(3) Slot Thunderbolt™ 2 PCIe Expansion with Drive Bays
The portability of the ultra versatile ExpressBox 3T with (4) 2.5” drive bays. The ExpressBox 3T-DB is the ultimate package of expansion and storage for any computing environment.
ExpressBox 3T-DB provides an 'outside-the-box' solution for using PCIe cards with Thunderbolt 2-equipped computers. High-performance work flows are possible by connecting a Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer to a Thunderbolt 2 expansion chassis containing PCIe cards such as video capture, media transcoding, audio processing, and fast data storage. And because Thunderbolt 2 is also based on DisplayPort technology, you can daisy chain a high-resolution display with your Magma ExpressBox 3T.
- Attach PCIe cards to Thunderbolt 2-enabled computer
- Extension of PCI Express signals outside the computer
- Daisy-chain or end-point device
- Easy Plug and Play installation
- Use any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards
- Hot-swappable cooling fan
- Works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher and Windows 7 and 8
- Additional blower for extra hot cards
- Built in drivebay for up to (4) 2.5" SSD or SAS/SATA drives***
Recommended Controller CardsMagma recommends using either an ATTO ESAS H644 or an ATTO ESAS R644 HBA drive controller card with ExpressBox 3T-DB (Model EB3T-DB) . Please see our Thunderbolt PCIe Card Compatibility for more Thunderbolt controller card options.
|EB3T-DB||Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe Expansion - 3 Slot with Storage Bays||Hardware|
|Cable Required||Thunderbolt (Sold Separately)|
|Interconnect Bandwidth||20 Gbps Bi-directional|
|Hard Drive Support||Built-in drivebay for up to four (4) 2.5" SSD or SAS/SATA drives
(when using the drivebay, maximum card length is limited to 8.5")
|Dimensions||14.6” L x 4.3” W x 7.9” H (371mm x 110mm x 200mm)|
|Weight||7.65 lbs (3.47 kg)||System Cooling|
|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||Supported Operating Systems|
|30 day||money back guarantee|
|1 year||return to factory||Partner Approvals|
Is a Thunderbolt cable included?
The Thunderbolt cable is sold separately.
Do I need any special Firmware, Software, or Driver?No firmware, software or driver is required from Magma, but you may need an updated driver for your PCIe card.
What types of PCIe cards can be used with the ExpressBox 3T-DB?The maximum card length for EB3T-DB is 8.5" or shorter and have a Thunderbolt compatible driver. If your PCIe card is full length or longer than 8.5" use ExpressBox 3T instead. Check the Thunderbolt PCIe Card Compatibility for a list of cards that have a Thunderbolt compatible driver. If your PCIe card is not on this list, contact the card manufacturer to ask if they have a Thunderbolt compatible driver.
Is the ExpressBox 3T-DB compatible with Pro Tools?The recommended expansion chassis fro Pro Tools HDX is ExpressBox 3T (EB3T), not ExpressBox 3T-DB (EB3T-DB). Pro tools HDX cards are full length (12") cards and the maximum card length for EB3T-DB is 8.5". ExpressBox 3T supports full length cards and has been qualified by Avid for use with Pro Tools HDX.
Does a GPU or video card work with the ExpressBox 3T-DB?
The GPU must be supported by the Operating System AND have a compatible Thunderbolt 2 Driver.
Can the Magma Thunderbolt 2 Interface add-in card be used in a Mac Tower?
No, it will not work as a add-in PCIe card in a Mac Tower.