New rMBP energy saver/ssd/sleep image questions

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  1. Texxy macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys I just purchased a new rMBP and I came from a 2010 15" with an aftermarket installed SSD, I remember I had to turn off "put hard disks to sleep when possible" because there was no point with an SSD if I am correct right?

    Also I remember having to delete the sleepimage file/change hibernation code. I believe it freed up a bunch of space but is it needed for these newer machines? I mean why would they ask to put the hard disks to sleep when possible for an SSD, I would not want the HD to turn off if I am downloading something as well.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    The default energy setting checks that put drive to sleep box, so I am going to assume Apple knew what they were doing. But to be honest, I have tinkered around with it checked and unchecked and I am not convinced it does anything either way on my 2013 MBA.

    Mavs handles those images differently and does not use as much space as before. I would not mess with it.
     
  4. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well what about file indexing and getting those loaded up every startup? Wasn't there a way to bypass that?
     
  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Is this true? So would 16GB RAM not take a 16GB sleep image file like it has in the past?
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    I have a friend that said they fixed the size.
     
  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Yup, just spent a few minutes on Google searching this. It's true. Good to hear!
     
  8. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that is good to know. So don't have to delete the sleep image file anymore?:p
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Correct. From what I read, the size is about 1GB. Regardless of how much RAM you have. No wonder people are gaining so much drive space when they install Mavericks.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Are you talking about Spotlight?
     
  11. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct I am, but before I was talking about the sleepimage file. Now spotlight
     
  12. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    I would leave hibernation at default (3). I just got the new r13 and changed it to 0 and deleted the sleep image to save space. Turns out the machine does not sleep correctly. I had nearly 90% before I closed the lid, the next day it was down to about 10%. I reverted back and all is well again. To save space I disabled local time machine image instead.
     
  13. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So even with the revert back to normal did you change hibernation to 0 or just leaving it all stock? :)
     
  14. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    Hibernation is back at 3.
     
  15. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds good thank you all for the replies :)
     

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