We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Reviews
15,669 Reviews

Orlogix VirtualDrive 9.0

£23 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Orologix

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

If you play a lot of games at home then you might find the following scenario familiar. You're itching to play Dungeon Siege II, for example, but when you try to fire it up, your PC tells you that the wrong disc is in the drive. Opening up your CD drive you find that Mum's been playing Scrabble again and, what's more, she seems to have mislaid your precious DSII disc.

If you play a lot of games at home then you might find the following scenario familiar. You're itching to play Dungeon Siege II, for example, but when you try to fire it up, your PC tells you that the wrong disc is in the drive. Opening up your CD drive you find that Mum's been playing Scrabble again and, what's more, she seems to have mislaid your precious DSII disc.

This is exactly the kind of problem VirtualDrive 9.0 from Orlogix has been designed to prevent. By eliminating the need to actually have the original disc in the drive to play the game you want, you'll save yourself time booting up your favourite titles - not to mention crawling around on the floor, looking through jewel cases. That's the theory, anyway.

Many of you will by now be thinking of the opportunities that this offers to software pirates, but if the original discs have been properly protected by the vendor this will not be an issue.

And it works very well - the installation is quick and painless and creating the virtual drives is easy as pie. We can particularly see the benefits this program would bring to notebook users who actually work on the move - you won't have to ask the person next to you on the bus if they would mind moving while you open up the CD drive.

Orlogix VirtualDrive 9.0 Expert Verdict »

233MHz Pentium II processor
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
128MB RAM
25MB hard disk space
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 9 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

It's easy to see how VirtualDrive could be used for purposes that are less than honest, but it's not up to Orlogix to counteract this - the original software vendor is responsible for protecting its products. VirtualDrive is simple to use and install and will save you time if you're the type of user who is constantly engaging your optical drive.

  • Farstone VirtualDrive Pro review

    Farstone VirtualDrive Pro

    VirtualDrive Pro is a great little program for mounting images as virtual drives (up to 23 of them), also creates them - from files and folders or existing media. Even better, it burns images to physical media. The program works with CDs, as well as DVDs and Blu-ray media that are not copy protected.

  • Dungeon Siege III review

    Dungeon Siege III

    This action RPG will ease the wait for Diablo III, but it isn’t taking action roleplaying games anywhere particularly fresh.

  • Space Siege review

    Space Siege

    Space Siege could have stolen a lot of Diablo III's thunder by offering up an addictive hack-and-slash action experience set in a sci-fi setting. But instead, it ends up shooting itself in the foot.

  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege II

    Microsoft Dungeon Siege II

    When we reviewed the original Dungeon Siege three years ago we were bowled over by its graphics, addictive gameplay and absorbing plot line. So we have been eagerly awaiting its successor.

  • Dungeon Master Java review

    Dungeon Master Java

    Dungeon Master Java lets modern PC users enjoy a classic role-playing-game for free.


IDG UK Sites

Microsoft smartwatch release date, price and specs rumours: Launching within a few weeks

IDG UK Sites

Why you shouldn't buy the iPad mini 3: No wonder Apple gave it 10 seconds of stage time

IDG UK Sites

Halloween Photoshop tutorials: 13 masterclasses for horrifying art, designs and type

IDG UK Sites

Should I upgrade from Mavericks to OS X 10.10 Yosemite? What you need to know before updating to...