SSD Owners - Do you hibernate?

Discussion in 'polls' started by berryracer, Apr 19, 2012.


Do you hibernate on your SSD

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    I know to extend the life of the SSD, it is preferred to minimize writes/reads when you can. With that said, do you guys disable or enable hibernation?

    Me Lenovo Power Management is equipped with an mSATA SSD 64 GB plus I removed the 750 GB HDD and put in my own Kingston KC100 SATA-III SSD (I installed Windows on the Kingston SSD since it has faster read/write speeds)

    Now the Lenovo PowerManagement by default sets the laptop to hibernate after a certain period in all the power plans but is this bad or ok for the SSD?

    According to SSD Life Pro, my SSD's life is 100% and is expected to last me till June 23, 2020

    With that said, do you think it is just a hype to not hibernate on an SSD or is it that harmful?

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  2. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

    No need for hibernation, I only use sleep. I can boot back into windows from a shutdown just as quick as resuming from hibernation. No sense in wasting the extra space especially since I have a 60gb SSD. Even if I had a bigger SSD, still wouldn't feel the need for hibernation.
  3. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    I see, Ill disable hibernation then via:

    Command Prompt

    powercfg -h off
  4. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

    Sounds good. :thumb:
  5. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

    No I don't even though it's a Laptop I don't let it sleep either!

  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    I've always used the sleep option.
  7. SirDrexl

    SirDrexl Registered Member

    I don't use it. I tend to just leave it on and let it sleep if necessary. The hibernate file size in Windows 7 is 75% of your RAM, and that's kind of significant if you have 8GB of RAM and a 60GB SSD.

    One reason why I might use hibernation is if I want to make sure the power is off on a laptop/netbook, so I can carry it around without worrying about the hard drive spinning. I don't know how "rugged" they actually are, but I've heard you're not supposed to move a computer too suddenly while the drive is spinning.

    But of course, SSDs don't have this problem. So if I had one with only a SSD, I would just use sleep.
  8. Kobayashi maru

    Kobayashi maru Registered Member

    I hibernate. Sleep runs the risk of data loss should power be removed. You can overcome it with Hybrid sleep, but I see no point.
  9. Leeteq

    Leeteq Registered Member

    Hm, wasn't the point of this question related to how secure it is to use hibernation with SSD? To get feedback from others on whether data loss or file corruption or the like may happen?

    The only point in using hibernation instead of powering off is to get back to exactly where you were, with all software, documents, etc. open and ready, so it has not much relevance to compare it to powering off.

    I myself use only sleep mode ("suspend") and normal power off, both in Linux and Windows, regardless of disk type. Haven't dared using hibernation with SSD very much. Have done occasionally in Windows, (admittedly with no problems those few times), but it is slightly scary, I just have the feeling of a disaster waiting to happen, in particular when using encrypted file containers.

    Would be interesting to hear if people are indeed experiencing data loss or other problems when combining SSD and hibernation.
  10. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

    I have SSD on two laptops. I didn't use to hibetnate. But lately, I have found out that I don't get any warning when the battery is low and the computer shuts down suddenly. So, I turned on the hibernate feature again about few days ago.

    Best regards,