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ExpressBox 7 X8G2

Seven Slot PCI Express® Expansion Chassis

ExpressBox 7 X8G2 is an expansion solution that provides 7 full-length PCI Express slots. This is a standalone chassis in an industry standard enclosure with its own power supply. The PCI Express slots are hot-swappable. The chassis allows the flexibility to expand the I/O capabilities of a server or workstation seamlessly capitalizing on the transparency of PCI Express architecture.

Cost-effective Solution for Expanding I/O capacity

Magma ExpressBox 7 X8G2 provides a cost-effective path to expand the available number of PCI Express slots while maintaining consistent server or workstation configuration. The product provides increased I/O capacity and scalability.


  • Industrial solution for adding up to 7 PCI Express cards to one computer
  • Attach full-length PCI Express cards to computer with limited card space
  • Supports speeds up to 40Gbps
  • Supports daisy chain or fan out configuration of multiple expansion chassis


  • Easy “Plug and Play” installation
  • High-speed x8 PCI Express connection
  • 4U rack-mount enclosure
  • Two thermistor controlled CFM fans reduce unnecessary noise
  • 550W power supply with (7) auxiliary power connectors for cards that require more than 75 watts
  • Automatic power-up control by computer
  • Hot swappable slots can be easily disabled by dip-switch
  • UL Mark
SKU: eb7-x8g2
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EB7-X8G2 Seven x8 PCIe slots with 550W power supply
  • PCI Express Bus Specification Revision 1.1 and 2.0
  • PCI Bridge Architecture Revision 1.2
  • PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.3
  • PCI Hot-Plug Specification 1.1
  • 8 PCIe slots, 1 dedicated for expansion interface
  • x8 PCIe Gen 2 slot speeds (x16 connectors)
  • Hot-Pluggable slots
    (Hot plug will be managed by BIOS instead of being managed by the Operating System. If the BIOS does not support Hot-Plug, then the hot-plug feature / capability on any Expansion units will not function at all.)
Host Card
  • Low profile - x8 PCIe Gen 2
  • 1.25A @ +3.3V maximum
EB7-X8G2 40Gbps (PCIe x8 Gen 2)
Rack-mount 4U Rack-mount
Dimensions 19” Wide x 7” High x 17.7” Deep
Weight 24 lbs (11.84 kg)
  Removable/cleanable air filter
Optional Features
  • Rack slide kit
  • Card hold down bar
  • Drive cages for up to (4) HDDs
System Cooling
  • Two 69CFM Fans
  • One Power Supply Fan
  • Upgrade to 115 CFM fan with SUBFAN-HICFM
Power Supply
  • 550W Standard
    • 100-240 VAC, 50-60HZ
    • 12V @ 36Amps
    • 3.3V @ 28 Amps
  • 400W Redundant (for EB7 only)
Ambient Temperature 0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature -20º to 60º C
Relative Humidity 5% to 85% non-condensing
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Class A Verified
RoHS Compliant
CE Certified
UL/CUL Listed
Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Solaris
30 day money back guarantee
1 year return to factory
Package Contents
  • Seven PCI Express slots
  • Cooling fans and card guides
  • Power Supply
  • Space for optional drive cage
  • PCI Express card slot opening
  • iPass connector for cable
  • Power cord socket
Hardware Included
  • iPass cable
  • x8 PCIe host card

Do I need drivers?

No drivers are necessary for this unit.

Is it approved by Avid?

Yes. Check the Avid website for specfiic information.

Can I add hard drives to it? If so how many?

This unit provides SATA power connectors for two hard drives.

Support: or 877-438-2724


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