ISO to USB is a free and lightweight program that can burn an ISO image file directly to USB drives. An ISO is a file format that you will find in CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc where you can archive an operating system. Correctly storing an ISO file into your USB drive not only copies the exact file, but also the data stored in the ISO image. The ISO to USB program enables you to have a bootable Windows USB drive, install a Windows operating system to other Windows compatible devices, and back up your computer in case of system boot issues.
The purpose of the ISO to USB program is to compile all the contents of your computer and its operating system into a USB. Contents can include images, videos, documents, and other programs. It makes it simpler to transfer into a portable drive. This program is a vital part of the USB booting process wherein a bootable USB software can detect and extract a large compressed file. The parts of the actual system image will be unpacked and installed on to your computer.
ISO to USB keeps the burning process simple by displaying the tools on a plain gray interface. You will need to upload the ISO file you need to compress and select the hard drive you need to insert it to. The program will display a drop-down menu with all the USB flash drives connected to your computer. It will begin transferring the file once you have selected its location. While it would be better to have drag-and-drop controls, the selection process is just as simple. Advanced users will not be satisfied with the lack of customization features as this program simply transfers the ISO file to a USB device.
Support and performance
ISO to USB supports Windows bootable disk such as BOOTMGR and NTLDR boot mode. With a bootable USB disk, you can format the drive as a FAT32, exFAT, NTFS. A FAT32 file is good for USB flash drives and other external media but it lacks the permissions and other security features built into the NTFS file system. In addition, it can only store 4GB or less.
Both the NTFS and exFAT files can compress large amounts of files, but the exFAT files are compatible with most devices and is easily recognized by USB flash drives. At 1 MB, ISO to USB is incredibly lightweight. This prevents it from compressing whole computer systems quickly. While it’s not the fastest ISO compressor, it is still capable of storing all your file’s contents into a single, portable file.
Substantial ISO burner
ISO to USB is a simple but highly capable program for casual users that need to burn their ISO image files into their USB drives. Note that you can only use this program in Windows computers running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8. They’re the operating systems are most capable of running ISO files. In addition, it is capable of formatting your file system into either FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS which are enough to organize your drive.