Unlike other devices, including products from Marathon, which simply bolt on to an existing Power Mac shell, the PowerRack G Series actually houses the Power Mac G4’s components in an entirely separate chassis. The chassis has been designed to fit into an industry-standard 19-inch equipment rack. It occupies 4U of rack space and measures about 18-inches deep.
Marathon said the PowerRack G series has been designed to offer installation options where desktop plastic isn’t suitable — server rooms, mobile systems, scientific and laboratory installations, studios, A/V presentation systems, aerospace, industrial and other environments.
The PowerRack G Series can also be equipped with telescoping slide rails, a keyboard drawer and a monitor enclosure, so you can keep a complete functioning Power Mac G4 right in the rack.
According to Marathon, the PowerRack G Series, PRGQ model includes:
Pre-wired, durable enclosure for the Apple Power Mac QuickSilver G4 with 733, 867 and dual 800MHz processors
Support for up to five drives in shock-mounted cage (two 5.25″ front accessible, one 3.5″ front accessible and two 3.5″ internal)
All metal construction
4U tall for standard 19-inch rack
Optional Telescoping Slide Rails for racks with front and rear rails
PowerRack G Series for QuickSilver G4s
(part number: PRGQ) costs US$599.