Is it possible to access files on a connected external HDD while Macbook is in sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Colin0317, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Colin0317 macrumors member

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    I have an external HDD connected to my Macbook Pro with media files on it that I would like to play on my :apple:TV. Is it possible to stream those files while the Macbook is in sleep mode?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Can you make coffee while asleep? ;)
     
  3. sebseb macrumors 6502

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    When the computer is in sleep mode, it does not communicate with anything. It pretty much stops all processes so the answer is no! That's why servers have to run 24/7 for you to have access to a website and its files!
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    In my experience, if you have wake-on-lan activated and your book is connected to power brick, it will be woken up by aTV when you start the playback.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No.

    If you want external storage that is not dependent on a computer, buy a NAS.
     

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