Cool Computing deed onderzoek naar de werking van de Hibernate standby mode in Windows 2000. Uit de benchmarks blijkt dat opstarten vanuit Hibernate meer dan twee keer zo snel kan zijn als een normale startup (thanks ChUcKiE voor de tip):
Windows 98 was supposed to bring about superior power management via the Standby and Hibernate features. When the computer goes into Standby it enters into a lower-power consumption state by turning off hard drives and the monitor. A simple movement of the mouse or a tap on the keyboard should bring the computer back into full-power and operational mode. As many people discovered, however, this was far from the case in Windows 98 (and Second Edition). Often times people found their computers not being able to wake up from Standby, especially if the machine had entered Standby a second time. As for the Hibernate mode, even fewer people were able to get it to work. Only computers equipped with ACPI BIOS with hard drives formatted using FAT16 would have some sort of chance of getting Hibernate to work properly. From testing the Release-to-Manufacturing version of Windows 2000 Professional, however, it is apparent that Microsoft has made great strides in the areas of power management.