Have you inactivated sleepimage & hibernate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by myrtle14, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. myrtle14 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Using a MBA running ML and would like to regain the approximately 4 GB of
    SSD space these items permanently claim.

    Feel I won't need the protection these two provide. But willing to listen to
    reasonable counter points of view.

    Is just inactivating hibernate sufficient to release the SSD space?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Seamaster macrumors 6502a

    Seamaster

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    Yep. A luxury I can do without on a 128GB SSD.
     
  3. Wokis macrumors regular

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    Sorry. Just to be sure. Hibernation is the setting you disable and sleepimage is the file where hibernation data would be stored, right? Or are they separate functionalities?
     
  4. jj97101 macrumors member

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    Noob here, what protection do the provide? Would like the extra space but if it means my MacBook may get damaged then I might not do it.
     
  5. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    i always turn off sleep image but not familiar with the benefit of turning off hibernate
     
  6. myrtle14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem is that sleepimage always returns when cycle off/on of the MBA. This
    I know from experience.

    So the reduction of 4 GB of SSD space is lost when power down the MBA. Not
    so if always in sleep, but that is not realistic for my style of use.
     

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