Disable SafeSleep (Hibernation) Mac OS X

To turn off Safe Sleep, enter the following code in the Terminal and then press enter:
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

To delete the Safe Sleep image, enter this and then press enter:

sudo rm /private/var/vm/sleepimage

And, if you want to turn Safe Sleep back on again, enter this and then press enter:

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 3
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One comment on “Disable SafeSleep (Hibernation) Mac OS X
  1. [...] an SSD, I disabled safe sleep/hibernation (to prevent excessive writes to the SSD during sleep), details of how to do this can be found here. Sleep now takes 5 seconds (before it took around 30) and resuming to a useable desktop is [...]

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