Does the rated speed range of a RW disc affect the life cycle?
Example: Does a DVD-RW×2 last longer than a DVD-RW×6? Does a CD-RW UltraSpeed+(×32) or a CD-RW×4 last for more frequent rewrites?
I wonder, why RW discs have speed classes.
According to Wikipedia’s article on CD-RW, the higher speed CDs require faster speeds because the phase change layer needs less time to cool down. But why does that prevent the burner from writing at lower/higher speeds? Can’t it apply the same amount of temperature at all speeds?
Additionally, do **RW discs with more speed have fewer writing cycles like DVD-RAM?.**
What about BluRay HTL/LTH? Do they have the same rules for BD-RE?.
DVD-RAM is known to have fewer rewrite cycles for the higher speed models.
What about CD-RW, DVD*RW?.
- CD-RW LOW speed has more rewrite cycles.
- CD-RW HIGH speed has more rewrite cycles.
- Not sure yet.