PowerISO 4.4

A program that allows you to process, open and manipulate CD, DVD and BD images

  • Category:

    CD & DVD

  • Version:

    4.4

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    6.6 (170)
PowerISO 4.4
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One of the biggest advantages of PowerISO is how it has low system requirements and backwards compatibility to make it one of the most effective recovery tools that you have ever seen. Especially for older computers, PowerISO works astoundingly well because this is the time of when it was made.

The Interface: Not so Great

If we had to critique one of the things about PowerISO, it would probably be the software's retro look. When you compare it to some of the other applications, the interface doesn't just look old, it looks clunky and unattractive. However, you shouldn't confuse the appearance with how the software performs because in terms of performance, there are few that will do a better job.

PowerISO: Disk Imaging Software

If we had to say what kind of data recovery tools this company will provide you with, it's a disk imaging software software at heart. However, consider it as one of the best because of the powerful tools and how it meets most of your basic imaging needs. It's simple enough that you won't need a rocket scientist to help you figure out how it works. PowerISO has a simple yet intuitive layout that especially works well for the inexperienced users. Part of the hard drive recovery strategy will operate using the hard drive migration process. In that way, it doesn't resemble the traditional backup software in the slightest. You can position the PowerISO to help you with the recovery process, and you can compress and store all your precious media as needed. Even if it's on an old computer.

Low Demand on Resources

Whenever you install something, you first prioritize the level of resource requirements, and PowerISO doesn't require a lot of resources. In fact, it only asks for 64 MB of RAM and 10 MB of hard drive disk space. At the same time, you have a data recovery solution that is also backwards compatible. It reaches all the way back to Windows 98. The features found on this data recovery tool make it especially useful if you had intentions of cloning a hard drive for data recovery on an old computer.

When we look at the program interface, you have a straightforward design that has been made with the Windows shell extension, and this gives you the look of a Windows XP computer. If you have seen the later versions from Windows, you will notice how the interface does look somewhat outdated, but you should let it trick you into believing it won't do a fantastic job because you have easy access to basic imaging features like mount, compress and burn. Everything available in one tool.

Pros

  • You have easy access to some of the most basic imaging features.
  • Backwards compatibility stretches all the way back to Windows 98.
  • An excellent choice for the inexperienced users of data recovery.

Cons

  • Sports an outdated an unappealing appearance.

PowerISO is an application designed to create disk images. Developed by PowerISO Computing, the software application burns images to both CDs and DVDs.

Pros

  • One of the key pros associated with PowerISO is its straightforward interface. The interface is self explanatory and simple to use. The interface includes a delineated set of buttons that run across the top of the screen, which contains the basic navigational functions.
  • Another benefits of PowerISO is that it can burn and saves images into three different file alternatives: ISO, DAA and BIN. This flexibility is valuable depending on user needs and goals.
  • PowerISO is a comprehensive product. As well as burning images to CDs and DVDs, the application is also capable of hosting virtual drives and audio formats. As is the case with the CD and DVD burning capacities, the functions are also quite basic -- but designed to meet the essential needs of most users.
  • PowerISO is compatible with many different Windows operating systems. This includes Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • Along with the standard burning feature, PowerISO comes complete with an editing tool and the ability to encrypt, split and convert ISO files. As is the case with the burning feature, these tools are both easy to access and use. Even users with limited experience undertaking these types of tasks can do so with ease with PowerISO.

Cons

  • PowerISO is a basic application. It does not include some of the more advanced bells and whistles often found on some other similar applications. However, despite this, most users find the functionality associated with PowerISO to be more than adequate at meeting all their image burning needs.
  • The free, trial version of PowerISO does have another limitation. It restricts users to burning images that are 300M or less. The restriction does not exist on the paid-for version of the product. Otherwise, the free, trial version of PowerISO is the same as the paid-for derivation.

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