Re: Sleep vs. Hibernate? ? ?
- From: "Ray" <rayj.balt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 07:07:28 GMT
Thanks for the detailed answer, Val -- exactly what I needed.
"Val" <vmanes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Sleep puts it in a low power state, memory content is retained. That's
how it wakes up fast. It does continue to draw some power, so it cannot
continue in this state indefinetly on battery. If the battery depletes,
the system just crashes and you will have to reboot from fresh, losing
whatever you had not saved.
Hibernate writes a copy of the current memory content to a reserved space
on the hard drive (thus you give up as much hard drive as you have RAM).
Then the PC shuts down completely. Upon startup, PC detects it was
hibernating and reads the from the hard drive restoring the memory state,
as it was when you shut down.
Both methods let you pick up where you left off.
General scheme is to make your power settings put it in standby (sleep)
for some period of time, then go to hibernate if you've not used it in
that time. Pick the time periods that make sense for your style of
"Ray" <rayj.balt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have an HP Pavillion which allows me to choose between shut down,
hibernate, and sleep.
What's the difference between hibernate and sleep? It wakes up fastest
from sleep, so I tend to keep it there.
Is there any downside to Sleep?
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