As far as I can tell, the only discs made by Hitachi Maxell these days are the XL-S type (maxell 80XL-S for example). Although I"ve heard that Ritek also makes some of these.
From *my* experience, the hitachi maxell's have been quite good quality... however I've also heard that some drives are completely incompatible with them.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media