Alcohol 120% is CD/DVD Burning and emulation software. You might ask, however, who uses CDs anymore? For that matter, do people actually use DVDs for storage? The answer to these questions might surprise you.
How to Download Alcohol 120%
Alcohol 120% comes in two versions. You can download the 15 days trial with all the features or the free edition which has fewer capabilities:
- (only 2 virtual drivers instead of 31 that you can count on in the full version)
- no copy protection emulation
- ability to write to only one drive at the same time
The Program Review
Though much of the talk these days is about cloud storage and even USB drives when it comes to physical media, some people still prefer, for one reason or another, to keep their data on CDs and DVDs.
That’s not surprising given their relative cost and storage capacity.
But, like all things that grow out of favor with the tech world, burning a CD or a DVD is becoming harder with each passing year.
Unless you have the Alcohol 120% CD/DVD burning software from Alcohol Soft – easily one of the best burner programs out there right now.
Alcohol 120% is specifically for Windows-based systems and is ideal for archival CD and DVD creation and emulation (if you want only the latter, go for Alcohol 52% from the same company).
Yet it is also great for mass production of physical media, such as photo albums you want to give to your family and friends or even a music CD you want to demo.
Whatever it is you are looking to do, Alcohol 120% makes it simple and easy.
This is because Alcohol 120% keeps track of your most popular burns and stores them as images on your computer. That means you don’t need to burn the media again and you can make as many copies as you need with the click of a button. In fact, you can mount them to 1 of the 31 virtual drives at the click of a button.
Where an image of the CD or DVD comes in handy is when the original is either damaged or even lost. In these cases, you can use the data uploaded to your hard drive to make a perfect copy and not miss a beat when it comes to productivity.
For people who produce music or photographers that take a lot of pictures, this kind of quick, easy access to archive CDs and DVDs cannot be understated. Not only will it shave hours off of your workload if you have to distribute physical media, but also it can be transitioned to new computer systems as you upgrade.
There’s even a pre-mastering functionality that lets you burn files straight from your hard drive. In terms of supported formats, Alcohol 120% supports CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and even HD DVD with complete compatibility for 32-bit and 64-bit systems up to and including the latest Windows 10 release.
In that vein, Alcohol 12-% supports .mds, .iso, .b5t, .b6t, .ccd, .isz, .cue, .bwt, cdi, .pdi and .nrg file formats.
As far as in the ideal user for Alcohol 120%, the devs basically want this to be general use software that anyone can master but they have especially targeted it towards librarians and government archivists, businesses, and even family use.
If you’re looking for a versatile, robust CD and DVD burning and optical media emulation software system, you need not look any further than Alcohol 120%.