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Dec 20 2012
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PS3 Making loud access noises

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Hi, I'm new to the PS3. When I play a game, you can hear the optical or harddrive spin up and access constantly. It seems as though it's accessing the drive for data, but it's louder than I expected it would be. Is that normal?
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Re: PS3 Making loud access noises

Dec 20, 2012
Also, is there anyway to quiet it down or transfer most of the game to the drive so it doesn't spin up and search so much?
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Re: PS3 Making loud access noises

Dec 20, 2012
Did you get the newer super-slim?

Due to the thinner plastic and less material used overall, noises that were used to be muffled on the old Original Models and the Slim models are less attenuated.

Either way, there isn't really much you can do to quiet it down, but optical drive noises and hard disk noise is normal.
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Yes, slim. Thanks for your reply.
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Dec 21, 2012

Also you will notice when you have a disk in the Ps3 new slims that the disk still spins when you are not playing that Disk game. 


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Dec 21, 2012

It also depends on the game you're playing...

 

Games like COD, sadly, thrash the lens to and fro while playing online.... usually a sign that the game has ZERO hdd caching coded.

 

Other games like... Uncharted, don't have this issue because the disc itself has duplicate copies of data spread around the disc in order to speed up load times and lessen wear and tear on the BD-ROM drive.

Plus as stated, newer PS3's are a little noisy due to how they are designed.

 

 

if you sit far enough away and high enough volume, you'll never notice.

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