BurnAware Premium

BurnAware Premium 9.6

Highly versatile tool to burn all types of data into CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs
 
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BurnAware Premium is a full-fledged disc burning tool with all the features you would expect and then some more. It supports all types of discs, creates and burns ISO images as well as standard, bootable, video, data, and audio discs. This edition will also allow you to clone discs, to verify them, to recover lost data from them, to erase rewritable discs, and even to extract the tracks of audio CDs, all in a clear and intuitive interface.

The catalog of features is simply stunning. While most disc burning tools merely burn data to disc, and more sophisticated ones may even offer you some support for ISO images, BurnAware goes beyond most of its competitors to offer you all the tools you’ll ever need to create and manage your (re-)writable discs. Obviously, you will be able to create data, audio, MP3, and video discs easily and efficiently using this tool, but that’s what anyone would expect from an app like this. What you may find surprising (in a good way), is that you can also create bootable media (either on a disc or as an ISO image), span the data you want to burn across various discs, recover unreadable data from faulty discs, rip your favorite music CDs, make exact backup copies of your CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs, etc. Each of the icons on the initial menu will open a clean and clear interface that will allow you to perform all of these tasks quickly and, best of all, efficiently.

Unless you need to burn an ISO image to multiple drives simultaneously or use this tool with commercial purposes (features that are only available in the Pro edition), my recommendation is to go for the Premium edition of BurnAware. It comes with all the features listed on its website and in this review and none of the restrictions of the Free edition. BurnAware Premium is much more than just a software tool to burn discs – it is a feature-rich app with a plethora of extra disc-related tools that most of its competitors simply can’t offer.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Clear and intuitive interface.
  • Multiple disc-related extra features.
  • Support for all types of discs.
  • CD ripping tool.
  • Creates and burns ISO images.
  • Supports CUE files

Cons

  • No drawbacks found during the review
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