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"Sleep" and ongoing transfers
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Apr 1, 2014, 11:13 AM
 
Im on a MacPro w 10.6.8

when I put the comp. to sleep, does that affect ongoing transfers to and from the internet?
sometimes the Comp. wakes up for no apparent reason.

is this someting to do w the transfers ?
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Apr 1, 2014, 11:34 AM
 
When you sleep the computer on 10.6.8, it will shut down all Internet transfers. There is a way for devices on the Internet to wake it, which you can disable in the energy saver settings in System Preferences.

(Note that the answer is different for newer versions of OS X. There is a feature called Dark Wake, which under certain circumstances will keep the Mac on and just pretend to sleep so it can finish a few tasks before sleeping.)
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Apr 1, 2014, 11:46 AM
 
thank you. if the box labeled 'put HD to sleep when possible' is checked in 'Energy Saver',

will 'sleep' over ride the transfers or E.S. decides that with transfers occurring , it wont put the HD to sleep ?

many thanks
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Apr 1, 2014, 06:28 PM
 
Those are different things. With that box checked, the OS will sleep the drive while the computer remains awake, and that won't happen if it's in use. The entire computer will still sleep if there has been no user action for whatever time has been set as the sleep timer. The network activity checkbox is something else (hidden in Advanced, I think).
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
   
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