Difference between Shut down, Hibernate and Sleep in a Computer. When Should I use?

DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN SHUT DOWN, HIBERNATE AND SLEEP

SHUT
DOWN
HIBERNATE
SLEEP
STATE
The Computer is Completely turned
off
The Computer is in a low power
state
The Computer is in a low power
state
Battery
(Power)
Almost no power
Less
More
Time
Plan to not use for a while
Plan not to use for an extended
period of time
Away for just a little while
Programs
All programs are closed
All opened programs are moved from
the RAM to the hard disk
All program remain in the Memory
(RAM)
Start
up time
Normal time it takes
fast
faster
When battery is almost drained, it
hibernates
USB
port
Not working
Not working
Working, thus can charge a device
connected to it
Left
Off
Start from beginning
Back where you left off
Back where you left off

 

Differences Between Hibernate, Shutdown and Sleep

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