Make your workstation mobile, and take your PCIe cards anywhere. The ExpressBox 3T can transform both computers and laptops, with Thunderbolt™ connection, into powerful workstations.
ExpressBox 3T provides an ‘outside-the-box’ solution for using PCIe cards with Thunderbolt™ 2-equipped computers. High-performance work flows are possible by connecting a Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer to a Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion chassis containing PCIe cards such as video capture, media transcoding, audio processing, and fast data storage. And because Thunderbolt™ 2 is also based on DisplayPort technology, you can daisy chain a high-resolution display with yournMagma ExpressBox 3T.
|EB3T||Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe Expansion - 3 Slot||Hardware|
|Cable Required||Thunderbolt (Sold Separately)|
|Interconnect Bandwidth||20 Gbps Bi-directional|
|Hard Drive Support||Optional built in drivebay for up to four (4) 2.5" SSD or SAS/SATA drives
(when using the drivebay, maximum card length is limited to 8.5")
|Dimensions||14.6” L x 4.3” W x 7.9” H (371mm x 110mm x 200mm)|
|Weight||6 lbs (2.72 kg)||System Cooling|
|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||Supported Operating Systems|
|30 day||money back guarantee|
|1 year||return to factory||Partner Approvals|
No firmware, software or driver is required from Magma, but you may need an updated driver for your PCIe card.
Check the Thunderbolt PCIe Card Compatibility for a list of cards that have Thunderbolt 2 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.
Yes, ExpressBox 3T is officially supported by Avid for up to (3) Pro Tools|HDX cards.
No, it will not work as a add-in PCIe card in a Mac Tower.
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.
Magma recommends using either an ATTO ESAS H644 or an ATTO ESAS R644 HBA drive controller card with ExpressBox 3T-DB (Model EB3T-DB) . Please see our PCIe Card Compatibility Page for more Thunderbolt controller card options.
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.
If you are having trouble with your product installation please go to our drivers and utilities knowledge base.
If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact us through our customer support hub.
Please see our Thunderbolt PCIe Card Compatibility list for controller card options.
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