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I leave mine on. My information is dated, but last I checked the consensus was it was sort of a toss up (assuming adequate cooling) which is better.

The thing about turning sensitive electronic equipment off and on is when you turn it on there is inevitably a bit of a power surge, and this is hard on the equipment, in and of itself, basically making this as "harmful" as leaving a system on.

The reason I lean toward leaving it on is lack of moving parts. As far as I know, electricity and heat operating within specs will not damage the etched pathways in the silicon over time, as long as the cooling is good. Basically, it's all solid state, so current within spec should be fine. Surges might be a problem though.

Edit: The big issue if anything is fans, but I'll replace mine as needed.
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