Mac Mini: Shut down or sleep over night?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by aaquib, May 2, 2008.

  1. aaquib
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    macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    I am used to shutting computers down over night and don't like the light flashing on the Mac Mini, but the Everything Mac manual says to only shut it down if it is not going to be used for a few days. What about 10 hours overnight? 18 hours over night + school? Should I shut it down or let it sleep?

  2. flopticalcube
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    macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Sleep. It only uses a few watts of power and its much quicker to start up. Put a piece of tape over the light if you don't like it.
  3. elcid
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    macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007
  4. ADent
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    macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    My mini has problems waking from sleep all the time, so it is typically left on or shutdown.

    But if sleep is reliable for you, go for it.
  5. old-wiz
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    macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I have a 3 year old mini that I only shutdown when I'm on vacation or we're having an bad thunderstorm. (it is on a UPS though). I cover the blinking light with tape.

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