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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.

Sonnet Technologies created a specially-designed 1U rack enclosure to securely house your Mac mini, and provide it strategic airflow cooling. Then they 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.
Sonnet xMac mini Server PCIe 2.0 Expansion System

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Adds connectivity and capabilities to Mac mini
Server room ready
Diverse PCIe card support
Supports Thunderbolt expansion
Front panel operation
Power for high performance PCIe cards
Rear panel connectivity
Energy efficient

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Warranty: 5-year
xMac mini Server 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)

External Connectors
Two Thunderbolt (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

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
0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable
Daughter card mounting bracket
Thunderbolt cable lock(4)
Power cord
Note: Mac mini and PCIe cards sold separately

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