I have an SSD and an HDD in my laptop. I changed the size for the SSD to 0 MB (I disabled it completely) and put a 16 GB page size on my HDD. So the question is, is it safe to do hibernation now? So only my HDD will be used, is that right? I don't want to hurt my SSD at all. I've done hibernation a million times on an HDD and I know it's fine with it. But SSDs get wrecked pretty easily.

Sounds like I'm wrong about the relation of page and hibernation. So how do I change the hibernation mode? I've read it's not possible. But maybe there's a workaround?

  • Come on Mr.DownVoter I asked a question if you think it's stupid and you know the answer post the answer then downvote it. – steve moretz Mar 12 at 15:59
  • Such a shame it is.You have the ssd,But no hibernation now!I still couldn't find a way through.Anybody having anything to share unless it is impossible? – steve moretz Mar 12 at 19:53
  • Why do you think SSDs get wrecked easily? – HazardousGlitch Mar 12 at 20:01
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    Is your Windows on the SSD? There is this answer. I don't know if it's not obsolete, so I'm not voting to close your question as duplicate. Others may not hesitate though. – Kamil Maciorowski Mar 13 at 7:19
  • Well I've heard a lot.Have seen people happened to them a lot.I'm just being careful.I just got the ssd so you can share some info with your ssd how much have you had it?Any trouble with it?Thank you. Yes thank you i've seen that post,But I really need a workaround or something – steve moretz Mar 13 at 17:52

The Windows paging file (pagefile.sys):

  • Is used to store data that can’t be held by your computer’s RAM, which generally occurs when a program requests more memory than is currently available.

  • Is likely to be used much more frequently than the Windows hibernation file.

  • Can be moved to a different drive (as you've discovered).

The Windows hibernation file (hiberfil.sys):

  • Is used to store the contents of RAM when hibernating (hiberfil.sys is effectively a dump of all your current working memory).

  • Likely cannot be moved to a different drive (i.e. to the best of my knowledge, it typically needs to remain on the primary Windows drive).

Is it safe to do hibernation now?

With modern SSDs, it is unlikely that hibernation will adversely affect the drive (even if the PC goes into hibernation several times a day). As far as I am aware, with the total amount of data that can often be written to these drives, other kinds of mechanical failure are often more likely before a drive might even begin to develop errors.

How do I change the hibernation mode?

I am not sure what you mean by "hibernation mode". That said, you can turn hibernation on or off with:

Window 7

  • Control Panel\System and Security\Power Options

  • Select a power plan and choose Edit Plan Settings.

  • Click Change advanced power settings.

  • Look for the "Hybrid Sleep" option and toggle as desired.

Window 10

  • Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options

  • Click Change what the power buttons do

  • Click Change Settings that are currently unavailable (as necessary).

  • Check or uncheck Hibernate (Show in Power menu) as desired.

Note that you may also want/need to run powercfg -h off (Windows 7) or powercfg.exe /h off (Windows 10) from an administrative command prompt (Run → "cmd" → Ctrl + Shift + Enter).

Maybe there's a workaround?

I found this sketchy site claiming that you may be able to disable hibernation and edit the registry to change where hiberfil.sys is located but even those instructions state it may not work in all cases.

  • Thank you I did as the workaround,But it didn't work at all,Any other workaround?I accept your answer for now. – steve moretz Mar 13 at 18:05
  • Appreciate it. I am not aware of any other possible workarounds, unfortunately. – Anaksunaman Mar 14 at 4:37
  • Thank you by the way,I tried using mklink command but it doesn't work,Maybe because the file is needed much before the mklink is even available.So I haven't find a workaround yet.If I will I'll share it. – steve moretz Mar 14 at 11:53
  • You're welcome. It would certainly be interesting to hear of any solution you might find. – Anaksunaman Mar 14 at 12:33

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