Still a bad idea for hibernate/sleep with SSD drives?

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  1. scgt1

    scgt1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    My fiance want's to keep her computer on but having 2-3 computers running in the office at the same time and having the AC control right outside the office to the left it just doesn't work for me. It becomes too humid in the office.

    Last I read it's not advisable to have the computer go to sleep/hibernate if your using an SSD drive.

    Have things changed over time and with Windows 10?

    She is using a Samsung Evo. My daily has a Samsung 950 Pro which if things are different now with tech and Windows 10 I would be willing to hybernate/sleep mine also. I don't want to wait for mine to boot up because I'm in and out of the office all day and would like to just tap the mouse and wait a few seconds for it to come back to life vs a complete boot up.
     
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    Hibernating was never a problem with an SSD. I guess this is one of the many myths that came up years ago.

    Also, if you have consistent power supply you may prefer suspend to RAM rather than hibernate. It's what I use on my machine at night before bed.
     
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    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I don't bother with hibernation on the computers I manage at work or my personal computers at home.

    Boot up is really only a few seconds longer compared to hibernate and because of that and the fact that the hibernation file can get corrupted, it is not worth it to me.
     
  5. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    I have been using sleep for years on a SSD with no issues. Currently running a Samsung 950 Pro. I still reboot once a day.
     
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    ncjoe Limp Gawd

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    I put my crucial mx100 to sleep 5 times a day at least, reboot at least twice a day....
    had the ssd for 1.5 years now, still at 100% health...
     
  7. DeChache

    DeChache The ONE - Your Ignorance Annoys Me

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    My computers reboot once a month when updates hit.

    The disable hibernate recommendation mostly just came frome trying to conserve space on the first generations of ssds that were mostly 80gb or less.
     
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    Not total. In the earlier days of commercial SSDs, if you had only the SSD by itself connected back to the PSU, it sometimes would not draw enough power, and so would not come back up properly after sleep. Consequently you would probably also occasionally have that problem when powering up the system from a cold boot. This was rare even back then. I had this issue before, and fixed it with a reconfiguration and then later more permanently with a firmware update. But that was quite a while ago. The second issue involving SSDs and hibernating is the amount of writes to your SSD. This also was more of an issue in the earlier days of SSDs and is still vaguely an issue today depending on the SSD you get. Today's SSDs tend to have a much longer lifetime of writes.

    However, in your case, neither should be a factor. Samsung SSDs tend to be one of the most durable SSDs on the commercial market for writes, and I have yet to run into any power issues since my very first SSD almost a decade ago.
     
  9. rive22

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    Come to think of it now that you mention it, I did experience that issue on a couple rigs.

    Some of the first gen SSDs had issues with a lot of writes of course. I'm still using a bunch of Samsung 830's as my cache drives in my servers with hundreds of TB's written to them and they are still going strong. I'm not sure how well some of the newer TLC drives would handle this though.
     
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    NoOther [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah the Samsung SSDs for the last 5 years or so have been pretty solid. There was a pretty popular test completed by Tech Report last year on it.
     
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