[Noobish question] Erasing HDD and Computer Sleep?

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  1. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

    PowerBook-G5

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    Sorry for this being such a Noobish question, but if I am erasing an external HDD and my MBP goes to sleep, will the disk continue to be erased, or will I have to use Caffeine to keep it awake? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    No, the disk will not be erased while computer is slept.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    If you want to do a "secure erase" (which takes some time), do this:

    Go to System Preferences, Energy Saver.

    Set COMPUTER SLEEP to NEVER.

    Display sleep doesn't matter.

    Erase the drive, then re-set your energy saver settings...
     
  4. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the new normal. The new Macbook Air's will even sleep on long Apple update downloads and clones. Battery life is now more important than usability.

    Note I haven't bought a MacBook for years until this 2014 Air. So I have no idea how long this brilliance has been around.
     

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