Macbook Pro Download Machine?

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

  1. jimray macrumors member

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    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

    Dweez

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    My MBP is always powered on unless I am traveling.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Or you could get a NAS that supports a download client e.g. Synology.
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    That way you can make your MacBook a portable computer again.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    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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