OCZ SSD and Hibernation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jakerz, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Jakerz macrumors regular

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    I've been looking at getting the 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD but it has Sandforce and from what I have read on these forums is that Sandforce Solid State Drives have an issue with hibernation.

    I have never put my MBP into hibernation. I always just close the lid which puts it into sleep mode. Since I never hibernate my MBP myself, what is the likelihood that I will run into the Sandforce Hibernation problem?
     
  2. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    As long as you put the computer to sleep manually and not let the timer do it, you should be fine.
     
  3. SteinMaster macrumors 6502

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    Don't pull the trigger yet on buying the Vertex 2. The Vertex 3 is coming soon. Also, OS X Lion may have TRIM support for SSD's. I want a SSD and am waiting until the OCZ Vertex 3 is available and will install after I upgrade to Lion.
     
  4. Jakerz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Has there been any reported release date? I have done some searching over the past few days and haven't found anything.
     
  5. mcvaughan macrumors 6502

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    I think I saw a 3/21 date being thrown around. Here's to hoping it's soon as I'm waiting for these as well.
     
  6. MMV macrumors newbie

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    There is a preference pane that I used back on my old c2d MBP that had issues going from sleep to hibernation. It's called Smart Sleep. Hibernation writes RAM to the hard drive. Not a great idea to do on a regular basis.

    I ended up using the same preference pane when I put a SSD into my i7 MBP. I have it set to 'smart sleep', it'll force it to remain sleeping until the batter gets down to about 10%, then it'll start to move into hibernation, and by 5% it'll be hibernation only.

    http://www.jinx.de/SmartSleep.html

    I also did a few other tweaks like turned off the sudden motion sensor, an set the mount option 'noatime' (which I could have sworn I set via /etc/fstab, but maybe I did the plist method and can't find the plist). That disables 'unix' from recording the last time a file was accessed.
     

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