Thursday, August 16, 2007



At jkOnTheRun (http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/08/freeware-of-t-1.html), stay-at-home mobile warrior Kevin Tofel (http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/07/reducing-my-car.html) posted as his freeware of the day an app called Virtual CloneDrive (http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html). Basically, if you ripped a CD or DVD to an ISO (an all-in-one file copy of that disc), CloneDrive can run that file as if it was a disc in an optical drive.

This could be of use to me as one of my ideas for my "cloud" (http://sumocat.blogspot.com/2007/08/building-my-own-cloud.html) was to rip ISOs to the drive, so I can access thru anywhere, This would not be of great use over the web since the connection speed is limited (we average about 1 Mbps upload), but the local network speed of 54 Mbps should be enough to give it a try. Would make for another great use of my "cloud" (coming soon).



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Idea to access optical discs anywhere


2 Comments:

  1. Definitely a great tool to have.
    When I got a copy of Office 2007 at work, the first thing I did was create an .iso file from it using Nero. It's good for having a backup since CD/DVD's get scratched.
    When I got home, I copied the .iso to my desktop which has a lot of storage. Then over the network, I mounted it using Daemon Tools on my UMPC and installed that way.

    By Anonymous Rodfather, at 8/19/2007 01:46:00 AM
     

  2. I still need to move my discs to storage as ISO, but I tried one and it works smoothly. Looking forward to moving all my discs from physical storage to digital storage.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 8/22/2007 08:06:00 PM
     

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