I wonder what the Recording Material goes thru to be chemically altered for "longer life".
Or, for that matter, "higher speeds" like DVD blanks. I wonder what the chemical difference is between a data-film that allows 4x or 8x or 16x is?
Do they have teenier ball-bearings inside the plastic wafers? Have they switched to a creamier peanut butter spread? Shinier floor wax?
Of course, I'd also wonder about the "Burning The Candle At Both Ends" Syndrome, too - is Twice as Fast the same as Half As Durable?
And why not?