well that time has come when I made the leap from PC to Mac! Obviously I’ve already installed vmware fusion and windows 7, no need to panic. However I miss the hibernate feature of a PC.
Ok, for me I like to know my PC is properly off when I’m moving it and I often do something, hibernate, then grab my notebook and change location. But the mac is different. It sleeps in a semi-low power mode keeping everything in ram, which is fine, but I worry that the hard drive isn’t properly off and my battery is slowly maintaining something which I know I’m not going to need for a couple of hours.
so.. the outcome.
A Mac has many levels of sleep, which can be altered from the terminal by setting
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
and toggling between 0 and 3
for those who would like to control this via the system preferences panel, these guys have written an app for that !
and there’s also a widget available here http://www.axoniclabs.com/DeepSleep/