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How to Quickly Enable and Disable Hibernate Mode in Windows 11

How to Quickly Enable and Disable Hibernate Mode in Windows 11

To enable or disable hibernation mode in Windows 11, you must first display the corresponding menu item. If the hibernate menu does not appear, you can change it to the "Power Options" setting. In Windows, hibernation mode allows you to reverse off the computer while saving your work, allowing you to immediately pick up where you left off the last time you turn on the computer again. Hibernation mode is like Sleep mode. The main difference is that in Hibernation mode, it saved open documents and programs to files on your hard disk, not in RAM as in Sleep mode. Hibernation mode consumes less power than Sleep mode but requires a large amount of HDD storage space. When you use Hibernation mode, your work is stored in a secret file named hiberfil.sys. Enabling and Disabling Hibernation Mode Open the "Control Panel" Windows 11. You can use the search feature of the Start menu or type "control" into the "Run" dialog. In the Control Panel, change first "Viewed by:" select the option "Large icons" or "Small icons". Next, select the "Power Options" menu. Then click "Choose what the power buttons do". Check "Hibernate" from the Shut-down settings menu to enable it. If the settings menu is grayed out, click "Change settings that are currently unavailable." Click the "Save changes" button to save the settings. Test whether the "Hibernate" option is already displayed on the Start menu button. To disable it, you simply uncheck...

Is Defrag Still needed on SSD Drives?

Is Defrag Still needed on SSD Drives?

You should not defragment your SSD to improve SSD performance as it can shorten the life of your SSD Defragmentation is a procedure that minimizes fragmentation in the file system. Defragmentation organizes the storage on your computer by merging files and other data stored on your hard drive. When there is not enough space on your disk to store the entire file in one place, the file is broken down into smaller parts called fragments. Defragmentation reunites the pieces. File systems on electromechanical disk drives benefit from defragmentation, such as on hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, and optical disk media. When reading a fragmented file, the movement of the hard drive's read/write heads over different parts of the disk is slower than accessing the entire contents of a non-fragmented file sequentially without moving the read/write heads in search of additional pieces. Differences between SSDs and HDDs A spinning hard disk is the simplest non-volatile storage in a computer. In the HDD, the cover contains a series of disks covered by a ferromagnetic layer. The direction of magnetization represents individual bits. Data written and read by fast-moving heads. An SSD is a disk that stores information on flash memory, which comprises individual memory cells that store bits that the controller can access instantly. The major difference between solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) is the way data is stored and accessed. To access data, HDDs use mechanical...

How to Easily Benchmark a Computer in Windows 11 Without An App

How to Easily Benchmark a Computer in Windows 11 Without An App

Computer benchmarks for measuring hardware performance in Windows 11 you can do without using third-party applications. Running computer benchmarks on your computer can help you check how well your computer's various hardware is performing and can help you identify problems. There are tons of third-party benchmarking apps you can use to measure device performance. In this article, Bardimin will give you how to benchmark your computer with no you to install the application. Windows has come with a built-in performance appraisal tool. It can compare system performance and you can use PowerShell and Command Prompt to collect information faster so that it will save time without the need to download other applications and learn. How to benchmark a computer with the Windows Experience Index The Windows Experience Index allows Windows users to quickly determine the overall performance of their computer and any current bottlenecks. To measure the Windows Experience Index Score, you can do it using PowerShell and Command Prompt (CMD). Computer Benchmarking with Command Prompt (CMD) The Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) can provide a Windows Experience Index for CPU, graphics card, memory speed, and other factors. Run "Command Prompt (CMD)" as administrator.Then type the command winsat formal After the process is complete, open the XML file at "C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore". The process will generate several XML files. To open them, you can use the browser you have....

Portable Sentinel Hard Disk 6.01 – HDD and SSD Health Tester

Portable Sentinel Hard Disk 6.01 – HDD and SSD Health Tester

Did you know? Data loss because of hardware failure occurs 7 times more often than data loss because of computer viruses. Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is an application for monitoring and analyzing the health of SSDs and HDDs. The goal is to find, test, diagnose, and fix hard disk drive issues, report, and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradation, and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel can also be used to test external hard disks, SSDs and RAID. Features of Hard Disk Sentinel Monitoring in real-time the status of hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state disks (SSD).Diagnose hard disk issues (health, temperature, or performance).Test the hard disk to reveal and fix HDD problems.Warnings to predict and avoid HDD failures.Scheduled and automated backup functions.Remote monitoring, advanced hard drive control, and management features.General system information and status. Features of Linux Sentinel Hard Disk Displaying hard disk / solid state disk information in the terminalCreate a comprehensive report on the disk system, including special features of the hard disk and SSD (for example, the speed of media rotation, trim commands, etc.)View and manage hard disk acoustic settings (on supported USB disks as well)Offers output for users and other scripts/applications to process Features of Hard Disk Sentinel DOS The detected hard disk controller and its vendor and device ID. Each device has an associated number (displayed in light blue).Size, model ID, serial number,...

Western Digital Dashboard (WDC Dashboard) 3.7.2.5 – HDD and SSD Utility

Western Digital Dashboard (WDC Dashboard) 3.7.2.5 – HDD and SSD Utility

With an easy-to-use graphical user interface, Western Digital Dashboard allows users to maintain the best performance of Western Digital drives on the Windows operating system. Western Digital Dashboard includes tools for disk analysis (including disk model, capacity, firmware version, and SMART attributes) and firmware updates. How to use Performance Monitor Performance Monitor is a tool that allows users to monitor the performance of the drive in real-time. Performance Monitor uses The Performance Chart to provide information to the user. Performance Charts can show two different real-time performance metrics. The graph will scroll from right to left showing a 5-minute timeline moving on the horizontal axis. The vertical axis of the chart will show the count of Mega Bytes per second or I/O operations per second. Data backup recommendations for updating firmware using Western Digital Dashboard The firmware update should not affect the data on Western Digital drives. However, a firmware update may lead to data loss. Therefore, WD strongly recommends backing up all data before starting the firmware update. WDC Dashboard Release Notes 3.7.2.5 Fixed a rare crash at startup caused by Windows returning an invalid string from the boot driveForce all removal options through Linux embedded toolkit, which provides a more stable and feature-complete environment for drive removalEnable Format on supported devices during frozen security statusAddresses an issue that causes long load...