Hard Disk Standby Mode

The hard disk enters standby mode when there are no disk read/write operations within the period of time specified by the Turn Off Hard Disk value. In this state, the power supplied to the hard disk is reduced to a minimum. The hard disk returns to normal once the computer accesses it.

The computer consumes very low power in Standby mode. Data remains intact in the system memory until the battery is drained.

There are six ways to enter Standby mode:

  • Pressing the Standby hot key Fn-F3
  • If the waiting time specified by the System Standby value or the operating system elapses without any system activity
  • Closing the display cover
  • When the computer is about to enter Hibernation mode (e.g., during a battery-low condition), but the Hibernation file is invalid or not present
  • When the advanced power button function(s) in the Notebook Manager program is/are set to Standby mode
  • Invoked by the operating system power-saving modes

Note: If the computer beeps but does not enter Standby mode after pressing the Standby hot key, it means the operating system will not allow the computer to enter the power-saving mode.

The following signals indicate that the computer is in Standby mode: The buzzer beeps

□ The Standby indicator lights

Warning: Unstored data is lost when you turn off the computer power in Standby mode or when the battery is drained.

To leave Standby mode and return to normal mode: Press any key

  • Move the active pointing device (internal or external PS/2)
  • Have the resume timer set and let it be matched Open the display cover
  • Experience an incoming PC card modem event
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