To hibernate my system, all this time (for months) I have been using
pmset -a hibernatemode 5. This was working great and I had no complaints.
However, recently I was checking out
pmset's man page and it turns out there are no mode 5! In fact it instead recommends mode 25. Worried that my using the undocumented mode might harm my battery I have now moved to using mode 25. However, this has turned out to be far slower hibernate than mode 5.
So, can anybody tell me what exactly is mode 5 and how it is different from 25? Is it still safe to use? Why did Apple remove that from documentation?
I have MacBook Pro Early 2011 series, running Lion 10.7.5.