Rumor? Sony uses 3 different BluRay drives

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    Youtuber and reviewer Rich from ReviewTechUSA recently picked up a second PS4. He has two PS4's in his house hold and he noticed the one he bought for cheap had a louder disc drive than his launch day PS4.



    Hard to tell from that video if you haven't heard the original. I just assume the other one is much quieter. Anyways he made the video thinking he had a faulty Blu Ray drive, turns out, Sony uses 3 different brands of blu-ray players. One just happens to be noisier than the rest... at least according to a comment he had on his video:

    via facebook

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    >non second hand PS4 for $100 is much louder

    Sounds reliable.
     
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    The fact that he got a PS4 for $100 is news in itself.
     
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    Bought the second PS4 at GameStop or Toys R Us and had a bunch of gift cards so he only paid like 80 bucks of his cash.
     
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    Oh I thought he like bought it from some random dude for $100 and it sounded... not so credible.

    Might want to include that in the info lol.
     
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    Even if this is true, it is not surprising or newsworthy. Electronic manufacturers often use similar parts from multiple source.

    PS3 for example use mix of Delta and NIdec for cooling fan.
     
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    Switch of BD drive that early in the consoles lifespan?

    Well.. Sony does do A LOT of motherboard revisions in both the PS2 and PS3....
    I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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    Meh, seeing how the 360 had like...4 or 5 different drive models this isn't all that hard to believe. Could be that each batch of PS4's that were manufactured used different BD Drives.

    Though some comment from Facebook is hardly a reliable source.
     
  9. Kouen Hasuki

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    they are probs using what ever is in stock 1st and source from more than 1 manufacturer nothing too uncommon there
     
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    maybe the base the PS4 is standing on is vibrating :moogle:
     
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    Don't bump ~year old threads.

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