05-07-2005, 08:17 PM #1mogwaiGuestDoes putting your mac to sleep damages harddrives?
this might be a silly question, I was told recently (by a mac technician) that putting your mac to sleep can damage hardrives, is it true?
I put my mac to sleep almost very night cause its too loud to leave it up all night and i hate switching it off and booting the following day
05-07-2005, 08:21 PM #2
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05-07-2005, 08:24 PM #3mogwaiGuest
i was a bit sceptic about it but i just wanted to make sure as i just bought two new drives
05-07-2005, 08:44 PM #4meltbanana314Guest
Apple wouldn't knowingly implement a feature that could potentially damage the machine.
05-08-2005, 03:39 AM #5
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I just put the display to sleep, ive gota quiet imac tho and i sleep with a fan on.
05-08-2005, 10:02 AM #6BadgerGuest
OS 9 has a bug in the energy saver setup that can cause a crash on waking. Eventually the crashes can cause software problems (preference corruption etc) but it does not cause hardware failure. Also, there was a firmware update for early G4s on OS 9 (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120230) related to hard drive longevity.
No version of OS X has ever had either problem.
05-08-2005, 11:20 AM #7
You will be fine putting your computer to sleep. In fact, I'd advise that over shutting it down. It takes about 2/3 seconds to start back up when it's asleep.DJ Lee
Watts Up Productions
05-08-2005, 02:38 PM #8Ex_PC_PukeGuest
This feature has been around for at least 5yrs in both PCs and Macs - drive makers design this in (fast sleep - fast wake up) -- and to me it all about saving power anyway --- the HD in my old HP did this fine for 3yrs and was going strong
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