Windows 10: Is it safe to shutdown my laptop everynight? (SSD)

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    Windows 10 64-bit
       23 Nov 2017 #1

    Is it safe to shutdown my laptop everynight? (SSD)


    I've read that shutting down a computer every night could affect the longevity of 'moving' hardware components i.e. HDD, however, would the same apply to a laptop that has an SSD?
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       23 Nov 2017 #2
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       23 Nov 2017 #3

    I've heard the same, and technically speaking, it is true that the longevity of the drive will be affected and have parts of it that get written to get damaged... yet it is very minimal damage. Also it will take a long time until parts of the SSD drive to get damaged. I wouldn't really worry about it that much, yet as a rule of thumb safety pre-caution, just back up your important data from the SSD drive every few months or so.

    My setup is that I save all personal files (music, documents, videos, etc..) on a separate drive. If you have a separate SSD drive, all your files should practically be safe, since you're not really writing information that much on them. The main SSD is where the Windows operating system is, and that's where the majority of files are getting written to.
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  4.    23 Nov 2017 #4

    I leave my desktop on at all times. But I have the power plan configured to turn off the D: drive after 45 minutes idle time. No worries.

    My wife turns her laptop off every night. No worries.

    Do as you please. It makes no difference.
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       23 Nov 2017 #5

    I shut off my Macbook Air and shut down the Desktop in our Home Office, when we are not using them. I will say that there are idiots that think that they know about networks and computers that work in the Government Sector. Only ones that think that a WUS cannot wake up machines or have them check for updates from the WUS, along with not understanding how Windows key + D works.

    The only units on my network that are up 24/7, is our NAS and the backup drive.
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  6.    24 Nov 2017 #6

    Any fireman would advise turning off all unneeded electrical appliances to avoid an unnecessary fire risk. It's definitely safer to turn off your PC when not needed plus you are being kinder to the planet by not wasting electricity,
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Nov 2017 #7

    Turn in off, believe me, you use your PC alot less then you think you do.
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