anyany to make Mac OS Lion write contents of RAM to optical bay HDD for hibernation?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shanimal, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. shanimal macrumors member

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    i kinda dont want to give up hibernation but i want my SSD to last as long as possible.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It can only be stored on the boot drive. As per the pmset manual:

     
  3. shanimal thread starter macrumors member

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  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You're more likely to replace the SSD due to lack of capacity than for it to die due to wearing out from too much hibernation.
     
  5. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    This. Writing 4GB (or 8GB, if you have that much RAM) of RAM to a sleep file isn't going to kill your SSD.
     

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