StarWind Tape Redirector

Value Proposition

For virtualization administrators, who work with different hypervisors and look to easily switch VM formats, our solution is StarWind V2V Converter. It is the software that allows the conversion of VMs from one format to another, basically "cloning" them and keeping the original file intact.

StarWind V2V Converter is also a convenient tool for StarWind HyperConverged Appliance users, making hypervisor switch a very easy task indeed.

In case there’s a promising virtualization project without any initial investments, StarWind Virtual SAN Free would come in handy. Along with V2V Converter, it will make the virtualization admin’s life much easier, creating "shared nothing" fault-tolerant SAN or NAS on a couple of commodity servers.

StarWind Tape Redirector allows the use of LAN or WAN to eliminate distance limitation of tape backup hardware
StarWind Tape Redirector gives VM direct access to tape library


Unlike converters built-in into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter works both ways, converting any VM format into another one and back. It saves much time during migration and hypervisor switch.


Free of charge

StarWind V2V Converter is free software, without any hidden payments, additional required licenses or timebombs. In other words, there are no strings attached, V2V converter is good for immediate download and use.

Data safety

StarWind V2V Converter does not put the Virtual Machines at risk during conversion, because it actually works with a copy of target VM, keeping the original file intact. Any chance of data corruption or loss is eliminated.


StarWind V2V Converter supports the most widely used formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), StarWind native IMG, QCOW. It converts freely between them, enabling easy migration of infrastructure.

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