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I recently learned that I can modify the time at which Standby mode is activated automatically when the laptop is sleeping. However, I would like to know the default value before changing anything. How long does the laptop stay in hibernation before it goes into deep sleep / standby mode ?

Platform : rMBP Mountain Lion OSX 10.8

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Can you clarify what you mean with "standby", "hibernation" and "deep sleep"? – Gerry Aug 17 '12 at 7:27
Check this out… – Render Aug 17 '12 at 8:22
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You can list some power management settings with pmset -g (get). The default standbydelay was 4200 seconds (70 minutes) on my MacBook Air.

$ pmset -g
Active Profiles:
Battery Power       -1
AC Power        -1*
Currently in use:
 standbydelay         4200
 standby              1
 womp                 1
 halfdim              1
 hibernatefile        /var/vm/sleepimage
 darkwakes            1
 networkoversleep     0
 disksleep            10
 sleep                15
 hibernatemode        0
 ttyskeepawake        1
 displaysleep         15
 acwake               0
 lidwake              1

According to Apple Portables: About standby mode, "the standby mode activates after just over an hour of "regular" sleep".

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Perfect, thank you very much !! – Render Aug 17 '12 at 13:44

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