That's what German site Cynamite claims, anyways. They say that journalists packing debug units already have the update, which noticeably reduces the amount of noice the 360 makes when it kicks into high gear.
Well that's cool! They can improve hardware functioning through software updates. That's funky and very promising for the future. Sweet
To below. Yes of course...but like the sound of the hardware sounds a little differnt.
they always could. Drivers ring a bell?
anyways if true thats pretty cool.
They always could do that, just look at the PC. But i hope so, cuz this sh!t is too loud, i have the Toshiba drive and its loud!
Will it be the drive or the fan system? I'm confused how it can work... Are you saying I don't deserve them? I didn't mean to sound like a dumbasss on this post.
Its very exciting if this rumor is true.
hope its true, that thing is way too loud...
they sure its just not that the dev kits have the quieter new drives? i mean the only way a software update can make a DVD drive quieter is by slowing it down which would mean a longer load time, and personally i will take my 360 just the way it is over a slower loading one, i never notice any noise from the thing as is when i have my surround sound on.
Ah man, i am so sick and tired of this bullsh!t excuse, i dont care if you got your stereo system turned all the way up, the fact is, the the Toshiba drive systems are to loud, pure, plain and simple. Its loud, and lower would be better. Though i do agree with the not giving up speed for quietness
actually the toshiba dives were somewhat quieter,its the drive i have, the hitachi drives are the super craptastic loud ones. as for me i hardly notice it with the sound turned down, if the sound is at a normal game playing level i honestly do not hear it at all. now whisper quiet would be best for sure but unless you got a hitachi you really dont have anything to b!tch about.
Actually, my B, you're right, i messed up, i meant the Hitachi drive. So i do have something to b!tch about, as you so eloquently put it (LOL) ;-)
My new 360 is a lot quieter than my old one, even when it "revs" up while loading/running a game. One of the new DVD drives, I suppose.
ok so um maybe it's just me but I don't hear it after it's initial load up phase after you start the game from the menu...secondly what's the big deal I get into my games and the last thing I notice is that noise whatsoever. sorry but during LP and GOW have you stopped and said "God this thing is soo loud" I doubt you have because your concentrating on the game not anything else around you.
I will be extremely amazed IF Microsoft can via an update make it quieter without causing the drive to spin slower...
i thought the xbox360 was not noisy, why an update ? lol, the reason is the xbox360 is as loud as a jet. poor quality, and this update will not change that, and if, than have a lot of fun with longer load tiems.
The 360 isn't noisey its the DVD drive its 12x however apparently the latest 360's are equipped with BenQ drives which are a lot quieter.
I have had a 360 since launch and will admit its loud on the later games when its revving and accessing the disc but it hasn't bothered me enough since Dec 2005 to worry about. When you are playing such games as Gears Of War, Lost Planet etc and you have a 5.1 surround system with glorious HD the last thing you notice is the noise lol.
Anyways if this update is true we will have to wait and see, the next update is due sometime in Spring this year.
knows how to deepbrown nose all systems......
instead of taking a side.
In response to 1.2 Holoalldalo
Yuh...is that a good thing or bad thing? I'm confused....should I take a side?
The update will slower the drive speed - But not so much that loading times gets in the way.
Also the new BenQ drive is the most quiet (Really quiet) drive to date for the Xbox 360.
They may have written a software algorithm that caches ferquently accessed small files in memory so there is less disk access. For the initial load of a game maybe they have slowed the disk rotation speed but offset this with more efficient IO performance so data is read in memory quicker.
Maybe they we will be able to download a free stencil so we can construct our own egg boxes out of cardboard and surround the Xbox in its own sound proof box.
Or a free offer on a Xbox plastic bag so we can safely put it outside when playing games so we can't here it.
Maybe the next update will give everybody the red ring of death which would certainly make the Xbox quieter.
Your first paragraph makes a lot of sense and I think that will work, however why not optimise it for those that have a hard drive? Cache to hard drive for quicker access but slow down the drive?
In any case Microsoft have not confirmed this and its just the usual rumour.
your picture of Bjork....great choice.
But if you told a fanboy this thing was loud he would have your head.
i dont know about this,,, kinda crazy how they could make it quiter through an update,,,, well makes sense though, 360 is 1080p through update
This would be a welcome update. It is loud
Maybe the german dev kits got the new benQ drives. Anyways I have a launch system and the noice doesn't distrub me, it no louder than my PC
"This update will supposedly prevent the DVD drive from spinning at full RPM unnecessarily and will manage the drive's spin speed much better. In general, the update would tell the DVD drive not to spin so fast when it isn't needed, which would in turn make it less noisy."
How do I find out what drive is in my 360?
Their is no such thing as a stupid question. Only stupid People.
lol Just kidding. HERE---> http://n4g.com/NewsCom-2539... You should track me. I have the inside scoop on everything. I already posted an article about how to tell if you have the quiet 360. If you had been tracking me .... lol
I know how sad it must look for other people to see you playing your Xbox 360 all day and take it to bed and sh1t so we decided to lighten the load for use, at least now maby people won't know your playing it if there downstair or in a room far away, but hey who am i kidding Xbox 360 ownes all yous, they wouldn't need to hear or see yous playing it, they would just know.
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