I love my 360. It’s a great system and I feel confident that it will win the console war. There is a problem though. It’s the nosiest device in my room. When I’m sitting here playing Gears of War there are so many grinding sounds emitting from the unit that sometimes I wonder if it’s going to explode.
Recognizing that there is a problem, Microsoft is taking steps to rectify the issue. New consoles will feature the quieter VAD6038, manufactured by BenQ-LiteON-Phillips. The older Toshiba-Samsung and Hitachi-LG drives are on the outs.
Maybe I’ll have to go trade mine in.