Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW with eSATA/USB Connection

Discontinued and replaced by PBDUE-N


The Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW is the one of the first portable Blu-ray player plus DVD player and burner that comes with the lighting fast eSATA and the ubiquitous USB 2.0 interface. You can now turn your Notebook or Desktop computer into a high definition cinema and enjoy the high definition video quality and the dynamic sound effect that comes in the Blu-ray. The Pocket Blu-Ray/DVDRW supports practically all type of DVD or CD contents - Blu-ray disc, regular DVD and CD in various file formats. It is also a high speed DVD+/-RRW and CDRW burners.

When connecting to eSATA port of a computer, you can be ensured of the fastest throughput up to 3Gbits/sec for the DVD recording and the smoothest playback of the Blu-ray and DVD movie. The USB 2.0 interface of the Pocket Blu-Ray/DVDRW allows it to attach to practically any computer. Designed to work in the latest Windows, Mac and Linux OS, this Pocket Blu-Ray/DVDRW can also be powered from most of the USB ports* for true portability in mobile application


Securing the data

You can now secure your data on the DVD or CD disc with AES 256-bit encryption by simply installing the optional Addonics CipherUSB between the Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW and the USB port of the PC. There is no addtional software to install or password to remembrr to use the CiperUSB. Once encrypted, the information on the disc will be invisible in any Blu-ray or DVD/CD player. It is a simple and cost effective solution to secure any sensitive information stored in the optical media. For more information, please review the CipherUSB product page.


2009-09-01 Pocket Blu-Ray and DVD

Addonics today came out with two useful devices a portable Blu-ray drive and a portable DVD drive. Both of them are targeted towards netbook users and boast of tiny profiles, so that you can easily put them in your backpack and enjoy the latest movies on-the-go. What's more, the Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW and the Pocket DVD-RRW drive are the industry's first portable optical drives with built-in eSATA and USB interface.

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2009-08-26 Pocket Blu-Ray and DVD

Since desktop computers are slowly, but surely going obsolete, with portable systems (such as notebooks, netbooks or ultra-portables) becoming the choice for everyday computing tasks, the need for external optical drives also becomes direr, especially since a whole category of the aforementioned computers (netbooks, to be precise) don't even pack such a unit.

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2009-08-26 Pocket Blu-Ray and DVD

I learned the hard way when I used my netbook at CES back in January that in the business world, many people still give out information on CDs or DVDs.

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  • Play Blu-ray or regular DVD movie on your computer
  • Fast eSATA or USB 2.0 connection
  • Reads data from all popular DVD and CD format - Blu-ray , standard DVD and CD
  • Write to DVD+/- R/RW/DL media and CD-R/RW media
  • Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video on compatible DVD+R DL (dual layer) and DVD-R DL(dual layer) media
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption using Addonics optional CipherUSB adapter.
  • Small foot print - size of a double stack CD jewel case
  • Rugged anodized aluminum case for heavy duty use
  • Compatible with Cyberlink High-Def Suite and ArcSoft Blu-ray playback software for use in Windows XP, 2003, and Vista, Windows 7.
  • Plug and play under Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 server, Vista, Windows 7, Linux (kernel 2.4 or higher), Solaris 8 and higher, Mac OS X 9.0 and above
  • Power directly from USB port*
  • 110/240V power adapter included
  • *RoHS Compliant

* The Pocket Blu-Ray/DVDRW has been tested to work using Direct power from USB ports on various brands of Notebook and Desktop computers. However, Addonics does not guarantee the device to be reliably powered directly from all computers as the power from the USB ports varies from different system manufacturers.

Drive type

DVD+/-RRW, Blu-Ray reader

Interface Type:

eSATA, USB 2.0 or USB 1.1

Supported media:

CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Video CD, CD-Extra and CD-Text
Photo CD (Single and Multi session )
CD-R discs conforming to Orange Book Part 2
CD-RW discs conforming to Orange Book Part 3
DVD-R / -RW / RAM with CPRM
CD layer of Super Audio CD Hybrid type
DVD layer of HD DVD Twin format disc
AVCHD format DVD disc

CD-R discs conforming to Orange Book Part 2
CD-RW discs conforming to Orange Book Part 3
DVD-R / -RW / RAM with CPRM

Data Transfer rate (Max.):

BD-ROM 215.79 Mbits/s (6x) max.
DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s (24x) max.

Speed (Max.):

Read speed:
BD-R (SL/DL) 4.8x CAV
BD-RE (SL/DL) 4.8x CAV
BDMV (AACS Compliant Disc) 4.8x CAV
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 8x / 8x CAV DVD-R (SL/DL) 8x / 6x CAV
DVD-RW (SL/DL) 8x CAV / Not supported DVD+R (SL/DL) 8x / 6x CAV DVD+RW (SL/DL) 8x / 6x CAV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV
DVD-Video (CSS Compliant Disc, SL/DL) 8x CAV
8cm CD 10x CAV
Video CD 24x CAV

Write speed:
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD-RW SL 1x, 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV
(Over 12x Media: Not supported)
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV CD-R 10x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
(High Speed: 10x CLV, Ultra Speed: 16x ZCLV,
Ultra Speed plus: 16x ZCLV)

Buffer Size:


Access Speed (Ave.):

DVD-ROM - 160 ms
DVD-RAM - 260 ms
CD-ROM - 140 ms

Power Consumption

~ 7.5 Watts

Power Source:

AC/DC power adapter,
USB port*,


5.62 x 5.31 x 0.87 inches
(143 x 135 x 22 mm)


20.28 (575g)

Storage Temperature:

Range: -20C to +60C

Operating Temperature:

Range: +5C to +45C

Storage Humidity:

5% to 95%

Operating Humidity:

8% to 80%


One Year

System requirements:

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • USB 2.0/1.1 port
  • Pentium II 350 MHz or Greater
  • Minimum hard disk space 50 MB
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM
  • One of the Following Operating System: Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, Windows 7, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 8 and higher, Mac OS X 9.0 and above



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