Solved Difference between sleep and shut hard drive down? Tags: Computers Hard Drives Shutdown Windows 7 Last response: January 29, 2013 4:19 PM in Windows 7 Share computernewb January 29, 2013 4:31:45 AM hi i was wondering what the difference was between putting a computer to sleep and having a hard drive shut down (through power options). thanks! More about : difference sleep shut hard drive hang-the-9 a c 354 $ Windows 7 January 29, 2013 12:20:12 PM Sleep usually shuts down the hard-drive as well. It also shuts down or puts in low power mode many other things like the CPU and video card. Just shutting down the hard-drive only shuts down the hard-drive. m 0 l Best solution groundrat January 29, 2013 12:26:50 PM The difference is that the volitile memories are kept powered. Your windows sessions is suspended, not ended. So it takes less time to start back up. In sleep mode most hardware is turned off. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer computernewb January 29, 2013 4:19:42 PM Best answer selected by computernewb. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Computer freezes when i try to put it to sleep, or after 20 minutes because of hard shut down in advanced power settings Forum SolvedHard drive troubleshooting? Broken due to improper shut down? Forum Win 7 usb drive wont shut down during sleep mode Forum SolvedWhat is difference between hard drive free space and unallocated space? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between a desktop hard drive and a gaming hard drive? Forum SolvedMy pc won't shut down or sleep, it only restarts! Forum SolvedIs there a noticable difference between a 16mb cache hard drive and a 64mb cache hard drive? Forum SolvedWhats the difference between these two Western Digital hard drives? Forum SolvedWhats the difference between external and internal hard drives? Forum SolvedIs there any difference between these hard drives at all besides price Forum SolvedDifference between red and blue hard drive cable? Forum SolvedMy Window 7 Pc Does not shut down but it can hibernate,Sleep,Restart...etc.So What is The Problem?? Forum SolvedMy computer doesn't start after a shut down/sleep mode or a restart..Can't find the cause..HELP? Forum windows 8.1 will not shut down correctly, or sleep Forum SolvedCannot Sleep or Shut Down computer properly Forum Pc won't shut down, instead goes in to sleep mode. Forum WiFi disconnects on shut-down, hibernation and sleep mode and won't reconnect Forum Reformat hard drive vista 64 went okay but computer shut down during reinstallat Forum Graphics/hard drive shut down Forum SolvedDifference between 2 hard drives Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !