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#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:00:58 PM(UTC)

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Hey guys,

I'm just wondering what opinions/experience I can field on the issue of leaving gear on all the time. My understanding is that a lot of people advocate leaving solid-state gear on all the time in order to avoid transients on startup which shorten components' lifetimes. I have sympaticos and buffalo3, which are listened to daily between music/media.

What do you guys do? I'm not really concerned about power consumption, but my placid HD runs rather hot, and I'm a little nervous to leave it completely unattended overnight (one of my 220 heatsinks was nearly untouchable with the lid 0ff). My sympatico 'sinks are pretty oversized and I haven't noticed them get hotter than a little warm. My other concern besides transients is heat-cycling; although we're talking about safely sub-100C temps, I can't help but thinking that daily cycling could eventually wear on the board and make it prone to delaminate or something. Maybe it's better to just leave the oven on?
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:43:06 PM(UTC)
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Well I have been using mine for years - and I always turn it off when I am finished - unless I forget. :) The components should be just fine.
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