The Mac Pro PCIe to Thunderbolt 2 Eight-Bay-Bay RAID Enclosure with Rackmount Kit houses your Apple Mac Pro (late 2013) to provide it with four PCIe slots, eight 2.5" drive bays, and a SAS RAID controller. To deliver these features, the enclosure comes with two independent Thunderbolt 2 bridge circuits that drive the four PCIe slots with 20 Gbps bandwidths. Your Mac Pro connects to these PCIe slots by utilizing two of the three available Thunderbolt connections. For powering all these features, a 460W power supply is on board.
The ATTO 6 Gb/s SAS RAID controller card comes installed in one of the four PCIe slots and provides RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, and 6 modes for your SAS- and SATA-based drives. Drive carriers are included to quickly mount your 2.5" hard drives and SSDs into the eight hot-swappable drive bays. Once drives are installed and configured in a RAID mode, the enclosure can deliver data at a rate of up to 1200 MB/s to the Mac Pro.
This JMR enclosure supports full-height, full-length PCIe cards, and each of the PCIe slots operates mechanically at x16 and electrically at x4. You can use the three remaining PCIe slots to add Fiber-channel adapters, 10GbE networking cards, video capture cards, audio interface cards, dedicated graphics cards, RED Rocket-X cards, and more for your Apple Mac Pro.
Once installed within the enclosure, the Mac Pro's on/off power button and I/O ports are controlled via a pass-through design. JMR has outfitted this enclosure with an I/O panel that can be mounted to the front or back of the case. This panel features two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one mic port, and one headphone port. Aside from these ports, four 20 Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports are available, so you may daisy-chain other Thunderbolt devices to your Apple Mac Pro. Additionally, the JMR enclosure sports a forced-air cooling solution that keeps your Mac, PCIe cards, and drives running smoothly.