Pioneer has announced a new 5.25-inch Blu-ray drive for desktop computers called the BDR-2203. The internal Blu-ray writer offers 8x write speed for dual-layer BD-R Blu-ray media and the drive includes software to allow for creative and professional needs.
Pioneer says that the writer can write a full 25GB Blu-ray disc on about 15 minutes and a dual-layer 50GB disc takes 30 minutes. The internal writer is set to ship in April for $249.99.
The disc burner can write to many different formats including BD-R, BDR-DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, all DVD formats, and all CD formats. The drive connects to the motherboard of the computer via internal SATA connectivity.