SAN FRANCISCO, CA — H-Squared, maker of mounting products for many Apple devices, was showing a preview of their Mini rack mounting system at the recent Macworld Expo show. With Apple discontinuing their Xserve line of rack mountable computers, the Mini rack will provide a solution for those who want to use the Mac mini with the convenience of a rack mount solution.
Mini rack from H-Squared
Each Mini rack can accommodate up to six Mac mini (mid 2010) computers which have a removable bottom panel. The Mac mini is mounted in a vertical orientation, allowing easy access to all of the mini’s ports, and allowing the mini to vent heat via the exhaust port. The cables attached to the mini are channeled via the center of the Mini rack and fed to the rear of the rack. The Mini rack also has power indicator lights so you can see at a glance which minis are on.
A standard rack shelf can contain up to three Mini rack units, with a height of 5U with Mac minis attached. Final pricing has yet to be determined, but should be in the $500 range for each Mini rack unit, and will be available in March 2011.