Sleep question

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

  1. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    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

    LeGacY X

    Jul 26, 2008
    VA, USA
  3. Saberon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    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

    Jun 2, 2008
    Yes, it gets written every time you sleep.
  5. GBlansten macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2012
    Thick Ascending Limb
    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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