Physical recordable media archiving – FileFormats

  • ISO – The generic file format for most optical media, including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD and UMD.
  • NRG – The proprietary optical media archive format used by Nero applications.
  • IMG – For archiving MS-DOS formatted floppy disks.
  • ADF – Amiga Disk Format, for archiving Amiga floppy disks
  • ADZ – The GZip-compressed version of ADF.
  • DMS – Disk Masher System, a disk-archiving system native to the Amiga.
  • DSK – For archiving floppy disks from a number of other platforms, including the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC.
  • D64 – An archive of a Commodore 64 floppy disk.
  • SDI – System Deployment Image, used for archiving and providing “virtual disk” functionality.
  • MDS – DAEMON tools native disc image file format used for making images from optical CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc. It comes together with MDF file and can be mounted with DAEMON Tools or Alcohol 120% software.
  • MDX – New DAEMON Tools file format that allows to get one MDX disc image file instead of two (MDF and MDS).
  • DMG – Macintosh disk image files

(MPEG-1 is found in a .DAT file on a video CD.)

  • CDI – DiscJuggler image file
  • CUE – CDRWrite CUE image file
  • CIF – Easy CD Creator .cif format
  • C2D – Roxio / WinOnCD .c2d format
  • DAA – PowerISO .daa format
  • CCD,SUB,IMG – CloneCD image file
  • B6T – BlindWrite 5/6 image file

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *