The DVR-108 is capable of writing at speeds up to 16x maximum on DVD-R and +R discs that are designed for this recording speed, as well as specified 8x media. With 16x media not yet available, Pioneer's DVR-108 is allowing customers to write on currently available 8x media at faster speeds by capitalizing on Pioneer’s over specification technology, a writing strategy designed to allow the DVR-108 to record at higher speeds with certain media. The double-layer technology extends data storage capacity on DVD recordable discs from 4.7 gigabytes to 8.5 gigabytes. The new drive is also dual format, which support DVD-R and DVD-RW disc formats as well as the +R and +RW formats to eliminate consumer confusion.

Pioneer engineers focused on improving the writing/recording quality and reliability for high-speed writing. New technology accommodates for variances in blank media. Some of the technological advancements include:

  • Quiet Drive technolgoy which reduces the operating noise by about 75%.
  • Pioneer-developed Liquid Crystal Control System for precise recording onto the surface of discs that may be warped or of uneven thickness.
  • Smart Laser Driver to provide a precise laser pulse control and achieve more reliable recording for high-speed writing.
  • Precision Recording Technology, which utilizes an auto-adjustable writing technique to enable recording under the best conditions for each disc characteristic at all times. This technology, first introduced in the DVR-A06, enables the DVR-108 to achieve optimal initial writing performance and helps to minimize the normal deterioration of re-recordable discs due to repeated writing. As a result, the quality for repeatedly used DVD-RW discs is up to 10 times better than previous writers.
  • An< Ultra Dynamic Resonance Absorber that reduces vibrations that can affect performance during high-speed recording and playback of some discs. With this feature, the high precision servo system remains stable during both high-speed recording and playback.

Write Support






CD-R 700 (type 80), 650MB (type 74), CD-RW, Highspeed CD-RW, Ultraspeed CD-RW

Read Support

  DVD DVD-ROM, DVD-VIDEO (Single & Dual layer), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+r, DVD+RW & DVD-RAM
  CD CD-ROM(Mode1&2), CD-ROM XA, CD-DA (CD Audio), Video CD, PhotoCD (single/multi-session), CD EXTRA, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW
  ATAPI Interface ATA/ATAPI-5
  IDE Data Transfer Mode PIO Mode 4, Multi Word DMA Mode 2, Ultra DMA Mode 4 (Ultra DMA 66
  Auto Interface Analog Audio Output
Write Speed
  DVD-R 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x, 1x
  DVD - RW 4x*4, 2x, 1x
  DVD + R 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x. 2.4x
  DVD + RW 4x, 2.4x
  DVD+R DL*2 4x, 2.4x
  CD - R 32x, 24x , 16x, 10x, 4x
  CD - RW 24x, 20x, 16x, 10x, 4x
Read Speed
  DVD-ROM (Single) Max 16x CAV
  DVD-ROM (Dual) Max 12x CAV
  DVD+R, DVD-R Max 12x CAV
  DVD+RW, DVD-RW Max 8x  CAV
  DVD+R DL*2 Max 8x  CAV
  CD-ROM Max 40x CAV
  CD-R Max 40x CAV
  CD-RW Max 32x CAV
  CD-DA (DAE) Max 40x CAV
  CD-DA Max 9.3x CAV
  Video-CD Max 9.3x CAV
Access Time (random average)
  CD-ROM 130 msec
  DVD-ROM 140 msec
Seek Time (random average)
  CD-ROM 120 msec
  DVD-ROM 130 msec
Other Specifications
  Data Buffer 2 MBytes
  Mounting Orientation Horizontal and Vertical
  Maximum Power Consumption 25.25W
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 148 x 42.3 x 198mm, 5-13/16” x 1-11/16” x 7-13/16”
  Net Weight 1.1 kg, 2.42lbs
Description File Size
DVR108 General Specification 61 kb
Drive Installation Instructions 186 kb
R8 Recordable Media Speeds Chart 60 kb
Disc Care and Maintenance 57 kb
Description File Size
DVR-108 Firmware update to version 1.20B 1,177 kb
DVR Advanced Quiet-Drive Utility version 1.05
to reduce noise while the disc spins (for Windows 98/ME/XP/2000)
262 kb
Device Info & firmware level detector 232 kb