Hibernation is the process of saving the content currently in memory to the hard drive to allow your PC to shut down completely, When your computer hibernates, it takes a snapshot of your system files and drivers and saves that snapshot to your hard drive before shutting down . This allows your computer to start up faster , Hibernate is enabled by default and reserves some of your disk for its file the “hiberfil.sys” file . At any time, you can turn your PC on to resume from hibernation and continue working where you left off.
If you’re looking to free up space on your disk, you can disable the hibernate function if you rarely use the feature. So, the main reason you might want to disable hibernate on your computer is if you really need those extra gigs of hard drive space back.
In fact, if you are using a SSD for your Windows 11 or 10 computer, it’s better to turn off the hibernate function to save SSD life .Whenever the operating system goes to to hibernation, it writes the contents of its RAM to the hiberfil.sys and then shuts off power. On systems with solid state disks, the constant writing to the hibernate file may be dangerous to the health of the SSD, because unlike regular hard drives, SSDs can only sustain a limited number of writes before breaking or voiding the warranty. That is why, on most modern laptop computers with SSD drives, hibernation is disabled by default. “Hibernate Enable or Disable” is a very simple Portable freeware to Disable or Enable Hibernation.
Hibernate Enable or Disable v1.3 – (Thursday, 4. November 2021)
[Added] – Language support
[Added] – x64 bit version
[Added] – Some code Improvements
[Fixed] – GUI is too small
How to use :
After downloading, extract “Hibernate Enable or Disable” to your desired location, then run it, Application GUI will show you the Hibernation status , if Hibernate enabled you can see your Hibernation file size on the “Size” Button
You can Disable hibernation by clickin “Disable Hibernation” button
if any problem occurs , you will see the Orange icon
To Change the size of hiberfil.sys file use the “Size” button and choose One of the Appropriate option
Minimum size = 40 % of the total amount of installed RAM (memory)
Medium size = 75 % of the total amount of installed RAM (memory)
Maximum size = 100 % of the total amount of installed RAM (memory)
Reduced Size = 20% of the total amount of installed RAM (memory) – Only fo Windows 10
Hibernate Enable or Disable has CMD (command line) support. to see the All supported Parameters please use the “Hibernate.exe /?” command
NOTE: In some cases, such as systems running from vhd, hibernate doesn’t work.
Supported languages : English , Turkish , German , Polish , Hungarian, French , Greek , Bulgarian , Spanish , Russian , Swedish ,Chinese (Simplified) , Korean , Japanese , Hebrew , Romanian , Italian , Arabic , Dutch (Nederlands)
Supported Operating Systems : Windows 11 , Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows Xp (32 and 64-bit).
File: Hibernate_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: Hibernate.exe │ Virustotal
The computer uses the Hiberfil.sys file to store a copy of the system memory on the hard disk when the hybrid sleep setting is turned on. If this file is not present, the computer cannot hibernate.
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For example Samsung 860 EVO Series warranty period for 500GB is – 5 years or 300 TB TBW
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From the article:
"On systems with solid state disks, the constant writing to the hibernate file may be dangerous to the health of the SSD, because unlike regular hard drives, SSDs can only sustain a limited number of writes before breaking or voiding the warranty."
I’m confused. Are you saying that when Hibernate is turned on, there is "constant writing to the hibernate file" in the background? I was under the impression that it only writes to the file when you choose Hibernate when shutting down, which is hardly constant. For example, when I press the power button, I get to choose Shut Down, Restart, Sleep or Hibernate. Doesn’t it only save to the hibernate file if I choose Hibernate? Or are you saying that it’s constantly saving to the file just because I choose to have the Hibernate option listed?
I’m also confused by "unlike regular hard drives, SSDs can only sustain a limited number of writes before breaking or voiding the warranty."
Don’t regular hard drives also have a limited number of writes before they break down? From what I understand, regular hard drives break down even faster than SSDs. Is that wrong?
Thanks for any clarification.
powercfg.exe /hibernate off
powercfg.exe /hibernate on
Thanks Sordum Team for the nice work.
Wow no download link ?
Эх жаль что много программ на английском языке.
Vou baixar o programa