The one thing I don't like about the new MB Airs (hibernation)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ztormie, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I've got a 13inch Macbook Air and I love it, it is the best Mac I've ever owned, hands down. But there´s just one thing I don't like about it. When I unplug it and it sleeps for over one hour it goes into hibernation mode.
    But when I wake it from hibernation, depending on how many programs I was running, the memory swap files are filled and the computer is slow, it even lags when using exposé&spaces and other simple tasks. It wears off after a while, but it never feels as fast as usual until I reboot it. I get that this has to do with how the Air distributes memory or something along those lines but I would like to know more about it. Could someone knowledgeable explain in laymans terms why it happens? Could I avoid it by switching sleepmode in the terminal?
    I don't recall my older Macbook Pro's doing this.
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    Safe sleep, as Apple calls it, can be disabled. I use the pref pane SmartSleep to set the Mac to do what I want it to do.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    And what happens if I do that? It will always "instant open" but the battery won't last as long as otherwise?
     
  4. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    It will be near instant and the battery will drain faster. Also, if the battery does die, you'll have to restart the Mac and you'll loose all of your unsaved data.
     

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