4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 9:05 AM by Larryalso
Larryalso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how can I speed the time it takes to put imac to sleep, how can I speed the time it takes to put iMac to sleep

  • 1. Re: slow iMac
    TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)

    system preferences>energy saver

     

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  • 2. Re: slow iMac
    Larryalso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the response.  I am talking about the time between the time I ask it to go to sleep under the Apple Menu until it actually sleeps.  It used to be almost instantly, now it is up to 30 seconds later.  I have to wait around to see i the command took.

  • 3. Re: slow iMac
    TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)

    Oh, well when it sleeps, it makes a sleep image, so when you wake it back up, your content should just pop back up. It might have to do with what it's trying to save before sleeping.

     

    if the behavior is acting slower then usual you might need to run disk utility to see if there is anything wrong with the disk volume that would make it pause before fully sleeping.

     

    Not sure how to resolve this specific issue. how old is your computer? what's the Disk Drive you have in it SSD or HDD?

     

    it could mean your HDD is really full and it takes a while for things to be processed before completely sleeping.

     

    It could also mean your HDD is failing but that's a shot in the dark.

  • 4. Re: slow iMac
    Larryalso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is almost brand new.  It is a 27-inch, Late 2012 with a 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i5 with 16 GM 1600 MHz DDR3.  The Hard Drive is as follows:

    Macintosh HD:

     

      Available:          892.23 GB (892,233,703,424 bytes)

      Capacity:          999.35 GB (999,345,127,424 bytes)

      Mount Point:          /

      File System:          Journaled HFS+

      Writable:          Yes

      Ignore Ownership:          No

      BSD Name:          disk0s2

      Volume UUID:          2EEF42A1-440F-315A-9944-93842BBE23FE

      Physical Drive:

      Media Name:          APPLE HDD ST1000DM003 Media

      Medium Type:          Rotational

      Protocol:          SATA

      Internal:          Yes

      Partition Map Type:          GPT (GUID Partition Table)

      S.M.A.R.T. Status:          Verified

    I have run Disk Utility and it says all is OK.