Macbook Pro Download Machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jimray, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. jimray macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Hi there, I have a question. I like to download, often times for days on end. Is it okay to let my Macbook pro download for days or even weeks, never turning it off? I know that this might hurt the battery, but aside from that.

    Followup question, if the macbook is not hooked up to an external display, if i close the lid it goes in sleep mode, so I have to leave the macbook open and just let the display go to sleep in order to keep downloading. Is there a way to close the lid and still have it download while not hooked to a external display? I don't want to disable to sleep fuction altogether, because there are times when i want it to sleep.
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    My MBP is always powered on unless I am traveling.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Or you could get a NAS that supports a download client e.g. Synology.

    That way you can make your MacBook a portable computer again.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Turning it on and off frequently "might" hurt the battery also. Just use your computer how you want to - batteries can be replaced quite easily.

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