Magma Unveils the First Three-Slot Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2011 - 09:31 PM |
Tagged: thunderbolt, magma

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Magma introduces ExpressBox 3T, an expansion chassis with three PCIe slots and a lightning fast connection through Thunderbolt. Magma’s ExpressBox 3T provides an easy, rock solid migration path to newer and faster computers while protecting the customers’ investment in specialized PCI Express peripherals made for video capture and edit, broadcast video, pro audio, communications, data acquisition and more.

ExpressBox 3T provides an 'outside-the-box' solution for using PCIe® cards with Thunderbolt-equipped computers. High-performance flows are possible by connecting a Thunderbolt equipped computer to a Magma ExpressBox 3T containing PCIe cards such as video capture, media transcoding, audio processing, and fast data storage. And because Thunderbolt is also based on DisplayPort technology, you can daisy chain a high-resolution display with your Magma ExpressBox 3T.

Source: Magma

September 8, 2011 | 05:41 AM - Posted by Savage0119 (not verified)

Under $ 1000. LOL That means normaly over $ 900.

That's ridiculously expensive.

September 8, 2011 | 07:04 AM - Posted by benefit14snake (not verified)

Agreed, way to expensive. For a retail client atleast, maybe good for a business?

September 8, 2011 | 10:41 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Yah the cost is pretty up there considering you are only going to be spending MORE money to populate the unit with high end cards.

Obviously the benefit is that you can simply unplug this from one machine and drop it on another machine making for a pretty impressive mobile workstation environment, for example.

September 8, 2011 | 01:23 PM - Posted by jgstew

This is clearly not aimed at the enthusiast. The price is not unusual for a professional who is used to paying Quadro/FirePro prices. I think there will be a definite use case for this system, but I don't think there will be a large market.

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