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How to set hybrid HDD power saving mode function in Windows Vista?

Setting hybrid HDD power saving mode function in Windows Vista.

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Hybrid HDD power saving mode positively reads and writes to the flash memory,
and reduces the generation of physical operation of HDD to save the power.


Reference Information:
Hybrid Hard Disk And ReadyDrive? Technology (from Microsoft website)

 

Please refer to the steps below to set hybrid HDD function.
1. Click Control Panel - Change battery settings.
 
2. Click Change the plan setting - Change advanced power settings.
 
3. Select Hard disk option in Power Options dialog, and set On Battery and Plugged In arbitrarily. Click OK to save the current settings.
 

 

Note:
1. This solution is only applicable to VAIO notebook models that comes with hybrid HDD.

2. Hybrid HDD: it adopts technologies from a standard hard drive and newer flash drives. Essentially, it is a standard hard drive that has flash memory installed on it as well. It uses much less energy and extends a notebook overall battery life.