QUOTE(TheMasterChef @ Dec 18 2005, 07:33 PM)
The DVD drive in the 360 is 12x speed, most PC DVD drives are 16x speed.... what the hell is wrong with M$?
When on a PC, any modern game isn't run from the disk itsself, like the 360 is. Any PC game may be using the disk to selectively load things, and for a validation check more than anything once the software is installed.
Had M$ forced the hard drive to be on all 360's, they could have developed games to cache more to the hard drive and possibly spin down.
Probably the only thing we can hope for is an option to be added to the 360's dash settings for "Max Optical Drive Speed". This will likely not happen, but they COULD do this for us complainers (yes, I think it's loud too).