Shut down or Stand By/Hibernate
by intotheblue4 - 4/23/09 12:30 PM
What is the best practice with laptops - shut down or stand by?
I'll explaine my problems: one of the laptops I work on (Dell) is a everyday 8 am to 8 pm laptop and I shut it down every night. For 4.5 years I had no problems.
Another one - Toshiba I use about once or twice a week for sometimes extended periods with breaks - i.e. from 8 am to 11 am, then break and then again - from 6 pm to midnight. I used to keep this one on stand by, sometimes hibernated in between breaks and I noticed that its performance deteriorated, possibly due to overheating. It's 5 y.o. now and barely works.
Now, I got 3rd comp which will be used in the same way as Toshiba. Please advise the best way to turn it off.