HD-DVD drive the answer to ** NOISE **

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  1. rommi

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    I love my 360. But its NOISY !

    Am I right in thinking you can run a game disk off the new HD-DVD drive?
    I hear the new drive is very quiet.

    So, will having the new HD-DVD drive quiten down my 360 experience?


    It would be worth 130 quid for that, let alone some movie improvements :)
     
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    You can't run games from the HD DVD drive.
     
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    is this not planned in an update though? im sure i've read/heard somewhere it was?
     
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    I would be happy if that was an option in the future
     
  5. m1ket

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    doubtful becuase the transfer rte of the hd-dvd while more than good enough for movies is not as fast as the internal dvd drive
     
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    as m1ket has said, I dont think it will happen because of the data transfer rate. USB2 is way slower than the internal drive controller. Even if it did work, games would take much longer to load and gameplay would be interesting to say the least.
     
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    Even if it did happen, the chances are the drive would have to spin up to the same speed as the internal drive, hence more noise.

    The reason why the HD-DVD drive is so quiet is because their read speed is 1X, so the discs are not spinning no where near as fast.
     
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    Unless your HD DVD drive has a noisy fan like mine...
     
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    Hmm. USB2 = 480mbps. SATA (hd) = 150mbps.
     
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    You're wrong..
    USB2.0 = 480 Mbps (Megabit Per Second)
    SATA 150 = 1.5 Gb/s (Gigabit Per Second, ~1500 Mbps)
    SATA 300 = 3.0 Gb/s (Gigabit Per Second, ~3000 Mbps)
     
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    DVD at 16x is approx. 22MB/s
    HD-DVD at 1x is approx 36Mbps = ~4.5MB/s

    USB 2.0 = 480Mbps = ~60MB/s

    USB 2.0 would have more than enough headroom for most PC hard-drives, and certainly ALL current optical drives.

    I would be surprised if an Xbox 360 used SATA for optical connection when a cheaper IDE solution would be more than adequate. As for the HD-DVD drive itself, I don't know what the maximum DVD read speed would be and whether it is as fast or faster than the built in DVD drive.
     
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    more interesting would be if you could crack open the 360 and replace it with the hd-dvd drive. my warrenty is now out of date so i wouldnt mind replacing the drive if itd work

    anyone know if anyone has tried it yet?
     
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    Oops. I'll blame that one on typing when I should be sleeping :p
     

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