Have you inactivated sleepimage & hibernate?

myrtle14

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Aug 4, 2012
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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.
 

Wokis

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Jul 3, 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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?
 

jj97101

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Feb 13, 2012
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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.
 

myrtle14

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Aug 4, 2012
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i always turn off sleep image but not familiar with the benefit of turning off hibernate

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.