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Hugh,

I keep my Windows PC (server) on all the time, but it does consume 180 watts (in efficiency mode, 275+ watts when working). If I bought a mac Mini, I'd likely leave it on all the time. I read somewhere that the measured idle power use is about 13 watts and normal use is 22 watts. It uses a 85 watt power supply. I figure at a wattage difference of 158 watts, 24/7/365 use at 11 [email protected] is $158 a year savings.

I assume the mac Mini from a CPU viewpoint is powerful enough.

I think I am going to wait for the next mac Mini hardware refresh.
 

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Danno100, I understand. The Mac Mini uses 1.5W when sleeping so running the Apple all the time vs. sleeping when not using will likely cost about $10 extra a year. It's not huge sum, however, I like to save every bit of energy that I can for fiscal and environmental reasons.
 

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Hugh, Are you running Lion or Mountain Lion by chance? From what I read this does not happen in Snow Leopard and maybe thats why im not having it happen to me.
 

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Running Mountain Lion. I believe the problem began in Lion.
 

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It did start in Lion and lots of people complaining about it. Part of the reason I stuck with SL on my mini. I do have other issues with the client though that hopefully are fixed in the next release
 

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Just installed plex on Mac and roku box. I'm couldn't believe how simple it was to set up. And seems great so far :)
 
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