06-04-2012 03:16 PM
i know for a 110% fact that when the disk is in the drive it only spins for 2 minutes and then stops and if you go to where you launch the game at xmb before you press to start it you can hear the drive start up and i have confirmed this proof positive because i have worked on many and had the top of the drive off and can see the disk start and stop so yea they are wrong..and it dont matter if its installed game or not,if the disk isnt needed after 2 minutes it stops..so that tells me they don't really know as much about these things as they let on or people think..
06-04-2012 03:20 PM
06-04-2012 05:29 PM
Unless the disc is actually accessed for data, it stops spinning.
I would think its more of a safety measure against any unnecessary heat creation, because even PCs have the drive spin down if the data is no being requested.
If you ever owned one of the CD-Rom drives that have insane speeds, they make A TON of heat..... I used to have a Kenwood 72x TrueX drive and man did I always fear my discs were going to melt whenever I installed a new game or program. But after so many years of using the drive on my desktop, it never skipped a beat and always delivered performance within a 5% margin of error
Even if the drive keeps a disc spinning, its not going to harm the drive..... I mean come on..... I still have my Sony Walkman CD player that works like a dream without any noises.
06-04-2012 09:10 PM
06-05-2012 10:18 AM
and before someone says im wrong,just give me a day or two and i will prove this with a video....i won't recommend EE to anyone anymore after you told me that because that just said alot about them right there..
Okay, first they didn't say it would harm the drive. It was supposed to be an unnecessary heat issue. Second, let me find the letter and make sure it was them that said it and not me confusing something I read on a thread here. I wouldn't want you to stop recommending them if I made a mistake. I have used them and am very satisfied with their work and warranties.
<Edit> Okay I found the letter and under the heading "Protecting Your PS3" the third item is "Don't leave a disk in the drive." They do claim it's the #1 source of drive failure AND contributes extra heat. I still feel their repairs are excellent and will continue to recommend them. I don't know which of you is correct.
06-05-2012 12:25 PM
yea i can assure you they are incorrect,but i will have this video up just to show anyone the facts..
like i said i always have folding@home running and i have logged several thousands of hours and mine always has a disk in it and i know many others that do,i would actually say that just removing the disk for no reason will put more wear on it than anything else..
10-03-2012 12:46 PM