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Re: Should i buy the vertical stand for the ps4?

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No. As I dont think it has a solid state drive... it's generally not good to have them set like that... even if they're "designed to"

 

Really, its not a great idea.


What exactly is a solid state drive,and why is it not a good idea?

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Setzaroth wrote:

No. As I dont think it has a solid state drive... it's generally not good to have them set like that... even if they're "designed to"

 

Really, its not a great idea.


What exactly is a solid state drive,and why is it not a good idea?


Putting it simply, the hard drive has moving parts that can be knocked out of whack more easily in a position it's not designed to be in.

 

The HDD has a needled that writes information on a disc that spins. It hovers ever so slightly above this disc. That's why when someone says their hard drive "Crashed" It literally did crash...as the needle ceased to hover above the surface.

 

The reason I brought this up was because contrary to a solid state (virtually no moving parts) holding a typical HDD anywhay but horizontal can increase the chances of a failure.

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Re: Should i buy the vertical stand for the ps4?

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Setzaroth wrote:

psfanatic98 wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

No. As I dont think it has a solid state drive... it's generally not good to have them set like that... even if they're "designed to"

 

Really, its not a great idea.


What exactly is a solid state drive,and why is it not a good idea?


Putting it simply, the hard drive has moving parts that can be knocked out of whack more easily in a position it's not designed to be in.

 

The HDD has a needled that writes information on a disc that spins. It hovers ever so slightly above this disc. That's why when someone says their hard drive "Crashed" It literally did crash...as the needle ceased to hover above the surface.

 

The reason I brought this up was because contrary to a solid state (virtually no moving parts) holding a typical HDD anywhay but horizontal can increase the chances of a failure.


now i get it thanks for explaining.

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Re: Should i buy the vertical stand for the ps4?

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Setzaroth wrote:

psfanatic98 wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

No. As I dont think it has a solid state drive... it's generally not good to have them set like that... even if they're "designed to"

 

Really, its not a great idea.


What exactly is a solid state drive,and why is it not a good idea?


Putting it simply, the hard drive has moving parts that can be knocked out of whack more easily in a position it's not designed to be in.

 

The HDD has a needled that writes information on a disc that spins. It hovers ever so slightly above this disc. That's why when someone says their hard drive "Crashed" It literally did crash...as the needle ceased to hover above the surface.

 

The reason I brought this up was because contrary to a solid state (virtually no moving parts) holding a typical HDD anywhay but horizontal can increase the chances of a failure.


now i get it thanks for explaining.


Then again, a child knocking it over would certainly be a bigger problem, so do what you need to.

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Re: Should i buy the vertical stand for the ps4?

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Setzaroth wrote:

psfanatic98 wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

No. As I dont think it has a solid state drive... it's generally not good to have them set like that... even if they're "designed to"

 

Really, its not a great idea.


What exactly is a solid state drive,and why is it not a good idea?


Putting it simply, the hard drive has moving parts that can be knocked out of whack more easily in a position it's not designed to be in.

 

The HDD has a needled that writes information on a disc that spins. It hovers ever so slightly above this disc. That's why when someone says their hard drive "Crashed" It literally did crash...as the needle ceased to hover above the surface.

 

The reason I brought this up was because contrary to a solid state (virtually no moving parts) holding a typical HDD anywhay but horizontal can increase the chances of a failure.


That doesn't make any sense, because hdd's are meant to be posittioned in any way possible... upside down, right side up, on its side etc etc.

I've had all my PS3 and PS2 sitting vertical with no issues. 

And how does a disc fall out of your PS2? The tray itself has a chamfered/beveled edge that acts as a disc catch.

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I've had my PS3's and PS2 sitting vertial for as long as they've been on the market and never an issue with them tipping over or other such theoretical mishap that could occur.

I like them sitting veritcal, takes up less surface area on my entertainment stand which means more room to put stuff like action figures or model cars or something like abstract art for decoration.

It does not hinder the performance of the console.


Should you get a vertical stand? IMO, no..... its $30 piece of plastic. Even my Super Slim PS3 stands vertical without the stand and its very sturdy on its own, especially when most of the weight is concentrated on the bottom of the console when its stood up, thus giving it lower center of gravity which means no random tipping over. Its simple physics.

Tripping over the cord - Why would a cord be a hazard? It should be behind the furniture that it sits on and not out in the open. I would ever go far as to be OCD about cable management and look at some examples here http://www.reddit.com/r/cableporn/
As for the charge cable.... you shouldn't be leaving it plugged into the controller during gameplay anyway as it can reduce the battery life over time.... I'd even go far as to recommend the charging stand, or just let it sit next to the PS4 charging with the cable out of the way so it isn't a hazard. You should be taking breaks when playing for long periods of time anyhow, and having a dead/dying controller is a good time to take a break and move around.... the last thing you want to do is end up like these examples: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57489428-10391704/ohio-teen-hospitalized-after-playing-video-...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/diablo-3-death-chuang-taiwan-_n_1683036.html

 


If you have children or pets (cats mostly) that bump into things and are clumsy, or you regularly have people over for parties, then yes.... leave it sitting horizontal for safety's sake.

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Re: Should i buy the vertical stand for the ps4?

Oct 22, 2013
Ah, it is 2013 and the PS4 has been displayed in its side, so that means it should be designed to be played on its side along with inserting and taking out disc without no problem. We are in the future where everything is constantly changed, has changed, and will continue to get advanced. If the PS4 can not function properly standing up, then they have basically promoted false advertisement when showing the PS4 on its side. Besides, if you have a warranty, all is good.
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Re: Should i buy the vertical stand for the ps4?

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I've always been weirded out by people who set their consoles up like that, it's just asking for trouble. Also I'm old school, I never knew anyone who set their NES up vertically.


Well, considering none of those consoles were ever DESIGNED to do so. And it usually both an aesthetic/style choice as well as a means to shed more radiant heat from the console than completely rely on the heatsink fan combo.

The fat PS3's cooled better when sitting vertical because of the vent at the top (what you'd also call the side) lets out A LOT of radiant heat as opposed to wholly relying on the fan.... infrared testing shows that the PS3 fat lying down, had more heat build up when sitting horizontal due to the radiant heat that would build up where the BD drive is and doesn't completely evacuate out of the vent.

Of course, both the Slim and Super Slims don't have that issue, but its more of a design/aesthetic piece. 

For me, sitting it vertical matches the minimalist decor I enjoy around my home. 
I am aiming for this look with my PS3/4 vertical.... if I ever stop spending tens of thousands of dollars on my cars on a yearly basis

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32960050@N03/sets/72157610576106283/show/

Although, I simply prefer my PS3's vertical Smiley Tongue

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Oct 22, 2013

Definitely lay it flat. I had a situation with my 360 and ruined my GTA 4 disc...I learned a hard lesson that day...

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Oct 23, 2013
Does anyone know whether the bottom vents are blocked when the PS4 is vertical? That's the main reason why I lay my 360 horizontal...Its vents are blocked when placed in a vertical fashion.
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