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13 Slot PCI Expansion

13 Slot PCI Expansion
13 Slot PCI Expansion - Open Top View
1-Meter PCI Expansion Cable
Host Cards
13 Slot PCI Expansion - Rear View
13 Slot PCI Expansion
13 Slot PCI Expansion - Open Top View
1-Meter PCI Expansion Cable
Host Cards
13 Slot PCI Expansion - Rear View
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Model: P13R
Starting at: $2299

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Need to upgrade your server or desktop computer? Got a small footprint computer and full-sized...

13 Slot PCI Expansion

Need to upgrade your server or desktop computer? Got a small footprint computer and full-sized PCI cards? Don’t want to lose your investment in pricey PCI cards that don’t fit the new computer? Simply need more PCI slots or storage space? Are your full-sized, power-hungry, high-heat-generating PCI cards dragging your computer down? You can install practically any PCI card into the Magma PCI Expansion System and connect it to your new or old server or desktop computer through a variety of Magma host cards. The Magma 13 Slot PCI Expansion System is a 4U, rackmountable, chassis that allows you to plug-in up to thirteen (13) full-sized power-demanding PCI cards and up to four (4) 3.5” hard drives.

Increase I/O Capability

There are numerous performance and functionality hungry professionals that simply need more PCI slots than a typical computer provides. Even with the introduction of more robust desktop computers and servers, increased I/O capability is still required. If you have a powerful application that requires the use of several PCI cards, increase the number of PCI slots in your system with a Magma PCI Expansion System.


Flexible System

The use of computer specific host cards makes using your unique PCI cards and vital data 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 cards on your laptop as you do on your desktop or server – just add a Magma CardBus or ExpressCard and connect the cable. The auto-switching power supply even allows you to work internationally by simply adding a power cord plug adapter.

Desktop and Laptop Connections

Configuration Control

Setting up your PCI cards and data in one 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 cards,” regardless of location also reduces project risks.


Host cards are available for the following systems: (1) Laptop: CardBus, ExpressCard/34, or ExpressCard/54 or (2) Desktop/Server: 32-Bit PCI, or x1 PCI Express.



  • Increase number of PCI slots without replacing your computer
  • Attach full-height PCI cards to computers with low-profile slots
  • The only solution for adding multiple PCI cards to mobile computers
  • Multiple expansion systems can be connected to a single computer
  • Offers a consistent PCI configuration allowing easy host computer upgrades
  • Patented technology provides low latency and high through-put
  • Proven method to increase PCI capability without losing performance
  • Non-enclosed board-sets are available for OEMs and System Integrators to utilize their own enclosure


  • PCI and PCI Express® host card provides easy connection to desktop computers and servers
  • CardBus and ExpressCard modules provide connection to your favorite laptop computer
  • Includes 1-meter expansion cable
  • 13 slot PCI backplane
  • All slots support full-length or shorter universal and legacy 5 volt only PCI cards
  • Dedicated fans for cooling PCI cards
  • 400W Standard or Redundant (Hot-Swappable) Power Supply
  • Optional PCI card hold down mechanism prevents cards from being dislodged during transportation
  • Optional drive cage for mounting up to eight internal drives inside chassis
  • Optional rack slide kit for rack cabinet installation

P13R 13 Slot Rack-mount enclosure with 500W PS

13 PCI slots
PCI Local Bus Specification: Revision 2.3
PCI Bridge Architecture Specification: Revision 1.2


1-meter PCI expansion cable
Optional 1.5-meter length

Interconnect Bandwidth 132 MB/sec (Theoretical Max of PCI 32/33)
4U Black Rack-mount  
19" W x 7" H x 17.7" D  
24 lbs or 11.804 kg  
Class A FCC Emissions  
System Cooling  
One large 82.5 CFM backplane fan  
Two fans in power supply  
Host Connections 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
Rack Installation  
Optional rack slide kit  
Optional PCI card hold down kit  
Hard Drive Support  
Optional Drive Cage  
Chassis Power Supply  
550W Standard
AC Input: 100-240VAC

Input Frequency: 50-60HZ

Input Current: 10.0A Max

DC Output: 550Watts Max

+12V 36.0A maximum
-12V 3.0A maximum
+3.3V 28.0A maximum
+5V36.0A maximum
+5VSB 3.0A maximum


Total power on +3.3V and 5V must not exceed 200W max.

400W Redundant
Contact Magma for Specs
Ambient Temperature 0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature -20º to 60º C
Relative Humidity 5% to 85% non-condensing
37,000 hours
Regulatory Compliance  
FCC Class A Verified
CE Certified
Supported Operating Systems  
Money back guarantee
1 year return to factory
Package Contents  


13 Slot - Top View
1. Thirteen slot PCI backplane
2. Cooling fan assembly
3. Power supply
4. Space for optional drive bays
5. Expansion cable
6. Host interface cards





13 Slot - Rear View
1. 400W power supply
(Optional redundant power not shown)
2. Cable connections
3. PCI card slot openings


13 Slot PCI Expansion - Top View

13 Slot PCI Expansion - Hardware

13 Slot PCI Expansion - Rear View


Is the power supply auto switching?

Yes, all Magma power supplies are auto switching.


Does it work with Mac and Windows?

This unit works with both Mac and Windows operating systems.


Can I use it in a server environment?

Yes, this unit will work in a server environment. We also offer a redundant power version.


Is it rack mountable?

Yes, this unit is rack mountable in any ATX racks.


Can I fit PCIx, 64 bit cards in it?

Yes, the slots provided are 32 bit universal slots. They can house 64 bit cards.

"Magma offers a 4U chassis with either 7 or 13 PCI slots allowing us to configure the systems for maximum effectiveness. We have had tremendous support from them over the years we have been using their products."


- Scott Means, Systems Analyst, Compro: Aerospace & Defense

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