by February 1, 2010 0 comments

USB Maker 1.0 lets you burn a bootable CD/DVD of an operating system or an
application directly on to a USB drive. This could be useful for creating
installation media for netbooks and small footprint PCs which don’t have optical
drives. The software can only burn DVDs containing Windows 7 and Vista but not
earlier versions of Windows such as XP. It only supports the Windows platform,
however, we wish it could also be used to burn bootable Linux  distros.
Moreover, it can only be installed on Windows operating systems. You can also
use it to burn ISO or IMG files.

 This utility allows you to play your favorite movies and games through USB.
You can also create a backup USB for a movie and play it. We tested USB Boot
Maker on Windows 7 platform. With just a few clicks, a user can burn the ISO to
the USB drive and start using it. We were able to successfully burn Windows 7 on
to a USB drive in around 20 minutes on a standard Core 2 Duo-based machine.

Price: Rs 4,500
Meant for: Netbook users
Key Specs: Easy to use interface, can create bootable USB
Contact: Dextrosoft, Kolkata
Telephone: 65220271

SMS Buy 130212 to 56677

We also installed Win Vista (x86) on the same platform and the time taken for
the process was the same. We even burned a movie on to the USB drive; it took
approximately 13 minutes for a 3.57 GB DVD. Then we played it on a Fedora
12-based PC and found the movie quality to be pretty decent. However, a drawback
with this software is that you can only delete data from the USB drive using
proprietary applications, else the USB will become unusable.

* Test bed: Windows 7 Ultimate ( 32 bit ), Corsair DDR3
4 GB RAM, AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor(320 GHz), MSI 790 FX GD70
motherboard and Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 500 GB HDD.

Bottomline: A useful product for system admins who can carry an
installable OSon a USB drive
instead of a DVD.

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