Enjoying the ROCK/Roon experience and thought I would ask the community how they use the set up. Are people mostly just leaving their Nuc Core’s on 24/7? Anyone using a Wake on Lan feature, or turning the core on only when they’re using it? Just wondering from a hardware longevity stand point if leaving the set up on 24/7 has any disadvantages.
Considering the relatively low power consumption of the ROCK NUC I just leave it idle after playback.
Generally these devices suffer more when cycling frequently in different power states. I don’t have any science on hand to back this up though.
My is running 24/7/365 with no probs…instant playback when ordered from remote
I just leave my (fanless) NUC on 24/7. There’s a discussion here about this topic:
Hello, I have my Roon Nuc up and running as per the Roon recommended NUC. This runs my whole house and the whole family streams to Auralic Aries, Sonos and Yamaha Musicast.
My question is, is it possible to tell the NUC to turn on and off at a specified time ? I see in the Bios setting that you can set a time for it to wake but so far I haven’t been able to make this happen.
I have a Synology NAS and that power cycles every day I would like my NUC to do the same thing, ie. Turn on at 8am and…
May 21, 2019, 10:18am
A Nuc8i5 uses about 6 watts of power at idle. Leave it on.
Thank you for the replies! It automatically goes into the idle state with inactivity correct—no setting I need to change?
And I am another that leaves it on 24/7/365, NUC8i7, sips electricity and less likely to go wrong IMHO, computers seem to go wrong more often when powering down and up again.
May 21, 2019, 5:19pm
It clocks itself to the lowest it needs to do what it is doing. It will always use the least amount of power it needs. No settings needed.