I understand all that and I also have a very well designed system and know a lot about system tuning for audio applications. But that is not the point here.
I don’t record commercially, so I have different requirements than what you would expect from a real production system for commercial work.
Even though it may be well-intentioned, all the objections and proposals for “best practises” don’t help, because that’s not the point.
I don’t want to know what could theoretically go wrong and how it should be done according to best practise. I have different demands.
I just want to know if it is feasible at all (sleep/wakeup) and for whom it runs with which hardware.
And if it doesn’t work for anyone, then I will not raise it as a requirement for the purchase of the new system.
For me, it would only be of crucial importance to know if certain hardware would be required, to be able to include that in my purchase decision.
As a side note: I designed a Xeon based ultra-silent system 8 years ago. It covers everything and runs fine for office, gaming, recording. It’s just that it’s getting on in years and even in energy-saving mode it consumes too much money for me in view of increased electricity prices.
My system chooses the Energy profile automatically (by using Bitsum’s product “Process Lasso Pro” (PLP), based on applications and whether I am working on the system or not.
By default PLP runs in the energy profile “Balanced”. If I do nothing on the device for 15 seconds, PLP’s so-called “IDLE saver” automatically switches to “Energy saver”. If I start Cubase or other applications, then the performance mode is automatically activated, which both activates the energy profile “Bitsum Highest Performance”, but also deactivates PLP’s "IDLE saver ", so that the energy profile does not fall back to “Energy Saving” after 15 seconds of inactivity.
Turning off the device is not an option, then I can’t check mails etc in between.
In addition, it takes an eternity with my current system, because a server motherboard makes an incredibly long (thorough) POST compared to a consumer board. Until it is booted and I can log in, that takes too long. But as I said, to let it run in power saving mode is just too much power waste. I also don’t work with audio applications during that time.
So the sleep mode would only come into play when Cubase or WaveLAB are not running (i.e. PLP Performance is not active) and the computer falls back into energy saving mode.
Now it “could” be that I might want to work with Cubase or WaveLAN or simply listen to music after a wake-up. Then it would be nice if I do not have to completely restart the computer again. Therefore the question whether it could work (and maybe with a certain hardware). Even if it would fail only sometimes it would be fair enough for me.
From other forums I mean to have heard that it is difficult but not impossible. Sounds to me like it will only work if drivers, BIOS, motherboard work together nicely.
So please, for whom does this work and with what hardware, thanks for that.