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The black13-Slot PCI Expansion System from Magma allows you to install practically any PCI card and connect the system to your new or old server or desktop computer through a variety of Magma host cards. The PCI Expansion System is a 4U rack-mountable chassis that allows you to plug-in up to thirteen full-sized power-demanding PCI cards and up to four 3.5" hard drives.
Increase the number of PCI slots without replacing your computer.
Attach full-height PCI cards to computers with low-profile slots.
Add multiple PCI cards to mobile computers.
Multiple expansion systems can be connected to a single computer.
Offers a consistent PCI configuration, allowing easy host computer upgrades.
Patented technology provides low latency and high throughput.
Provides a solution to increase PCI capability without losing performance.
Non-enclosed board sets are available for OEMs and system integrators to utilize their own enclosure.
PCI and PCIe host cards provide easy connection to desktop computers and servers.
CardBus and ExpressCard modules provide connection to your favorite laptop computer.
All slots support full-length or shorter universal and legacy 5V-only PCI cards.
Optional PCI card hold down mechanism prevents cards from being dislodged during transportation.
Optional drive cage for mounting up to eight internal drives inside chassis.
Optional rack slide kit for rack cabinet installation.
Increase I/O Capability
If you have a powerful application that requires the use of several PCI cards, increase the number of PCI slots in your system with a Magma PCI Expansion System.
The use of computer-specific host cards makes using your unique PCI cards and vital data as simple as "Plug and Play." All you need to do is to connect the Magma PCI Expansion System to the host card for your computer and turn it on. Use the same PCI cards on your laptop as you do on your desktop or server; just add a Magma CardBus or ExpressCard and connect the cable. The auto-switching power supply even allows you to work internationally by simply adding a power cord plug adapter.
Setting up your PCI cards and data in one chassis provides you an opportunity to use a consistent hardware configuration, regardless of what type of computer is available. Being able to use the same PCI cards, regardless of location also reduces project risks.
Host cards are available for the following systems: (1)Laptop: CardBus, ExpressCard/34, or ExpressCard/54 or (2) Desktop/Server:32-Bit PCI, or x1 PCIe.
In the Box
Magma 13-Slot PCI Expansion System (Black)
1m PCI Expansion Cable
Host Interface Cards
30-Day Manufacturer's Money Back Guarantee
1-Year Return to Factory Warranty
Table of Contents
13 PCI slots
PCI Local Bus Specification: Revision 2.3
PCI Bridge Architecture Specification: Revision 1.2
132 MB/sec (theoretical max of PCI 32/33)
One large 82.5 CFM backplane fan
Two fans in power supply
Universal PCI 32/33
0.63 W max; 5 V @ 0.125 A
Low Profile PCI (64/33)
0.86 W max; 3.3 V @ 0.25 A
PCI Express Support
x 1 PCIe: 0.69 W max; 3.3 V @ 0.21 A
0.42 W max; 3.3 V @ 0.125 A
0.81 W max; 3.3 V @ 0.21 A; 1.5 V @ 0.08A
Optional rack slide kit
Optional PCI card hold down kit
Hard Drive Support
Optional drive cage
550 W standard
400 W redundant
+12 V 36.0 A maximum
-12 V 3.0 A maximum
+3.3 V 28.0 A maximum
+5 V36.0 A maximum
+5 VSB 3.0 A maximum
Total power on +3.3 V and 5 V must not exceed 200 W max.