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Is bad to suspend your PC and resume it 5 times a day?

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January 5, 2014 7:03:05 AM

I have a Desktop PC with Windows 7
It suspends if I don't touch it for 7 minutes, when I am back, it resumes quickly.

Suspending/resuming your PC is bad for the Hard Drive?

(I shutdown my PC during night)
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January 5, 2014 7:15:12 AM

no worse than powering it down and up everytime you use it, computer going into "sleep" mode is normal. Also, you should be able to go into your settings and tell it how long you want it to wait before going into "sleep" mode if 7 min is too short for you
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January 5, 2014 8:03:07 AM

animal said:
no worse than powering it down and up everytime you use it, computer going into "sleep" mode is normal. Also, you should be able to go into your settings and tell it how long you want it to wait before going into "sleep" mode if 7 min is too short for you


Thank you, my "fear" is if suspending/resuming my PC too much would be bad.
7 minutes is the time I choosed, now I set it to 25 minutes.
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January 5, 2014 8:29:45 AM

I personally would turn off the auto sleep function, while it's not bad per-say, certain processes and applications will crash or lock if forced to sleep.
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January 5, 2014 10:14:48 AM

No, hibernating too often is the real killer for the hard drive, specially if you have loads of RAM. Suspending doesn't do any harm whatsoever, it's actually healthier than shutting the computer down and starting it up again.
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