Is it better to put the MBP to sleep before moving it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, May 28, 2012.

  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    Hello, I know that each MBP has a motion sensor that protects the hard drive. When walking with the laptop with the LCD screen lid opens, be it short or long distance, is it actually better to put it to sleep before moving? Thanks.
     
  2. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    I'd you're just walking, it will be fine to leave it open.
     
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    No makes no difference.
    If you drop it the SMS should trigger and protect it. Just moving it around won't do any damage. You can go jogging with it in your hand, not practical but it wouldn't hurt it.
     
  4. biohead macrumors 6502

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    Jogging is probably a bit too severe on the HDD, although walking is fine.

    Just avoid repeatedly exposing it to sudden jolts.
     
  5. Tipsy McStagger macrumors member

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    What about if you put it in your backpack and ride your bike? Should you turn it off or is sleep ok?
     
  6. biohead macrumors 6502

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    Sleep is ok, as once it's in Sleep mode the HDD stops spinning. It's that bit in between closing the lid and the HDD stops spinning where the damage is caused.
     
  7. Tipsy McStagger macrumors member

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    sounds good. Thank you!
     
  8. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Nope go ahead and jiggle it like your favorite jello!

    Lame I know but it's kinda funny in my head.

     

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