first of all, i had the white one (xbox 360 premium) and it kept getting rrod, making a huge noise and kept freezing.... but since i have had the elite console i have had no trouble at all. no rrod, no freezing, quiter than my pc!!!! and it is much cooler than my previous consoles. i can keep this console on all day and it would still be cool. it is a great console and if you are thinking of buying an xbox 360, get the elite as it is well worth the extra money.. trust me!!!