The DIGISTOR shipping box is also the product package so this one isn't ready for the shelves at brick and mortar stores.
Everything is packed up well with the main component, the Blu-Ray burner in the middle of the box way from the other components.
Our package had a few extra Blu-Ray disks - when ordering it's a good idea to purchase a few extras. We also have the archive software, a paper quick start guide and a technical support paper with phone numbers and email addresses to get support.
The main component to the package is the software, found on a disk. Since you need a disk reader to access the software we'll start out with the hardware.
The bundled Blu-Ray burner is smaller than I expected it to be.
The unit is USB powered as well as battery powered.
The On/Off switch activates the battery, but without the switch in the ON position your computer will not see the drive.
Rubber feet on the bottom keep the drive from vibrating the desk and they also acts as a buffer for vibration from the desk going back to the disk while burning.
The battery aspect caught me by surprise when I read the label for the first time. DIGISTOR claims a 3 to 4 hour continual use power.
The package shipped with two sets of cables, one with dual USB ports to plug into the host computer. The dual USB plug cable also feeds power to the external drive. The other cable is just a standard USB to USB mini cable.
This is the first time I've really paid any attention to a Blu-Ray writer. I never occurred to me they would need two different optical pick systems. Since DVDs and CDs use red and Blu-Rays use blue (for the shorter wavelength), it makes sense.
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