In windows when you go to power management there are very little number of optons available like sleep, hibernate and hybrid sleep. These modes are helpful to save power when using a Windows on a laptop or a desktop computer. These options are very useful when we use laptop which is not connected to power. We can also save power in windows by reducing the brightness levels for laptops. So, today we will know what is the exact difference between these modes and when should we choose these modes.
Let us see each mode in detail :
This is a power-saving mode that will allow a computer to easily stop and save all open documents and programs. It will allow the computer to quickly resume full-power operation in a few seconds when you wish to start working again. Using the sleep mode in Windows is like pausing the DVD when a movie is running, the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume your work. Use the sleep mode when you want to pause Windows for a shorter duration. When in sleep mode, your PC still draw a small amount of power
Hibernation is another power-saving mode designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation saves any open documents and running programs on your hard disk, and then turnoff your computer. Among all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. When you are travelling and have limited battery back up on your laptop, then hibernate is the best option as your work is saved as well as battery power is also saved. Use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop for an extended period.
Hybrid Sleep :
Hybrid sleep is another relatively new power-saving mode designed mainly for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of the sleep and hibernate features as it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. The best advantage of hybrid sleep is that even in case of power failure, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk as the memory might not be accessible. When hybrid sleep is turned on in Windows, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. This mode is enabled by default on desktop computers.
So depending on your usage, you can choose the best power options, but if you are using a laptop computer, then probably hibernate is the best option as it saves power when compared to other two states.
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