Virtual CloneDrive is a completely free tool for Windows which allows you to create up to 8 different virtual disc drives. The drives may be either emulated CD or DVD.
The main point of running an emulator such as this is to help increase the life of discs, especially if they are used very often. Simply create a dump of your CD as an ISO or BIN image and you'll instantly be able to mount it as a virtual disc drive with this freeware application.
DVDs and CDs mounted with this method will appear to software running as real discs. Virtual CloneDrive supports many different image formats including CCD, DVD, IMG, ISO, UDF, BIN and more.Virtual CloneDrive features and highlights:
Virtual CloneDrive is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from disc utilities without restrictions. Virtual CloneDrive 5.4.8 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Slysoft.
We have tested Virtual CloneDrive 5.4.8 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]