I'm fortunate enough to own 2 Wii's, one from Japan, one from Australia. Australia = Drivechip unknown, Wiikey mod, sits upright. Japan = D2C, Wii-Clip D2CKey mod, sits flat. The Japanese console makes considerably more noise for (presumably) heavy loading sequences than the Australian Wii. My questions are: 1) Is this related to the console orientation 2) Is this related to different drivechips (and therefore drives) 3) A less than optimal reassembly of Wii following Wii-Clip installation Thanks! I was pretty careful with the reassembly but (for those who have also opened their Wii up) I did notice that the four screws for attaching the actual drive to the case didn't seem to be the same length. The screw in one of the rubber stabilised seems to be able to go much deeper and "squish" the stabilising rubber. I only screwed it level not so that is squished the rubber. Might open it up again and have a look.