SONNET xMac Mini Server

PCIe 2.0 Expansion system


£845.00 Price excludes VAT

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The Sonnet Mac Mini Server is a 1U rack enclosure designed to securely houses a Mac mini and provide an Echo Express Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system. Two PCIe 2.0 expansion slots (with integrated power supply and fans) connect to the Mac mini via its Thunderbolt port.

Mac Mini Server offers a strategic airflow cooling system, an additional Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining to other Thunderbolt devices and a front panel USB 3.0 port and a power button. The other Mac mini interface ports are located on the back of the chassis and mounted on the rear panel for making Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and two USB 3.0 connections. This compact server is just 17.75-inches deep and supports a wide range of popular mobile racks, sound location carts and portable rack cases.

Key Features

• Connects two PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt technology to the Mac mini, supports high-performance expansion cards

• 1U rackmount enclosure with user-replaceable power supply and fans, built-in cable management features

• Supports Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, pro video capture and playout, SAS/SATA RAID controllers, pro audio, and other PCIe cards

• Enables daisy chain connection of additional Thunderbolt technology devices through second Thunderbolt port

• Front panel power button activates power switch on Mac mini; USB 3.0 port enables connection of keyboard, mouse, thumb drive, etc.

• 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

• Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and two USB 3.0 ports are mounted at the rear of the chassis for easy connectivity

• 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

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

Compatible PCIe Cards(4)
Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe 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
0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable
Daughter card mounting bracket
Thunderbolt cable
Thunderbolt cable lock(4)
Power cord

Note: Mac mini and PCIe cards sold separately