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Are you married to your desktop, but don’t want to be? Is your power-hungry, heat-generating “desktop-only” PCI card stopping you from going mobile? Can’t get the special functionality you need in a laptop? Need to upgrade your server or desktop computer? New computer doesn’t have any PCI slots? Don’t want to lose your investment in pricey PCI cards that don’t fit the new computer? Does your PCI card use too much power? Does it run too hot?
If your answer is “YES,” the Magma 1 Slot PCI Expansion System is your solution. You can install practically any PCI card into the Magma PCI Expansion System and connect it to your new or old computer.
Prolong Your Investment
The Magma 1 Slot PCI Expansion System allows you to plug-in a full-sized power-demanding, heat-generating PCI card into either a half-length or full-length chassis. It’s the most portable method for taking the PCI bus outside the computer. How else can you add so much power to a small form-factor desktop, or your brand-new laptop?
Save Time, Money and Trouble
Use your high-end PCI card wherever you are – without the expense of a “buying duplicate card” or “packing it along in your briefcase” to install in another computer upon arrive. Simply add your PCI card to the Magma expansion chassis and then connect the chassis to any host computer (laptop or desktop) using one of a variety of Magma host cards. Yes, even your laptop!
The use of computer specific host cards makes using your unique PCI card as simple as “Plug & Play” because all you need to do is to connect the Magma PCI Expansion System to the host card for your computer and turn it on. Use the same PCI card on your laptop as you do on your desktop or server – just add a Magma host card and connect the cable.
Familiarity Breeds Success
Setting up your PCI card in a portable chassis provides you an opportunity to use a consistent hardware configuration – regardless of what type of computer is available. Being able to “hit the ground running” is vital to every successful venture. Being able to use “the same PCI card,” regardless of location also reduces project risks.
Multiple host interface cards provide easy connection to practically any computer
|CB1H||1 Slot PCI Expansion System with CardBus (PCMCIA) card, half-length|
|CB1F||1 Slot PCI Expansion System with CardBus (PCMCIA) card, full-length|
1 PCI slot (32-bit/33MHz)
1-meter PCI expansion cable
|Interconnect Bandwidth||132 MB/sec (Theoretical Max. of PCI 32/33)|
|CBIF||5.45"W x 1.70"H x 13.43"D, 2.15lbs or 0.98kg|
|CBIH||5.45"W x 1.70"H x 8.02"D, 1.75lbs or 0.8kg|
|Class A FCC Emissions|
|One 4 CFM fan|
|Host Connection and Power Consumption|
|Universal PCI 32/33||0.63W max; 5V @ 0.125A|
|Low Profile PCI (64/33)||0.86W max; 3.3V @ 0.25A|
|x1 PCI Express®||0.69W max; 3.3V @ 0.21A|
|CardBus (PCMCIA)||0.42W max; 3.3V @ 0.125A|
|ExpressCard||0.81W max;3.3V @ 0.21A;1.5V @ 0.08A|
|45W power brick|
|DC Input 9-16Vdc 165mA Max|
|DC Output 45-W Max|
|Max Amps||Max Watts|
|+3.3V||4.54 A||15 W|
|+5V||3.0 A||15 W|
|+12V||0.625 A||7.5 W|
|-12V||0.625 A||7.5 W|
*Combined wattage of all voltage rails should not exceed 45 watts.
|Ambient Temperature||0º to 50º C|
|Storage Temperature||-20º to 60º C|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 85% non-condensing|
|FCC Class A Verified|
|Supported Operating Systems|
|Money back guarantee|
|1 year return to factory|
1 Slot - Top View
1 Slot - Rear View
No it does not have a battery option.
Double wide cards cannot fit in this unit.
No drivers are necessary for this unit.
"We have had great success using both Magma's 1 and 2 slot PCI expansion chassis', with a Sager notebook and Lynx Studio sound cards. We really like the ability to add 2 hard drives for storage in the 2 slot chassis. All have been rock-solid and have been used with both PCI and ExpressCard interface notebook computers, thus enjoying a long useful life over several computer updates. We are extremely happy with the Magma-Lynx-Sager configuration."
- Harold Blumberg, Owner / Lynx Application, Blumberg Sound Design