DIGISTOR™ External DVD Burner USB 2.0 (Slot-Load) Drive

DIGISTOR™ External DVD Burner USB 2.0 (Slot-Load) Drive
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  • Perform clean, high quality DVD disc burning with self-powered internal battery technology.
  • Fast USB 2.0 connection for back-up of large files or authoring miniDV movies to DVD discs.
  • External DVD player for netbooks and mini-notebooks.
  • Features trusted DVD optical drive technology

  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Related Items
  • Warranty
Truly self-powered DVD optical drive from a single USB port: DIGISTOR™ external self-powered DVD writers offer two power configurations to ensure optimal performance and reliability in any situation:

  • Battery-powered mode /Normal DVD Burner Use :
    – Requires only (1) USB connection to Mac or PC laptops, notebooks and netbooks
    – No additional power supply or wall adapter required for use
    – Product stays within USB spec (draws <500mA from system)
  • Dual-USB mode (optional accessory) /Heavy DVD Burner Use :
    – Connect DVD burner to your computer system via (2) USB ports (for increased power)
    – Required for continuous use as DVD player over 3 hours (ex. watching multiple full length DVD movies)
    – Exceeds USB spec (draws 1.5A from system)

Benefits of Self-powered External DVD burner player optical drive via USB

Backwards Compatibility of External USB DVD Burner: Fluent compatibility with all DVD disc media formats such as DVD RAM discs, Dual Layer DVD, Double Layer DVD, DVD+R/RW, and DVD-R/RW with CD-R/RW support too! Great as CD and DVD player for netbooks, easy connection via USB!
Recommended by experts as a reliable solution for mobile DVD disc authoring. The only self-powered external DVD player/burner that is fully compatible with Mac OS X and Windows Vista notebooks, laptops without an internal DVD optical drive. Enjoy DVD media playback and creation such as movie authoring on the go.

DVD and CD data record and disc copy software for WindowsIncluded Software: Nero 9 Essentials

DIGISTOR™ external DIGISTOR burners now come with free Nero 9 Essentials (Windows) for data burning and disc copying on blank DVDs, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, or CDR, CD-RW discs.


The DIGISTOR™ External DVD Drive has two connection types:


Single Cable Configuration
(for standard usage)

  • The External DVD drive will last 3-4 hours on a single USB connection, and will auto charge while idle.



1.) Connect USB plug to your system.
2.) Connect mini-USB plug to back of your optical drive.
(Cable provided with drive)

Dual Cable Configuration
(for heavy usage)

  • For extended use use the dual USB connection which will draw additional power from the computer, but will not deplete the internal battery



1.) Connect both USB plugs to your system.
2.) Connect mini-USB and power plug to back of your optical drive.
(Dual cable not provided with drive. Click here to purchase)

The USB DVD Burner for Mac Laptops and Windows Netbooks


Connect this DIGISTOR™ DIG-71042 DVD burner player to Macbook laptops, notebooks and netbooks via fast USB 2.0 for reliable authoring of DVD discs and playback of DVD movies.

Self-powered design of this external slot-load DVD optical drive ensures reliable burning of DVD, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-RW discs.

Internal battery power design ensures maximum compatibility for DVD disc burning.

Fully backwards compatible with all types of DVD and CD writable and rewritable media.

Info: DVD burner features and specifications

Media Write Read
DVD-RAM 5x 5x
DVD-R (Single Layer / Dual Layer) 8x (SL) / 6x (DL) 8x (SL) / 6x (DL)
DVD-RW 6x 6x
DVD+R (Single Layer / Dual Layer) 8x (SL) / 6x (DL) 8x (SL) / 8x (DL)
DVD+RW 8x 8x
CD-R 24x 24x
CD-RW 24x 24x
CD-ROM N/A 24x

Product Specifications

Supported Media

Type: External Blu-ray Burner
Interface: USB 2.0
Loading Method:Slot Load
Weight:0.85 lbs
23mm (H) x 138mm (W) x 171mm (D)

CD-R Writable icon  CD-RW Re-Writable icon  DVD-R Writable icon  DVD-R Dual Layer Writable icon  DVD+R Writable icon  DVD+R Double Layer Writable icon  DVD-RW Re-Writable icon DVD+RW Re-Writable icon  DVD-RAM icon


Item Includes

  • DRIVE: External DVD Optical Drive, USB 2.0
  • DVD Burning software: Nero 9 Essentials burning software for Windows


What are the system requirements for this External DVD optical drive?



Windows PC:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7
  • Nero 9 Essentials burning software for Windows (included)
  • Desktop, laptop, notebook or netbook with available USB 2.0 Port

Apple MAC:

  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher for full functionality
  • DVD Burner/Authoring Player software (not included)
  • MacPro, iMac, MacBook or MacBook Pro with available USB 2.0 Port
Design and specifications of DIGISTOR™ DIG-71042 External DVD Burner and Player (Slot-Load) USB 2.0 are subject to change without notice and may differ from those pictured.
DIGISTOR Warranty Terms

DIGISTOR warrants that its products shall be free of defects and manufacturing workmanship, under normal use, for the warranty period specified below:


DIGISTOR Branded Optical Drives 1 year from date of shipment
DIGISTOR Branded Hard Drives 3 years from date of shipment
DIGISTOR Branded Optical Media Lifetime
DIGISTOR Branded Accessories 1 year from date of shipment
DIGISTOR Software Lifetime
OEM and 3rd party products 1 year from date of shipment
Refurbished products 30 days from date of shipment


Subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below and in our return policies, DIGISTOR will, in its discretion, repair or replace any product due to a defect in materials or workmanship within the warranty period.

Should the purchaser discover a defect in material or workmanship, DIGISTOR will at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge, provided that it is returned by the original purchaser, within the warranty period, with freight and insurance prepaid and it is determined by DIGISTOR that the product is defective within the terms of this warranty. This shall be DIGISTOR’s sole obligation with respect to claims of non-conformance made within the warranty period described above.

Warranty EXCLUSIONS include: abuse, unreasonable use, mistreatment, or neglect; damage caused during installation; damage caused by the equipment or system for which the product is used; damage caused by modification or repair not made by DIGISTOR or their authorized representative; damage caused by shipping or use of improper packaging; improper storage, damage to interface or power connectors or cables; products whose serial numbers have been removed or defaced; products that are determined to be stolen; and products that have not been purchased from DIGISTOR or an authorized DIGISTOR reseller.


This warranty and remedies set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all others, whether oral or written, expressed or implied. DIGISTOR specifically disclaims any and all implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and against infringement. No DIGISTOR dealer, agent or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension or addition to this warranty

DIGISTOR is not responsible for special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty, or under any other legal theory, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of profits, downtime, goodwill, damage or replacement of equipment and property, and any costs of recovering, programming or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with DIGISTOR products.

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