Sleeping vs Turning off monitor - what is more "power cut" friendly?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrisjhill, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. chrisjhill macrumors newbie

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    #1
    As the title asks, really. Is it safer for an iMac to be shut down from a power cut whilst turned on, or whilst sleeping? We tend to get a power cut once every couple of months.

    I assume it's worse when it is on. Am I correct?
     
  2. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Better to be shut off in reality...
    but you can get a uninterrupted power supply for relatively inexpensive...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842101343
    that would work nicely with your iMac.

    Then you don't need to worry about power surges/spikes, or cut offs and your iMac will just continue to sleep like a baby.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Neither one is a good idea, but from a sleeping state should be marginally preferable. Just be sure to maintain a current backup that isn't plugged in to guard against data loss in such an event.
     

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