PB Server ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by duck69, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. duck69 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    I have a 12" PowerBook that I would like to use as a Home Automation server.
    It would have to stay running 24/7. I would have to screen go to sleep but the HDD would never sleep.

    Would leaving the PB running constantly be a problem :confused:
    What about heat :confused:
    It would sit on a desk with a cooler pad.

    Thank you for your help. :D:D:D
  2. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    If it was me I would design a case and add a fan or two.
  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Might add to your electric bill, but running the notebook 24/7 shouldn't be a problem if you didn't abuse it in the past. You can set a schedule for start up and shut down or even in sleep mode so it's off during the hours you're sleeping. I do that with my G4. G4 sleeps from midnight to 8:00 am. :)
  4. duck69 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007

    :D Thank you for your replies.
    I will get a cooling pad with fans.
    I have it set to shut down during sleeping hours at present.
    But when I'm away for a week or two, I want to leave it running so that I can monitor my home.:)
    Once I get the cooling pad; I'll run & monitor it for a couple of weeks as a test. Then I'll post again with the results. :confused::cool:

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