Sonnet xMac Pro Server
PCIe 2.0 expansion system/4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports.
Integrated 300W power supply and auxiliary power connector for installed cards.
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.
3 PCIe Slots
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.
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
xMac Pro Server(1)
xMac mini Server Dimensions
19 x 16 x 7 in. (48.3 x 40.6 x 17.8 cm)
32.5 lbs (14.7 kg)
PCIe Expansion Slots
One x8 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 2.0
One x16 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 2.0
One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0
One 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (same type as on legacy Mac Pro motherboard; provides up to 75W of power for PCIe cards that require supplemental power)
PCIe Cards Supported(1)
Three full-length PCIe cards, or
One full-length, double-width PCIe card, plus one single-width card
Compatible PCIe Cards(4)
Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supportingPCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
Universal 300W, 115-230V AC, 50-60 Hz
+32º F to +95º F (0º C to +35º C)
xMac Pro Server, assembled
1-meter Thunderbolt cable
Thunderbolt cable lock(3)
Two power cords
Note: Mac Pro, PCIe cards, and Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits sold separately
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
OS X 10.9.2+
OS X Server and OS X Mavericks compatible
PCIe Card Compatibility
For up-to-date PCIe card compatibility see our PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
Mac Pro and PCIe cards sold separately.
Compatibility requires the installation of Thunderbolt technology-aware drivers, available from the manufacturer. See our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart for a list of up-to-date compatible PCIe cards.
Thunderbolt cable lock compatible with Apple and Sonnet Thunderbolt cables. Not compatible with optical Thunderbolt cables.
Specifications subject to change without noti
| Stock code || SCs-xmacps|
| Brand || Sonnet|
| Series || xMAC Pro|
| Model || XMAC-PS|
| Type || xMAC Pro Server (for 3x PCIe2 cards)|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 02/04/2014|
XMAC-PS Spec Information
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Rack size || 4|
| OS Support - Mac/OSX || Mac Pro (Late 2013) OS X 10.9.2+ OS X Server and OS X Mavericks compatible|
| Weight (kg) || 20kg|
| Weight (bare) || 14.7kg|
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price for XMAC-PS?Link to a XMAC-PS review page hi, can I upgrade the Sonnet xMAC Pro XMAC-PS xMAC Pro Server to Thunderbolt3? Or what happens if I change to a Thunderbolt 3 computer? Thanks!
18/04/2018 | Pete D
you would most likely need to upgrade your MAC - or get a TB3 Pci card
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