Perhaps this is only a problem in NZ but a quick look at meritline suggets it’s a bit of a problem in the US as well. It seems to be rather hard to find 8x +RWs. The specs has been complete and drives have been out for quite a while tho. I appreciate that +RWs are in less demand then +Rs so they tend to ‘change’ at a slower rate to +Rs but I would have expected 8x to have resonable availability by now but not really. Anyone care to speculate why?
I’m not particularly sure but are 8x +RWs only writeable at 8x (and perhaps 6x) write speed (similar to CDRWs in some ways)? If so, I guess this would explain it partially. No one wants to produce too many 8x +RWs because they only work in a subset of drives (whereas 16x DVD+Rs should at least be able to burn even if not great quality on 12x and 8x drives for example).
Or are they problematic or something else as well?