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ExpressBox 7

Seven Slot PCI Express® Expansion Chassis
ExpressBox 7
ExpressBox 7 with iPass Cable
ExpressBox 7 - Top View
3-Meter iPass Cable
ExpressBox 7 - Rear View
ExpressBox 7
ExpressBox 7 with iPass Cable
ExpressBox 7 - Top View
3-Meter iPass Cable
ExpressBox 7 - Rear View
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Model: EB7-x8G2
Starting at: $3599

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Add seven hot-pluggable PCIe slots in a 4U rackmount chassis with a 550W power supply and quiet cooling.

 

Seamlessly expand servers or workstation with PCI Express slots

  • Add (7) slots through a single host slot
  • Use any combinations of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards
  • Supports speeds up to 40Gbps
  • 550W or 400W redundant power supply
  • Hot-swappable PCIe slots

 

Cost-effective Solution for Expanding I/O capacity
Magma ExpressBox 7 provides a cost-effective path to expand the available number of PCI Express slots while maintaining consistent server or workstation configuration. The product provides increased I/O capacity and scalability.

 

Optimal method to enhancing your PCI Express I/O capabilities
ExpressBox 7 is an expansion solution that provides 7 full-length PCI Express slots. This is a standalone chassis in an industry standard enclosure with its own power supply. The PCI Express slots are hot-swappable. The chassis allows the flexibility to expand the I/O capabilities of a server or workstation seamlessly capitalizing on the transparency of PCI Express architecture.

 

Benefits:

  • Industrial solution for adding up to 7 PCI Express cards to one computer
  • Attach full-length PCI Express cards to computer with limited card space
  • Individual PCI Express slots can be turned off without powering down entire system
  • Low profile host card allows for easy installation in low profile computers
  • Supports peer-to-peer transfers between cards in the expansion chassis to provide full bandwidth potential among I/O cards
  • Supports daisy chain or fan out configuration of multiple expansion chassis

Features:

  • Easy “Plug and Play” installation
  • Easily visible LEDs indicate correct installation
  • High-speed x8 PCI Express connection
  • 4U rack-mount enclosure
  • Two thermistor controlled CFM fans reduce unnecessary noise. Higher CFM fans available for hot environments
  • All slots support full-length cards
  • 550W power supply with (7) auxiliary power connectors for cards that require more than 75 watts
  • Automatic power-up control by computer
  • Hot swappable slots can be easily disabled by dip-switch
  • CE certified and FCC Class A verified
  • UL Mark
  • RoHS compliant
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 1 year warranty
Model  
EB7 7 Slot PCI Express Expansion System, 4U form factor
EB7-X8G2 Seven x8 PCIe slots with 550W power supply
Technology  
PCI Express Bus Specification Revision 1.1 and 2.0 PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.3
PCI Bridge Architecture Revision 1.2 PCI Hot-Plug Specification 1.1
Backplane  
EB7

(7) PCI Express Slot
x4 PCIe Gen 1 slot speeds (x16 connectors)
Hot-Pluggable slots*

EB7-X8G2

8 PCIe slots, 1 dedicated for expansion interface
x8 PCIe Gen 2 slot speeds (x16 connectors)
Hot-Pluggable slots*

 

*Hot plug 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.
 

Host Card  
EB7 Low profile - x8 PCIe Gen 1
1.2A @ +3.3V maximum
EB7-X8G2 Low profile - x8 PCIe Gen 2
1.25A @ +3.3V maximum
Cable  
EB7 3-meter iPass (x8 to x4)
EB7-X8G2 3-meter iPass (x8 to x8)
Interconnect Bandwidth  
EB7 10Gbps (PCIe x4 Gen 1)
EB7-X8G2 40Gbps (PCIe x8 Gen 2)
Enclosure  
4U Rack-mount
19” Wide x 7” High x 17.7” Deep
Removable/cleanable air filter
24 lbs or 11.840Kg
Optional Chassis Features  
Rack slide kit
Card hold down bar
Drive cages for up to (4) HDDs
 
System Cooling  
EB7 One 69 CFM Fan
One Power Supply Fan
Upgrade to 115 CFM fan with SUBFAN-HICFM
EB7-X8G2 Two 69CFM Fans
One Power Supply Fan
Upgrade to 115 CFM fan wtih SUBFAN-HICFM
Power Supply Options  
550W Standard 100-240 VAC, 50-60HZ
12V @ 36Amps
3.3V @ 28 Amps
400W Redundant (for EB7 only) Contact Magma for Specs
Environmental  
Ambient Temperature 0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature -20º to 60º C
Relative Humidity 5% to 85% non-condensing
MTBF  
100,000 hours
Regulatory Compliance  
FCC Class A Verified
CE Certified
UL/CUL Listed
RoHS Compliant
Supported Operating Systems  
Windows
MacOS
Linux
Solaris
Warranty  
Money back guarantee
1 year return to factory
Package Contents  

ExpressBox 7– Top View
1. Seven PCI Express slots
2. Cooling fans and card guides
3. Power Supply
4. Space for optional drive cage

 

 

 

Hardware Included
5. iPass cable
6. x8 PCIe host card

 

 

 

ExpressBox 7 – Rear View
7. PCI Express card slot opening
8. iPass connector for cable
9. Power cord socket

ExpressBox 7 – Top View

ExpressBox 7 Hardware

ExpressBox 7 – Rear View

 

Do I need drivers?

No drivers are necessary for this unit.

 

Is it approved by Avid?

Yes. Check the Avid website for specfiic information.

 

Can I add hard drives to it? If so how many?

This unit provides SATA power connectors for two hard drives.

"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. After completing the installation of the cards and making all of the necessary connections to my computer, I hit the power switch and booted my computer. I then opened up a Pro Tools session and was able to play back a session without any issues. Magma is the way to go!! I am astonished at how easy it was to get it up and running."

 

-Aaron King, Audio & Music Production

 


 

 

"The new chassis is a winner. Plug and Play! Had it up and running with 10 minutes to spare. I can't say enough good things about these guys. They saved the day! Thank you all so much for your time and help."

 

- Chris Shepard, American Mobile Studio

 

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