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

hajime

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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.
 

dusk007

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Dec 5, 2009
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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.
 

biohead

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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.
 

pragmatous

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May 23, 2012
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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.

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.
 
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