Hi, I’m Tizoc, one of the SysAdmin’s here on station. In answer to your question, yes, you may still place photos up on the I drive (in fact there is already quite a selection). As far as media files (.avi, .mp3s and their numerous variations) are concerned, it’s best not to place up on the drive. They suck up a lot of space and server becomes more of a premium every year (or so I’ve been told).
As far as burners are concerned, they are numerous persons with burners on their laptops and I believe various machines have them, however, if you can find me I’m happy to burn a set of photos for you.