I rate this software as both a standard data writing package and a audio CD creation program. For 'standard' back up of data and CD's it is unrivalled, always working correctly and not ruining numbers of blank media. From an audio point of view it is very easy to extract or strip data from an audio CD digitally (all internal to the PC), create a track listing and then burn it to CD with break points between each track. The only reason you would need to look at higher end packages (like Cakewalk Pyro for instance) is if you need to be able to deal with .mp3 files, edit tracks or create custom fade ins and outs. Highly recommended.