Each drive has it's likes and dislikes of certain particular discs.
BTW, Memorex sells a very similar "black" disc, probably made
by the same REAL manufacturer... if you look close in bright light
they aren't really "black" but deep wine red.
There may be nothing wrong with them, it's likely that your
drive just doesn't like them.
It's not about "primitive" it's just a matter of compatibility.
Some people like plain peanut butter, some like it with marshmallo fluff
and others like grape jelly or strawberry jam, and some people are allergic
My old drive would read the black discs, but it refused to write to them.
So I traded them to a friend for a similar package of discs that his drive didn't like.