VirtualDrive is the original & best CD/DVD/BD emulation and burning software. VirtualDrive emulate, copy, clone, burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs. Virtual Drive provides a fast and instant responsive playback without leaving any wear or tear on your CD/DVD.
We have been using Farstone Virtualdrive for many years. VirtualDrive is stable reliable and always there when I need my DVDs. I like Virtualdrive.
We purchased the FarStone VirtualDrive Network last year for use in our elementary school (K-4) computer lab. It has met, if not surpassed, our expectations for the lab environment. Looking forward, we would like to incorporate its use across our LAN, so that the students can access the same applications from their classrooms. Application setup on our server was not difficult, nor was installation on client machines. We would recommend VirtualDrive Network to any school needing an easy, fast, and reliable means to share applications.
The major benefit of VirtualDrive has been not having to handle any more CDs. We took all of the software programs, such as Kid Pix Studio, that normally need to be in the CD-ROM drive and now run them off a single work server using VirtualDrive. I have been very impressed with the access speed and can even run the programs on computers that do not have CD-ROM drives.
We have no more lost or damaged CDs. I plan to expand the use of VirtualDrive by networking the classroom and library research computers to the work server. This will provide easy access to CD-ROM-based encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases. We have been very happy with the results and receive many visits from other schools that are interested in following the same program.
I am a programmer and I use VirtualDrive for two main applications. One of them is quick conversion and mounting of Isis from the MSDN library, and the other is keeping an always ready image of my machine´s OS, and application CDs such as Office which seem to always be scattered when I need them because Office is calling for the original CD. VirtualDrive keeps those important CDs in my reach at all times. I have three licenses for it and it is on all of my machines - two laptops and a desktop. My wife has even found the joys of VirtualDrive--she uses it to cache her game CDs and run them as fast as possible.
My main use for it is to protect the original CD\'s for my kids\' learning programs. They used to scratch the discs to the point of uselessness very quickly, so instead, I keep the originals now and I put whatever program they want on their computer until they don\'t want it anymore. The kids can have many games installed on the same computer with no risk of destruction. I have probably saved several hundred dollars because I didn\'t have to buy replacements.
Housed in the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, eiNetwork provides technology to all the public libraries of Allegheny County, PA, and has implemented FarStone’s VirtualDrive software at many of its sites. According to Andrea Clarkson, a Customer Support Manager, “We just love it.”
VirtualDrive is used most often to manage children’s CDs. Prior to implementing VirtualDrive, library staff would have to load discs, and, when a child finished using a disc, staff would have to drop everything to unload it.
Now, with VirtualDrive, children can launch a program simply by clicking on the associated icon. Because no physical discs are handled in the process, patrons enjoy a freer library experience and library staff are able to focus on other tasks.
According to Ms. Clarkson, “VirtualDrive makes programs run faster and smoother, since patrons are running applications on a computer’s hard drive and not from the CD-ROM drive. We’d like to put it in all the libraries when we have the budget.”