Mac Mini Power Usage

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bodhi395, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2009
    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.
  3. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    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.

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