Re: Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?


Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

I don't build PCs, for the record.

Short answer:  No, or certainly not enough of a negative impact to be worth considering.

Powering down a machine and cutting it's input power nightly should not cause any damage.  There is the potential to stress hard disk drives a bit more since they will have to spin up from the stopped state more frequently, but that certainly isn't something I'd even be worrying about in making this decision.  Solid state drives have no moving parts, so they should be entirely unaffected, not unlike RAM.
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