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Regarding iSRT I have one doubt: since it seems to work at block level, does the cache become (potentially) invalid when you defrag your HDD? Let's say that defrag moves a big file that was at the end of the partition to the beginning. Since now the file will reside in different blocks, the SSD cache might not have that data cached. I've just read some pieces (while writing this) about the Momentus XT I recently bought and it seems I'm right.

Now Smart Response does not seem so great to me (for MLC SSDs at least)...

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Hi,

Your friend's Asrock PC is probably using the Asrock instant boot feature:

http://www.asrock.com/feature/instantboot/

This takes longer to shut down than normal because it sort of does the reboot at this point and then goes into S3 or S4 state. When it starts up it's just returning from this state. Personally, I tried it and didn't like it, maybe because it more of a pain to get to the BIOS. Not sure because I tested it quite a while ago.

I've been testing this Intel rapid start thing today which from what I can tell appears to be the same idea as hibernate, but you get to choose the disk where you want the hibernation to go. To get this to load involves some disk partitioning in order to ensure there is sufficient unallocated space on your chosen disk. I used Acronis Disk Director to reduce a volume by 16GB and then the RapidStart utility to use this space to do whatever it does.

I then set up the IRSt manager and pressed sleep. My machine goes to sleep (S3) and then wakes itself up immediately afterwards (timer=0). What I'm guessing should happen is that the memory contents get dumped to the disk which I chose and then the machine is put back to sleep (S4). I'm guessing this because it doesn't actually happen.

After waking the PC up with the screen still blank, it remains like this. Some investigation reveals :

irstrtsv
Error: Unable to create temporary directory. The system cannot find the path specified.

Unfortunately, it doesn't mention the path where it was trying to create this temp directory. I have a feeling that it may be conflicting with XFast Ram which is a RAM disk which holds among other things various temp directories. Not sure but maybe this is not available at this sort of semi awake point.

If anyone has solved this problem or come across it, I'd be interested to know what they did..

Cheers,

Jon
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Hi,

Your friend's Asrock PC is probably using the Asrock instant boot feature:

http://www.asrock.com/feature/instantboot/

This takes longer to shut down than normal because it sort of does the reboot at this point and then goes into S3 or S4 state. When it starts up it's just returning from this state. Personally, I tried it and didn't like it, maybe because it more of a pain to get to the BIOS. Not sure because I tested it quite a while ago.

I've been testing this Intel rapid start thing today which from what I can tell appears to be the same idea as hibernate, but you get to choose the disk where you want the hibernation to go. To get this to load involves some disk partitioning in order to ensure there is sufficient unallocated space on your chosen disk. I used Acronis Disk Director to reduce a volume by 16GB and then the RapidStart utility to use this space to do whatever it does.

I then set up the IRSt manager and pressed sleep. My machine goes to sleep (S3) and then wakes itself up immediately afterwards (timer=0). What I'm guessing should happen is that the memory contents get dumped to the disk which I chose and then the machine is put back to sleep (S4). I'm guessing this because it doesn't actually happen.

After waking the PC up with the screen still blank, it remains like this. Some investigation reveals :

irstrtsv
Error: Unable to create temporary directory. The system cannot find the path specified.

Unfortunately, it doesn't mention the path where it was trying to create this temp directory. I have a feeling that it may be conflicting with XFast Ram which is a RAM disk which holds among other things various temp directories. Not sure but maybe this is not available at this sort of semi awake point.

If anyone has solved this problem or come across it, I'd be interested to know what they did..

Cheers,

Jon

Although I have no insight to offer on the specific issue you are experiencing, thank you for pointing out the fact that the Instant On feature seems to be Asrock specific not to be confused with Intel's Rapid Start. That pretty much answered my question!
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