The drive started reading at As long as the battery is fully charged, this indicator will remain unlit. The instructions are pretty brief since there really isn’t much to do other than plug in the USB cable and turn the drive on. However, it should be enough to get the drive installed and working correctly. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. After running a few tests, I found that the DIG does not automatically set the book type either.
Considering the drive had no problems reading Blu-ray Discs at 6x, this function may be a bit too sensitive. Unfortunately, its access times were a little higher than we’d like to see. Aside from having either a slot or tray load mechanism, the biggest difference between them all is the accessories they come with. Once you’ve agreed to the license agreement, entered the serial number and selected the destination folder, you’ll be presented with a list of components to choose from. Along with a heavy duty design, the DIG offers some of the fastest BD reading and writing speeds available on a portable unit. With an intuitive and innovative user interface design, excellent playback quality and performance, and industry-leading playback technology, TotalMedia Theatre 5 brings the premium movie experience to you.
Then CyberLink’s InstantBurn is used to test packet writing speeds.
Thanks to its USB 2. Installing TotalMedia Extreme is pretty straightforward. With this in mind, I give the installation an 8 out of a possible The first of these contains Arcsoft’s TotalMedia Extreme 2 suite.
External Bluray burner via USB 2.0 (Self-Powered) Drives
If it doesn’t run automatically, you will need to locate and run the installer file on the CD. The drive took 4: This time around, it reached a maximum DAE speed of For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD.
As a writer, the DIG performed as expected. If you have autorun enabled on your computer, the installation wizard will automatically launch and the window pictured below will appear when you insert the disc.
Unfortunately, a patched RPC-1 firmware is not yet available for this drive. The drive started out at 9. In our tests it started reading at 3. Nevertheless, the drive performed very well, taking a little more than 22 minutes to burn an entire 25GB disc.
As you can see, it had no problems reaching this speed in our tests. The guide finishes up with some information on the included accessories as well as the software options available. While the drive was able to go through the tests without creating any errors, it was unable to pass all of the on the fly copying tests.
For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD. The smaller, circular LED above it is the battery level indicator. I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero.
As digietor result, it took more than 22 minutes to burn an entire 25GB disc and nearly 48 minutes to burn 50GB worth of data. Of course, none of this really means much if the drive doesn’t have the performance to back it up and unfortunately, in this writerr, the DIG came up short in a few key areas.
DIGISTOR Dig-79102 External USB Blu-ray Drive Burner
Along with a heavy duty design, the DIG offers some of the fastest BD reading and writing speeds available on a portable unit. In our tests, the drive took When it reaches this point, its writing speed drops back down to 10x and stays there until the end of the session. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track. In all three cases, the drive reached a maximum transfer speed of about 8x.
They said that the DIG handles these limitations by slowing down the writing speed in an attempt to keep the writing quality as high as possible. For this test I used Pure Funk. With its writing speed limited to 5x, it took more than 22 minutes to burn an entire 25GB disc and nearly 48 minutes to burn 50GB worth of data.
It also has the ability to update existing archives, span multiple discs and pause an archive mid-burn, letting you finish it later.
To check the media compatibility of the DIG, I ran a few tests using some of the media available in my area. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. This LED lights wroter green when the drive is both reading and writing. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware.
Digistor External USB Gen 1 Blu-ray Burner w/ DIG B&H
We do this rigistor all tests can be compared reliably. Lastly, here are some results from our DVD-R test media. Designed for ease-of-use by both consumers and professional users, REWIND features a user-friendly interface as well as automatic file and folder tracking.