With the 4 Slot CardBus-to-PCI Expansion System (Model #CB4DRQ-D1), you can add 4 PCI slots to any PowerBook G4. Professionals now have the freedom to run Pro Tools|24 MIX3 on their portable computer for live recording, composing, mixing, editing and mastering.
With the 4 Slot CardBus-to-PCI Expansion System PowerBook users can use the same PCI cards that are available for desktop Macs. The following are Digidesign’s test results; your results may vary:
Pro Tools|24 MIX3 system running Pro Tools 5.1.1 software supports up to 30 tracks of record and playback. Track count is based on tests using 24-bit/48kHz audio with 300ms edits across all tracks. Track count will increase as bit/sample rates and edit densities are decreased.
All the testing done to achieve maximum track count with the MAGMA 4 Slot CardBus chassis were performed with the ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S SCSI HBA installed. It is therefore recommended that this SCSI card and two Digidesign Approved SCSI hard drives be used to achieve maximum system performance.
The rack-mount kit provided with the system creates a rugged 2U high system that can be used with confidence in racks that are routinely transported from location to location. The system is shipped with a quiet Silencer 275-watt (auto switching) power supply and two cooling fans.
Digidesign recently approved and supports the mobile 2 Slot CardBus-to-PCI Expansion System and now with the approval of the portable 4 Slot CardBus-to-PCI Expansion System, users have expansion options from 2 to 13 slots, portable to rack-mount, all Digidesign approved! Regardless of the number of slots you need, professionals can always rely on MAGMA to enable their Didgidesign products to operate at peak performance.