Even though CDs are a time-proven form of file storage, it’s undoubtedly not the most secure way. CDs can be damaged, get lost, and are inaccessible by some devices. That’s why experienced users developed a habit of making backup copies of every CD, just in case.
Luckily, duplicating CDs doesn’t have to be done manually. You can use the Carbon CD software, an automated tool that will scan and copy all your CD files into a separate folder, creating a manageable structured file archive.
The scope of Carbon CD is to create backup copies of data or music from your CD files to your storage space. The program allows making 1:1 file copies or cloning the entire CD. Moreover, you can burn files to CDs, edit, add, or erase files from your disks.
Aside from its main functions, Carbon CD has a wide range of additional features. You can rip an MP3 from a video file, clean your storage space straight from this program, and even group the created copies into folders.
The software is based on the CD Manipulator code which is used by various other CD burning and copying tools. The original version of the program supported only the Japanese language but newer editions have been translated to the English language. The design is based on the Visual Studio 2010 which makes it nice, clean, and intuitive.
The software uses visual icons to help users quickly transfer between various functions which are all located right on the main screen. In case you’ve got a question, there is a ‘Help’ tab that’ll answer your questions. And if that doesn’t solve your problem, then, you can contact their Support - they usually respond in 1-2 days.
In order for this tool to function properly, be sure to have a 500 MHz+ processor, and 5MB of disk space. Also, this software is available for all Windows editions.
Carbon CD is simple and small yet a multifunctional tool that allows making CD disks, adding editing, erasing files, and creating backup copies. Copying and burning take no more than 1-2 minutes. All the features are automated and don’t require the user’s attention. Still, you can customize input and output folders, edit quality settings, or rename files before and after conversion. The tool doesn’t aim for enormous functionality but gets the job done. Carbon CD doesn’t currently support DVDs - however, the developers have promised to add this feature to the coming versions.