powering up & down vs leaving on all the time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sossity, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    which is better & less stressful on the computer? powering it up & leaving it on all day? I work on it for 1-3 hrs at a time, & then take a break & do other stuff & come back, it is more convenient to have it on all ready. Or is it better to be powered down?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can also put the MBP (or any other Mac) to sleep, via closing the lid or selecting Sleep form the :apple: menu. Powering up and down the MBP constantly will put wear and stress to the HDD, something not necessary if you use the Sleep feature.
     
  3. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    I only power mine down in the event of a software upgrade that requires it. Usually it goes for about two weeks without an actual shut down.
     

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