Xbox 360 Gets a New, Quieter Drive

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Good news if you're in the market for a new 360. Microsoft is putting an end to all those "my 360 is too loud" complaints. They've stopped using the Toshiba-Samsung and Hitachi-LG drives (found inside current 360s) and have started replacing them with BenQ's quieter VAD6038, which is based on a Philips design. The new drive is also said to load games a bit faster. Great news for newcomers, as for the rest of us—it's back to the whirring.

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New DVD Drive in Xbox 360 [Xbox Scene]

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That's freaking retarded. Replacing your "industry-leading" Hitach/LG and/or Toshiba/Samsung DVD drives with the "crumsy one" manufactured by small "underdog" Chinese companies like "troubled Benq"? Hmm.. It looks like the Chinese nationals at Xbox-scene or Gizmodo are really busy helping their "hometown companies" sell their undesirables more and more abroad by spreading lies.

The Chinese, this including Benq, Liteon and other 'noname' OEM makes, have been known for their "noisy" and shoddy drives. And, if this rumour turns out to be true, though I doubt that'll happen, everyone knows that it is nothing but cost-cutting measure to boost the MS gaming division's profit margin "sacrificing quality".