Well I do have an SSD and it takes under 10 seconds to cold boot. And I do put my main PC to sleep every night and just move the mouse to power it back up. Only takes 5 seconds to wake up. A 256 gig SSD is what? $100? Less
? Even if you have a spindle drive I can't really think of why saving all documents and shutting down (putting to sleep) would be just as good as hibernating.
I actually didn't know about that sleep/hibernate hybrid thing you mentioned. Mostly I was trying to free up space on my C: drive and the several gig sized hiberfil
seemed like an obvious place to start. I can't imagine a scenario where hibernate would work better than regular sleep or shutting down. But that's just me.
Maybe if it's a work laptop; some kind of thinkpad from 2008 that you can't exchange parts out of. And it really takes 5+ minutes just to get to the login screen (of XP). Ya, I've been there. Than I suppose I could see the benefit of hibernate insofar as it taking less
than 5 minutes to come back up. XP has some issues with not being rebooted for long periods but that could be dealt with separately. But for normal OCN enthusiast use? No idea why I would hibernate.