lunes, 12 de febrero de 2007

FileDisk (montar imagenes raw en windows)

FileDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP that uses one or more files to emulate physical disks. A console application is included that let you dynamically mount and unmount
files. An example of use for this driver is if you have made plans spending the weekend writing
an RAID driver for NT but find you are short of disks. FileDisk can also use CD-images.

Latest news: Works on Windows XP, FileDisk images can be stored on network drives, support for CD-images, support for UNC paths, support for sparse files.

FileDisk can use sparse files as disk images. A sparse file is a file were suficiently large
blocks of zeros isn't allocated disk space. You can create sparse files with the tool To see how much disk space a file actually uses right click on the file and
choose properties. If you for example creates a sparse file of 4GB, mounts it in FileDisk and
formats it to NTFS, it will only take up 24MB on disk but looks like a normal disk of 4GB.