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Windows 7: SSD and Hibernation File Location

19 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
SSD and Hibernation File Location

I have a Quad system running Windows 7 Home Premium that is OverClocked and will not work with the Sleep function but works just fine with Hibernation. Now that SSD drives are becoming more affordable has anyone come up with a way to move the Hibernation file to a different physical drive. Based on the number of Googles I've seen this appears to be a common issue.

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19 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a way to do this.
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19 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hiber is usually disabled with an ssd (conserve ssd space and write activity), should boot almost as fast as waking from hiber.
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19 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Good point - problem solved! Thanks for getting back - it is kind of strange that with all the people Googling the issue that I did not see one other response with the all to obvious solution. Hibernation will be grayed out going forward.
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19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Greyed out? you need specific steps to delete it.
Hibernate - Enable or Disable
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20 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I understand, I have that thread in my OC bible since I've been in and out of Sleep and Hibernation several times along the way to 4 GHz trying to make the Sleep function work on the Quad system.
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24 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Hibernate and SSD

I installed Windows 7 on an SSD and have had the installation become unbootable four separate times. Now it's unrecoverable. Someone told me that this is because I use Hibernate a lot (I do - every day) and that the writes involved in Hibernating will ruin an SSD. Do you think this is the case, and if so, what can I do to be able to use Hibernate AND have my OS on an SSD? If there's nothing (I know it's impossible to move hiberfile.sys to an HDD where it logically belongs), then what's my alternative other than never using Hibernate?

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24 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Hi Lestrad,

just for future reference, if you could post your issue in a new thread rather than reviving a year-old one (even if it's related), that would be appreciated. It also gives you more visibility and a better chance of getting responses.

As for your SSD, it sounds like you haven't had it for very long. While hibernating would stress the SSD with large blocks of writes - shortening its lifetime, although you'll still get a long time out of it - it shouldn't cause the system to become unbootable.

If you experience various errors in Windows and applications and things just generally seem to go bad before the system stops booting, then there's a good possibility your SSD needs a firmware update to fix bugs leading to data corruption. This seems to apply specificially to some OCZ models.

You might also try using backup software such as Macrium Reflect to image your system to another drive, perform a sanitary erase on the SSD, and then restore the image you made.
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24 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Thanks for you advice and your reply. The drive was purchased in July 2011 and the Windows 7 install dates from July 14. In other words, three months of use - admittedly with almost daily hibernations. The drive is a Kingston SSDNow V100, 128 Gb. DO you think your advice re firmware might apply here? Or is the drive itself defective? SInce it's under warranty I'm going to try to get it replaced.

I did make a drive image with DriveImageXML, but it's of the drive in an unbootable state, so I doubt it'll be of any help.

Thanks again for you willingness to help!
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24 Nov 2011   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Hibernate is one thing almost all if not all SSD manufacturers state to turn off in Windows.

Sleep is okay.

This may not be your porblem though with 128GB of space.
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