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Enjoy the benefits of a new computer while protecting your investment in PCI hardware
Need to upgrade your server or desktop computer? Don’t want to lose your investment in your specialized PCI cards that won’t fit in your new computer? You can install practically any PCI card into the Magma PCI Expansion System and connect it through a PCI Express slot on your computer.
Prolong your investment
Magma’s 3 Slot PCI Expansion System provides a simple, cost-effective solution for expanding the capability practically any computer, especially as PCI Express becomes the industry standard, the number of available PCI slots has been reduced or completely eliminated. Many companies have invested a lot time, energy and money in solutions built around conventional PCI hardware. The Magma 3 Slot PCI Expansion System provides a safe "migration path" to PCI Express while protecting your investment in PCI cards.
The expansion chassis consists of a host interface card, a cable and a chassis. The expansion chassis is automatically configured by the System BIOS making all of the slots appear transparent within the host computer.
Cost-Effective Migration and Increased I/O Capacity
Magma expansion solutions provide a cost-effective migration path to new computers while maintaining a consistent PCI configuration. In addition, Magma products significantly increase (I/O) capacity and scalability. Multiple expansion systems can be combined to provide an almost unlimited number of PCI slots* to a single computer. This type of scalability is especially useful in industries such as Telecom, Data Acquisition, Video Monitoring, Server Storage and Manufacturing Test Fixtures.
|PE3R||3 Slot PCI Expansion System with PCIe host card (universal slots)|
|PE3R-3.3||3 Slot PCIe to PCI Expansion (with 3.3V keyed slots|
|SUBPCIHIF32LP||PCI host card|
|SUBCBL1.5HF||1.5 meter cable|
3 PCI slots (64-bit/33MHz)
1-meter PCI expansion cable
|Interconnect Bandwidth||255 MB/sec|
|Black (Steel/Aluminum)||2U Rack-mount|
|13.1"W x 3.5"H x 16.4"D||(19"W with rack ears)|
|9 lbs or 4.086 kg|
|Two 34CFM fans|
|One fan 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 34 or 54||0.81W max; 3.3V @ 0.21A; 1.5V @ 0.08A|
|Chassis Power Supply|
|550W Power Supply|
|AC Input: 100-240VAC, 10,0A|
|Input Frequency: 50-60HZ|
|Input Current: 10.0A Max|
|DC Output: 550Watts Max|
+12V 36.0A maximum
|Total power on +3.3V and 5V must not exceed 200W max|
|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|
|30 day money back guarantee|
|1 year return to factory|
3 Slot - Top View
1. 3 Slot PCI backplane
3 Slot - Rear View
7. PCI card slot opening
Yes, all Magma power supplies are auto switching.
Yes, this unit is rack mountable via the rack ear provided. It will be stationary in the rack.
Yes, this unit does work with Pro Tools systems.
This unit works with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
No drivers are necessary for this unit.
"We have had great success using Magma's 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 Magma 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
"Magma saved our school over $35,000 by giving us the flexibility to use current Pro Tools software with PCIx HD Core and Accel cards. Our instructors can train students with the newest Pro Tools software while still using older hardware. The Magma chassis allows us to utilize our initial investment in Pro Tools HD hardware as long as we possibly can while we plan to upgrade the Digi hardware at some point in the future."
- Mark Kirchner, Chief Academic Officer, Studio West
"Thank you for all your help - you saved us a lot of time and heartache. We now use our Macbook Pro with a Magma PCI 3 slot and Pro tools HD3 (PCI) in it and it works great. Thanks again for your help!"
- Tony Thomas, Audio & Music Production
"I am astonished at how easy it was to get it up and running. I am ecstatic about getting my system running again and saving over $10,000 with the help of your product. I have never installed or removed PCI or PCI-E cards from a computer. I simply followed the instructions that came with the Magma expansion chassis, along with some additional visual help from YouTube. Magma is the way to go!! Today started out as a very stressful day. It will end with a great night's sleep due to the fact that your product did exactly what your company claimed it would."
- Aaron King, Audio & Music Production
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