To sleep or not to sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jongewehr, May 15, 2009.

  1. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, iv allways left my pcs on all the time, becuase iv always heard it was better for the Hard drive.

    if i put a macbook pro to sleep at night does it do the same to the Hard drive as turnin it off an bootin up.

    can leavin a laptop (uMBP) cause more problems with heat, or anything

    whats recomended
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    As I said before in your thread, not letting it sleep is just irresponsible and a waste of power and natural resources. Sleep it.
     
  4. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im just concerned if it harms the computer.
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i agree.

    you're not going to hurt your computer by spinning down your hard drives.

    if you were worried about the hard drive that much. why did you get a laptop. I HOPE YOU NEVER MOVE with your computer on!!! you myt HaRM et
     
  6. Jongewehr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha, im just wondering was better for it, to sleep it or leave it on , or if theres no difference
     
  7. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    the only difference is your energy bill. if you do decide to leave it on. make sure you at least turn the display off...
     
  8. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep...

    Sorry, couldn't resist:p
     
  9. halfbelgian macrumors member

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    Resistance is futile so...

    To sleep, perchance to dream... and do laptops dream of digital sheep? :p
     
  10. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    and by a sleep to say we end
    The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
    That Core 2 Duo is heir to...


    Ah!! A Trekkie as well?
     
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  12. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    with laptops its a bit different. Most people just close the lid and put them to sleep when they aren't using them. With desktops computers however most people just turn them on and leave them all day.
     
  13. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    In which case, you should have them set to sleep after a certain amount of inactivity to save energy/money.
     

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