I just recently picked up a spindle of Verbatim Datalife Pluses - been using them forever, but since I haven't really been burning any games for close to two years I haven't had a need to buy any new blanks. The last Verbatim blank I have is from about two years ago - and they color of those blanks look quite a bit different from the new spindle.
The Datalife Plus blanks are still marketed as "Super Azo", but why is it that the blanks are no longer blue, but more of a puke green, which is somewhat remniscent of early Imation/TDK blanks? The old blanks I had were a far deeper blue, and the Mitsubishi blanks I picked up in Japan were even bluer than that.
Will these blanks work as well as the old ones? I remember reading that the color of the disk itself affected the dye, is it because they now use a gold colored rather than silver colored base, which would account for the green-ish color? As far as I'm aware all the Azo discs *SHOULD* be blue, unless they recently changed something... ?