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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: pros and cons of hard disk/display sleep? Reply with quote

I have read various claims that some hard drives are designed for continuous use and others will last longer if you put them to sleep.

So I assume that the disks in laptops are the ones that should be put to sleep? Or does it vary from drive to drive? I have an iBook G4 with an 80GB drive. Not sure who made it.

Also, if I uncheck "put display to sleep" under the power control panel I get a warning that not allowing the display to sleep will reduce its life. Yet elsewhere I have read that laptop displays last longer if you are not constantly changing their brightness or switching them on and off, which is exactly what is the OS X default behaviour. So which is it for the iBook G4?
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