Phantom CD is a virtual CD/DVD/Blu-ray emulator. Mount your CD/DVD/Blu-ray image files as virtual CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc with Phantom CD.
Use disc images for your CD, DVD and Blu-ray backup. Replace your physical discs to avoid wear and tear on your optical drive, and to avoid disc problems resulted from heat, scratch, and dirt. Enjoy reading speed up to 200 times faster than a physical disc, allowing your application and games to start and run faster.
Avoid burning new CD's every few years
Writable optical discs like CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW and Blu-ray BD-RE have a life span of two to five years. They have a recording surface consisting of a layer of dye that can be modified by heat. The degradation process can result in the data "shifting" on the surface and thus becoming unreadable to the laser beam.
To avoid burning your discs every few years, copy the CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs to ISO or BIN/CUE disc images to your hard drive.
Hard drives have their limitations too. However, it is much easier and faster to copy dozens or even hundreds of disc image files to a new hard drive than to burn dozens of new CD's or DVD's.
CD-R Life Span Article
Easier to manage
How many CD's and DVD's do you have?
Our collection gets bigger and bigger, but we are not getting more organized. We leave the discs on the desk, exposing them for scratches. We pile them up or put them in the wrong boxes. It is never easy to find the right disc when you need it.
Save them as disc images. Organize them on your hard drive. It is easier to organize, and easier to find.
While the speed of computer processor still doubles every two years, we still have to suffer through the slow reading speed of the optical drives. They spin and buzz, and finally open the files we want. Want to open the next file? That's another round of waiting.
Virtual discs give you up to 200 times the speed of an optical drive. Openning a file on a virtual disc is no different from openning a file on the hard drive.