Is it ok to permanently keep USB attached to MacBook?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Sirious, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

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    I like having my work stored on my USB for transportability purposes, but I was wondering if keeping it plugged in all the time has any drawbacks or disadvantages?

    I'm using THIS really tiny USB so I can just plug and forget it.
    Any advice would be great.
     
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    It's fine. The only worry I would have with a normal thumb drive would be the risk of hitting something and breaking it or the port, but the drive you linked is so small that won't be a problem.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It won't harm anything, but it will prevent your Mac from entering stand-by mode if it is a newer machine that supports that. So the battery life when asleep will be significantly worse if that matters to you.

    https://support.apple.com/en-is/HT202124
     

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