Paul Devlin by on Feb 7, 2007

Pray silence for the new ‘quieter’ Xbox 360

Our early model Xbox 360s might still roar like jet engines when you turn them on but late adopters could be getting a more peaceful gaming experience, thanks to a different disc drive being installed.

According to Xbox Scene, some units built and shipped after November 2006 now feature a BenQ VAD6038 DVD-ROM drive – rather than the Toshiba-Samsung and Hitachi-LG models previously used. Not only is the new drive reportedly “super-quiet” but it is rumoured to load content slightly faster and smoother.

Microsoft has yet to confirm if all the new Xbox 360s being built feature the BenQ drive as standard.


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