Without any third-party programs any operating system can last for almost an eternity, but it’s close to impossible to imagine working with a stock Windows installation. Chances are you want to reinstall, or move to a different PC without losing any data. In this regard, DVD Span helps you burn data to disk in an efficient sorting order to allow maximum transfer capacity.
One cool advantage here is portability, so the application is good to go from the moment download is done. This allows it to be carried around on a flash drive in case you want to perform the same backup operation on a different PC. Just make sure to run it with administrator privileges so it can optimally use all functions.
Although it may feel a little rough in terms of visual design, it’s pretty intuitive overall, making it easy for individuals of all levels of experience to accommodate. Several panels display files you load in the order you load them, groups on discs, as well as a file explorer for groups you select.
Another advantage is the lack of dependency for any external burner, even though the application doesn’t really resemble your common burning tool. What’s more, adding files of interest is easily done by dropping them over the main window.
Disk capacity needs to be specified, with a default DVD value already there. This value is used to determine the groups in which files are arranged so they fit perfectly without wasting any space. Three options are at your disposal in this regard, such as ordering but keeping top level folders together, complete reordering, or leaving them in the exact layout you add them.
You don’t necessarily have to write data, with the possibility to select groups of files you wish to write to disc. Apart from physical writing, the application can generate ISO files instead. Speed can’t be set, but it’s not necessarily an issue considering output is a plain data disc. Needless to say that you need to be around to insert discs when requested.
On an ending note, DVD Span looks like a plain burner utility, but it’s this simplicity, and straightforward approach which count the most on overall practicality. Ordering methods are neat, organizing all of your files to perfectly fit on discs of specified size values. No extra burner applications are required, and you can even create ISO files instead.