Sonnet xMac mini Server (PCIe slots: 1 x FL/FH + 1 x HL/FH). Not compatible with Mac mini late 2018.
Transform a Mac mini with Thunderbolt Technology into a Full-Fledged Expandable Rackmount Server!
Are you considering your options for a rack-mounted computer? Looking to replace an aging Xserve® system? For many applications, a Mac mini or Mac mini with OS X® Server with Thunderbolt technology has all the power necessary to allow it to function as a full size server. But by itself, the Mac mini’s compact size and form factor can limit its potential. Most importantly, it does not provide slots for PCIe expansion cards necessary to increase its functionality and connectivity. Sonnet’s award-winning xMac mini Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/1U rackmount enclosure addresses these issues and expands a Mac mini’s potential in a big way.
Starting with our popular RackMac mini 1U rackmount enclosure as a template, we created a specially-designed 1U rack enclosure to securely house your Mac mini(1), and provide it strategic airflow cooling. Then, inspired by the demand for our Echo™ Express line of Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems, we added two PCIe 2.0 expansion slots (with integrated power supply and fans) that connect to the Mac mini via its Thunderbolt port, included a central power hub for the Mac mini and PCIe slots’ power supply, and finished by adding an additional Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining to other Thunderbolt devices. For added convenience, the front panel provides a USB 3.0 port and a power button while other Mac mini interface ports are extended to the back of the chassis and mounted on the rear panel for convenient interfacing of Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and two USB 3.0 connections. The PCIe expansion slots power on and off in unison with the Mac mini. To support a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts and portable rack cases, the third generation xMac mini Server is just 17.75″ deep.
Adds Connectivity and Capabilities to Mac mini—Connects two PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt technology to the Mac mini, supports high-performance expansion cards
Server Room Ready—1U rackmount enclosure with user-replaceable power supply and fans, built-in cable management features
Diverse PCIe Card Support—Supports Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, pro video capture and playout, SAS/SATA RAID controllers, pro audio, and other PCIe cards
Supports Thunderbolt Expansion—Enables daisy chain connection of additional Thunderbolt technology devices through second Thunderbolt port
Front Panel Operation—Front panel power button activates power switch on Mac mini; USB 3.0 port enables connection of keyboard, mouse, thumb drive, etc.
Power for High Performance PCIe Cards—Integrated 150W power supply provides plenty of power for any cards you install; auxiliary PCIe power connector enables use of power hungry cards such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX or the RED ROCKET
Rear Panel Connectivity—Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and two USB 3.0 ports are mounted at the rear of the chassis for easy connectivity
Energy Efficient—Variable-speed fans automatically adjust to the unique needs of each configuration, and the auto power on/off feature ensures there is no energy wasted with cards powered on when the Mac mini is sleeping or off
xMac mini Server combines the utility of Sonnet’s RackMac mini 1U rackmount enclosure with the functionality of an Echo Express Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system to enable you to transform your Mac mini with Thunderbolt technology from a simple server to something much more. Imagine the possibilities.
Thunderbolt Cables LockPorts for BNC ConnectorsPausePlay(Mac mini and PCIe cards sold separately)
The second Thunderbolt port allows daisy chaining of additional Thunderbolt Technology-enabled peripherals. PCIe Card
Supports Wide Range of PCIe Cards
Supports Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, pro video capture and playout, SAS/SATA RAID controllers, pro audio, and other PCIe cards. Connectivity
Two PCIe Slots + Up-to-Date Connectivity
Two PCIe slots provide diverse expandability; front panel USB 3.0 port enables easy USB peripheral connections while the rear panel features convenient interfacing of Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and two USB 3.0 cables.
Air Cooled & Energy Efficient
Variable-speed fans automatically adjust to the unique needs of each configuration; energy saver power on/off feature ensures there is no energy wasted with PCIe cards powered on when the system is off. Power
Central Power Hub
A central power hub for the computer and power supply for the PCIe slots provides energy for everything with one power cord. Less Than 18″ Deep
Built to Rack and Go
The xMac mini Server is less than 18″ deep, perfect for a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts, and portable rack cases.
Compatible with Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter