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Is Intel Rapid Start Technology of any use without an SSD?

I wonder if I should turn it off in BIOS. Also, are hibernation and standby modes reliable, or is it better to just turn off the computer instead?
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Re: Is Intel Rapid Start Technology of any use without an SSD?

Hey there lenssd9,

 

Because the Rapid Start Tech. require an SSD, but I don't think itreally will make a significant difference one way or another if you disable in BIOS. For addional information regarding this from Intel: http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/rapid_start_technology_user_guide.pdf

 

The hibernate and sleep modes are reliable/useful. A quick rundown from Microsoft on the differences:

 

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

 

Hibernation is a  power-saving state designed primarily for laptops.  While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer.   Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

 

Ultimately these modes are great for resuming work quickly, without having to do a fresh boot.

Hope this clears some things up. And Thank you lenssd9 for being a part of the Lenovo Community.



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