Magma has announced the availability of ExpressBox4, an external PCI Express expansion product for desktop and laptop computers. ExpressBox4 provides an fast and easy solution for attaching up to four PCI Express cards to a desktop or server through a x8 PCI Express or to a laptop through the ExpressCard slot now appearing on most new PC desktop/servers/ laptops.
Hereâ€™s how Magma describe it in their own wordsâ€¦ Cost Effective Solution for Expanding I/O Capacity
Magma ExpressBox4 is a PCI Express Expansion chassis system that provides a simple, cost-effective solution for expanding the available PCI Express slots of workstations, servers and laptops. This allows for significant cost savings to organizations since it eliminates the need to invest in new computer hardware in order to be able to accommodate the growing need for I/O expandability. Optimal Setup for Enhancing PCI Express I/O Capabilities
ExpressBox4 expansion solution provides 4 full-length PCI Express slots. This is a stand alone chassis in an industry standard enclosure with its own power supply. As an option, the PCI Express slots are equipped to be hot swappable. This chassis allows the flexibility to seamlessly expand I/O capabilities of servers and workstations utilizing the built-in transparency of PCI Express architecture. Easy Installation
Expressbox4 consists of a Host Card (PCI Express or ExpressCard, a 1-meter (3-meter option) cable and a chassis (including a 400W power supply). Magma Expressbox4 is automatically configured by the System BIOS making all of the slots appear transparent to the host computer. Pricing and Availability: