Virtual CD from StarWind Software, Inc. allows you to create a virtual DVD-ROM drive locally to extend your computing infrastructure. A Virtual DVD-ROM emulation allows you to use virtual optical drives when and where you need them. Virtual CD from StarWind creates images of your optical media, so you can use them at any time without having the physical medium on hand. No matter whether your disk has been scratched, lost or stolen - you still have the maximum availability of your data. Moreover, right now, you can add CD functionality even if you don't have a real CD/DVD on hand. From now on you don't have to change disks manually and you get the full protection of your data, because you don't have to use the original disks.
With StarWind's Virtual CD you can save your CDs on your workstation computer and directly link with the application. You and your colleagues will not even know that a CD is needed. When starting the application StarWind Virtual CD will insert the right CD/DVD automatically. Your valuable CDs can be safely kept in a cabinet. You don't need to invest in CD or DVD drives. If your workstation is networked, it's enough to have the StarWind Virtual CD on the fileserver. All workstations can access this virtual CD - with almost fixed disk speed.
Another concern is when you don't have access to the real CD/DVD drive and need to emulate it. Making a modern notebook as small and light as possible usually means leaving out the optical drive. If you want to access data, games or music on a CD or DVD, you are faced with a dilemma: you can either pack along an external optical drive and all the optical discs you think you might need-basically negating the major advantages of having a netbook - or do without optical media altogether. StarWind Virtual CD completely eliminates this problem.