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Pioneer BDC-207 - Mac Pro Kit

16X 5.25" Internal Blu-ray Player, DVD&CD Writer
Complete Kit for all Apple Mac Pro models

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable / Blu-ray
Want to add Blu-ray playback capability to your PC? Want to convert your PC into a home theatre system? Already have software? Then the BDC-207DBK Blu-ray Combo drive is for you. The BDC-207DBK drive is perfect for system builders, for those looking to upgrade to a Blu-ray player, or for those who already have software.

The BDC-207DBK is an internal SATA drive. It can read up to 8x with BD-R (25GB) and BD-R dual layer (50GB) media. The drive is also backwards compatible, so it can read and write to most DVD and CD formats. Click on the "Specifications" tab to see all supported media formats, as well as the read and write speeds achievable.

Want to watch Blu-ray 3D titles? Well the BDC-207DBK drive is 3D capable. All you need is 3D playback software and a 3D display system and you're ready to go.
The BDC-207DBK drive has features such as a QuickStart which enables the disc to be ready 42% faster than previous models; a Noise Suppression design to minimize noise, helpful when watching movies or listening to music; an Anti-Dust design to increase durability; and Precision Writing Technology to minimize write errors. And of course being a Pioneer drive, the BDC-207DBK drive supports a wide range of blank media.
Mac Pro Kit
No matter which Mac Pro you own, this kit comes with all the cabling and full-color instructions you need to add a second optical drive to your workstation.
Bundled with Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel Software
OWC has included the software give your discs a polished, professional, finished look. Create, print, & share professional-looking CD and DVD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers. A $39.95 value included.
Protect Your Data with Prosoft Data Backup 3
Data Backup 3 is a powerful utility that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you are a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup 3 offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to help you protect your files fast. A $59.00 value included.
Reads Blu-ray discs
Although commercial Blu-ray movie playback not supported in OS X, Blu-ray discs do mount on the desktop and can be backed up to the computer or played via third party software options.

Pioneer BDC-207DBK Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Blu-ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Vertical / Horizontal
Manufacturer Model Number
BDC-207DBK
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Supported Formats
BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Modes
Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Packet Writing (variable and fixed), Multi-Session

Capacity

Data Capacity
50GB : Blu-ray Double Layer
25GB : Blu-ray
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling Capability
No

Physical

Height (max)
42.3mm (1.67")
Width (max)
148.1mm (5.83")
Length (max)
180.1mm (7.09")
Weight (typical)
750g (1.65lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-ROM
8X
BD-R
8X
BD-RE
8X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
12X
DVD+RW
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
12X
CD-ROM
40X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Mac OS 10.2 or higher
Authoring software, such as Roxio Toast
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
At this time Commercial Blue-ray movie playback not supported in OS X.
PC
Intel® Pentium® 700 MHz
Microsoft® Windows® ME, 2000, XP
Burning software
Minimum of 64MB of RAM
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
OWC Notes:

Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep. To disable hard disk sleep go to the Apple --->System Preferences ---> Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
Manufacturer provided specifications for Pioneer p/n BDC-207DBK UPC#: 884938183338
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.

Includes

  • Pioneer BDC-207 5.25" Internal Blu-ray Player, DVD&CD Writer
  • Software Licenses: Digital Download
    • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel
    • ProSoft: Data Backup 3
  • Mac Pro Kit Including
    • Mac Pro SATA Optical Drive Installation Guide (for all Mac Pro models)
    • Internal SATA left angle connector to straight connector cable (for installation in Pre-2009 Mac Pro Models)
    • 4 Pin Male to 15 Pin Female Power Adapter Cable (for installation in Pre-2009 Mac Pro Models)

Software

Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel for Mac OS X
Full Version! With DiscLabel you can create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional.... a $35.95 value!
View detailed software info
Prosoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.3 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: tx Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Blu-rayDVD drive February 7, 2015 Bought this unit to retrofit a first generation mac pro. Easy install, good instructions, all necessary hard way and adaptors needed were included in the kit. With nearly 200 discs (combination of blu-ray and dvd) I have had no issues at all.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Workable Drive March 11, 2014 Installed this on a Mac Pro 4,1. Be aware that the drive will only function if you do not use Safari as a web browser. There is some conflict that causes the drive to become inoperable until you reboot. I had to find this information on the internet, and once I quit using Safari I have had full use of the drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: McConnells, SC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 BD ROM / DVD-CD RW August 31, 2013 Fast delivery and easy installation

One of my old SuperDrives failed so I replaced it with this drive to gain built-inBD support.

Surprisingly, this BD drive is not as fast as the USB 2.0 BD drive I have been using, but it is more convenient.

I would recommend this item to a friend!