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Sonnet RACK-MIN-2X RackMac mini - 1U Rack Kit for 2 Mac mini Server - OEM

  • Securely installs one or two Mac mini servers or computers inside a 1U rackmount enclosure
  • 1U height and standard mounting holes allow RackMac mini to be installed easily into any standard equipment

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Rack 'Em Up!

Mac mini computers make sweet servers for most 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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Model

Brand
Sonnet
Model
RACK-MIN-2X

Type

Type
Rackmount Enclosure

Details

Specifications
Compatibility:
Mac mini (Mid 2010, aluminum unibody design)
Mac mini Server (Mid 2010, aluminum unibody design)

Dimensions: 17.0" x 11.0" x 1.7"

Weight: 6.5 lbs.

Package Contents:
RackMac mini enclosure, assembled
Documentation

Features

Features
Securely installs one or two Mac mini servers or computers inside a 1U rackmount enclosure.

1U height and standard mounting holes allow RackMac mini to be installed easily into any standard equipment rack.

Front panel openings allow insertion of CDs and DVDs, use of the IR receiver, and viewing of power indicator LEDs.

Front panel USB ports allow connection of a USB peripheral (keyboard, flash drive, etc.) to each computer.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Christopher P.
  • 5/31/2015 8:24:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fits my Mac mini well. Keeps it cool. Good apertures for forcing airflow over the right places.

Cons: The fit between the levered power button presser and the power button on my Mini wasn't as precise as I would have liked it to be. Still, it works.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this to house a late 2012 mac Mini that I use for my router.

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  • Karen S.
  • 12/9/2012 5:59:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSonnet products are good but horrendously overpriced

Pros: I got this to rack mount a pair of minis, one 2011 model server and a 2010 model with optical drive. Both run Server 10.8 and operate via Remote Desktop. It serves the purpose just great.

Cons: There is USB access on the front panel but none for firewire.

Other Thoughts: This is basically a metal box with some foam to cushion the minis and hold them in place, along with USB extension cables going to front mounted ports and buttons with linkage to actuate the power buttons on the minis. Why Sonnet thinks it should cost what it does is a mystery. But then the same thing can be said about all of their products.

As it happens, I got a used example from a popular online auction site for about one quarter the retail price. That was a lot more like it.

So to sum it up, this is a five egg worthy product if you don't have to pay what Sonnet wants for it. If you have to pay that price, not so much.

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