The answer depends on what you are looking at: Let's say, if you are looking at quick retrieval to active state from inactive / temporary suspended state, then Sleep mode is more effective, as all the data will be readily available in the RAM and hence there is no need to process data from the computers hard drive, which will be the case if the computer is … [Read more...] about Which Of The Two Is More Effective – Sleep Mode Or Hibernate In Windows XP?
Yes, Sleep Mode in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 is different from Hibernate feature which Windows provides. Both are means of temporarily suspending the functioning of your PC / Computer / Laptop, but there is a huge difference in the way each of them work in the background: The difference is the way in which the program, data and state of the program is stored an … [Read more...] about Is Sleep Mode Different From Hibernate Feature In Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista ?
Standby or the basic Sleep mode allows the computer to enter into a lower power consumption mode. The programs and data are stored in the memory. Supported by Windows operating system for quite a while now, the Sleep mode is different from the Hibernate feature (How to hibernate in windows XP) wherein your documents are saved onto the hard drive before the computer shuts down. … [Read more...] about What Is Hybrid Sleep In Windows Vista / Windows 7