Does Media Affect Drive

Hi I just wanted to know if CDRW media can damage a CDRW ddrive.

Ive got sum memorex RW manufactired by CMC magnetics could this damage the laser as my old Acer1208a died while using a RW the laser got knackered after 11months.

Also I want some Taiyo yuden cdr with labels no silver tops is this possible because ive only seen unbranded Taiyo yuden with the silver tops (fingerprints ect) from
im from UK


The Memorex that are made by TY have a nice white-painted back, and the Maxell Pro series are TY with a extra-heavy back layer, but are very expensive. The Fuji and TDK that I’ve seen that are TY-made both have the frosted-silver back.