Connect A PCI Express Card To A Laptop

Magma releases the ExpressBox expansion product      09/05/07
Connect A PCI Express Card To A Laptop


Magma has announced the availability of ExpressBox, the first external PCI Express expansion product for laptop computers. Magma say that ExpressBox provides a fast and easy solution for attaching a PCI Express card to laptop computers through the ExpressCard slot appearing on many new PC notebooks and the Apple MacBook Pro. They tell us that it is an easy-to-use device for attaching a ‘desktop-only’ PCI Express (PCI-E) card to a laptop allowing a user to combine the power of a desktop and the mobility of a laptop into a powerful, flexible, mobile workstation.
Based on new PCI Express technology, ExpressBox provides a no latency connectivity solution with a theoretical maximum throughput of 2000Mbps (or 250 MegaBytes per second) each direction... That's 2.5 times faster than Firewire 800 and 4.1 times the speed of USB 2.0.
Magma ExpressBox (Model EB1H) weighs 2.8 pounds and supports cards up to 6.604 inches long.
Magma ExpressBox Pro (Model EB1F) weighs 4.3 pounds and can support cards up to 12.283 inches long.
Key Features
  • Attaches to laptop through ExpressCard/34 module and PCI Express cable
  • Supports full-size or shorter PCI-E cards that require up to 55 watts of continuous power
  • No latency expansion solution providing 2000mbps (250MB/sec) throughput
  • Unique “flip openâ€� lid provides quick access to PCI Express card installed inside enclosure
  • Provides dedicated power and cooling for PCI Express cards
  • Includes vertical stand and rack-mount bracket
  • Supported by the most popular platforms: Windows XP, Vista and MacOS X RoHS Compliant
Pricing and Availability:
Magma ExpressBox (Model EB1H) supports a half-length card up to 6.60 inches long: $729.00
Magma ExpressBox1 Pro (Model EB1F) is made for a full-length card up to 12.283 inches long: $749.00
More information:
  • www.magma.com

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    5 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    ascetik    Said...

    Wow .. I could buy another desktop for the price of that PCI breakout box. Wow....Wow

    09-May-07 12:55 PM


    jack panama    Said...

    that price plain sucks balls.. and there i was thinking i could finnally use UAD cards with my normal macbook.. SUCKS!

    06-Nov-07 09:52 AM


    Erdem    Said...

    Does it really cost that much to be priced around $ 700? I think the company is trying to rip people off.

    30-Nov-08 01:34 PM


    Erdem    Said...

    Does it really cost that much to be priced around $ 700? I think the company is trying to rip people off.

    30-Nov-08 01:34 PM


       Said...

    It's a genius idea. But seriously, 700$ !!! I can see that the company is targeting organizations not normal people. with 700$ I should just buy a PC and keep my laptob.

    19-Jan-14 11:34 AM


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