6 Slot PCI-X Expansion

6 Slot PCI-X Expansion

Upgrade your server or host, not your PCI cards

Protect your investment and keep your PCI cards in commission with our 6 slot PCI-X expansion chassis. Expand the life of your PCI-X cards by keeping them protected and running in optimal conditions.

Key Features

  • Cooling 82.5 CFM
  • Slots 6 PCI-X slots
  • Power 400 watt
  • Speed 512MB/sec
  • Extras CE & FCC
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Protect your PCI-X investment while migrating to PCI Express technology.

6 Slot PCI-X Expansion

The Magma PCI Express-to-PCI Expansion System provides a simple, cost-effective solution for expanding the capability of your PCI Express based computer. As computer manufacturers migrate to PCI Express, the number of available PCI slots has been reduced or completely eliminated. However, many companies have invested a substantial amount of capital on solutions built around conventional PCI and PCI-X hardware. The Magma PCIe to PCI-X expansion system provides a “migration path” to PCI Express while protecting your PCI hardware investment.

Where PCI meets PCI Express

The Magma PCI Express-to-PCI Expansion System is designed to match the through-put required by the majority of PCI cards on the market today. The expansion chassis contains six PCI-X slots which are connected to the host computer through a 8 lane (x8) PCI Express host interface card and a high-performance cable.

Cost-Effective Migration and Increased I/O Capacity

The Magma PCI Expansion solution provides a cost-effective migration path to new PCI Express-based computers while maintaining a consistent PCI configuration. In addition, Magma products significantly increase Input/Output (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.

*As defined by the PCI Local Bus Specification, the theoretical maximum per computer is 255 PCI buses.

Easy Installation

The Magma 6 Slot PCI Express-to-PCI Expansion System (PE6R4-I) consists of a x8 PCI Express host card, a high-speed iPass cable and a PCI(x) expansion chassis. The host card relays signals from the PCI Express slot inside the computer motherboard to a PCI(x) backplane inside the expansion chassis. The system is automatically configured by the system BIOS and all six high-performance PCI(x) slots within the expansion chassis appear transparent to the host computer.

*Please note that PCI and PCI-X are backwards compatible.

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.

Benefits:

  • Provides a link from PCI Express-based computers to legacy PCI hardware
  • Cost effective solution for adding an unlimited number of PCI slots to PCI Express-based computers and servers
  • Ideal migration path to small form factor servers, while maintaining a consistent PCI hardware configuration
  • Substantially increase I/O capacity
  • Supports universal and 3.3V PCI and PCI-X cards
  • Multiple expansion systems can be used with a single computer

Features:

  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • Visible LEDs indicate correct installation
  • Includes one 3-meter iPass cable
  • 6 slot PCI-X backplane
  • All slots support full-length PCI(x) cards
  • 4U, black rack-mount enclosure
  • ATX form factor allows backplane to be used in different types of enclosures
  • Supports spread spectrum clocking
  • 400W Standard or 400W Hot-Swappable Redundant Power Supply
  • Dedicated fan for cooling PCI cards
  • Optional PCI card hold down mechanism prevents cards from being dislodged during transportation
  • Optional drive cage for mounting up to eight internal drives inside chassis
  • Optional rack slide kit for rack cabinet installation

* Prices are in USD and do not include shipping or taxes.
** Customers outside US/Canada can order through a Worldwide Reseller.
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6 Slot PCI-X Expansion Specifications

Model
PE6R4-I 6 slot PCI Express to PCI with 400W power supply
Hardware
Backplane
  • 6 PCI-X slots (66MHz)
  • PCI Local Bus Specification: Revision 2.3
  • PCI Bridge Architecture Specification: Revision 1.2
Cable 3-meter iPass Cable
Interconnect Bandwidth 512 MB/sec (Theoretical Max. of PCI 64/66)
Enclosure
Rackmount 4U Black Rack-mount
Dimensions 19"W x 7"H x 17.7"D
Weight 24 lbs or 11.804 kg
Emissions Class A FCC
  Removable/cleanable air filter
System Cooling
 
  • One large 82.5 CFM backplane fan
  • One fan in power supply
Host Connection
  PCI Express Host card (x8) for standard height or low-profile slots
Dimensions (H x L) 2.7 x 3.2 in (69 x 81 mm)
PCI Express Bus Specification Revision 1.0a
Host Card Power Consumption 0.15A @ +3.3V maximum
Rack Installation
  Optional rack slide kit
  Optional PCI card hold down kit
Hard Drive Support
  Optional Drive Cage
Power Supply
550W Standard
  • AC Input: 100-240VAC
  • Input Frequency: 50-60HZ
  • Input Current: 10.0A Max
  • DC Output: 550Watts Max
  • +12V 36.0A maximum
  • -12V 3.0A maximum
  • +3.3V 28.0A maximum
  • +5V36.0A maximum
  • +5VSB 3.0A maximum
  Total power on +3.3V and 5V must not exceed 200W max
400W Redundant 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
Supported Operating Systems
 
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Solaris
Warranty
30 day Money back guarantee
1 year Return to factory
Package Contents
Chassis
  • Six slot PCI-X backplane
  • Cooling fan assembly
  • Space of optional drive cage
  • 550W Power supply (Redundant is optional)
  • Cable connection
  • PCI card slot opening
Hardware Included
  • iPass cable
  • PCI Express host interface card

6 Slot PCI-X Expansion Frequently Asked Questions

Is the power supply auto switching?

Yes, all Magma power supplies are auto switching.

What is the latest version of Pro Tools that will work with it?

The most current version of Pro Tools is compatible with the unit.

Does it work with Mac and Windows?

This unit works with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

What is the latest OS it will work with?

This unit is compatible with the current Mac OS.

Do I need drivers?

No drivers are necessary for this unit.

6 Slot PCI-X Expansion Docs and Drivers

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Where to find the 6 Slot PCI-X Expansion

Magma sells its products through a worldwide network of outstanding dealers and resellers. Purchase your Magma product today by finding the reseller closest to you and contacting them for pricing and availability. If you have product or sales questions about any Magma product, our resellers will be available to answer them.

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