The Original & Most Reliable Virtual CD/DVD Software
FarStone CD/DVD emulators are the perfect CD management solution for families with small children, gamers on the go, small businesses with disc-based programs, and schools with disc-based educational material.
First released in 1995, VirtualDrive is the original & the best virtual CD solution. Just insert a CD/DVD into your physical drive, VirtualDrive will convert it to a Virtual CD image file (VCD). The virtual CD image file can be mounted onto one of 23 virtual CD/DVD drives, and played exactly like inserting it into a physical CD/DVD drive. Providing an instant responsive CD/DVD playback, with no CD/DVD drive startup delay, no noises, and no wears & tears on your CD/DVD.
Play fast, travel light, and save wear and tear on your expensive CDs while you’re at it! FarStone CD/DVD emulators create bring MP3-like convenience to PC games and disc-based applications by creating “virtual discs,” or files which run in place of your CDs/DVDs. Gone are the frustrating days of damaged discs and clumsy carrying cases!
Virtual CD/DVD & Burning Suite
VirtualDrive allows you to virtualize CD/DVD, emulate CD/DVD, burn on physical CD/DVD, clone CD/DVD, archive in CD/DVD library and share CD/DVD on a network.
VirtualDrive empowers you to play the games directly from hard drive at a much higher speed without the need of actual CD/DVDs. VirtualDrive is perfect for those computers that do not have CD or DVD drives such as Ultra book, netbook, PAD, etc. FarStone VirtualDrive has the capability to run up to 23 CD/DVDs concurrently. Using VirtualDrive you will also be able to share CD/DVDs on a local network and over the internet. FarStone VirtualDrive is a wonderful emulation application that is worthy enough for anyone to go for it and experience a thrill by playing amazing game.
Thanks to Farstone for the great software…
“I have used Virtual Drive since the early versions many years ago. This program just keeps getting better and more stable. I wouldn’t leave home without it. You never know when you will need to insert that program disk to get something you need. With Virtual Drive, I always have ALL my software available to me. Robb”
Virtualdrive Pro gets the job done! All my ancient software works with it
I had virtual drive by farstone since 10 years ago on XP. I moved up to windows 7 and 8. My big worry was can this take the old virtual drives and install on new window os?
I was very happy to see them work! Customer service is very good. They have a live person to answer questions which is rare these days.
I did try out other virtual drives like MagicISO trial version which did not all allow all my software to made into virtual drive. Alcohol lite had some serious adware. My antivirus found it at installation. It removed the threats but showed up again so I uninstalled. Many review found MagicISO and Alcohol to be great. My recommendation is to download VirtualDrive Pro trial and give it a test drive. – petereview
It is absolutely the greatest. I love it!
“Since I installed VirtualDrive, I haven’t had to worry about the grandkids closing the CD drive on a misaligned CD. I don’t have to worry about them scratching the real CD. They just click on the ‘VirtualDrive Manager’ and click on the game they want to play, then click on ‘Insert’ and they are playing their game. It is absolutely the greatest. I love it!” — Barbara, Homer, MI
VirtualDrive is an outstanding product.
“VirtualDrive is an outstanding product. Our computer lab receives a lot use from elementary to high school aged students. We set up a VirtualDrive server in a peer-to-peer configuration. Students access the various types of English, Science, Social Science, Vocational, Music, Math and Reference software from the VirtualDrive server. VirtualDrive allows us to run a wide variety of software, with no risk of losing or damaging valuable software media.” — The Children’s Home of Stockton, Stockton, CA
I have had Very Good Results From Your Software! In 13 to 15 years
I have to tip my hat to the guys at Farstone for creating such an excellent product.
Virtual Drive is an excellent piece of software and the people at Farstone have clearly done their homework.
– Editor Review at overclockers.com … Read the full review
A must-have for users who need continuous access to their optical media
The product is very easy to use, equipped with a clear and intuitive user interface designed for both experienced as well as novices.
– Editor Pick Award… Read the full review
Play & Burning
Burn a customized CD/DVD/BD, audio CD, or data CD/DVD
Run multiple CDs
Play up to 23 CDs simultaneously
Custom CD Cover
Users can create a custom cover for every virtual CD.
No lost & scratch CD
Instant CD play, No noise, no CD spin-up delay, no wear, no lost!
- Play games from hard drive at 200X speed without the actual CD/DVD
- Play your favorite games and disc-based applications as virtual CDs while original discs remain safely in their cases.
- Make your own customized virtual CD containing favorite tracks, video, and custom programs
- Custom Virtual CD/DVD Creation
- Burn virtual CD/DVD image to physical CD/DVD
- Mount a virtual CD/DVD on any virtual CD/DVD drives
- No noise, no tear and no lost CD/DVD
- Useful for UltraBook, Netbook and PC without physical CD drive
- Play up to 23 virtual CD/DVDs simultaneously
- Share CD/DVDs on a network
- Hot-key for hard-core CD/DVD users and gamers
- Automatically load and insert virtual CD/DVDs upon system startup
- Support unlimited number of Virtual CD/DVD images
- Support CD/DVD/Blu-ray
- VirtualDrive Network is available for easy management for multiple users… more info
Note: In compliance with copyright law, FarStone CD/DVD emulators do NOT support encrypted Hollywood movie titles.
Virtual CD and Virtual DVD
Instant play CD/DVD and run games and applications as virtual CDs with access speed more than 200 times faster. Plus, there’s no spin-up delay, no wear and tear, and no more lost of CD/DVDs!
Play up to 23 CD/DVD at the same time
VirtualDrive supports unlimited number of Virtual CD/DVDs. Users can pre-load up to 23 virtual CD/DVDs and toggle back and forth between games or virtual CD/DVDs without having to wait for physical CD/DVDs to spin up.
VirtualDrive will automatically load and insert Virtual CD/DVDs on startup.
Custom virtual CD/DVD Creation
Make a virtual CD/DVD from mp3 files, video files, photos, documentations and folders; and share it over a network.
Features VirtualDrive Pro 16 VirtualDrive Network 16
Play CD/DVD at 200X without the actual CD/DVD yes yes Support CD/DVD/Blu-ray and ISO file yes yes Create virtual CD/DVD from files and folders yes yes Password protection for a virtual CD/DVDs yes yes Compression for a virtual CD/DVDs yes yes Search files in virtual CD/DVD cabnets yes yes Enable/Disable autorun for virtual CD/DVD drive(s) yes yes Create a customized autorun (script program) for a virtual CD yes yes Explorer a virtual CD without inserting it to a virtual drive yes yes Share virtual CD/DVD over network yes yes Cover-Flow display mode, and customizable virtual CD cover yes yes Centralized virtual CD/DVD management – yes Centralized network management – yes Create up to 1,000 virtual CD/DVD towers – yes Supports unlimited clients to access the virtual towers – yes Set max number of users to use a virtual CD/DVD – yes Statistical information – CD/DVD usage history and log – yes Set access right for a CD/DVD – yes
VirtualDrive System Requirements
Operating System Supported
- Windows 8 & Windows 8.1(64 & 32 bits)
- Windows 7 (64 & 32 bits)
- Windows Vista (64 & 32 bits)
- Windows XP (64 & 32 bits)
- Windows Server 2012 (all versions)
- Windows Server 2008 (all versions)
- Windows Server 2003 (all versions)
Languages supported in one package:
English, German, Chinese-Trad, Chinese-Sim, and Japanese.
- At least 100 MB hard disk space for installation of the VirtualDrive software