Can you use this with the mac mini server?

Also is there any cables available to transfer the serial cable to a other input type?

  • Asked by Matthew W
  • Apr 17, 2011
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4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You can use this with a Mac Mini Server if you use a thunderbolt to fibre channel adapter such as the Promise SANLink.

    You can also set up a Mac Mini as the metadata controller with the adapter if you don't want to spend the money on a Mac Pro.

    • Answered by Sean W from Fort Collins
    • Dec 13, 2011
  • there are Fiber to Thunderbolt adaptors now, so the i7 Mini can really work this thing out

    • Answered by David Lavinius P from Woodridge
    • Jun 14, 2012
  • The VTrak x30 Series product requires a Fibre Channel connection for host connectivity. Mac Mini Servers available today do not have capability for Fibre Channel connectivity.

    • Answered by Randall C from Milpitas
    • Apr 22, 2011
  • Perhaps look at the Sonnet xMac Thunderbolt expansion chassis as this can take PCI Fibre Channel adapters. I am aware of someone using this successfully in production with a V-Trak system.

    • Answered by Joe S from Stirling
    • Aug 21, 2012