Rackmount your QuickSilver G4 with new Marathon chassis
By Macworld Staff
Marathon Computer Inc.
has announced the release of a QuickSilver model of its PowerRack G Series. It’s a rackmount chassis apparatus specifically designed for Apple’s newer Power Mac G4 models.
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