Sonnet xMac Mini Server for Mac Mini with Thunderbolt Port
What's Included With This Item:
- Sonnet xMac Mini Server with Power Cord (Assembled)
- Sonnet 5 Years Warranty
The Sonnet xMac Mini Server allows easy access to its PCIe slots and the computer's ports; simply loosen two thumbscrews and slide the top cover off. Once inside, installing PCIe expansion cards is simple. An included Thunderbolt cable plugs in between your Mac Mini and one of the xMac Mini Server's Thunderbolt ports, which link the PCIe slots to the computer. The xMac Mini Server's second Thunderbolt port allows daisy chaining of additional Thunderbolt technology-enabled peripherals such as additional PCIe expansion and data storage devices.
It supports one full-length, full-height x16 (x4 mode) PCIe 2.0 card to enable you to use professional video capture or transcoding cards such as the RED Rocket; plus a second half-height, half-length x8 (x4 mode) PCIe 2.0 card such as a 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS, or Fibre Channel adapter all in 1U rack space. For PCIe card compatibility, check the upcoming list of cards that have been tested to be recognized over a Thunderbolt connection and compatible with Thunderbolt technology requirements. This Sonnet solution also supports the connection of additional Thunderbolt technology-equipped devices, including storage systems and video capture devices.
It has numerous thoughtful design touches. The power supply and fans are user-replaceable. The front panel USB port connects to the back of the Mac Mini, enabling you to connect a keyboard, mouse, or thumb drive to the computer without having to access its ports from the back. 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, USB and HDMI cables. The xMac Mini Server's power switch turns the computer on and off and the PCIe slots are powered on/off with the Mac Mini for maximum energy savings. An opening in the front panel allows the Mac Mini's power indicator to shine through. There is a central power hub for the computer and power supply for the PCIe slots, enabling you to power everything with one power cord. Locking brackets for the Thunderbolt cables and holes for cable ties enable you to secure all cables, keeping them tidy while avoiding accidental disconnects. Threaded holes in the side of the enclosure match up with Sonnet's Rack Slide Sets, which provide you an easy way to pull out your xMac Mini Server to access what's inside.
|External Connectors||Two Thunderbolt (one open, one used)
One RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port extension
Three USB ports (one front mount and 2 rear mount)
One HDMI port extension
|Expansion Slots||One x16 (x4 mode) PCIe 2.0
One x8 (x4 mode) PCIe 2.0
|PCIe Cards Supported||One full-length, full-height, x16 PCIe 2.0 card
one half-length, half-height, x8 PCIe 2.0 card
PCIe 1.1 cards also supported
|Power Supply||Universal 100W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz|
|Operating Temperature||+32deg. F to +95deg. F (0deg. C to +35deg. C)|
|Compatibility||Mac mini or Mac mini Server with a Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Mac OS X Server and Mac OS X Lion compatible
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||19 x 18 x 1.72 in. (48.3 x 45.7 x 4.4 cm)|
|Weight||15 lbs (6.8 kg)|