Gizmo Drive is a virtual device simulator which allows you to create password protected hard disk images with its proprietary GDRIVE format. Gizmo Drive also supports a number of standard image formats including: ISO, VHD, BIN, IMG, NRG, CCD, MDS, and MDF. These images can be mounted to any of the 26 virtual devices made available by Gizmo Drive's virtual device driver. When an image is mounted, it appears as an actual hard drive or CD/DVD-ROM device in Windows Explorer. These devices can be used to achieve a superior performance increase whenever a CD/DVD-ROM disc is extracted to its ISO form and mounted from the hard drive instead. Virtual devices are great for archiving purposes as well, and generally they are good at freeing up desk space by eliminating the need of having discs scattered all over the office.