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Putting computer to sleep with a SSD

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So my laptop is coming in the mail Wednesday and I'm installing a Crucial M4 in it. I plan to have it sleep after 30 minutes to save on battery life and extend the life of the laptop. I'm also going to set all of the computers at my grandpa's house to sleep after 30 minutes to save on power and one of them has a Crucial C300.

Will this affect performance due to TRIM and optimization the controller does when it's idle?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Ecstacy - 8/1/11 at 8:00pm
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No, it should not. TRIM does not take long at all to perform, so having your computer in sleep mode probably will not take away needed idle time.

Having a SSD, if you wanted could just shut the laptop down to save even more power as they boot up pretty fast.
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No, it should not. TRIM does not take long at all to perform, so having your computer in sleep mode probably will not take away needed idle time.

Having a SSD, if you wanted could just shut the laptop down to save even more power as they boot up pretty fast.
Figured so, just wanted to make so.

And a desktop uses less than 5W when in sleep mode, a laptop probably under 3 watts and I don't want to make my grandpa, cousin, and brother all have to boot up and wait each time they want to use the computer (there's 2 computer's at my grandpa's house). And even with a SSD booting to desktop in under 20 seconds, I still love how it returns to the desktop in under 2 seconds. I'm going to set my grandpa's computers to sleep after 30 minutes but remain on and have my laptop sleep automatically after 30 minutes, and when I know I'm not going to be using it, I'll shut it down.
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Good idea with that many people using the computers.
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