I was playing my xbox for the first time in months the other night, and when the missus went to bed I had to mute the sound so that I could get to the next checkpoint in my game before heading off myself. I then heard what I thought was a vacuum cleaner noise, and it turned out to be the fan on the 360! My God that thing is stupidly loud. It was so bad that she came through to see what the noise was (office room/bedroom share a wall) which doesnt bode too well for future late night gaming fun.
I have one of the early 360 models, and I cant believe I never realised it was that loud! I was just wondering what the new PS3 slim and Xbox 360 Elite consoles are like in comparison. Are they equally as bad?
I haven't actually tried installing a game since I first got Fable II and experienced a lot of disc read errors. I popped Assassins Creed II into the Xbox last night and installed it, and its cut down the noise significantly!
I just can't believe how loud the disc drive is. Anyone know why that is? The original Xbox, Gamecube etc. (as far as I recall) never had the noise problem. Is it just a slip in quality or what?