Basically i am satisfied with this drive.
BUT if you, smarter than me, think this is a fake drive and i been scammed,
Please say so and i will contact the seller and try to sort this out.
There’s no doubt its a fake and that it should not be advertised as the ‘premium’ BDR-S08XLB model. The label is definitely fake. The case/housing doesn’t match that of a BDR-S08XLB, not to mention the bezel. It should not be advertised as a “Pioneer BDR-S08XLB/208DBK SATA BDXL”, since it has nothing to do with a BDR-S08XLB and has no BDXL support. The only reason I suspect they advertised it as such was to cover for the fake label.
It is not simply a relabled BDR-208D either, because the case/housing and the bezel don’t match those of a BDR-208D either (this is how a BDR-208D should look like: http://media.bestofmicro.com/Q/2/415658/original/Pioneer_BDR-208DBK-OEM.jpg).
It looks like a ‘rehoused’ BDR-208D in a different case/housing and with a different bezel (Pioneer drives do not use rectangular LEDs on their bezel). That in itself would debunk the “new” claim (should be more like ‘refurbished’ really).
That said, if the drive burns well (and that’s the most important thing), you’re happy with the price, don’t mind the lack of premium capabilities that a BDR-S08XLB has, and the misadvertising factor, then you could keep it. BDR-208 drives are good drives and not easy to find nowadays in good condition and with little use…
If you want to return it, there’s plenty of evidence to back that. If you want to keep it, you would at least have a valid case for requesting a partial refund, given the lack of BDXL capabilities and the more advanced drive features that XLB drives have (not to mention their higher price tag compared to a D model).