ImDisk Toolkit is one of those Windows freeware that any computer user should have on their system. The app is great for reserving a portion of a computer’s memory to be used as Virtual Hard Drive (VHD). This tool lets you mount image files of hard drive, CD-ROM and create RamDisks with various parameters.
ImDisk Toolkit for Windows
VHDs have several uses and advantages that make it useful in an everyday task. For example, users can create a VHD and use it to test software for security purposes. Anything that is operated in a VHD can never affect files outside of it. Furthermore, users can even use it to install other operating systems, but we’d prefer if this is not performed by novice computer users.
The big downside to VHD is that it does not have a user interface, so users who are not advanced enough will find it difficult to operate. This is where ImDisk Toolkit comes into play as it provides a graphical user interface that even the most novice of users can understand and manage.
No longer does a person needs advanced skills to take advantage of what VHD has to offer.
- NRG, Bin, ISO
- VMDK, VDI, VHD
- Raw formats support.
Using the app:
ImDisk comes with a virtual disk driver, so there is no need to install it separately from the app itself.
When the app is launched, it provided us with a simple to understand window that manage to give us few options to work with. We would have preferred to have more things to play with, but chances are that could make the app more for the advanced user than anyone else.
The app allowed us to use virtual hard drives to enclose different image formats such as the ones we have listed above.
We used the app to browse and select the image file we wanted to use; we were asked to either select mount of the drive letter. We then choose the device type and specified the amount of partitions we’d want to create. The option was also there to mount the image as a removable drive, or as read-only.
The learning curve here can be a huge problem for users who want to give ImDisk a shot. However, the user interface makes everything a lot easier. Bear in mind that for some things to work, the app will require users to have .NET Framework installed. If it isn’t, then users will be prompted to to download it.
Download ImDisk Toolkit right here for free.