Stupid question

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Denzydenz, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Denzydenz macrumors newbie

    Denzydenz

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    #1
    It may sounds stupid, but here is my question.
    Why when i don't use a device (for me it was my iPad & MacBook Pro) for long, when i start using it, it is very slow? And after some time using it intensively it starts to be normal again. Is it hardware or software related? I know this happens to car, but want to understand more...
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    When you don't use hard disk for a while, it will go hibernate.
    When you use it, it will need a few seconds to start spinning again.
    Maybe this mindset?
     
  3. Denzydenz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Denzydenz

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    So it's only about the hard disk?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Not only hard disk, but also other components.

    Both inductor and capacitor needs some time to reach its saturation point. Uh, so I think, hmm, just like that, when you wake up your device from sleeping, it will take a while to become useable.

    Sorry but I cannot elaborate it in a much better way.
     
  6. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    To layman-ize Shirasaki's point (whether it's true or not I have no idea) it's about like starting your car on a cold day, the engine has to warm up before it performs well.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    The devices don't have any physical part to move / warm up. It's just software indexing & memory allocation issues.
     
  8. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Didn't know that, never studied SSDs/flash storage in great detail. I figured it might be something to do with indexing or memory issues. To the OP, if you play any games on your device it may be worthwhile to force close them if you notice these issues as I haven't noticed it. The other thing is some applications that I have installed tend to do some background processing (such as checking for updated data) which can cause some performance degredations when unlocking my iPad or iPhone.
     

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