Sleep question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Saberon, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I put my MBA in sleep mode does that write the 8GB sleep "file" to the SSD? I have 8GB of RAM. Seems like that could add up to some serious writes over the months/years.
     
  2. LeGacY X macrumors member

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  3. Saberon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I wasn't clear.

    I understand RAM=sleep image size

    My question is... Does every single time the Mac goes to sleep does that file get written? That could add up to a lot of writes.
     
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it gets written every time you sleep.
     
  5. GBlansten macrumors regular

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    This has been discussed on many forums regarding the read/write border on a ssd. You should be fine. The ssd can take it and the conveniences of sleep outweigh the wear and tear on the ssd.
     

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