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Straw survey: Shutdown your mini?
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Shutdown or sleep your mini?
Sleep
72%
 72%  [ 16 ]
Shutdown
27%
 27%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Macuser9214 wrote:
Runs 24/7, as a server for multiple websites.


Do you use the internal 2.5" drive?



Yes... It's just small personal websites. Nothing big.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never sleep, never shut down. On and Folding 24/7. Clean, smoke-free environment here too. The fans run occasionally, but not in any way that's an issue. The fact is, it's a well designed computer and it operates like it. At some point I'd like to get an Intel mini or iMac, but at this point I'm still using the PPC's.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot about the folding program. I'm gonna start running that again..

Thanks for reminding me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine stays on at full power all the time unless going away for a few days.

I do power off the screen, speakers and 750GB external drive however.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macuser9214 wrote:
Forgot about the folding program. I'm gonna start running that again..

Thanks for reminding me.


Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shut mine down on a regular basis, mainly to save electricity..... plus what's the point of having it on permanently if you don't use it for the 8 odd hrs you're at work Question
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://homepage.mac.com/geerlingguy/mac_support/mac_help/pages/0018-sleep_or_shutdown.html
This guy's completely wrong. Hibernation turns the machine off completely, after dumping RAM contents to hard drive. It doesn't leave the PC running and causing "wear and tear" on the hard drive. Rolling Eyes I actually prefer it to sleep mode, but that's just me! That being said, I only ever put my Mini in sleep mode. Smile

Edit: oh, looks like he's just talking about the act of reading/writing RAM contents before and after shutdown. Still, dumping (for example) a gig of RAM to hard drive and accessing it again is probably a ton less use than the HD gets when an average user runs his Mini. He also ignores in his section about laptops the danger of leaving your Macbook in sleep mode in a warm carrying case. . .
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac Mini is on 24/7 and sleeps when I do. If I'm out of town for more than 24 hours it's turned off and put in the safe.
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