StarWind V2V Image Converter is a simple and straightforward application that offers a fast, easy and convenient manner of converting between image file formats used for and by virtual machines. More precisely, this neat little freeware can convert virtual disk images among VMDK (VMware virtual disks), VHD (Microsoft Virtual PC virtual disks), and raw virtual disks stored as IMG images.
Using this small application is very easy, as it comes with a neat, wizard-like interface that guides you step-by-step through the conversion process. Even complete beginners can use this simplistic program. Even if virtual machines are usually handled by professionals, this tiny application can actually be used by anyone.
I also like that this tool can convert to “growable” VMware and Virtual PC disk images, which means that the disk size of the images it creates can grow over time whenever needed. It also displays the size of the output file and the free space available on your disk, so that you can decide where to save the converted image.
In conclusion, StarWind V2V Image Converter is a handy tool that makes converting images of virtual disks a simple and fast job. Since it’s also free, it gets my unhesitating recommendation.
- Easy-to-use, wizard-based interface.
- Supports both "growable" and pre-allocated image sizes
- The interface cannot be customized or resized.
- Supports only 3 image file formats.
- Requires registration in order to download it