ExpressBox 1T

ExpressBox 1T Thunderbolt

(1) Slot Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion

Enhance the power of your Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer with the ultra portable Magma ExpressBox 1T and take your cards anywhere.

Key Features

  • Cooling Speed control
  • Slots 1 PCIe slot
  • Power 65 watt
  • Speed Thunderbolt 2
  • Extras Extruded aluminum
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The Fastest and Easiest 1-slot Expansion Chassis.

ExpressBox 1T

Enhance the power of your Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer with the Magma ExpressBox 1T and harness lightning-fast throughput over a single cable via Thunderbolt 2 technology. ExpressBox 1T enables serious professionals to use specialty PCIe cards with any Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer, so that you can achieve high performance wherever your work takes you. Add a PCIe card to ExpressBox 1T and your computer turns into a powerful workstation capable of HD video capture and editing, media transcoding, audio processing, data processing, or high-speed storage and networks.

ExpressBox 1T offers the largest card length slot (7.75″) among all half-length 1-slot Thunderbolt 2 chassis on the market, giving your Mac the power to achieve maximum performance with any compatible PCIe card. Whether your mission involves professional video capture, audio interface, SAS & SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or a RAID controller card, Magma’s family of Thunderbolt 2 products provide the perfect outside-the-box solution for your project.

Designed with Studios in Mind

Need a quiet work environment for your recording or video projects? ExpressBox 1T features quiet ventilated cooling with two user-controlled fans, allowing you to adjust fan speed and noise level based on your working environment needs.

The Most User-Friendly Expansion Chassis Ever

ExpressBox 1T offers quick and easy installation for its users. Open the chassis with two thumbscrews, no tools required. The card carriage slides right out, providing quick access to the PCIe slots and easy installation of cards. We designed our products with optimal ease of access so that you can be up and running in seconds.

Benefits:

  • Attach a PCIe card to Thunderbolt 2-equipped mobile and all-in-one computers
  • Transfer data at up to 20 Gbps. That’s 2x faster than Thunderbolt 1!
  • Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 devices
  • Use any compatible half-length PCIe card for HD video capture, audio interface, SAS/SATA HBA10 Gigabit Ethernet, 8Gb Fibre Channel, SSD data transfer, and more!
  • Connect to high-resolution display, such as DisplayPort, mDP, HDMI, and VGA monitors

Features:

  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • Supports any compatible x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe card
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 connectors
  • Two cooling fans with speed control
  • Rugged extruded aluminum enclosure
  • External 65W Power Supply

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** Customers outside US/Canada can order through a Worldwide Reseller.
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ExpressBox 1T Specifications

Model
EB1T Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe Expansion - 1 Slot
Hardware
Backplane
  • (1) PCI Express Slot (For cards that are 7.75" or less)
    • Physical - x16 PCIe 2.0
    • Electrical - x4 PCIe 2.0 (Thunderbolt spec)
Cable Thunderbolt (Sold Separately)
Interconnect Bandwidth 20 Gbps Bi-directional
Enclosure
Material Heavy-Duty Extruded Aluminum
Dimensions 9.5” L x 2.3” W x 6.9” H (249mm x 58mm x 174mm)
Weight 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
System Cooling (2) Fans with Speed Control
Power Supply 65W Power Supply / 100-240 VAC, 47-63HZ
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
Supported Operating Systems
 
  • Windows 7, 8
  • Mac OS X Yosemite
Warranty
30 day money back guarantee
1 year return to factory
Package Contents
Chassis
  • Power indicator
  • PCI Express card slot opening
  • Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Power cord socket
  • Easy installation thumbscrew
Hardware Included
  • Power Supply

ExpressBox 1T Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Thunderbolt cable included?

The Thunderbolt cable is sold separately.

Do I need any special Firmware, Software, or Driver?

No firmware, software or driver is required from Magma, but you may need an updated driver for your PCIe card.

What types of PCIe cards can be used ExpressBox 1T?

Maximum PCIe card length for ExpressBox 1T is 7.75″ long. Check the PCIe Card Compatibility Page for a list of cards that have compatible drivers. If your PCIe card is not on this list, contact the card manufacturer to ask if they have a Thunderbolt 2 Compatible driver.

Can the Magma Thunderbolt 2 Interface add-in card be used in a Mac Tower?

No, it will not work as a add-in PCIe card in a Mac Tower.

Do older Thunderbolt devices on a Thunderbolt 2 daisy chain affect performance?

Yes. If you have a mix of generations on a Thunderbolt 2 daisy chain, make sure that the Thunderbolt devices sit after the Thunderbolt 2 devices on the chain. Anything placed after a first generation Thunderbolt device will operate at Thunderbolt speeds.

ExpressBox 1T 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 1T

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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