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Sonnet xMac Pro Server



Product Details

PCIe 2.0 expansion system/4U rackmount enclosure for Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports. Integrated 300W power supply and auxiliary power connector for installed cards. Upgradeable to Thunderbolt 3.

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In Depth


  • Provides PCIe Card Expansion for Mac Pro—Use high-performance PCIe cards with the latest Mac Pro
  • Makes Your a 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
  • Upgradeable—When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card
  • 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 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 installed PCIe cards
  • Front Panel Operation, Rear Panel Connectivity—Front panel power button activates power switch on Mac Pro; USB 3.0 port enables connection of peripheral devices such as a keyboard, mouse, thumb drives; 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 PCIe Card Supported—Works with every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, regardless of length or height
  • AVID Qualified for Pro Tools|HDX & HD Native and Media Composer/Symphony
  • 5-Year Warranty Included—No extra charge for a 5-year Sonnet pro warranty
  • Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes Thunderbolt cable and ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections
  • Locking HDMI Cable Included—Includes Sonnet-exclusive HDMI cable with locking connector at one end to secure cable from accidental disconnections from xMac Pro Server


Part No.  
XMAC-PS xMac Pro Server(1)
Warranty 5-year
Dimensions (WxDxH)

19 x 16 x 7 in. (48.3 x 40.6 x 17.8 cm)


32.5 lbs (14.7 kg)   

External Connectors
  • Two RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port extensions
  • Four USB 3.0 port extensions (one front-mounted, and three rear-mounted)
  • One HDMI port extension
  • One C-13 power port extension
Internal Connectors
  • 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)
  • One C-13 power
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
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(2) Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
Power Supply

Universal 300W, 115-230V AC, 50-60 Hz

Operating Temperature

0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)

RoHS Compliant Yes

Package Contents

  • xMac Pro Server (includes PCIe card expansion module; computer mounting module with one HDMI, one power, two Gigabit Ethernet, and four USB 3.0 pass-through cables; assembled)
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(3)
  • Locking HDMI cable
  • Power cord
  • 5/64-inch hex wrench
  • Documentation

Notes: Mac Pro, PCIe cards, Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits, and Twin 10G sold separately. Mac Pro Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna shielded from effective use upon installation.



  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)
  • OS X® 10.9.5+
  • macOS Sierra compatible

PCIe Card Compatibility

Technical Notes

  1. Mac Pro and PCIe cards sold separately.
  2. 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.
  3. ThunderLok compatible with all copper Thunderbolt cables. Not yet compatible with optical Thunderbolt cables.
  4. Power supply will operate at 90-115V AC, with linear power deration of 240W-300W over that range.
  5. Twin 10G installation supported only when no Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kit is installed; Twin 10G Mounting Kit required.

Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits Options

Mobile Rack Kit Basic EditionMobile Rack Kit Storage Expansion x8 EditionMobile Rack Kit Blu-Ray Mastering EditionMobile Rack Kit Mac Pro Migration EditionMobile Rack Kit Data Archiving Storage Edition

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