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Favorite program for mounting CD images?

Michael HMichael H Registered User regular
Just got my new optical drive-less laptop (HP dm1z), and need to mount some .iso files. What do you guys like that's free and simple?

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
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    Michael HMichael H Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Seems to be working great, thanks.

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    martyllianmartyllian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Slysoft virtual clone drive

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    LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I gotta say, my most recent experience with daemontools was horrific. It really fucked some shit up and was almost impossible to remove. I found MagicDisc to be a more innocuous, free solution.

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    PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Daemon tools is okay.

    Alcohol 120% (or 52% for the free version, only real limitation is 6 virtual drives) is pretty much the best IMO

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Daemon tools lite. Never had any trouble removing it either...

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    LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Daemon tools lite. Never had any trouble removing it either...

    Back in the day it installed some kind of tunneling driver or something that didn't go away when the uninstaller was run, and conflicted with another program I needed to use at the time - MacDrive.

    More recently it caused my laptop's CPU to idle at about 40% until I uninstalled it.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I've never used MacDrive (in fact, I only keep one virtual drive program installed at any given time), so I guess that explains. I also close it when I'm not using it, so idle memory usage isn't a problem.

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    RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I've never had issues with Daemon Tools, either, but I also like Alcohol 52%. Both are excellent choices.

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I got a license for Alcohol 120% from a friend who uses it for his business, and it's the best mounting program I've ever used. It's great for burning images as well, since it reads a ton of different formats and isn't bloated as hell like Nero is.

    My understanding is that 52% is basically the exact same program only you can't burn images and it doesn't cost money. Obviously if you're on a system without an optical drive you don't need burning software, so I'd also recommend 52%.

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    donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ive never had any trouble with Daemon Tools Lite, been using it for 3 years now.

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    PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I got a license for Alcohol 120% from a friend who uses it for his business, and it's the best mounting program I've ever used. It's great for burning images as well, since it reads a ton of different formats and isn't bloated as hell like Nero is.

    My understanding is that 52% is basically the exact same program only you can't burn images and it doesn't cost money. Obviously if you're on a system without an optical drive you don't need burning software, so I'd also recommend 52%.

    I think the only limitation on the 52% version is a maximum of 6 virtual drives instead of 31, burning should be available

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    jaziekjaziek Bad at everything And mad about it.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Phyphor wrote: »
    I got a license for Alcohol 120% from a friend who uses it for his business, and it's the best mounting program I've ever used. It's great for burning images as well, since it reads a ton of different formats and isn't bloated as hell like Nero is.

    My understanding is that 52% is basically the exact same program only you can't burn images and it doesn't cost money. Obviously if you're on a system without an optical drive you don't need burning software, so I'd also recommend 52%.

    I think the only limitation on the 52% version is a maximum of 6 virtual drives instead of 31, burning should be available

    What kind of situation arises where you need 31 virtual drives anyway?

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited July 2010
    jaziek wrote: »
    What kind of situation arises where you need 31 virtual drives anyway?

    Corporate stuff. Nothing a consumer really needs.

    Back in school we had a ton of images mounted over the network.

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