Buffalo writer BRXL-PT6U2VB MediaStation Blu-Ray XL QL 128GB support?


#1

Hi there, I have this writer (in title) for now I use Blu-Ray XL RE discs from Sony Japan, TL (Tri-Layer) 100GB (5-10 packs) 500GB-1TB bundles.

Now I saw Sony launched and started to distribute Blu-Ray QL 128GB discs.

This writer from Buffalo ‘officially’ supports BluRay XL QL, as we can check at official page.

I use this for Cold Storage on my laptop, it is slim writer, I am happy with it.

I didn’t found a thread for this specific writer so I created this one.

If anyone has more info on confirmed-Compatibility let us know :wink: in addition to Compatibility suggestions for burning Software and speed 4x or faster?

Any firmware update is required?

Buffalo support platform seems scary and awful (no offense Buffalo-Tech) :D, so I prefer to ask here.

References


#2

Look there: http://d.buffalo.jp/BRXL-PT6U2V/

Their specs even say BD-RE XL write support for QL/128GB even tho such media doesnt exist…


#3
  • Yeah, that is why I have my doubts, maybe ‘media’’ was not available (delayed schedule) but specs for writers with QL support yes, or at least it has sense, but still seems suspicious so I am asking.

  • Blu-ray XL / QL including RE specs are with us since years, I remember I bought this writer for ‘allegedly’ future QL support, for years we read about QL, ODA etc

  • Currently this writer has support for XL TL (100GB), I use Verbatim, including M-Disc & Sony TL mostly (including BD-XL TL RE) regarding to Software to burn BluRay XL TL DL SL discs, I use ImgBurn, Nero Burning Suite, and Cyberlink Power2Go, a combination of these.

If anyone has more information let us know, I don’t find clear concise info in this particular writer, from users reports and perspective.

If not, maybe I will buy soon, a first 5-disc QL batch for testing, posting my results.

Here is a snapshot from the official .PDF specifications from Buffalo-Technology (February-2016)

  • BD-R XL TL/QL 4x Read/Write as you can see in official specifications

  • But I didn’t test that myself yet, and topic is recent (128GB discs)…


#4

Buffalo 5.25" external enclosures were equipped with Pioneer made drives - I guess the same goes for the slim drives. Unfortunately at the moment there is no consumer grade Pioneer drive with firmware support for QL media burning.


#5

The earliest Buffalo slim BD drives were rebadged Optiarc models.
When Optiarc went under, they seem to have moved to LG for more recent models.


#6

Anyway… we have to wait for an official firmware from LG or Pioneer depending on which drive Buffalo decided to rebadge. I don’t believe that Buffalo has engineering team that independently can write/update the firmware to support QL media.