sleepsleepsleep!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    hey guys,

    I'm just wondering if I could get a specific explanation of what my mac is doing when it's on "sleep" mode. Does the HD stop spnning? how much battery power does it use? is it more similare to sleep or hibernate in win xp? thanks guys!

    - Trev
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It uses a minimal amount of power to keep alive the data in memory. If you allow your computer to wake via bluetooth, then bluetooth is partially active. The keyboard still receives input to wake the computer. The CPU also uses minimal power. Other than that, most devices are off.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Some Macs (anything recentish) also has Safe Sleep which is more like hibernate: contents of RAM are saved to disk...
     
  4. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so putting my computer to sleep and putting it in my bookbag for a 25 minute walk shoulden't drive the possibly spinning harddrives?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    ???

    If you mean damage or kill the drive? No?
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  7. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha, yeah... drive=dammage. sorry about that.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I always do with my Macbook.
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    (man, I got to get my mind out of the gutter :eek: )
     

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