ptdebate wrote:Gentlegamer wrote:Why are you putting anything other than game discs in your PS3? You're just asking for the drive to fail.
Yes and no. Early PS3 consoles had faulty drives, but as far as I can tell the PS3 Slim and Super Slim models are very reliable. I've had a Super Slim since 2012 that has been heavily used for all kinds of media and shows no signs of giving up.
Honestly, the PS3 SS is the most reliable disc player I've ever owned. The only downside is that you can't find them new anymore. If I could, I'd be tempted to stock up a few extra consoles just in case.
My original backwards compatible PS3 got the dreaded YLOD, and my slim PS3 eventually died too. Actually, most people I know with a PS3 Slim had the disc drive eventually die. However, my PS3 super slim has been rock solid! People made fun of the design, and the fact that the drive had a physical mechanism, but I think it's by far the most reliable model.