which sleep mode do you prefer for your MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sir. mac, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. sir. mac macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2006
    Just followed the instructions to delete the sleep image on my MBA (switched to -0 mode) and now it seems that sleep-mode zaps a lot more battery, wake-up time is faster though.

    Which sleep mode do you prefer?

    # 0 - Old style sleep mode, with RAM powered on while sleeping, safe sleep disabled, and super-fast wake.
    # 1 - Hibernation mode, with RAM contents written to disk, system totally shut down while “sleeping,” and slower wake up, due to reading the contents of RAM off the hard drive.
    # 3 - The default mode on machines introduced since about fall 2005. RAM is powered on while sleeping, but RAM contents are also written to disk before sleeping. In the event of total power loss, the system enters hibernation mode automatically.
  2. weeman macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2007
    I prefer zero.

    Sleeps within 2 seconds of closing the lid and wakes up within 2 seconds of opening the lid. Its the only way to roll!

    I cant stand number 3...takes like 2 minutes to write everything over to the ram after closing the lid.
  3. clin86 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    how do you decide between zero and three?
    i thought when you close the macbook air's lid it automatically chooses zero.

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