ExpressBox 7 X8G2

7 Slot PCI Express® Expansion Chassis

ExpressBox 7 X8G2 grants the ability to add seven hot-pluggable PCIe slots in a 4U rackmount chassis with a 550W power supply and quiet cooling.

    SKU: eb7-x8g2
    Featured, In Industrial Computing

    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
    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
    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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