xMac Pro Server
An expansion system that safely encloses the latest Mac Pro® into a tightly integrated 16″ deep rack-mount enclosure, incorporates PCIe card expansion with three PCIe 2.0 slots and 20Gbps Thunderbolt™ 2 technology, and provides the capability to add peripherals with optional Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits.
Expand & Secure Your Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro is an object of desire, but a lustrous finish hides its true beauty within—massive power. If you’re a pro user in the video or audio industries, the Mac Pro offers the power you need, but lacks the built-in expand-ability you count on. In order to achieve this engineering feat, Apple® designers stripped away components and space to a minimum, taking out PCIe slots and drive bays, and packed the remaining components into a small cylinder. Its compact size makes the new Mac Pro more transportable and rack-able, but prevents on-board installation of PCIe expansion cards. In addition, the computer still requires an enclosure to make it road- or rack-ready and provide convenient cable management.
Sonnet’s xMac Pro Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/4U rack-mount enclosure addresses these issues and increases a Mac Pro’s potential in a big way. With amazing expansion capabilities, an easy to maintain modular design, and support for a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts and portable rack cases, xMac Pro Server is the perfect solution for expanding the power of your Mac Pro.
Rear Panel Mount Cables
Panel-mount cables (HDMI, two Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 3.0, one 3.5 mm audio [out or in], and power) connect the ports on the back of each Mac Pro to ports on the back each Computer Mounting Module for convenient external connection
New Face-plate & Thumbscrew Design
Because of the active electronics contained in each end of a Thunderbolt cable, panel-mount connectors for Thunderbolt cables do not exist; Thunderbolt cables must be connected directly to the computer. Sonnet has updated the xMac Pro Server to make that task, and accessing PCIe cards, easier. Screws on the back of the enclosure have been replaced with captive thumbscrews, and the face-plate has been split in two (with each face-plate remaining attached to its module), enabling you to secure, release, and slide out each module without the need of tools.
Main Key Features
- Provides PCIe Card Expansion for Mac Pro—Use high-performance PCIe cards with the latest Mac Pro
- Makes Your Mac Pro Road-Ready—4U rack-mount enclosure securely holds the computer and PCIe cards in place, adding mobility to your Mac
- Three PCIe Slots—Supports three full-length, full-height, single-width cards, or one double-width card plus one single-width card
- Thunderbolt 2 Interface—Maximum performance with Mac Pro; backward compatible with devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
- Improved Design—New captive thumbscrews and two face-plates enable easier computer and PCIe card installation, and simpler cable access
- Power for High Performance PCIe Cards—Integrated 300W power supply provides plenty of power for any cards you install; 75W auxiliary PCIe power connector enables use of power hungry cards such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX or the RED ROCKET-X
- Provides Space for Additional Devices—Using optional Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits, you can install HDDs, SSDs, a tape or optical drive, and more inside xMac Pro Server’s enclosure
Designed for the Mac Pro
xMac Pro Server houses the computer, a PCIe cards expansion module, and optional mobile rack kit equipment in a modular, rugged 4U steel enclosure.
Features Thunderbolt 2 Technology
20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 Technology and optical or copper Thunderbolt cables ensure maximum performance.
Broad PCIe Card Support
The PCIe Card Expansion Module supports three high-performance PCIe cards, including AVID® Pro Tools | HDX.
Five Year Warranty Included
There’s no need to pay an additional 10–20% on top of the purchase price for an extended warranty beyond one year—Sonnet backs xMac Pro Server with our pro 5-year warranty.
Expand Your xMac Pro Server Further with Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits
Sonnet’s Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits enable you to add more expansion devices to your rack without taking up additional rack space. The Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit includes an internal 100W power supply inside to power the installed devices, a large internal fan to quietly and efficiently cool the expansion kit, and mounting hardware to secure the devices and the kit itself. Pre-configured kits include the mobile rack peripherals, PCIe card, and necessary cables; you provide drives as necessary.
Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit (Basic Edition)
With the Basic Edition, you provide the mobile rack devices, cables, and PCIe cards. The mounting kit includes the screws necessary to secure the devices and eight power connectors from which to choose to connect them.
Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit (Storage Expansion x8 Edition)
This version includes the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit with two 4x 2.5″ 6Gb/s SATA hot swap drive cages, two mini SAS-to-4x internal SATA cables, and an external 8-port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA PCIe 2.0 card. Add eight of your own 2.5″ SSDs or hard drives to complete the package.
Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit (Mac Pro Migration Edition)
This version includes the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit with three 3.5″ 6Gb/s SATA tray-less hot-swap drive cages, three eSATA-to-internal SATA cables, and an external 4-port 6Gb/s eSATA PCIe 2.0 card. Add three of your own 3.5″ hard drives to complete the package.
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