Activity Light Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UofL Cards, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. UofL Cards macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, sorry if this has been asked before, but I have a quick question.

    So I just upgraded my Mid 2010 Macbook Pro by putting an SSD in it.

    My question is do I have to wait until the activity indicator light on the front starts pulsing before I put it in my backpack? I figured since there is no hard drive spinning anymore, I can just shut it and put it straight in my bag.

    Thanks!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I personally wouldn't worry about it, I never did with my 2009 MBP even when it had a HDD.
     
  3. UofL Cards thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks! I always waited when I had an HDD cause my HD failed once and I guessed that was the reason.

    Honestly a big part of upgrading to the SSD was so I didn't have to wait until the light started pulsing so I could leave class.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It should sleep faster now that it's got a SSD.

    The only other thing I MIGHT be concerned about is the computer not actually sleeping. I've never had that happen on a regular basis, but it has happened once or twice. Basically I'd close it, toss it in my bag and when I'd go to use it later I'd notice it was hot and the battery had drained more than I expected(or the battery would be completely dead). Either way, it's not something that happened often and I honestly wouldn't worry about it.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Not a problem, especially with an SSD.

    The only thing I would be careful with is if you were doing something intensive prior to sleeping it. Then I would make sure the fans had spun down and the machine is properly sleeping before tossing it in the bag.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Unlikely that was the reason hard drives fail and can do so at any time, there is rarely a reason for it beyond just wearing out. HDD equipped macs have a sudden motion sensor that locks the drive when you pick it up anyway.
     
  7. UofL Cards thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. I would just be taking notes or browsing the internet before I closed it, so I doubt that counts as intensive.
     

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