|·||What is S3/Standby/Suspend to RAM and S4/Hibernate/Suspend to Disk?|
is a "sleep state" (suspend to the system memory) that is supported
by the systems hardware and certain operating systems. Once the system goes
to sleep, it will "wake up" when the mouse is moved,any key is
pressed on the keyboard or the power button is pressed .Auto Power-on &
Shut-down can wake up the computer from standby or hibernation state at specified time. S4/Hibernate is a "sleep state"
in which data is moved from system memory to the hard disk. This enables
a system to 'wake' quickly while still helping to maintain data since you
are not subject to power outages like you are when a system is in a screen
saver mode, in S1 or in Standby (S3).
|·||Which operating systems support Standby (S3) and Hibernate (S4)?|
an S4 are supported by Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me and
Windows 98SE. Windows 95 and Windows NT do not support S3/4.
|·||What is the benefit of the Standby and Hibernate sleep mode?|
a user does not use the system , lets the system goes to "sleep"
then will saving the furthest power. When the user is ready to use the system
again, the system "wakes up" in a few seconds. When the system
wakes up, it is at the exact point it was at when the system went to sleep.
(for example: in the middle of a Word document) The S3/4 feature saves power
and increases user efficiency (users do not have to wait for the system
to shut down or re-boot).
|·||What about Security when the system is "always on"?|
security reasons, you can lock the system with the locking function of the
Auto Power-on & Shut-down.
|·||How much power does my system use when the in S3/4 sleep state?|
systems are designed to draw less than 15 watts of power in the S3 sleep
state for any configuration. Many configurations will draw less than 5 watts. In the S4 state, the computer power consumption is equivalent to power off.
|·||How to wake up the computer from standby state?|
98SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 7 support wake up from the keyboard or
power button but only Windows 2000 or above support wake up from the
mouse.Auto Power-on & Shut-down support wake up the computer from standby
state at specified time.
|·||How many expenses can I save?|
Electricity cost is calculated roughly with $0.07KWH , cost savings approximately
$10-$50 1 year.