Learn about the role of CD Drive Emulator
What is CD Drive Emulator? Learn about different CD emulation tools
CD drive emulator is a emulation software that helps you to create virtual CD or DVD in your computer. It is also known as virtual CD. After mounting the image of the CD to a virtual disk drive it run CD image directly from the hard drive. Using the CD emulator you can run or access the files without using original CD, DVD, HD DVD or Blu-ray by copying the whole contents of CD ROM to hard drive. So you will get a convenient way for accessing files easily and quickly. Users use emulator software in different situations. You can play CD or DVD image from hard disk without burning data into CD. Emulation software provides you high access with hard disk compared to optical drives. It will encrypt the images for security and decrypts it when you access it.
The following are different CD emulation tools:
- Gizmo Drive
- Magic Disc
- Daemon Tool
One of the efficient emulation softwares is Gizmo Drive. It uses its drives for mounting disk image to a virtual drive in different format including ISO. It appears as real CD or DVD ROM or hard drive in Windows Explorer after completing the mounting process. It supports maximum 26 virtual drives and can handle image types including VHD, IMG, BIN, CUE, NRG, CCD, MDS, MDF and GDRIVE.
Magic Disc is an emulation tool. Another name for Magic Disc is Magic ISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM. By using Magic Disc you can run different types of CD or DVD images without writing it in to CD or DVD. It can save the image in various formats including ISO, BIN/CUE, NRG and UIF. It will support up to 16 virtual disk drives with its simple interface. It can compress image formats including ISO, NRG, CUE, and MDS into Ulf format and decompress UIF format to ISO formats.
Daemon tool is a better emulation tool. This free emulator software can mount your ISO images to virtual CD ROM or DVD ROM drive. It supports different types of images and it can support maximum 32 virtual SCSI drives and 2 virtual IDE drives. It also provides you copy protect emulation. It can also run on already burned CD or DVD images.
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