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Pioneer DVR-A09XLA 16x16x DL Internal DVD Writer (Firmware v1.55)
By Justin Ong
Category : Optical Storage
Published by Vijay Anand on Wednesday, 6th July, 2005
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  

Pioneer DVR-A09XLA

Mention Pioneer in the context of optical storage technology and reliable, quality writing should instantly pop into mind. Even though there are many other brands currently competing in the same segment for consumer dollars, Pioneer is still a strong force to be reckoned with. One of the leading brands that has gained a significant momentum over the past couple of years is BenQ. With its steady rise in popularity among consumers due to its software excellence and quality writing, the race appears to be all but concluded.

Given the excellent performance demonstration from Pioneer's previous DVD Rewriter offering, the DVR-A08XLA, expectations of Pioneer drives in general are certainly high. Succeeding the DVR-A08XLA is the DVR-A09XLA, a revised edition sporting new specifications from both DVD Forum and DVD Alliance camps. The addition of the new set of "skills" will give the DVR-A09XLA the important edge it needs to keep pace with its competitors. Along with the latest 1.55 firmware released on 20th June 2005 that weighs to its advantage, the latest DVD Rewriter from Pioneer should have most, if not all the qualities to be a strong contender for your optical storage requirements. Let's take a deeper look shall we?

Pioneer DVR-A09XLA

Pioneer DVR-A09XLA Technical Specifications
  • DVD-ROM Read: 16x, Max (12x Double-Layer)
  • CD-ROM Read: 40x, Max
  • DVD+R Write: 16x
  • DVD+RW Write: 8x
  • DVD+R DL Write: 6x
  • DVD-R Write: 16x
  • DVD-RW: 6x
  • CD-R Write: 40x
  • CD-RW Write: 24x
Supported IDE mode
  • PIO mode 0/1/2/3/4
  • DMA mode 0/1/2
  • UDMA mode 0/1/2
Buffer Size
  • 2MB
Writing Mode DVD
  • Disc-At-Once, Incremental Recording, Restricted Overwriting, Sequential Recording and Random Recording
  • Track-at-Once
  • Disc-at-Once
  • Multisession
  • Packet Recording (fixed & variable packet)
Disc Size
  • DVD: 120 mm
  • CD: 80 and 120 mm
Supported Formats DVD
  • DVD+R DL 8.5GB
  • DVD+R 4.7GB
  • DVD+RW 4.7GB
  • DVD-R 4.7GB (closed session)
  • DVD-RW 4.7GB (closed session)
  • DVD-Video
  • DVD-5
  • DVD-9
  • DVD-10
  • DVD-18
  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2)
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • Bootable CD
  • Photo CD (single & multi-session)
  • Video CD
  • Super Video CD
  • CD-Extra
  • Mixed-mode CD
  • CD-Text
  • CD-Graphics
Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) : 148 x 42.3 x 180mm
  • Weight: 1.0kg (approx)
Firmware Update
  • Flash memory upgradeable

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