PowerISO is a software tool for processing CD, DVD and BD digital image files, developed by Power Software and launched officially in 2004. With PowerISO users can create virtual CD and DVD drives in their computers and mount virtual CD and DVD images in ISO, CDI.M, DAA and NRG formats. The program can also create digital images from CDs and DVDs and burn ISO files to physical CD, DVD or Blu-Ray discs. This is all done through one of the most simple and straight forward user interfaces of any ISO image mounting tools, allowing even users with no computer expertise to mount and burn digital CD and DVD images at a professional level.
To mount CD and DVD images with PowerISO, users only need to open the application, click the mount button on the program’s toolbar and select the location of the ISO file. Alternatively, images can be mounted directly from the Windows explorer by right clicking the ISO file on the computer to bring up the shell context menu, in which a PowerISO icon appears showing the different options offered by the program. Like other CD and DVD mounting applications, PowerISO mounts images by creating a virtual drive in the computer that emulates the functionalities of a physical disc drive. PowerISO is the only application in which digital drives are created and removed automatically as soon as users decide to mount and dismount their digital ISO files. In addition, PowerISO can create bootable USD drives, supporting USB.FDD, USB-ZIP and USB-HDD.
One of the most unique features offered by PowerISO is its capacity to manage DAA (Direct Drive Access) files. DAA is type of image format that supports various forms of advanced compression as well as password protection, and can be split into multiple volumes. This format is particularly useful for users who want to backup their CD and DVD files and keep them secure. By using DAA images over ISO, users can save storage space and keep their content secret and inaccessible to unauthorized third parties through data encryption. This makes PowerISO one of the most reliable disc mounting options when it comes to safeguarding the security and privacy of its users, as well as safely preserving their data.
PowerISO is compatible with all versions of Windows in 32 and 64 bits, from Windows 98 to Windows 10. It can easily run on almost any computer hardware and is translated to 38 languages, making it highly accessible for users around the world. PowerISO can be downloaded for free from the developer’s official website. Users may also choose to purchase the full version of the program for 29.95 USD. The full version of PowerISO offers various advantages over the free version, such as removing startup dialogues and being able to create and edit images over 300MB in size. With its varied features, its simple and accessible interface and its low price, PowerISO remains as one of the best options in the market for processing CD, DVD and BD digital files.