Old CD-RW limitations?

I’ve heard that old CD-RWs can only burn 4x CD-RW media. I have an old system with an old CD-RW drive. It seems to read ordinary CDs just fine, but I tried to burn to a CD-R disk and the format failed. Could it just be that its too old to burn to CD-Rs but might work fine for CD-RW?

Which exact drive & media?

Msi Cd-rw Ms-8348

How is it rated and what about the media?