Not too long ago, we covered six free alternatives to the highly popular Nero. One more worth knowing about is BurnAware Free.
BurnAware Free is a lightweight burning solution for all versions of Windows. This tool sports a simple user interface with all options on the home screen, just like any other good burning software.
This free tool packs-in all the features that you can find in a good burning software. With BurnAware Free, one can create Data CD, Data DVD, UDF Bridge DVD (data DVD with both ISO 9660 and Universal Disk Format file system ), Boot Disc, Blue-ray disc, Audio CD, MP3 Disc, DVD-Video, Burn Image, Bootable ISO, Copy to image and more.
Use the Disc Info tool to know some advanced information such as maximum read/write speed and supported media types about your optical drive.
Premium features like recovering data from unreadable discs can be found in the professional version. Overall, a nice free burning tool for Windows with essential features. And if you are a Nero lover, download the free Nero 10 BurnLite utility.