These firmwares are for the Pioneer DVR-110D (non DVD-RAM burn)
The A10 which is the advanced variant that enables DVD-RAM burning & Quiet Drive, this utility is also available on the same page.
To apply the A10 firmware to a standard DVR110D you need to use the DVRUpdate 1.0.exe which is available from my site
Just follow the instructions for the DVR-109 as described in the sticky and substitute the appropriate firmware.
Download the A09v1.58 firmware from http://flashman.rpc1.com/Firmware/P...A09_FW158EU.EXE
Extract the files and delete the Pioneer upgrade (UPGA09.exe). You will be left with 2 files, R9143009.158 & R9143109.158
Download DVRupdate 0.9 from
Extract DVRupdate 0.9.exe to the same folder as the 2 files above.
Run DVRupdate 0.9 and do the following:
- Select your drive from the ‘Device’ drop down box
- Select the Kernel file by clicking the folder icon to the right of the ‘Kernel’ field. The correct file will automatically be selected if you have run DVRupdate from the same folder as the R9143009.158 & R9143109.158 files.
- Select the Normal file by clicking the folder icon to the right of the ‘Normal’ field. The correct file will automatically be selected if you have run DVRupdate from the same folder as the R9143009.158 & R9143109.158 files.
- Click ‘Start’
The operation takes about a minute. Exit DVRupdate.
I rebooted at this point, but it may not be necessary. Some people have reported drive recognition issues that were cured by a reboot.
After the reboot check that your drive is operating in DMA mode UDMA4 READ HERE
Windows will not report any difference in the model of the drive and only detect the new firmware revision but quietdrive will now be enabled
You will now have a DVR-A09 which can have full rip speed enabled by using Pioneer’s quietdrive utility. This can be downloaded at:
Before flashing the speed of rip was attached
After flashing the ripping speed passes 12x maximum
After the transformation the burner will be always recognized like DVR 109 but with a speed of rate of transfer superior and the quiet mode activated in reading dvd
Now direct conversion using the A09 v1.58 firmware
Official Pioneer 109 Fact-Sheet:
Always a good source for FW issues
CDFreaks.com - Pioneer forum
German forum for burner FWs
FWs from Pioneer Japan
FWs from Pioneer Europe
Major Pioneer reseller
Medion OEM-drives FWs
Pioneer 109 FWs from rpc1.org
Nice FW collection by Flash:
109-FWs from ASUS/Buffalo/Enhanced_XL/MEDION/Pioneer
Mirror for Flashs site: http://www.dvd-recordable.org/wwwimgs/media/flash/html/
Non-official 109 Flashing-tool:
Read the crossflashing guide, steps are similar: