Consumers today want their PCs to be available quickly. Intel® Rapid Start Technology enables systems to quickly resume from deep sleep in about 6 seconds.
Intel Rapid Start Technology consists of a software service, user interface, and BIOS component.
During the transition to the Sleep state, the software service flushes the standby and modified memory pages to reduce the amount of memory reported as “in-use.” This can considerably reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred to the SSD, resulting in improved resume time.
Another function provided by the service is optimizing the amount of active pages that need to be written to the SSD. The service will flush the non-critical active pages during the Sleep transition. Again, this improves resume performance but also reduces the required SSD partition size.
Intel Rapid Start Technology’s user interface enables users to configure Intel Rapid Start Technology operation. Configuration options are:
Intel Rapid Start Technology BIOS component transfers active memory pages from system DRAM to SSD after the system has been in Sleep mode (S3) for a preset period of time. Lastly, the hardware is transitioned to an S4 power state—enabling an OEM to deliver a zero power standby state —while the operating system remains in its Sleep mode.
During Intel Rapid Start Technology resume, the BIOS component executes based on a wake event such as a pressed power button or OEM-enabled HID (keyboard, mouse) activity. It quickly reads the memory snapshot stored on the SSD and populates the system DRAM with previously saved active memory pages.
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