ExpressBox 7

ExpressBox 7

Seven Slot PCI Express® Expansion Chassis

ExpressBox 7 grants the ability to add seven hot-pluggable PCIe slots in a 4U rackmount chassis with a 550W power supply and quiet cooling.

Key Features

  • Cooling One or Two 69 CFM Fan(s)
  • Slots 7 PCIe slots
  • Power 550W or 400W redundant power supply
  • Speed PCIe x4 Gen 1 (10 Gbps) or PCIe x8 Gen 2 (40 Gbps)
  • Extras 4U form factor
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Connect (7) PCIe cards without powering down entire system.

ExpressBox 7

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.

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.

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
  • Supports speeds up to 40Gbps
  • Supports daisy chain or fan out configuration of multiple expansion chassis

Features:

  • Easy “Plug and Play” installation
  • High-speed x8 PCI Express connection
  • 4U rack-mount enclosure
  • Two thermistor controlled CFM fans reduce unnecessary noise
  • 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
  • UL Mark

* 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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ExpressBox 7 Specifications

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 Bridge Architecture Revision 1.2
  • PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.3
  • PCI Hot-Plug Specification 1.1
Backplane
EB7
  • (7) PCI Express Slot
  • x4 PCIe Gen 1 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.)
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 40Gbps (PCIe x8 Gen 2)
Enclosure
Rack-mount 4U Rack-mount
Dimensions 19” Wide x 7” High x 17.7” Deep
Weight 24 lbs (11.84 kg)
  Removable/cleanable air filter
Optional 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 with SUBFAN-HICFM
Power Supply
 
  • 550W Standard
    • 100-240 VAC, 50-60HZ
    • 12V @ 36Amps
    • 3.3V @ 28 Amps
  • 400W Redundant (for EB7 only)
Environmental
Ambient Temperature 0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature -20º to 60º C
Relative Humidity 5% to 85% non-condensing
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Class A Verified
RoHS Compliant
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
  • Seven PCI Express slots
  • Cooling fans and card guides
  • Power Supply
  • Space for optional drive cage
  • PCI Express card slot opening
  • iPass connector for cable
  • Power cord socket
Hardware Included
  • iPass cable
  • x8 PCIe host card

ExpressBox 7 Frequently Asked Questions

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.

ExpressBox 7 Docs and Drivers

Looking for more information to download or print? Product drivers? Below you will find everything from data sheets to warranties. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please contact Magma directly and we will assist you.

Documents:

Drivers and Utilities:

  • There are currently no drivers or utilities assigned to this product

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Where to find the ExpressBox 7

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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