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Old 04-15-2014, 07:29 PM
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For Sale - Factory Reconditioned Magma ExpressBox 4 (2U) PCIe-PCIe Expansion Chassis


Works with Avid Pro Tools HDX/HD Native
Apple MacIntosh 2010/2012 Mac Pro PCIe-PCIe

New Cost :$2499.99

When two PCIe slots aren’t enough, add four PCIe slots in a 2U rackmount chassis with a 550W power supply and dedicated cooling.

Cost-effective Solution for Expanding I/O Capacity
Magma's ExpressBox 4 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.

Easy Installation:
ExpressBox 4 consists of a PCI Express Host Card, a cable and a chassis. It is automatically configured by the System BIOS making all of the slots appear transparent to the host computer.

Optimal method to enhancing your PCI Express I/O capabilities

ExpressBox 4 is an expansion solution that provides 4 full-length PCI Express slots. This is a standalone chassis in an industry standard enclosure with its own power supply. 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.

Industrial solution for adding up to 4 PCI Express cards to one computer
Attach full-length PCI Express cards to computer with limited card space
Low profile host card allows for easy installation in low profile computers
Supports peer to peer transfers between cards in slots of the expansion chassis

Easy “Plug and Play” installation
Easily visible LEDs indicate correct installation
Includes x8 PCI Express host card and 1 meter iPass cable
All slots support any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCI Express cards
Transparent extension of PCI Express signals outside the computer
All slots support full-length cards
2U rack-mount enclosure
550W power supply
Dedicated fan for cooling hot cards
Thermistor controlled fan speeds help reduce unnecessary noise
CE certified and FCC Class A verified
RoHS compliant


Is it rack mountable?

Yes this unit is rack mountable via the rack ear provided. It will be stationary in the rack.

Do I need drivers?

No drivers are necessary for this unit.

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

This unit provides SATA power connectors for two hard drives.
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