Disc Image

The virtual CD/DVD drive emulator

Disc Image is a handy, trial version Windows program, being part of the category Software utilities with subcategory CD & DVD (more specifically Disk Images). View full description

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Disc Image is a handy, trial version Windows program, being part of the category Software utilities with subcategory CD & DVD (more specifically Disk Images).

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Since the software joined our selection of programs and apps in 2006, it has managed to reach 70,088 installations, and last week it achieved 48 downloads.

About the download, Disc Image is a relatively light software that does not require as much storage than many programs in the section Software utilities. It's a very popular software in some countries such as India, United States, and Slovakia.

The software version is 2.0.0 and it has been updated on 9/10/2006. It's available for users with the operating system Windows 2000 and previous versions, and you can download it only in English.

Changes

  • Added an application for creating ISO images from files and folders.

The Disc image system is a driver that can mount ISO CD/DVD images into a Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003 based system. This gives the impression that a new CD/DVD-ROM drive has been added and a disc has been inserted. The small size of the driver and its simple operation allow an integration which is similar to actually using CD/DVD-ROM hardware, but as the drive is virtual, there is no hardware noise or lag. It is even possible to mount as many images as there are available drive letters.

The Disc image system can mount ISO images that contain either ISO9660 or Joliet (or both) file systems, which on a Windows 2000/XP/2003 based system allows nearly all ISO images to be mounted. It will not allow images to be mounted if Windows does not read that type of file system e.g. HFS+.

For single users the Disc image system allows you to store frequently used CD/DVD images so they can be accessed quickly and quietly (no more loud whirring noises). It will also eliminate the need to have a disc left in the CD/DVD drive when running applications that require access to the disc. When using on a laptop, it allows better use of the battery as CD/DVD drives require a large amount of power, especially when the drive is running continuously.

When you create ISO disc images with products such as Nero, the created images can be mounted using the Disc image system, allowing them to be tested before being burned to discs, thus reducing disc wastage.

For networks that require a secure central location, or just want to store images in an easy to reach place, the Disc image system will allow those images to be mounted locally. This in turn protects certain images from unauthorised use and allows software stored on servers to be installed without finding the installation CD/DVD(s). There is no need for special server software as the small driver is installed on each of the targets. As the Disc image system works with the ISO standard, it gives you the opportunity to store images that can be accessed by other operating systems, such as Apple Macintosh OS X and Unix as they already have the built-in ability to mount ISO images.

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Disc Image 2.0.0

— User reviews — about Disc Image

  • jms

    by jms

    "Feels part of the operating system."

    This program sits in your system tray ready and waiting for you to use as and when you need to create, edit or mount ISO... More.

    reviewed on October 24, 2006

  • taquigraf

    by taquigraf

    "Updated to version 2"

    Thanks for the tip Paul. We've updated Disc Image to version 2. More.

    reviewed on October 9, 2006

  • Paul Bradbury

    by Paul Bradbury

    "Simple and easy to use"

    This version mounts ISO images easily. It misses the option to create images like Nero, but I checked their website and... More.

    reviewed on October 9, 2006