Even in todays digital world with multiple avenues of storing and sharing data online, the need for using Optical Devices for data saving, transfer, use and storage is still very much a reality.
It is in all situations vital that the data being burned to CD or DVD be readable when needed, but i have only really found Nero that has the option of verifying the disk after burning to ensure the data integrity of the disk.
VSO-Inspector is a free utility that does just this.
Simply put the CD in your rom and run a surface scan and file test with the software. Once successful you can feel a little more confident in the CD working once it reaches its destination!
Also note all of the very interesting data the utility gives regarding the specs of your Optical Drive.
Hope this is useful. <via>