iShareDisk Features
  • Functions

    Virtual disk 

    edition

    Basic 

    edition

    Professional 

    edition

    Enterprise 

    edition

    Support five system image format: VMWare disk image, Microsoft Virtual PC VHD disk image, Virtual Box VDI disk image, IMG disk image and ISO CD-ROM image

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support load system image as a virtual disk on server directly, write and save data to disk

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support load system image and disk of server as a virtual disk, custom the disk letter of client computer

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support large than 2TB size disk and GPT partition on server, client system must newer than windows vista system

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    An integrated resolution of diskless boot with built-in DHCP, PXE, TFTP, Image upload and iSCSI disk function

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support diskless boot of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows 7(32/64bit), Windows 8.1, Centos and Ubuntu through network

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Upload client’s windows system to server in VHD, VMDK, and VDI image format.

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support multiple system images to boot up and display the boot menu

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support creation of unlimited profiles on one system image or creation of unlimited restore points on one profile

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support write to system image or server’s disk in super user directly, save write-back to system image or create restore point after shutdown client computer.

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support Read/write cache and SSD two level cache on server, zero write cache on client.

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Supports setting each client's network configuration and the boot server IP alone

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support PNP for various network cards. multiple configurations computers can boot diskless on the same system image

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support multiple write-back folders and distribute write-back files automatically.

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support fix personal disk of client computer, the data will keep after computer restart.

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support multiple network cards load balance of one server

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Support VHD raw boot Windows 7、Windows 8.1、 Windows 10、 Windows Server 2003、Windows Server 2008/R2、 Windows Server 2012、Windows Server 2016 in client ssd disk

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Support multiple servers load balance, fail-over online and sync system image file.

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Support roaming personal disk with login name, roaming personal desktop and documents with disk

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

    Support diskless boot in windows domain, client computer join domain automatically

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

    Support prohibit access to the USB disk in client computer.

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

System Requirements

Requirement of Server System:
Support Windows XP、Windows Vista、Windows 7、Windows 8.1、 Windows 10、 Windows Server 2003、Windows Server 2008/R2、 Windows Server 2012、Windows Server 2016 and Ubuntu desktop amd64 version. Windows Server 2008/ R2、 Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 recommended.
All disk partitions should be formatted as NTFS. When format disks, set "Allocation unit size" as "Default" for Windows system disk, and set "Allocation unit size" as "64K" for other disks.

Requirement of Network:
You can use the built-in DHCP and TFTP functionality of iShareDisk, or use a third-party DHCP and TFTP server plus iShareDisk PXE boot files. Support 100MB - 1GB network, 1GBPS network recommended when diskless boot, please use VHD raw boot in 100MBPS network.

Requirement of Client System:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016、Centos and Ubuntu etc.
The Windows system drive should be formatted as NTFS and set "Allocation unit size" as "Default".

Requirement of Client Hardware:
UEFI or legacy BIOS
Diskless boot require support PXE 2.x network card, or V2.33 above for ROM in Realtek network card. VHD raw boot require local disk, mSATA,SATA3, PCI-E SSD recommended.

Recommended Hardware Configuration of Server hardware at Diskless boot:
  • 25 Clients

    CPU: 2.0G
    RAM: 8G
    System Image Disk: SATA-2*1  250G an image file (SC 512M) compares well with SSD
    Game Disk: SATA-2 500G*2  (Software or hardware raid as required)
    Write-back Disk of the 1st Client: SATA-2*1  250G
    Average (one write-back disk for every 35 clients)
    Main board: Support RAID or HCI
    Network Card: 1000Mb Ethernet,
    If possible, please use SSD hard disk as buffer and SAS the write-back disk.

    50 Clients

    CPU: 2.8G
    RAM: 16G
    System Image compares well with SSD
    Game Disk: SATA-2 500G  (Software or hardware raid as required)
    80G,3rd SSD Generation: 80G, 3rd generation
    Write-back Disk of the 1st Client: SATA-2  250G
    Write-back Disk of the 2nd Client: SATA-2  250G
    Average (one write-back disk for every 35 clients)
    Main board: Support RAID or AHCI
    Network Card: 2 multi-IP or single IP static link aggregation (distribution)
    If possible, please use SAS as game disk and SAS the write-back disk.

    100 Clients

    CPU: 2.8G
    RAM: 32G
    System Image Disk: 1 SATA-2  an image file (SC 512M) compares well with SSD
    Game Disk: SATA-2 500G*3  (Software or hardware raid as required)
    SSD Disk: 80G 3rd Generation
    Write-back Disk of the 1st Client: SATA-2  250G
    Write-back Disk of the 2nd Client: SATA-2  250G
    Write-back Disk of the 3rd Client: SATA-2  250G
    Average (one write-back disk for every 35 clients)
    Main board: Support RAID or AHCI
    Network Card: Intel 1000Mb Ethernet, 2-3 multiple IP or single IP static link aggregation (distribution)
    If possible, please use SAS as the game disk and SSD or SAS the write-back disk.

    > 100 Clients

    Multi-server is recommended to for load balance.  
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