Should MBA be shutdown while carrying it with me?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rapturedlight, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. rapturedlight macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a MBA 11-inch and I use it all the time. I carry it with me from home to work almost everyday. Should it be left to sleep mode or should it be shutdown when I move from one location to another? Thank you
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    No need. It was only platter drive machines that required either shutting down or waiting for them to sleep fully before moving.
     
  3. rapturedlight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for this. I rarely shutdown my mac and it bothered me when most of my friends suggested to shut it down when I am traveling. Thanks!
     
  4. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    Yea, no point now days. No moving parts. Really no different then an iPad other then the fans.
     
  5. rapturedlight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    the hard drive is a spinning disk, when it gets jolted it can cause a scratch and damage the drive
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Not in a MacBook Air, they have SSDs.
     
  8. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    May be a stupid question, but if MacBook airs have ssd drives why do they have a fan? My MacBook is a 2014 model, and as you say I have never heard the hard drive, but I once did hear the fan running.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's the CPU and GPU in computers that gets the hottest. The MacBook (not Air) doesn't have a fan, but as a result the CPU is quite a bit less powerful than in a MacBook Air.
     
  10. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  11. Pugly macrumors regular

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    This is my favorite feature of these modern ssd based laptops... Having an instant on, always available, fully capable computer ready to go is great.
     
  12. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Well, not necessarily, though all 11" Airs do, which is of course what we're talking about here. But pre-2010 models were available with platter drives.
     

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