Difference between Sleep, Hybrid Sleep & Hibernation in Windows 10/8/7 – Yes we have options like Sleep, Hybrid Sleep, and Hibernation in our Operating System which defines the same but not exactly the same. Many of the Windows users do not know the exact difference between these functions. These are the Power Savings modes which you can apply whenever you need to have a break from the work without shouting down the system. These modes help you to close your system but it doesn’t close your work. Each mode functions as different. Follow this article to know the difference between these modes.
Sleep vs Hibernate vs Hybrid Sleep
Sleep mode is a power saving mode which is known mode for all the Windows Users. Sleep mode resumes all your work immediately when you start your work again. This mode is same like pausing a video or a music as you can start from the same point when you start it again.
Hibernation is a power-saving mode which especially for Laptops because sleep mode puts your work in the main memory to save the small amount of power but Hibernation puts all your open files in the Hard Disk and then turns off your computer. Hibernation is the best among all the power saving modes which use the least amount of power. If you won’t use your laptop for a long time but you need not want your files to be close then you can use Hibernation mode which helps you to save the maximum power.
Hybrid Sleep is designed especially for Desktop Computers. Hybrid Sleep is a combination of Sleep and Hibernate as it puts the all the open files in the memory and hard disk then the computer into a low-power state which you can quickly resume your work easily. If there is any power failure then you can restore your work from your hard disk. If you enable the Hybrid sleep on your computer then even if you put your system in sleep mode then it automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep.
So these are the special type of modes which you can use to save you power when you need to take a break from your work. You can use either of the modes to save your power but choose the better to save maximum power.