Using Retina iMac as a Plex media server...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lewisd25, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently still using a Mac Pro 1,1 as my main machine, and as a Plex media server. My new retina iMac arrives this Friday, and I'm wondering if it is ok to leave the iMac on with the display asleep so that I can have access to my Plex movie collection? Should there be any concern about heat, or length of time the machine is on? I hardly ever turn off my MacPro and it was always run without issue...
     
  2. iczster macrumors member

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    I don't see why not Plex isn't resource intensive for cataloging media. I have a Windows desktop currently doing this but will be moving over to the RiMac in the next few weeks so will be one of the first migrations I do.

    Presumably you've set the media server to start on boot?
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    There will be no problems with having the machine on all the time with the screen off when not in use.
     

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