For a number of years, many PCs and laptops have come equipped with burners that can create CDs and DVDs from data hosted on PC. With a shallow learning curve, burners made it possible for music or video discs can be duplicated directly, allowing for the creation of backups of purchased media. Raw data can also be burned to disc, allowing users to store files and folders on a CD or DVD.
Things have moved on, and with cloud storage and online streaming media, the overall need for copying data to and from CDs and DVDs has been vastly reduced.
However, the humble CD and DVD formats are far from obsolete. There is still very much a need for burners and burning software, in both personal and professional sectors.
Here are some situations in which you might still need to copy a CD or DVD, even in today's modern, interconnected and online world.