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Install and remove PCIe cards without shutting down the server. ExpressBox 4 1U is the most reliable PCIe expansion solution designed for industrial environments where serviceability and availability features are required.
ExpressBox 4 1U provides a scalable method to increase the I/O capability of your server.
Increase server I/O capacity and monitor critical components
Magma ExpressBox 4-1U provides a rock-solid upgrade path to increase the number of PCI Express slots available to your server. You can maintain a consistent server configuration, while adding more I/O capacity and scalability with a Magma expansion chassis like ExpressBox 4-1U. Now, an almost unlimited number of PCIe cards can be attached to a single server. Moving PCIe cards outside the host computer to an expansion chassis allows server manufacturers to reduce the amount of power required in the server. And, because ExpressBox 4-1U monitors temperature, power, and fans with alerts using SNMP and audible alarms, you can feel confident that your entire systems remains reliable, available and serviceable.
Maximize Limited Rack Space
ExpressBox 4-1U is the only expansion solution that provides four full-length PCI Express slots in a 1U rack-mount chassis and includes a hot-swappable redundant power supply and hot-swappable cooling fans. Additionally, the PCIe slots are hot-pluggable so you can replace a defective card without shutting down the system.
ExpressBox 4-1U consists of a PCIe host card, a cable and 1U rack-mount enclosure. It is automatically configured by the system BIOS and all slots appear transparent to the host computer. ExpressBox 4-1U is designed to fit conveniently into a typical 4-post rack cabinet. Card retainers inside the enclosure keep your cards securely in place during transportation.
PCI Express Hot-Plug Support:
Easily remove and replace PCIe cards without powering downing the server
|EB4-1U-X8G2||4 Slot PCI Express Expansion System, 1U form factor|
|EB4-1U-x8G2-EXT||Additional ExpressBox 4-1U for daisy-chaining|
SUBCBL3IP: Substitute 3m iPass cable
SUBCBL7IP: Substitute 7m iPass cable
60-00038-01: Replacement 1m iPass cable
01-05990-00: Replacement hot-swappable fan module
40-00024-01: Replacement redundant power supply module
01-05996-03: Replacement auxillary power cable
01-04978-03: Replacement host card (x8 PCIe Gen2)
PCI Express Bus Specification Revision 2.0
PCI Hot-Plug Specification 1.1
4 PCIe slots (two on each side of backplane)
NOTE: Hot plug features will be managed by BIOS instead of being managed by the Operating System. If the BIOS does not support Hot-Plug, then the hot-plug feature / capability on any Expansion units will not function at all
Low profile - x8 PCIe
1.25A @ +3.3V maximum
1-meter iPass included (3m or 7m optional)
|40Gbps (PCIe x8 Gen 2)|
|19"W x 1.75"H x 28"D|
|27 lbs or 12.27 kg|
|24” pre-installed rack-slides|
|Three hot-swappable fans|
|One fan in each power supply module|
|SNMP Version 1|
|Audible Alarm for temperature, fan, power failure|
|Chassis Power Supply|
|420 Watt Redundant, Hot-swappable|
|AC Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz|
|AC Input Current: 6.0 Amps|
|12V @ 35 Amps|
|+5Vsb @ 3.0 Amps|
|Ambient Temperature||0º to 70º C|
|Storage Temperature||-55º to 125º C|
|Relative Humidity||0% to 90% non-condensing|
|FCC Class A Verified|
|Supported Operating Systems|
|30 day Money back guarantee|
|1 year return to factory|
ExpressBox 4 -1U - Top View
ExpressBox 4 -1U - Rear View
ExpressBox 4-1U - Front Panel
"Apple has successfully launched an internal operations solution using the Magma 4 Slot PCI Express Expansion system. We will be using these in Xserves with two NVIDIA graphic cards, and a 4gbps Fiber Channel card. The second server slot will have a 10GbE network adapter installed in it. There will be 16 systems total, 12 in the ops center, 2 in the training lab, and 2 for backup/development work."
- Josh Moore; Systems Support Specialist, Apple
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