What are the main reasons for the price differences of blank CDs vs DVDs?

Is it because of the extra layer of plastic on the disc? Is because it’s a relatively new technology? Is it a logical issue of 6 CD-Rs = 1 DVD-R? A combination? Thanks for curing my curiosity.

Short answer: DVDs are newer and they’re harder to make. Their data density is a lot greater than a CD’s, so more precision is required in producing them. Since they’re harder to make, fewer are usable from any given batch.

What makes the data density higher? Is everything just “thinner” on a DVD?

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