Magma ExpressBox1 is an easy-to-use external expansion device for attaching a PCI Express® card to a laptop or desktop computer.
In a mobile environment, ExpressBox1 allows a user to combine the power of a desktop and the mobility of a laptop into a powerful, flexible, mobile workstation. For example, a user can turn a typical, middle-of-the-road laptop into a powerful gaming computer, a scientific computer, or an audio/video editing workstation simply by adding the right PCI Express card to ExpressBox1 and then connecting it to a laptop through an ExpressCard/34 module and cable.
In the desktop computers and servers, ExpressBox1 allows a user to move half-length, heat-generating, or power hungry PCI Express cards outside the computer by providing dedicated power and cooling in an external enclosure. ExpressBox1 is ideal for attaching full-length PCI Express cards to low-profile computers that have limited space. The connection to the host computer is through a PCI Express host card and cable.
Zero latency, 2000Mb/sec, Faster than USB and Firewire
Based on new PCI Express® technology, ExpressBox1 provides a zero latency connectivity solution with a theoretical maximum throughput of 2000Mb/sec (or 250 MB/sec) each direction... That's 2.5 times faster than Firewire 800 and 4.1 times the speed of USB 2.0!
Magma ExpressBox1 weighs only 2.8 pounds and supports single width cards up to 6.604 inches long (EB1H) or 12.83 inches (EB1F).
Features and Benefits
•Light-weight and easy method for attaching full-size or half-size PCI
•Express cards to a laptop or desktop computer
•No latency expansion solution providing 2000mbps (250MB/sec) throughput
•Supports spread spectrum clocking (SSC)
•Provides dedicated power and cooling for PCI Express cards
•Supports full-size or shorter PCI-E cards that require up to 55 watts of continuous power
•Universal internal power supply eliminates need to carry external power brick
•Unique “flip open” lid provides quick access to PCI Express card installed inside enclosure
•Includes vertical stand and rack-mount bracket
•Supported by the most popular platforms: Windows XP, Vista and MacOS X