I've been reading the forums and followed instructions step by step to get Riplock removal + Buffalo bitsetting.
The Quietdrive software DID NOT work with the standard 109 firmware the drive came with (it would not find the drive) and began to find the drive only when I turned it to the A09 XL.
At this point using DVD-Shrink software, Only in 'performance' Mode did the riplock actually stay off. In standard mode I was only able to rip at 3,000kb/s
while in performance mode, nearly 10,000kb!
When I flashed the drive in standard mode to Buffalo firmware, the drive goes back to 3,000kbs in Standard mode.
My drive is now A09 1.57 and it fails to remove riplock going to Buffalo 8.57