For the past year or two, instead of shutting down my Windows 10 laptop, I have been putting it to sleep to quickly resume my work where I left off, including open programs like VS Code and Chrome.

I used to use a hard disk, but it became very slow at reading and writing files, taking up to 5 minutes to save a script by pressing Ctrl+S. I have since switched to a faster SSD and now I don’t have to worry about shutting down because the boot-up time is much quicker. However, I still have the habit of putting my laptop to sleep.

My concern is whether this habit of sleeping my laptop caused the HDD problem, and if I continue to do so, whether my SSD will experience the same problem.

Askify Moderator Edited question May 3, 2023