How Safe to Travel While Asleep?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macoltrane, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Macoltrane macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2006
    How safe is it to have the iBook asleep as opposed to shut down when traveling? I would find it more convenient to just sleep my machine if I am traveling short distances but have been holding back since it is still on and don't want to damage anything while moving around. Can anyone tell me if it is safe?
  2. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state

    It should be fine. When you sleep the ibook is in suspended animation. The hard disk isn't moving, and it's not generating enough energy to get the machine even a little warm. I would say if it's going to sit quietly in a car in a bag, or just around town its fine.

    OTOH, if you meant walking from room to room, you can just carry it really carefully. Or maybe I'm being waaay too literal about "traveling short distances".
  3. oblomow macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2005
    Yes, it's safe. I do it all the time with my powerbook. When your *book is asleep everything is stopped, except for some small current to keep your memory state.

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