Sleep or Shutdown?

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  1. iJav

    iJav Active Member

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    Sleep for my mbp but I find myself restarting once a week. For the iMac, it's on 24x7 except for weekly refresh.
     
  2. mjjm

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    not sure if its asked already... is it ok to put the mac to sleep and put it inside the pouch? thanks
     
  3. abr2nd

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    shutdown always... don't know if its good for the system or bad...
     
  4. memphis

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    That's my practice for a while now.. Though I shut it down if I know I'll not be using my MBP for a long travel. But for just home to office or vice-versa, I just put it to sleep.
     
  5. stadaenko

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    same here, on both shutting down always and in being in the dark as to whether this is good or not.

    is there a recommended 'rest' for the mbp? or are both sleeping and shutting down ok and it is all a matter of user preference?
     
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    i always put my mac on shutdown mostly on travel because i need every battery percentage on it.
     
  7. jimboyc

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    since i got the mbp last 2009, it was always on sleep unless i won't be using it for more than 3 days which rarely happened. so far i have not had any problems with it.
     
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    Same here! :)
     
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    For a macbook or MBP? Yup it's ok to do that. Just make sure that the white light that indicates that the unit is on sleep mode is already blinking – indicating that the HD has been properly parked – before moving your mac.

    It is a matter of user preference. Some just do not want to wait for their mac to boot up so they just put it on sleep mode always. But as i mentioned earlier I experienced some instability in my operating system when I don't shut it down for weeks. Others don't.
     
  10. Mad Mac

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    It is no secret that an electronic device that is turned on, sleep or otherwise, may sustain electrical damage from severe impacts or liquid exposure. I turn off my Mac during transport. A few seconds isn't to much to ask.
     
  11. goateneo

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    ^agree on this one!
     
  12. natsgo

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    I put my MacBook Pro on Hibernate mode so that I'll get the best of both Sleep and Shutdown mode. :)

    I just ran the terminal command - sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25

    When I close the lid, it will go to hibernate mode faster than the normal sleep mode. When resuming from hiberante, it takes less than 10 secs.
     
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    So, vs. Sleep, it is faster to hibernate but it's a lot slower when waking it up? Kasi, with Sleep mode, when you open the lid, it wakes up instantly
     
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    Yes you are correct. :)
     
  16. goateneo

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    ^okay, thanks for the clarification!
     
  17. jerminix

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    I rather put my Mac to sleep, or you can adjust the "Power Save" option in the settings for you preference
     
  18. bea_bat

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    I think my mba consumes battery power when on sleep. So when my laptop is left idle for around 6 or more hours, i shut it down. It doesn't make such a difference in time when you sleep.
     
  19. iJav

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    @natsgo, I tried this but for some reason, it does not work consistently. One time, my mbp did not wake up at all and just kept on beeping. Another time, it stayed black with only the arrow showing. I have set the hibernate mode back to 3 for now.

    Anything I might have missed in settings?
     
  20. bugs

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    sleep, but when you transport your macbook, shut it down.
     

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