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Seriously it takes my mobo longer to post all the way up to windows than it takes for windows to load becaue of the RAID. Am I the only one who gets extremely annoyed by this? I mean, I can't be the only one...
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Are you referring to the RAID BIOS that initializes after the POST?

If so, then yeah it does suck, but I just use hybrid sleep on my PC so I don't really ever reboot or care! thumb.gif
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Are you referring to the RAID BIOS that initializes after the POST?
If so, then yeah it does suck, but I just use hybrid sleep on my PC so I don't really ever reboot or care! thumb.gif

I used to never turn it off but since I started living alone and paying the electricity bill, I had been putting it to sleep. After I got my SSDs I tried to stop putting them to sleep much because I heard it was bad for the drive. Now I'm not really sure what to do other than be annoyed when it happens.
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I used to never turn it off but since I started living alone and paying the electricity bill, I had been putting it to sleep. After I got my SSDs I tried to stop putting them to sleep much because I heard it was bad for the drive. Now I'm not really sure what to do other than be annoyed when it happens.

Since when was sleeping bad for an SSD? How many new ultra portable notebooks, like Ultrabooks have SSDs in them? Sleep is basically essential for those! wink.gif
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Since when was sleeping bad for an SSD? How many new ultra portable notebooks, like Ultrabooks have SSDs in them? Sleep is basically essential for those! wink.gif

Why do all the guides tell you to set sleep to never when you instsll your SSD then?
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Why do all the guides tell you to set sleep to never when you instsll your SSD then?

No clue...

They might be referring to disabling hibernation, which in Windows saves SSD space by removing the hiberfil.sys file - this is not required for standby sleep (S3) as memory contents is not written to disk, but rather left in RAM.

I see no problem with using normal standby sleep with an SSD.
Hell, there's really no problem using hibernate either.
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Since when was sleeping bad for an SSD? How many new ultra portable notebooks, like Ultrabooks have SSDs in them? Sleep is basically essential for those! wink.gif

Why do all the guides tell you to set sleep to never when you install your SSD then?

It isn't that Sleep is bad for the drive, I use it all the time, multiple times a day. It is that do you really want your PC shutting down on your when you don't set it to? lol

Also, when the PC is in idle garbage collection can occur and by disabling sleep you are letting it occur more readily or so that is what I consider the common belief.
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It isn't that Sleep is bad for the drive, I use it all the time, multiple times a day. It is that do you really want your PC shutting down on your when you don't set it to? lol
Also, when the PC is in idle garbage collection can occur and by disabling sleep you are letting it occur more readily or so that is what I consider the common belief.

+1

Though you don't have to disable sleep... Just turn off the "sleep after" crap... so like mentioned nothing wrong with manually putting your PC to sleep when you want.
Or that was probably what you were getting at lol.
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Though you don't have to disable sleep... Just turn off the "sleep after" crap...so like mentioned nothing wrong with manually putting your PC to sleep when you want.
Or that was probably what you were getting at lol.

Yep That is what I was getting at. I just set sleep to never and make it sleep when I get off.
How do you disable it completely tho? lol
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Yep That is what I was getting at. I just set sleep to never and make it sleep when I get off.
How do you disable it completely tho? lol

Sometimes you can disable S3 in the BIOS.
You can disable hibernate via the powercfg command line tool (powercfg /h off) - I think you know this one already....

If the option isn't in the BIOS you can disable sleep via Group Policy, either via a Domain Controller in a managed network, or the Local Policy (gpedit.msc).

Navigate to:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Power Management > Sleep Settings
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