Who misses the floppy drive anymore? A blank CD holds at least 450 times as many files, and a blank DVD holds about 3,250 times as many!
You can buy blank CDs incredibly cheaply in bulk—$20for100discs, for example—via the Web. (To find the best prices, visit www.shopper.com or www.buy.com and search for blank CD-R.) Blank DVDs are only slightly more expensive—about $30 for 100.
Burning a CD or DVD is great for backing stuff up, transferring stuff to another computer (even a Windows PC), mailing to somebody, or offloading (archiving) older files to free up hard drive space.
You can burn a disc in either of two ways: with the blank disc inserted or without.
The burn folder is a special folder that you fill up by dragging file and folder icons to it. Then, when you're ready to burn, you just insert the blank disc and go.