Hibernate is a state you can put your computer instead of shutting it down or putting it to sleep. When your computer hibernates, it takes a snapshot of your system files and drivers and saves that snapshot to your hard drive before shutting down. This allows your computer to start up faster, because it doesn’t need to re-establish those files and settings
Difference between Hibernate and Sleep
Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player; the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working
Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops.
While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time
Does hibernate drain your battery life?
Even though hibernation is a slowpoke, it’s significantly useful in cases in which you do not plan to supply your laptop with power from your outlet. Putting the computer to sleep will eventually drain the battery much faster than hibernation does. The reasons should be obvious by now. So, if you’re leaving the laptop on battery power, put it to hibernate!
So, How Does Hibernation Impact Computer Performance?
Overall, your computer will be just as fast (or slow) as it was when you put it to hibernate. The difference is in the booting process. Hard drives (and even solid state drives) are much slower than RAM. Since “Sleep” mode preserves the RAM “as-is,” it often starts up much faster than hibernation. Hibernating computers must take the effort to read magnetic data from their hard drives and then write these values into RAM, making the whole process very tedious.
There are two methods of Enabling and Disabling Hibernate option in windows 10
Go to start menu and type command prompt right click and select run as Administrator
In the Command Prompt window, type powercfg.exe /hibernate on and press the Enter key. Exit the Command Prompt window.
To Disable hibernate in Windows 10, open the Command Prompt again and type powercfg.exe /hibernate off and press the Enter key.
Open Control panel and then Power Options
Now check in the left side window and click on Choose what the power button does
Now click on Change settings that are currently unavailable in order to active shutdown settings below
And now from Shutdown settings you can turn your windows 10 Hibernate option on or off. And Hibernate option will be shown in the shutdown menu