Would you like to be able to quickly back up a collection of large files and folders from your hard drive on a couple of DVDs? Or maybe you want to write your entire collection of movies on a dozen or so DVDs. Manually splitting all these files and folders would take a lot of your time. It would also waste a lot of space on the DVDs because you would never be able to fit everything on a few discs while writing the entire available space on each disc. This is why DVD Span is a great tool to have. It is also free. Let’s see how this program can help you.
The software was designed to divide large amounts of data quickly and effectively on several DVD automatically. It’s fast and reliable; we have not encountered any errors while testing it. The application is portable, so you can put it on a flash drive and take it with you wherever you need. It takes just a few minutes to extract the tool and it takes up just around 10 MB of disk space. Inexperienced computer users will find its interface to be simple and clean. You cannot install any kind of skins or themes to make the interface more pleasing to the eye, but you won’t probably need to do it anyway. Drag and drop is supported, so you can drop files onto the main window of the program to add them to the burning list.
The default DVD size is selected by default, but you can specify other sizes as well. You can also create ISO images if you want to back up entire drives locally. Keep in mind that ISO files can be used to burn their contents onto DVDs at a later time. The program arranges the files automatically so that it doesn’t waste any space on the DVDs. The groups of files are displayed on each DVD in one of the program’s panes so you can manually make adjustments. You can reorder the files manually or specify that the files be ordered automatically by the program while keeping the top-level folders together.
Unfortunately, you cannot select the speed at which the program writes the data on the DVDs. However, this is not a big issue, as it selects the normal speed in any case.
All in all, DVD Span is great at splitting large amounts of data between several DVDs and then burning the data to the discs without errors. Unlike in Nero and ImgBurn, the interface is clean and simple.