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Quick question about hibernating/sleeping with an SSD

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July 19, 2011 10:56:09 PM

I had a quick question that I was curious about. I've heard that using sleep mode and hibernate mode while using an SSD is really bad for it. Although I'm not sure about the specific's, I think it has something to do with the ram being written onto the drive when put into sleep then recalled once the computer wakes back up. The SSD I have is NOT storing my OS on it, so I think it will be safe to use with sleep mode...am I right?

I use the sleep/hibernate combo on windows 7 a lot, so this is important in my case.

Thanks for your time!
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July 19, 2011 11:08:32 PM

My sleep mode and hibernate mode screws up my computer when returning to the os so I don't use them.
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July 20, 2011 1:39:39 AM

I see, thanks for the explanation.

If my OS is on a HDD, however, wouldn't that limit the read/writes of sleep mode to the drive only, and not the SSD? Or am I missing something?
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July 20, 2011 4:27:53 PM

When your PC goes into Sleep mode it dumps RAM contents to a file called "hiberfil.sys" in the root folder of your OS drive. Unlike the pagefile, that "hibernation" file cannot be moved to any other drive.

But if the OS is not installed on your SSD then those writes into the hibernation file won't affect it.
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