Virtual CloneDrive doesn’t help you create CD or DVD copies, instead, it has the ability to create a virtual drive so that you can easily mount images and browse the files contained in such images without too much effort.
Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive, however, it exists only virtually. It is a freeware software that creates up to 15 virtual CD and DVD drives in Windows desktop PC! Image files generated with Clone BD/Clone DVD/Clone CD or other applications like ImgBurn can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive. Probably the best software, the app allows you to enjoy the freedom of a virtual drive and is completely free.
Virtual CloneDrive Features
- Mounts images as a virtual drive
- Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, IMG, UDF, DVD, and CCD
- Emulation of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media
- Supports up to 15 virtual drives at the same time
- History of recently mounted images
- Automount last image
- Unmount image with eject button
- Seamless integration in the Windows Explorer context menu
- Easy to use – just double-click an image file to mount as a drive
The program acts just like any other physical DVD drive, but the main difference is that you can easily insert a ‘disc’ by double-clicking on the image file stored on your computer. This is possible if you choose to associate this software with the supported format files.
There are only a few options to configure, which emphasizes the fact that the whole application relies on simplicity. With this tool, you’ll be able to create up to 15 virtual drives on your computer. It takes a while until all of them are set up, but still, this is quite a feature if you work with disc images all the time.
It supports most formats on the market, including ISO, BIN, IMG, UDF, DVD, and CD. On top of that, it gives the user the possibility to unmount an image using just a single right-click. To further ease the operation, all drives created by this software bear the application icon for easier identification.
Pros And Cons of Virtual CloneDrive
|Lightweight and free to use||Maybe a little temperamental with Vista|
|Simple to mount files||No official support for Windows 7|
|Processor||A minimum 500 MHz Pentium-class microprocessor (1 GHz recommended)|
|Memory||128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)|
|Operating System||Administrator privileges on Win2000 and XP|
|Software Name||Virtual CloneDrive For Windows V 22.214.171.124|
|File Size||1.7 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
Virtual CloneDrive works a treat and handles the images cleanly. The emulation of several drives is done quickly enough and the simplicity, as well as the ease of use, make it a great addition to anyone’s tool belt.
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