Using the comparison image below you should be able to recognise which drive is yours, based on the look of the DVD tray. If you've purchased an Xbox 360 recently, chances are you have the quieter Benq drive.
It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell if your 360 is quiet. If your ears do not complain, there you go, even the loudest 360 is a quiet model to you. Lol
Damn i got the Hitachi drive and thats supposedly the loudest. Damn! no wonder i thought the sucker was loud. Damn i want the 65nm with BenQ drive one, but that aint gonna happen. Cuz my 360 gives of heat in the back like you wouldnt believe! the 65nm would help some
I cant hear the phone ring, much less a DVD spinning.
I only hear the 360 is when my sound is on mute and when a game is loading up.
So what if you hear cooling fans and the dvd/cd drive! A pointless gripe in my opinion.
I have 2 Xbox 360's. One I bought on launch day and one I bought 2 weeks ago. The first one I bough has a Hitachi and it is loud. The new one I bought 2 weeks ago is the Toshiba and it is very quiet. So there goes that theory that the Benq is the quietest. Besides, who really cares...just turn up your TV volume.
Why are they changing drives? For price? Or another reason? I hope they don't make anymore changes otherwise it means I'll get jealous.
Better DVD drive, possible HDMI output, cooler processor...I want a new 360! Of course, much like my PS2, I'm sure it will break eventually and the new, upgraded 360 will be cheaper than getting mine repaired.
was give MS a really good deal on the cost of the drive? Wan't there an article on IGN or CVG this past January about the change and cost saving?
And i got it release day, my laptop can be louder
My Xbox360 does make noise when loading a game or when my TV is on mute or turned off but thats all...Anywho who really cares if their 360 makes some noise like if you are playing a game and in the "Zone" then all you hear is the game and that all you care about.
Man I sent my Xbox for repair and they sent me a benq drive. This thing is quiet as fuq compared to my last one with the nyko intercooler and it doesn't freeze! Good looking MS. And the process was easy.
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