Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:28 PM
From a 4 year old Yahoo Answer:
What is IVI Virtual SCSI CdRom Device for?
That is "Daemon Tools" virtual device driver, you can mount ISO files and other disk images instead of actually burning them to a disk. Conversely, if you just don't want to use your physical media create an ISO image of it once and mount it on the virtual drive as many times as you like (and keep the real disk safe). I think the systray icon is a red box w/ a silver lightning bolt, you can right-click and access the controls for it.
If you backup DVDs using dvdshrink, and want to save battery life, a good method would be the .ISO image format on your hdd and you won't waste power using the dvd drive to play just mount the ISO with daemon tools.
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