Sonnet xMac Pro Server
Sonnet xMac Pro Server
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Contact us with your SONNET XMAC PRO SERVER questions! We are the experts and here to help you make a flawless transition to you new Mac Pro. We can explain all you need to know about this server and it's options. Including, understanding which Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit is right for you. The technology from Sonnet truly blows us away here, especially when it comes to accommodating audio professionals. So Contact Us, so we can find the options that is right for you!
Expand and Enclose Your New Mac Pro
at the Same Time
The new Mac Pro has become the object of desire, but a lustrous finish hides its true beauty—the massive power within. 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 expandability 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 rackable, but prevents onboard 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 expansion system/4U rackmount enclosure addresses these issues and increases a Mac Pro's potential in a big way.
Building on the concept of our award-winning xMac mini Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/1U rackmount enclosure for Mac® mini, we designed a 4U rackmount enclosure exclusively for the new Mac Pro, and integrated the three PCIe 2.0 slots, 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, and expandability of Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 2 expansion chassis for PCIe cards. Like the III-R, xMac Pro Server provides space for you to mount additional equipment, such as storage expansion. To support a wide range of popular mobile racks, carts and portable rack cases, xMac Pro Server is just 16" deep. The xMac Pro Server securely holds the computer and installed cards, making your Mac Pro fully rack- and road-ready.
Connect Up to Three PCIe Cards to Your New Mac Pro
Sonnet's xMac Pro Server supports three full-length PCIe cards. It integrates a universal 300W power supply and includes a 75W PCIe power connector for cards that require supplementary power, such as the Avid® Pro Tools|HDX or the new RED® ROCKET-X. Even with all that power, xMac Pro Server is enviro-friendly; it automatically powers the PCIe expansion system on or off whenever the connected computer powers on or wakes, or powers off or sleeps, respectively.
The Sonnet xMac Pro Server is the "Only" way to go when you want to connect PCIe Express Cards to your new 2014 Mac Pro via Thunderbolt. If you are an audio guy and Apple guy and you get excited about new tech products on the market....the Sonnet xMac Pro Server is something to get excited about. The possibilities of expanding your new Mac Pro audio system is endless when you add a Sonnet xMac Pro Server to it.
In the most simplest terms; the xMac Pro Server allows you to add (3) PCIe express cards to your 2014 Mac Pro via Thunderbolt 2 and more.... Pretty much it is a rackmountable PCIe expansion chassis. That is expandable itself, due to the Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits. The xMac Pro Server will not only allow you to store your Pro Tools HDX, Lynx, RME, Apogee PCIe express cards but you can additional HDDs, SSDs, a tape or an optical drive via the Mounting Kits. The xMac Pro even has two Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 3.0, and HDMI ports mounted on the rear of the chassis for easy connectivity. The speed of the xMac thunderbolt 2 is pretty staggering at 10 Gbps (gigabit per second).
Be sure to check out the Sonnet Thunderbolt Expansion Partners Picture to the left. Sonnet has made it a priority to be #1 in being the most compatible with many top Pro Audio Hardware and software manufactures.
Provides PCIe Card Expansion for Mac Pro—Use high-performance PCIe cards with your new Mac Pro
Makes Your Mac Pro Road-Ready—4U rackmount 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
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 Installing Additional Devices—Using optional Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits, you can install HDDs, SSDs, a tape or optical drive, and more inside the xMac Pro Server's enclosure
Remarkably Quiet—Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans automatically and quietly cool the cards
Front Panel Operation, Rear Panel Connectivity—Front panel power button activates power switch on Mac Pro; USB 3.0 port enables connection of keyboard, mouse, thumb drive, etc.; two Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 3.0, and HDMI ports are mounted at the rear of the chassis for easy connectivity
Energy Efficient—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 Pro is sleeping or off
Supports Thunderbolt Expansion—Enables daisy chain connection of additional Thunderbolt technology devices when other Mac Pro Thunderbolt ports are in use
Every Thunderbolt-Compatible Card Supported—Works with every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, regardless of length or height
5-Year Warranty Included at No Additional Cost—No extra charge for a 5-year warranty