Running External HD

Roadking714

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Any tips on running a External hard drive on a rmbp.. Do you Eject it when not needed or do you leave it on?
 

Jozone

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Yeah, theres no real harm in leaving it connected. External HDDs living on a desk should have a high MTBF.
 

Roadking714

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I have a wd mac 2tb external and even though it shuts itself down power light still blinks and the battery still drains dramatically
 

Gwendolini

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No only when battery gets low
But it would be possible for you to use the power adapter when using the computer stationary?

Because it is not necessary to run the Mac on battery power all the time, as it increases unnecessary cycles. It is a modern battery, not one from the 1990s.
 

Roadking714

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But it would be possible for you to use the power adapter when using the computer stationary?

Because it is not necessary to run the Mac on battery power all the time, as it increases unnecessary cycles. It is a modern battery, not one from the 1990s.
Ok I will do that.. Does the rmbp use alot of electricity while it has been charged and in order to stay charged and leaving it powered on for days will be ok for its battery?
 
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