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Sleep vs. Hibernate

rp33
Level 7
Silly question - I've read that for SSD owners it's a pretty good idea to disable hibernation, but what about sleep mode?

Of course if you own an SSD, it takes the computer about 15 seconds to boot up anyway...
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dstrakele
Level 14
Sleep holds all your work in memory while using a small amount of battery power to keep the memory alive, while hibernation writes everything in memory to the disk in HIBERFIL.SYS. So I suspect sleep will not involve the SSD to the same degree as hibernation.

Personally, I'm not a fan of sleep or hibernation.
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xeromist
Moderator
Sleep doesn't cache so it has no bearing on your SSD. I use it all the time.
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