Deep Sleep

Version: 1.1 || Release Date: 2009-02-03 || License: Freeware Developer: Matthieu Beaumel | App Owner: marcthouvenin

About Deep Sleep
The default behavior of Mac OS X is to put sleeping computers in “hardware suspend” mode, during which the RAM is still powered on. This widget allows the computer to enter “software suspend” mode. Software suspend is a feature similar to what Windows calls “hibernation:” the computer consumes no power while sleeping, however the wake up process takes more time to complete.

Hibernation is made possible by the Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.3 update. This operating system version is required.

Only the computers with “safe sleep” feature are officially supported. For now, the only computers with this feature are the PowerBook HD line of Apple laptops. Please read the included documentation for more information, including the possibilty to use this widget on unsupported computers.

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"When putting your Apple portable computer into sleep mode, be sure to wait a few seconds until the sleep indicator light starts pulsing before moving your Apple portable computer. The pulsing light indicates that the computer is fully asleep and the hard disk has stopped spinning.

Important: Moving your computer while the disk is spinning can damage the hard disk, causing loss of data or the inability to startup from the hard disk."

Unfortunately it's broken in Snow Leopard - however according to the developer's site "a fix is in progress"....

Actually there's a command line version also. Nice... :)

Useful, but the widget is too big, my dashboard is getting cluttered...

someone should tag this as a widget :P