
Intel G45, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT, AMD Radeon HD2600 orfaster
HDCP compliant display required for Blu-ray playback, 1024x 768 minimum display resolution. External Display: HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2compatible, 4K display (3840 x 2160 minimum display resolution), HDR compatible(Incompatible display reproduces HDR contents with HDR>SDR format.)
2GB RAM required for Blu-ray playback, 3GB RAM or greaterrecommended for editing HD video
Hard Disk Space
5GB available space minimum, 128GB or more available spacerequired for creating Quadruple Layer (QL) Blu-ray Discs
BD-RBD-R DLBD-R TLBD-R QLBD-REBD-RE DLBD-RE TLBD-R LTHM-DISCBDSLM-DISCBDDLM-DISCBDTL
DVD-RDVD-R DLDVD-RWDVD+RDVD+R DLDVD+RWHighSpeed DVDRWDVD-RAMM-DISCDVD
Ultra HD Blu-rayBD-ROM DLBD-ROM TLBD-ROMBD-ROMDLBD-RBD-RDLBD-RTLBD-RQLBD-REBD-REDLBD-RETLBD-RLTHM-DISCBDSLM-DISCBDDLM-DISCBDTL
DVD-ROMDVD-ROM DLDVD-VideoDVD-RDVD-R DLDVD-RWDVD+RDVD+R DLDVD+RWDVD-RAMM-DISCDVD
CD-ROMCD-ROM XAPhoto CDVideo CDCD-DACD-ExtraCD-TextCD-RCD-RW
USB 3.2 Gen1/3.1 Gen1/3.0/2.0USB Type-C
MAXIMUM WRITE SPEED (BD)
MAXIMUM WRITE SPEED (DVD)
MAXIMUM WRITE SPEED (CD)
MAXIMUM READ SPEED (BD)
BD-ROM DL (Ultra HD Blu-ray)
BD-ROM TL (Ultra HD Blu-ray)
MAXIMUM READ SPEED (DVD)
MAXIMUM READ SPEED (CD)
The drive can only be used on a horizontal surface (desk,table, etc.).
133 mm(W)14.8 mm(H)133 mm(D) 5-15/64 in.(W)37/64in.(H)5-15/64 in.(D)
Drive net weight
230g (0.51 lb)