should i put the hard disk to sleep when possible? &

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mackaveli, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    and also should i leave my computer on everyday, or turn it off? or just put it in sleep mode? cause i went to this other website forum just to read some other mac stuff that isnt posted on MR and some guy said its bad to have checked mark the put hard disk to sleep when possible and to put your computer to sleep?

    i just want to see what you guys think about this. thanks.
     
  2. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    grr we really need a sticky on this.
    should i put the hard disk to sleep when possible?
    if you care about energy consumption, or the noise bothers you.
    should i leave my computer on everyday, or turn it off?
    Leave it on is better, sleep it when you want. Leave it running overnight from time to time to let OS X run some "janitor" apps to clean your system.
     

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