Netstor Announces Thunderbolt Storage and PCIe Expansion Solution That Makes Mac Mini Server A Powerful Shared Data Center


Last Updated: October 8, 2013 6:09 pm GMT
(Taipei, Taiwan--October 8, 2013) To make the powerful Mac mini Server, now you don’t need to change the size. Using the Netstor Thunderbolt™ solution NA381TB, the Mac mini Server can now easily become a shared data center for all Mac family via the high-speed Fibre Channel or 10GbE SAN network. Furthermore, by the PCIe expansion function of NA381TB, the I/O capabilities are significantly increased through single Thunderbolt™ connection. The Netstor NA381TB is the world’s first Thunderbolt™ storage dedicated to Mac mini Server; only with the NA381TB plus the Mac mini Server can it truly show what a real Mac server is.

The First Ever Mac Server with Largest Capacity
The Netstor Thunderbolt™ RAID storage and PCIe expansion NA381TB is designed to have twenty-four (24) hot-swappable trays for 3.5-inch HDD and up to 3 PCIe slots expansion supporting high-performance full-length, full-height PCI Express cards to work with Mac mini Server. Any PCIe card with Thunderbolt™ aware driver can be freely installed in NA381TB to be recognized by Mac mini Server; being a shared data center for SAN, for high-speed access purpose, fast PCIe network interface card like FC or 10GbE networking card can also be easily added in NA381TB to make FC/10GbE network function enabled for Mac mini Server in support of connecting to other clients including the new Mac Pro, the iMac, the MacBook Pro, and the desktop Mac Pro.

The Outstanding Rack Chassis that Empowers Mac Server
Unlike the standard rackmount server, the Mac mini Server in nature can’t be well stabilized on a standardized 19-inch rack cabinet; in view of this, the Thunderbolt™ NA381TB is planned to fit the 19” rack for providing a secured setting for the Mac mini Server. Additionally, each room in the NA381TB enclosure is highly efficiently arranged for utilities with specifically designed airflow ventilation ensuring Mac mini Server and all components with most excellent cooling efficiency.

Key features:
  • Solid 4U 24-bay rackmount chassis
  • Thunderbolt interface with 10Gbps of throughput bi-directional
  • Rear swappable integrated plate drawer for Mac mini Server
  • Supports twenty-four SAS/SATA (6G/3Gbps) HDDs
  • Supports up to 3 PCIe slots for RAID card, FC/10G networking card, and any standard PCIe card with Thunderbolt-aware driver
  • Individual key lock on each HDD tray for physical security
  • Server-grade redundant power supply for zero downtime

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About Netstor
Netstor Technology focuses on the development of products on external SAS/SATA data storage and aims to provide users with reliable, cost-effective and high-performance SAS/SATA data backup solutions. Netstor develops complete storage product lines from desktop tower to 5U 48-bay rackmount disk array enclosures. Netstor has a worldwide distribution network covering IT, audio/video, telecom, DVR, CCTV, digital content creation, and educational, scientific industries. For more information about Netstor, please visit


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