CF-19 Over 38,000 Hours

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  1. Biggie_Z

    Biggie_Z Notebook Enthusiast

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    I recently bought a new CF-19 MK5 for cheap on ebay to replace the old CF-18. I slapped in a new SSD and 8GB of RAM and it's running Windows 10 beautifully. The one thing I noticed is that it says in the BIOS that it has 38080 hours! By my calculations that's over 4.3 years of continuous running time. Could this be right? What could it have been used for? It seems to be running like a top, should I be concerned? Thanks for any help/advice.
     
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    Not really. I have seen them with many more hours. Sounds like it was turned on and never turned off.
     
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    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    My CF-31 has hours close to that. I bought it years ago and I never turn it off. After installing an SSD I just set it to sleep when I close the lid. I reboot it every few days but, for the most part, it stays on all the time. I hate to say it... But it still looks brand new.
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    I think 44,000 was the most I have seen on a CF-19Mk1, just bought a beautiful CF-31 with 18,000 on it. Looks like it has never been used.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. So when it's in sleep mode it still counts as running time?
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_mode
    all manufacturers do some things a little differently ...
    basically , there is a mode that a machine can enter and a "snapshot" or "state" of the comp is polled and stashed on the ssd or hdd .
    the machine can then be powered down 100% ... when powered up , the information about the state of the comp at power-off is retrieved from storage and the comp is put back to the way it was just before the power switch was originally pressed .
    think of it like shutting down a hotdog stand for the night ... everything is put away on a shelf , put in the 'fridge or put in a box ...
    the owner exits and locks the door behind him .
    come morning , the owner unlocks the door , enters and locks it behind him and grabs all the stuff he put away previously and put it back where it needs to be .
    he then unlocks the front door and is open for business .

    there is a lot of information available about how and why things are done and the differences between manufacturers ...
    just like people , everyone seems to think that they have a corner on the best way to do a job .
    this is reflected in the changes to the basic modes of "power saving" and rapid re-entry into a working state of the machines over the years .
     
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    Personally, I disable sleep and hibernation on everything.
    I have seen too much data corruption and issues to trust them.
     
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    Ok, the CF-19 (MK5 anyway) does NOT count sleep mode as run time. I left it in sleep mode all day and the hours haven't changed. So that means this laptop has been on nearly it's entire existence which makes me a little uneasy, but it works perfectly so I shouldn't complain. It just goes to show you how bulletproof these things are.
     
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