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CloneCD is a program that allows to make exact CDs and DVDs copies.
If you have a great music CDs collection, or many data CDs/DVDs (video, games, etc.), it is recommended to make backup copies to preserve them and to use them in the future.
For example, we can make a copy of a music CD to take it in the car, and in this way prevent that the original CD suffer some sort of damage. Or we can also make a copy to the hard disk of a DVD computer video game, and insert the game's image into a virtual drive, and then decrease load times.
CloneCD make 1:1 CDs/DVDs backups, this means that the copy will be exactly the same as the original disc. So if we copy a music CD, this can be read by any music player. The music CD will be copied even if it includes an anticopy system.
Keep in mind that in order to be able to make DVD movies copies we will need additional software called AnyDVD.
The program can also create a CD/DVD image and save it on the hard disk. In this way, we will be able to retrieve the copy of the hard disk at any time, and burn it to CD/DVD. The program supports ISO and UDF, so that we can record images created from other programs such as Nero.
The software supports deletion of rewritable CDs and DVDs, so that we will be able to reuse these disks at any time.
When we are going to make a copy of CD/DVD, it will show multiple copy profiles. We must choose the one that best suits the disc we are copying. These profiles are: Audio CD, Data CD, Game CD, Multimedia Audio CD, PC Video Game Protected.
Advanced users can create his own copy profiles, and edit the reading and burning settings.
User interface is very simple, and consists of 4 buttons that allow us to execute the main functions of this software: create image, burn image, make exact disc copy, and erase disc.
Also displays a window with the last actions we've done. Here we can see if there has been some kind of error in the burning process.
This software has been on the market for more than 10 years, and despite that it has not been updated for several years, its functionality is still intact.
The program is paid and offers a 21 days demo, in which we will be able to test the operation of the program without any kind of limitation.