View Full Version : Mac Mini Power Usage

Apr 19, 2010, 01:53 PM
I know a lot of people on here are using Mac Mini's for their home theatre set up. My question do most of you have them on all the time, as in idling, but not sleeping?

For those that do, do you think this uses a lot of power leaving it on 24/7?

Also, do you think its good for the Mac Mini to be on all the time like that, or could it potentially lead to it dying sooner?

Apr 21, 2010, 02:03 AM
The hardware is almost the same as the MBP, so I'd assume that it'd use the same amount of power.

Actually I just googled it, "mac mini power specifications"
13w idle 110w CPU @ max

It'd probably be maby half that during normal use.

Apr 21, 2010, 02:33 AM
My mini is dedicated as a Plex Box, I don't need it to be on all the time, I just sleep it.

Machines can run 24/7 for years. I have a small homebrewed server machine that is on all the time.