Figured this was worth a new thread. But I was just wanting to get peoples opinions of the noise of the Slim. I have just spent the last hour setting it up, swapping my 320GB hard drive from my phat, formatted it, installed the firmware upgrade and now finally on the desktop. The PS3 has been emitting a very grating high pitched whining sound throughout. Just turned it off and back on again and as soon as it went back on the whining sound is immediately back. The console is about 5 to 10 times louder than my 40GB console which I am obviously very annoyed about. People in some other threads are saying its quieter than their 80GB's so I am not sure if this is just a defective slim, or my 40GB was freekishly silent. The high pitched whining sound as I say is very grating and making me want to turn it off. So I am guessing watching a blu-ray while this going on would be impossible. To get a frame of reference I would say its definitely on a par with the noise made by my Jasper Xbox360 case fans, but much more irritating due to its pitch. Anyone else getting this? Any ideas on a fix?