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luap82 Feb 7, 2013 01:06 PM
New MBP lags at wakeup
I got a new MPB 15 (non-retina) about a month ago, and when I open it up after a night's sleep, it gives me a lightened/whitened screen with a progress bar (looks a little like the volume indicator but bigger) that fills up in about 20 seconds, then it waits about 40 seconds more before recognizing the trackpad (or BT Magic Mouse) or keyboard. Is this normal? Seems a little strange.

(NB I don't put the machine to sleep, just shut the case. This only happens after a long "sleep," like overnight.)
P Feb 7, 2013 03:03 PM
Sounds like what you're seeing is wake from hibernate. It's nothing strange,just a way to save battery.
ibook_steve Feb 7, 2013 08:37 PM
Hibernate, by the way, saves the contents of RAM to disk so if the battery dies, you start back right where you were when you have power again, instead of having to reboot (which is why it takes a while to come out of hibernate: data has to be read from the disk into RAM). If you want true sleep, instead of hibernate, check out SmartSleep. It also allows you to automatically hibernate instead of sleep when the battery is low.

And.reg Feb 7, 2013 09:04 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by luap82 (Post 4216160)
Is this normal?
Yes... as others have pointed out, this is hibernate (the Windows equivalent, which is called SafeSleep in OS X).

Also see:

How to turn off slow sleep / hibernate mode on a MacBook Pro � The Warne Account
P Feb 8, 2013 07:20 AM
If you're interested in the details, see this Wikipedia link. S1 (Power-on standby) is the sleep we used to get back in the nineties. S2 I've never seen implemented. S3 (Suspend to RAM) is regular sleep, and S4 (Suspend to disk) is what you're seeing here. Windows calls that last state hibernate, and the term stuck.
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