how safe is sleep mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by juanster, May 6, 2007.

  1. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i love the fact that i can keep my macbook on for days and days and days and days and not having to deal with slow downs and error and having to restart my computer and waiting for it to start up every day, i just close the lid and tahst it.. my question is...:) is this safe for my macbook? I have always left my laptop at home so it would not be moving around, but now i have to take it with me to university and there will be lots of walking around with my laptop on my backpack, I know it s never good to move around your computer when the harddrive is moving but doesn't it stop moving and stuff when it s on sleep mode? i think it does but i just want to make sure it is okay for me to walk around with my macbook sleeping on my back while i walk and stuff
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I do it all the time with my powerbook and it hasn't caused any HD problems, so I don't think that it will with your MacBook.
     
  3. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    It is completely safe from a hardware perspective. The only realy risk (IMHO) is that unsaved data could be lost if you run your battery completely out, for example. You want to sleep it with all open apps in a state that if you had to reboot you wouldn't care.
     
  4. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Sleep mode also saves your operating state to disk so that in case of a power failure when a power source is reattached you can continue from where you left off.

    It's a very robust system. Most new machines have this feature (it's called Safe Sleep)
     
  5. juanster thread starter macrumors 68020

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    greattttt,, i love it.....thx for the help guys
     
  6. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Not a problem. I had an uptime of 20 days once. Plenty of sleeps, that's for sure.
     
  7. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    depends on who you sleep with.... :rolleyes: couldn't resist.
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    When I upgraded from my Powerbook to my MBP I was nervous about leaving it in sleep mode. I did it with the powerbook all the time, but the powerbook did not have any fans. The reality of it is that in sleep mode the computer just supplies enough power to keep the RAM packed full of your stuff and that in sleep mode your computer will not speed up or start doing anything. Like if your computer goes to sleep while you are rendering an iMovie file, the redering will stop until the computer is no longer in sleep mode.

    in other words there is no problem with it.
     
  9. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Saw that coming Aniej, haha.. good one. It's cool how you can put it to sleep without affecting the speed and performance. Cheers!
     

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