My question is: Does one need to have a hiberfile.sys file to utilize Intel’s Rapid Start Technology? Or are these two technologies independent of each other? Or are they codependent ?“
The reason I ask is by default Lenovo T431s & T440s images their machine to have 7 gigabyte hibernation partition for Intel's technology. Windows utilizes 4 gigabytes for the hibernation file. This means 11 gigabytes are being used towards hibernation. If these technologies are truly independent, then I would be able to recover either one of these technologies drive space.