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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

360 Quieter Thanks To New BenQ Drive?

Microsoft quietly solved the issue and moreover, some consoles manufactured after Nov. 2006 are also supporting a new BenQ DVD Drive (VAD6038 drive) which is the reason behind quieting down the prior noisy drives. The new drive is also believed to work at a bit higher rate and smoother manner than the previous drives.

The developer of the drive is BenQ-LiteOn-Philips who will be providing quieter drives to Microsoft for its Xbox360s.

One more drawback associated with Xbox360 is its excessive heat evolution that also need to be cured. How new Drive will affect the heat evolution?
-- Xbox 360 gets quieter with BenQ VAD6038 Drive

How new hard drive indeed. Well played. Well, probably not much - I don't think the DVD was a likely source of an abundant amount of heat anyway. But quieter is always good.

Wired's Gadget Lab has more details.

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