Gizmo Drive

Gizmo Drive

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.9
  • Total Downloads:
    222,886
  • Date Added:
    May 13, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    248
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 stars

"Work as expected"

February 06, 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 stars

"Excellent!"

December 02, 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 stars

"Won't play nice with Power2Go"

July 04, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.9
Version 2.7.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Arainia Solutions
Publisher web site http://arainia.com/software.html
Release Date May 07, 2011
Date Added May 13, 2011
Version 2.7.9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.44MB
File Name gdrive-279-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 222,886
Downloads Last Week 248
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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