Sonnet - xMac mini Server

xMac Mini Server transforms a Mac mini with Thunderbolt Technology into a Full-Fledged Expandable Rackmount Server.

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Sonnet’s xMac Mini Server expands a Mac Mini’s potential in a big way by providing PCIe expansion cards necessary to increase its functionality and connectivity.

To provide strategic airflow cooling, Sonnet created a specially-designed 1U rack enclosure to securely house your Mac mini. Considering the increasing demand of Sonnet’s Echo™ Express line, two PCIe 2.0 expansion slots (with integrated power supply and fans) have been added 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 2 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 fourth generation xMac mini Server is just 17.75" deep.

Key Features

  • 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
  • Thunderbolt 2 Interface: Maximum performance with Mac mini with Thunderbolt 2 technology; backward compatible with Mac mini and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
  • Upgradeable: When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card
  • 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

Technical Specifications:

Compatibility:

  • Mac® mini or Mac mini with OS X Server [late 2012 (6,1) through late 2014 (current 7,1) with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 ports]
  • OS X® 10.8.5+
  • OS X Yosemite compatible

Warranty

5-year

Dimensions (WxDxH)

19 x 17.75 x 1.72 in. (48.3 x 45.1 x 4.4 cm)

Weight

16 lbs (7.26 kg)   

Form Factor

Rackmount

External Connectors

Two Thunderbolt 2 (one open, one used)

One RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port extension

Three USB 3.0 ports (one front mount and 2 rear mount)

One HDMI port extension

Internal Connectors

6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (provides auxiliary power 

for PCIe cards that require it)

One C-8 power

Expansion Slots

One x8 (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0 half-length

One x16 (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0 full-length

Compatible PCIe Cards(4)

Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supportingPCIe

Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart

Power Supply

Universal 150W, 90-260V AC, 50-60 Hz

Operating Temperature

+32º F to +95º F (0º C to +35º C)

RoHS Compliant

Yes

Package Contents

xMac mini Server, assembled

Daughter card mounting bracket

0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable

Thunderbolt cable lock(4)

Power cord

Documentation

Note: Mac mini and PCIe cards sold separately


Product Information

Item Code: SON00273
Manufacturer Product Code: XMAC-MS-A
Weight (kg): 8.8904
Warranty: 5 Years

Manufacturer's Website

Sonnet’s xMac Mini Server expands a Mac Mini’s potential in a big way by providing PCIe expansion cards necessary to increase its functionality and connectivity.

To provide strategic airflow cooling, Sonnet created a specially-designed 1U rack enclosure to securely house your Mac mini. Considering the increasing demand of Sonnet’s Echo™ Express line, two PCIe 2.0 expansion slots (with integrated power supply and fans) have been added 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 2 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 fourth generation xMac mini Server is just 17.75" deep.

Key Features

  • 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
  • Thunderbolt 2 Interface: Maximum performance with Mac mini with Thunderbolt 2 technology; backward compatible with Mac mini and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
  • Upgradeable: When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card
  • 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

Technical Specifications:

Compatibility:

  • Mac® mini or Mac mini with OS X Server [late 2012 (6,1) through late 2014 (current 7,1) with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 ports]
  • OS X® 10.8.5+
  • OS X Yosemite compatible

Warranty

5-year

Dimensions (WxDxH)

19 x 17.75 x 1.72 in. (48.3 x 45.1 x 4.4 cm)

Weight

16 lbs (7.26 kg)   

Form Factor

Rackmount

External Connectors

Two Thunderbolt 2 (one open, one used)

One RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port extension

Three USB 3.0 ports (one front mount and 2 rear mount)

One HDMI port extension

Internal Connectors

6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (provides auxiliary power 

for PCIe cards that require it)

One C-8 power

Expansion Slots

One x8 (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0 half-length

One x16 (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0 full-length

Compatible PCIe Cards(4)

Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supportingPCIe

Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart

Power Supply

Universal 150W, 90-260V AC, 50-60 Hz

Operating Temperature

+32º F to +95º F (0º C to +35º C)

RoHS Compliant

Yes

Package Contents

xMac mini Server, assembled

Daughter card mounting bracket

0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable

Thunderbolt cable lock(4)

Power cord

Documentation

Note: Mac mini and PCIe cards sold separately


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