Should I turn off my time capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chest rockwell, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. chest rockwell macrumors newbie

    chest rockwell

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    Hi, I just got my time capsule set up and was wondering should I turn it off when I'm finished at night? It seems pretty hot ...
     
  2. bbotte macrumors 65816

    bbotte

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    Mine has never been turned off...
    Neither has my AppleTV

    No issues on either
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I keep mine on 100% of the time, even when I turn off or put my computer to sleep.
     
  4. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

    rkdiddy

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    Both my TC (when I had one) and my AEBS get hot. I would however suggest leaving it on, because you're likely to mess up your router settings by turning off and on.

    Just make sure it has plenty of space around it to get proper ventilation.
     
  5. statik13 macrumors regular

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    Mine's on 24/7 as well. Make sure you've got good ventilation around it and that it is on a solid surface and you'll be fine.
     
  6. chest rockwell thread starter macrumors newbie

    chest rockwell

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    Thanks all for the hasty and sensible replies! A hard thing to find on some forums ;)
     
  7. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    You may want to lift it an inch or two. My is flat on the desk and runs 24/7. No problems yet, knock on wood...
     
  8. EngramAgility macrumors newbie

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  9. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    TC will spin down the HD when not used over time, so it will not shorten the life or hurt it.
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Things are meant to be on 24/7 regardless how hot.
     

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