Misinformation about Sleep mode.?


#1

Can someone please give me the correct information ?
I own the G-Speed shuttle and I have talked to many people regarding if you should let your computer sleep or disable sleep mode while the shuttle is plugged in. when I called tech support they gave me two different answers.

Thank you


#2

All of our techs at G-Tech will tell you to disable sleep mode on the computer and disable allowing your Mac to put drives to sleep in the Energy Saver settings.


#3

Apparently not all of the techs know what they’re talking about, The tech I spoke to over the phone today told me it doesn’t matter and if I let my computer sleep it won’t affect the drive…

At what point should I turn it off? If I’m away from my computer for say for 2/3 hours should I still leave it running? If im going back of fourth to my computer at what point should I turn it off ? Every hour ?eight hours ?


#4

If you’re going to leave the computer on than you can leave the drive on. They are designed for 24/7 use and do not need to be turned off.


#5

Isn’t disabling sleep going to result in a huge waste of energy?