DAEMON Tools Ultra

DAEMON Tools Ultra 3.1

The largest version of a multi-functional optical media emulation program
3.9  (55 votes)
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DAEMON Tools Ultra is the biggest, the most expensive and the most functional version of DAEMON Tools virtual image manager. Once again, it is the most stable and effective instrument for creating and handling disk images.

The interface is as intuitive as in Pro and Lite versions, yet newer versions have improved the simplified design, which is especially useful with all the additional functions of Ultra. And those functions are the main feature of the program. Again, you can mount images in all the major formats: *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.bin/*.cue, *.ape/*.cue, *.flac/*.cue, *.nrg, *.isz to a virtual drive together with *.vhd, *.vmdk, TrueCrypt and ZIP files. Conversion of virtual discs to Bluray is also maintained. Splitting and compressing are still accessible.

The Ultra version includes several elements absent from its lighter counterparts. It supports multitasking, allowing you to handle more than one wizard simultaneously to reduce time. There's also the portable mode for using the program without installation, which is really handy in some situations when you don't have a powerful computer and a lot of time. Finally, there are the command line tools for optimizing the performance of operations. Other big features include options to use the tool directly from desktop, getting additional info on the contents of images, working with bootable USB, creating of virtual RAM disks, handling of VHDs and many more.

DAEMON Tools Ultra is a gigantic complex dedicated to handling anything related to disk images and virtual files. If you need a professional tool for that, this is your choice.

James Lynch
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Review summary

Pros

  • Maximum functionality
  • Conversion option
  • Easy image editing

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Difficult for inexperienced users
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