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Sleep computer or jusr display and HD?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/09/20 - Andy Dannelley

I've been wondering about sleep, what is the difference betweem just putting the display to sleep and spin down HD when possible and full sleep.

I like to keep my ocmputers on, and sleep the display and HD, so that they can respond to network activity, and are always ready. If I put the computer to sleep, I have to go in the room where the particalr computer is an wake it up before I can initiate network activity.

I assume the worst wear ant teat is on the LCD and HD, and that the rest of the circuitry kind of just ideling along is as good as full sleep, How about it?

Thanks,

AndyD

Andy

Message #2 - Posted 2004/09/20 - Gregory Weston

Previously, Andy Dannelley wrote:

I've been wondering about sleep, what is the difference betweem just putting the display to sleep and spin down HD when possible and full sleep.

I like to keep my ocmputers on, and sleep the display and HD, so that they can respond to network activity, and are always ready. If I put the computer to sleep, I have to go in the room where the particalr computer is an wake it up before I can initiate network activity.

I assume the worst wear ant teat is on the LCD and HD, and that the rest of the circuitry kind of just ideling along is as good as full sleep, How about it?

Thanks,

AndyD

Andy

There are a couple of reasons for full sleep.

- Power consumption
- Fan noise
- Heat

If none of those is an issue with you, I'd say don't bother.

G

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/09/20 - Chris Brown

Andy Dannelley wrote:

I've been wondering about sleep, what is the difference betweem just putting the display to sleep and spin down HD when possible and full sleep.

I like to keep my ocmputers on, and sleep the display and HD, so that they can respond to network activity, and are always ready. If I put the computer to sleep, I have to go in the room where the particalr computer is an wake it up before I can initiate network activity.

I assume the worst wear ant teat is on the LCD and HD, and that the rest of the circuitry kind of just ideling along is as good as full sleep, How about it?

Thanks,

AndyD

Andy

OSX scheduled maintenance scripts do not run if computer is in sleep mode (as far as I have read; willing to be corrected here)

Chris Brown
Neurosurgery
University of Adelaide

Message #4 - Posted 2004/09/21 - Jeff Kelleher

Previously, Andy Dannelley wrote:

I've been wondering about sleep, what is the difference betweem just putting the display to sleep and spin down HD when possible and full sleep.

I like to keep my ocmputers on, and sleep the display and HD, so that they can respond to network activity, and are always ready. If I put the computer to sleep, I have to go in the room where the particalr computer is an wake it up before I can initiate network activity.

I assume the worst wear ant teat is on the LCD and HD, and that the rest of the circuitry kind of just ideling along is as good as full sleep, How about it?

Thanks,

AndyD

Andy

Some computers seem to sleep happily. Others wake up cranky. I set my monitor to sleep after a while, but not the system/HD. If you're concerned about the energy use, give it shot.

Jeff K

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