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Mount For Mac Mini

1/26/2022

Design Enclosure Supports Mid 2010 through Early 2020 Models

Rack ’em Up!
Mac minis are great general-purpose computers, and make sweet servers for many applications. However, integrating them into a rack poses some challenges. How do you securely mount the minis? How do you keep them cool? How do you turn them on without pulling them out of the rack? How do you plug in a thumb drive for a quick update? Sonnet’s RackMac mini solves all these challenges and more!


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  • Despite its small exterior, this Apple mini computer is packed with possibilities. It features next-gen Wireless-AC networking built in, giving you wireless speeds up to three times faster than Wireless-N when using a compatible 802.11ac Wi-Fi router.With an HDMI cable, you can connect to your HDTV as an extra-large monitor, or even use your Mac mini as a dedicated home theater server for.
  • Great mount for that fact that it is easy to install, and it is made of plastic. Most mounts are metal, which scratches the unit. The only setback is the way it is mounted. Apparently a mac mini vents out of the vent port, and the bottom cover of the unit.

MK1 Manufacturing’s fixed vertical rack mount for 8 Apple Mac mini’s are perfect for cost effective high density server installations. Integrated wire management and organization has ample access to locations to secure cables and wires for stable and secure operations.

Constructed of rugged steel, the RackMac mini is a fully-assembled rackmount solution that supports one or two Mac mini® computers installed side-by-side into 1U of rack space, placing the computers behind a neat front panel.




Updated With Larger Openings to Support Proper Cooling of 2018 and 2020 6-Core Mac minis

The enclosure’s design—updated to properly support 6-core Mac mini models—manages airflow through the computers to keep them as cool as ambient air in the rack as on a desk, enabling you to stack them close and stack them high for a Mac mini server farm.


Front Controlled
The RackMac mini provides front panel access to each Mac mini’s power switch and one of its USB-A ports, enabling you to switch each computer on and off, and connect a keyboard, mouse, USB drive, or other USB device.

Road Trip Ready
Do you need to take your mini on the road? The RackMac mini is a perfect travel solution. Its 8.25-inch mounting depth, plus firm rubber cushions that securely hold your computers in place during transport, make RackMac mini ideal for use in molded cases such as those from Gator Cases. The RackMac mini’s design also allows normal WiFi and Bluetooth wireless operation in most configurations (depending on rack type and position in rack), so you can use iOS® device control apps.


Key Features

Rackmount Solution for Mac mini—Secures one or two minis inside a rugged steel 1U enclosure

Ideal for Use in Server Rooms—1U height and standard mounting holes enable easy installation into any standard equipment rack

Manages Airflow Front-to-Back—Directs airflow through each computer to keep them ambient temperature chill, even when mounted between two other rackmounted components

Front Panel Operation—Front panel power buttons enable operation of the computer’s rear-mounted power switches; USB 3.0 ports enable connection of a USB peripheral (keyboard, mouse, thumb drive, etc.) to each computer

Key Features

Road Trip Ready—8.25-inch mounting depth plus firm rubber cushions that hold the computers securely in place during transport make RackMac mini perfectly for use in portable racks and molded cases

Power Status at a Glance—Front panel openings allow viewing of computers’ power/status indicator LEDs

Open Cable Access—Enables you to connect and disconnect cables easily

Open View
RackMac mini provides open access to your computers’ ports at the back of the enclosure.

Cool as a Cucumber

RackMac mini secures your Mac minis without trapping them in recirculating hot rack air. A strategically designed chamber directs cool air in a one-way path through front panel openings—now twice the air space to provide proper thermal support for the latest Mac mini—to the computers’ air intakes, and then out the back.


Stay Cool.
RackMac mini’s design ensures that cool air goes in a one-way path through the front panel openings to the computers’ air intakes, exiting out the rear. In a single Mac mini configuration, the Sonnet solution’s air dam and strategically placed seals help keep air from circulating in the unoccupied computer bay. Whether you install one or two Mac minis, RackMac mini prevents recirculation of hot air around the computers to keep them ambient temperature chill and operating reliably.

Status at a Glance

The updated RackMac mini includes dual power/status indicator openings for each computer, allowing its light to shine through whether you’ve installed an older model or the latest.

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Sonnet Technologies has updated its xMac Mini Server rackmount chassis for Mac Mini computers to support Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The 1RU enclosure is built to snugly house a Mac Mini computer along with two PCIe card slots (one full-length, one half-length) that talk to the Mac via the Thunderbolt 3 ports, which were added to the Mini’s feature set with the 2018 line refresh.

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With the Mac Mini tucked away inside, the case has a power button and a single USB-A port on the front panel, while the Mac Mini’s additional HDMI, Ethernet and USB-A connections are routed via internal cables to a panel on the back of the xMac Mini Server.

Because the xMac Mini Server has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one of them connects to the computer and a second one is available for daisy-chaining peripherals or connecting a display.

The set-up allows the no-frills Mac Mini to be used with pro audio interfaces such as Avid Pro Tools HDX cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, and SAS/SATA GBA, fibre channel, high-speed Ethernet and RAID controllers on PCIe. If you’re wondering if your required hardware is supported over Thunderbolt to the Mac Mini, check Sonnet’s compatibility chart to see what works and what doesn’t.

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The new xMac Mini Server is just the latest rack-mount system for the Mac Mini from Sonnet. It’s now shipping for an MSRP of $999.

Sonnet Technologies: www.sonnettech.com

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