2012 Mac MIni Computer Sleep

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  1. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

    Designed4Mac

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    Hi all.

    Will it do any damage to my MM if i set computer sleep to 'Never'?

    Display is set to sleep after 15 mins but as i often stream movies and such around the house and screen share while on the move i have the computer sleep set to never.
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    It will certainly shorten the life span of your MM if you leave it idle for long periods of time. Power is also wasted.

    If feasible, it is aways a good idea for your MM to sleep automatically.

    I put my Macs into the sleeping mode whenever I do not need them to run in cases that I do not want to power them off.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Waste of power yes. The rest hardly true!

    Minis are used all over the world in server centres run at 100% for years.

    Op I wouldn't worry about your mini being on 24/7 my original mini which is a good 5 years old is still going strong with a 24/7 up time. My 2011 mini exactly the same.
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Mine is set to never sleep, runs 24x7. Did the same with my old 2006 Mini that's still going strong at a friend's house now. At my electricity rates, I figure the Mini costs a little over $30/year to run.
     
  5. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

    Santabean2000

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    Mine runs as a nerve centre for all my devices and streaming needs. I have it sleep from late evening through to the early hours, but otherwise on all day every day.

    When I shift back to my home country I'll also be adding surveillance to its list of duties, at which point it'll be getting zero rest. I'm not anticipating problems.
     

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