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A proper hibernate mode would be nice ...
Authored by: rv8 on Nov 18, '05 09:46:30AM

If I hibernate my work Dell laptop, there is no battery consumption while the machine is hibernating. It can hibernate for a long period, and the battery is still fully charged when I bring it back to life. This is very useful, as I can work without having to find a power outlet immediately.

If I understand Safe Sleep properly, the machine is still sleeping, and battery power is used to keep the RAM alive. If the machine is left in that state long enough, the battery will be drained. Sure, you can restore everything as it was, once you find a power outlet. But, we really could use a "proper" hibernate function, ala PC laptops.

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Kevin Horton



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A proper hibernate mode would be nice ...
Authored by: mrmister on Nov 18, '05 10:11:11AM

You do not understand Safe Sleep properly--it works much like the one on your Dell.



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A proper hibernate mode would be nice ...
Authored by: PeteVerdon on Dec 12, '05 01:57:44PM

Actually, I think he does. It's true that Safe Sleep doesn't use any power, but (as designed) the computer only enters Safe Sleep once it has exhausted its battery in normal Sleep. So, while you don't lose anything, you do need a source of power in order to use it.

Pete



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