The Xbox Series X is more than just a gaming console. It is also a media player with a built-in UHD Blu-ray drive. A source said that owners of Xbox Series X consoles are complaining about problems with playback of 100 GB triple-layer UHD Blu-ray discs and noise during the operation of the optical drive. Judging by the messages, the error has been observed for several months. There is a long thread on Reddit about the issue.
“For those who don’t know, 4K Blu-ray movies are usually printed on two different discs: a 66 GB dual-layer disc or a 100 GB triple-layer disc,” one user begins describing the problem. “However, if you insert a 100 GB disc (at the moment a decent amount of 4K movies are recorded on such discs), the Xbox will completely break down. For me, it plays everything at 1-2 frames per second without sound, resulting in the studio logo, which is shown for about 10 seconds at best, takes minutes.
Many owners also complain about drive noise. Some have found that the noise can be reduced by laying the console on its side.