VirtualDrive Pro

VirtualDrive Pro

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  • VCD/ISO Converter
  • General Options
  • Disc Info
  • Main Window
  • About Window
  • RAM disk  creator
  • Virtual drive created by the program in my computer
  • ISO image inserter and drives manager
  • Virtual drive creator and wizards

Editorial review

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

The main disadvantage of optical discs is that they can easily get damaged due to scratches or extensive usage. This leads to the loss of important data stored on those discs. Of course, there are many programs that are able to recover data from damaged optical discs, but their success rate isn't always promising.
Another solution to this kind of problems comes from applications that prevent them from occurring in the first place. They are able to create virtual copies of your CD/DVD discs, which you can store on your hard drive. One of the best applications of this type is VirtualDrive Pro.

It is actually a collection of tools gathered under an intuitive interface that will allow users to create VCD file by using content stored on CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-Ray discs. Gamers will love this program as it is able to emulate up to 23 virtual CD drives, allowing them to play games directly from their hard drive without the need of the original CD.

Although, the main purpose of VirtualDrive Pro is to create virtual CD files and emulate virtual drives, the program also comes with burning features. Therefore, it can be efficiently used like any other burning software. Even more, VirtualDrive Pro also includes a tool that will enable users to convert VCD files to more popular ISO images. Though, I should mention that during my testing I wasn't able to get this tool working.

By using VirtualDrive Pro, your CD/DVD discs will remain undamaged while you will have access to their contents directly from your hard drive in a faster way.

Pros

  • Provides support for Windows 8.
  • The GUI is efficiently organized.
  • Comes with a lot of tools.
  • It doesn't require a system restart in order to emulate virtual drives.

Cons

  • Creating a virtual drive might take a while in some cases.
  • The VCD/ISO converter didn't seem to work.
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What's new in version 15.0

Support Windows 8
Enhanced user interface
Touch screen support
Support Blu-ray (UDF 2.6 ISO)
Doesn't require administrator privilege to use VirtualDrive
Bugs fix

What's new in version 12.2

Hot keys, expanded right-click functionality, GUI changes, enhanced VCD building.

What's new in version 11.5

Custom VCD cabinets, ISO support, hot keys, expanded right-click functionality, GUI changes, enhanced VCD building
 

Publisher's description

VirtualDrive is a Virtual CD/DVD emulation software. Virtual Drive converts a CD/DVD/BD into a Virtual CD file (VCD), which plays in any one of up to 23 emulated virtual CD drives. VirtualDrive allows you to emulate, copy, clone, or virtualize your CD/DVD/Blu-ray. Virtual Drive provides a fast and instant responsive playback without leaving any wear or tear on your CD/DVD.

Play games from hard drive at 200X speed without the actual CD/DVD
No more CD/DVD drive noise, no wear or tear on CD/DVD, no lost CD/DVD
Make backup copies of CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs
Perfect for UltraBook, netbook, and PC without CD drive
Easy management of CD/DVD/Blu-ray(s)
Run up to 23 CD/DVDs simultaneously
Share CD/DVDs on network
Virtualize CD/DVD, BD(Blu-ray) and unprotected DVD movie

Latest comments

 
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    Franks Last year
    — An excellent cd emulation product
    Pros: Nice UI, easy to use. Excellent cd/dvd emulator for managing CD/dvd
    Cons: n/a

    I have been using it for years. As promised, Virtualdrive is always available when I need it. I like it.


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