I often practice eight to ten hour days, with breaks from fifteen minutes to an hour all throughout the day. Is it less wear and tear to leave the equipment on or turn it off with every (long) break?
I've also wondered about leaving mine on vs shutting it down. And was told the same thing you just said.Mine runs almost 24/7. The theory is that it is less stressful to leave it on then to constantly be turning on and off. When you turn it on there are inrush currents and thermal shocks that wear the components out faster. If you leave it on constantly, however, eventually you get electromigration but that takes many years. Electrical stresses from line transients are a wear mechanism as well so a good quality line conditioner is recommended. I have mine (and my computer) on a UPS.
Actually I should say 12/7. I turn it on in the morning and off at night. The fans are good quality so they shouldn't wear out.I've also wondered about leaving mine on vs shutting it down. And was told the same thing you just said.
I just hate to leave mine on....it's my baby!!
Just curious, how long have you been running it 24/7? No issues with the fan etc?