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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

I heard that a hard disk in a laptop is more susceptible to damage if it is turned on. A person damaged their laptop's hard drive by having their laptop on while it was in their backpack.

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"I've been doing it (carrying a sleeping machine around in my hand, backpack, trunk, etc...) with Apple laptops for years. Going back to my powerbook 190cs in the early 1990s.

No trouble.

Had a few PC laptops in there, too and treated them the same way also with no trouble. Note that ""sleep"" means slightly different things in the two cases, though."