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Gizmo Drive

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current version:

    3.6 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "malware !!"

    December 25, 2013  |   By shkolz

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    none ..........

    Cons

    Do not install. It will mess up your computer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "4 stars & deserves all of them"

    September 23, 2013  |   By Weissryk

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    easy install & works flawlessly

    Cons

    none so far

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware: installs bloatware, toolbars, adware, games"

    August 28, 2013  |   By webets

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    None whatsoever, because of bloatware

    Cons

    I opted out of all "extras" suggested by the installer during installation. Nevertheless, several toorbars, bloatware, adware, and online games were installed.

    Summary

    Installs unwanted bloatware, toolbars, adware, games whether you consent to it or not.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "awesome program considering that its free"

    September 22, 2012  |   By Macelliott

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    Does all it says on the tin

    Cons

    haven't found any yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Flawless experience"

    August 17, 2012  |   By abirduphigh

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    -Absolutely free - no ads/spyware/etc.
    -Clean, minimalist interface - very easy to use
    -Virtual devices work without a hitch, appear appropriately in "My Computer"
    -As effective as, if not more so than, non-free alternatives

    Cons

    None that I can find

    Summary

    For me, what sets this software apart from the rest is simple: It's incredibly well designed. I believe the engineers at Arainia Solutions think much differently about the end-user experience than those of more mainstream applications, the latter of which I believe tend to focus more on the number of gimmicks rather than the end result. Gizmo Drive performs exceedingly well while asking for nothing (except for a modest donation). It does exactly what I need it to quickly and intuitively with a beautifully minimalist interface and hardly any degradation to the performance of the OS environment.

    Where I think Arainia really shines is in Gizmo Central, which is the core component needed to run Drive, as well as handful of other similarly effective applications from Arainia, such as the also free text/hex/binary editor appropriately called Editor. Central also comes with a built-in, highly flexible app launcher called Toolbar which seamlessly integrates the other components included in the bundle, including Drive. I believe that Toolbar deserves a review of its own that I'll reserve for my review on the core component, Central, that I would rate just as highly.

    I highly recommend Google Drive if you are in need of free, minimalist, flexible and robust software for virtual drive management to mount and burn disc images. Where I couldn't be pressed to pay even less than ten dollars for similar mainstream solutions, I am happy to willingly donate much more than that to support the obviously talented engineers who created Gizmo Drive.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So far so good. Does what it supposed to."

    June 27, 2012  |   By chuckm1964

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    I looked at the reviews of the various virtual drive programs and decided to try this one. (I downloaded it directly from the Arania Solutions web site.) So far so good. I just needed a virtual drive program to mount an .iso image, and it does that without any problem. And it's free! No viruses or adware. You install the "Gizmo Manager" and select which components you want to include. I just wanted the "Gizmo Drive" so that's all I installed. I would recommend this software to a friend. Thank you Arainia
    Solutions.

    Cons

    None that I've seen so far.

    Summary

    Recommended

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works like a champ"

    March 24, 2012  |   By bigbosst

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    multiple drive mounts from iso
    burn isos to disk
    works like a champ

    Cons

    not a huge fan of the launcher

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Work as expected"

    February 6, 2012  |   By ckamfung

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    User to use interface.
    Support many virtual drive letters
    Have other features not related to virtual drive.

    Cons

    (Not found yet)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent!"

    December 2, 2011  |   By scottbomb

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    Easily mount an .iso and install software without having to burn a CD or DVD.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't play nice with Power2Go"

    July 4, 2011  |   By MrVulcan

    Version: Gizmo Drive 2.7.9

    Pros

    Admittedly, I haven't had it long enough to find any pros.

    Cons

    As soon as this is installed, Cyberlink's Power2Go wouldn't start anymore.

    Summary

    This may work for you, as long as you don't have Power2Go.

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