Have you inactivated sleepimage & hibernate?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    yea i did right away
     
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    Yep. A luxury I can do without on a 128GB SSD.
     
  4. 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?
     
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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.
     
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    i always turn off sleep image but not familiar with the benefit of turning off hibernate
     
  7. 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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