BR-X816U2 : External 8x Blu-ray® Drive

Experience HD wherever you are

The Buffalo External 8x Blu-ray™ Drive offers exceptional high speed


and quality.

View standard DVDs in near HD quality

The Cyberlink Blu-ray™ Disc Suite software suite has a CyberLink DVD Upscaling feature that allows you to view standard DVDs in near HD quality. The drive can also be used to back up videos, photos and music.

Fast burn speeds

The Blu-ray™ drive is capable of up to 8x Blu-ray® write speed using a USB 3.0 connection and with TurboUSB® technology (and up to 5.6x Blu-ray® write speed using a USB 2.0 connection). The 8x write speeds are achievable when using the BD-R media. It is also capable of reading and writing to a wide range of DVD and CD media.

Easy Installation

Attach the 8x Blu-ray® Drive to your laptop, netbook or desktop via a USB 2.0 port – and you can start using it immediately.

Upgrading to Blu-ray

Turn your laptop or desktop PC instantly to Blu-ray™ by connecting it to the external 8x Blu-ray™ Drive.

CyberLink Blu-ray

Suite includes a bundle of seven software applications: PowerDirector Video Editor; PowerProducer HD Video Capture, Authoring and Burning for DVD and Blu-ray; PowerDVD Video Player; Power2Go DVD Authoring and Burning; PowerBackup, Instant Burn Packet Writer; and MediaShow Presentation.

Optical media formats

The 8x Blu-ray™ Drive is backwards compatible with DVD and CD formats.

Maximum read/write speeds on various formats

BD-R 7.2x Read/8x Write (SL), 6x Read/8x Write (DL) with TurboUSB enabled

BD-RE 4.8x Read/2x Write (SL) (DL)

DVD-R 16x Read/Write (SL), 8x Read/4x Write (DL)

DVD-RW 10x Read/6x Write

DVD+R 16x Read/Write (SL), 8x Read/4x Write (DL)

DVD+RW 10x Read/8x Write

DVD-RAM 5x Read/Write

Fast burn speeds

16x DVD-R Read/Write

32x CD-R Read/Write

USB Interface
Standard Compliance
Connector Type
USB Type B
Number of Ports
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 480 Mb/s
Set-up Utility OS Support
Windows®7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP
50 x 220 x 160mm
Operating Environment
Power Consumption (max.)
Max 24W
Power Supply
External AC100-240V 50/60Hz
Blu-ray™ Playback Minimum Requirement
Windows® 7, Windows® Vista™, Windows® XP SP2
PentiumD 3.2GHz or faster, Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2Ghz) or 4000+ (2Ghz)
Main Memory
1GB or above is recommended
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT driver v 174.53 or later, ATI Radeon X1600 series, Driver v8.44 or later, and Graphics card memory 256MB
HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analogue output.
Product Part Numbers
BR-X816U2-EU External 8x Blu-ray™ Drive
Note: 1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.



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CD Images

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
Windows 7 /XP/Vista
DVD ISO image