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ExpressBox 1T

1 Slot Thunderbolt™ 2 to PCIe Expansion
ExpressBox 1T
ExpressBox 1T - Side View
ExpressBox 1T - Open Backplane
ExpressBox 1T with Fusion ioFX Card
ExpressBox 1T with BlackMagic Card
ExpressBox 1T with Universal Audio Card
ExpressBox 1T Labels
ExpressBox 1T Power Brick
ExpressBox 1T Package
ExpressBox 1T Applications
ExpressBox 1T
ExpressBox 1T - Side View
ExpressBox 1T - Open Backplane
ExpressBox 1T with Fusion ioFX Card
ExpressBox 1T with BlackMagic Card
ExpressBox 1T with Universal Audio Card
ExpressBox 1T Labels
ExpressBox 1T Power Brick
ExpressBox 1T Package
ExpressBox 1T Applications

The most user friendly Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion chassis for connecting one PCIe card.

Twice the speed of Thunderbolt 1 - ExpressBox 1T is the fastest and easiest solution for connecting a PCIe card using the power of Thunderbolt Technology

  • Supports (1) half-length / full-height PCI Express card (max length 7.75")
  • Thunderbolt 2 features speeds up to 20 Gbps bi-directional
  • Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 devicesExpressBox 1T on MacBook
  • User controlled fan speed and noise
  • External 65W power supply

Power, Performance, Portability

Enhance the power of your Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer with the Magma ExpressBox 1T and harness lightning-fast throughput over a single cable via Thunderbolt 2 technology. ExpressBox 1T enables serious professionals to use specialty PCIe cards with any Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer, so that you can achieve high performance wherever your work takes you. Add a PCIe card to ExpressBox 1T and your computer turns into a powerful workstation capable of HD video capture and editing, media transcoding, audio processing, data processing, or high-speed storage and networks.

 

ExpressBox 1T offers the largest card length slot (7.75") among all half-length 1-slot Thunderbolt 2 chassis on the market, giving your Mac the power to achieve maximum performance with any compatible PCIe card. Whether your mission involves professional video capture, audio interface, SAS & SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or a RAID controller card, Magma's family of Thunderbolt 2 products provide the perfect outside-the-box solution for your project.

 

Designed with Studios in Mind

Need a quiet work environment for your recording or video projects? ExpressBox 1T features quiet ventilated cooling with two user-controlled fans, allowing you to adjust fan speed and noise level based on your working environment needs.

 

The Most User-Friendly Expansion Chassis Ever

ExpressBox 1T offers quick and easy installation for its users. Open the chassis with two thumbscrews, no tools required. The card carriage slides right out, providing quick access to the PCIe slots and easy installation of cards. We designed our products with optimal ease of access so that you can be up and running in seconds.

 

Benefits

  • Attach a PCIe card to Thunderbolt 2-equipped mobile and all-in-one computers
  • Transfer data at up to 20 Gbps. That’s 2x faster than Thunderbolt 1!
  • Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 devices
  • Use any compatible half-length PCIe card for HD video capture, audio interface, SAS/SATA HBA10 Gigabit Ethernet, 8Gb Fibre Channel, SSD data transfer, and more!
  • Connect to high-resolution display, such as DisplayPort, mDP, HDMI, and VGA monitors


Features

  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • Supports any compatible x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe card
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 connectors
  • Two cooling fans with speed control
  • Rugged extruded aluminum enclosure
  • External 65W Power Supply

 

Superior Engineering. Rock Solid Innovation.

ExpressBox 1T protects your valuable PCI Express cards in a heavy duty chassis while providing lightweight portability, so you can take high performance anywhere your work requires. The extruded aluminum shell provides a strong, protective housing while also removing heat from the cards inside. The sleek design of the ExpressBox 1T matches elegantly with your Thunderbolt 2-equipped Mac, ensuring that you stay classy with a Magma chassis. Magma’s expertise in developing products that extend PCI and PCI Express signals over a cable and outside the computer provides a reliable foundation for producing rock solid products that offer the highest performance even in the most demanding configurations.

The most user friendly Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion chassis for connecting one PCIe card.

Model  
EB1T Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe Expansion - 1 Slot
Technology  
Backplane

(1) PCI Express Slot  (For cards that are 7.75" or less)
     - Physical - x16 PCIe 2.0
     - Electrical - x4 PCIe 2.0 (Thunderbolt spec)

Cable Thunderbolt (Sold Separately)
Interconnect Bandwidth 20 Gbps Bi-directional
Enclosure  
Material Heavy-Duty Extruded Aluminum
Dimensions 9.5” L x 2.3” W x 6.9” H
(249mm x 58mm x 174mm)
Weight 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
System Cooling (2) Fans with Speed Control
Power Supply 65W Power Supply
100-240 VAC, 47-63HZ
Environmental  
Ambient Temperature 0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature -20º to 60º C
Relative Humidity 5% to 85% non-condensing
Compliance  

Regulatory

FCC Class A Verified
RoHS Compliant
CE Compliante

Supported Operating Systems  
Mac Compatibility Mac OS X 10.9
PC Compatibility Windows 7, 8
Warranty  
30 Day Money back guarantee 1 year return to factory
Package Contents  
ExpressBox 1T – Front and Rear View

1.  Power indicator
2.  PCI Express card slot opening
3.  Thunderbolt 2 ports
4.  Power cord socket
5.  Easy installation thumbscrew

 

Hardware Included 
6.  Power Supply

ExpressBox 1T Front and Rear View

 

The most user friendly Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion chassis for connecting one PCIe card.

Is a Thunderbolt cable included?

The Thunderbolt cable is sold separately.

Do I need any special Firmware, Software, or Driver?

No firmware, software or driver is required from Magma, but you may need an updated driver for your PCIe card.

What types of PCIe cards can be used ExpressBox 1T?

Maximum PCIe card length for ExpressBox 1T is 7.75" long. Check the PCIe Card Compatibility Page for a list of cards that have compatible drivers. If your PCIe card is not on this list, contact the card manufacturer to ask if they have a Thunderbolt 2 Compatible driver.

Can the Magma Thunderbolt 2 Interface add-in card be used in a Mac Tower?

No, it will not work as a add-in PCIe card in a Mac Tower.

Do older Thunderbolt devices on a Thunderbolt 2 daisy chain affect performance?

Yes. If you have a mix of generations on a Thunderbolt 2 daisy chain, make sure that the Thunderbolt devices sit after the Thunderbolt 2 devices on the chain. Anything placed after a first generation Thunderbolt device will operate at Thunderbolt speeds.

The most user friendly Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion chassis for connecting one PCIe card.

PCIe Card Compatibility List

 

Datasheet

 

Quick Start Guide

 

Thunderbolt™ 2 Upgrade QSGThunderbolt™ 2 Upgrade QSG

 

User Manual

 

Expansion I/O Whitepaper

 

Warranty

 

Terms and Conditions

The most user friendly Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion chassis for connecting one PCIe card.

The most user friendly Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion chassis for connecting one PCIe card.

 

"The Magma ExpressBox 1T is, in my opinion, a very high quality expansion chassis. It is an excellent match for the Lynx AES16e series of PCI Express cards, allowing them to access the Thunderbolt bus on Apple computers. The ExpressBox 1T’s compact size and rugged construction make it ideal for our purposes.

 

Installation was a breeze. I just opened up the chassis, slipped in the AES16e, closed the chassis and plugged in to the Thunderbolt cable. Once I installed the Lynx driver, I was up and running. Magma was also very responsive to our request for a variable speed cooling fan. As our cards do not require a lot of cooling, a low speed on the fan allows quieter operation in a studio. This is a very high quality product and a great value as well."

 

- David Hoatson, Co-Founder and Chief Software Engineer, Lynx Studio Technology, Inc.

 


 

"We've been using the ExpressBox 1T with our Symphony 64 PCIe card for several weeks now, and QA has given it the thumbs-up for its high performance and smooth user experience."

 

- Roger Robindore, Director of Product Evangelism, Apogee Electronics

 


 

"Thunderbolt technology combines high-speed data and display transfers, delivering great responsiveness with absolute ease of use. Magma’s upcoming products will use Thunderbolt technology to extend system capabilities even further."

 

- Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel

 

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Apple Avid Red ATTO Technology, Inc. Universal Audio AJA Video Systems Small Tree
Solid State Logic Blackmagic Design Promise Technology, Inc. Focusrite Apogee Caldigit OCZ Technology
Fusion-io RME Lynx Studio Technology RunCore Storage DNA LSI ExaSAN
SNS FirmTek Matrox Tools on Air Solarflare Maxx Digital HighPoint Technologies, Inc.
Corning Cable Systems DeltaCast G-Technology Bluefish444      

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