Magma ExpressBox 1T - 1-Slot Thunderbolt-2 to PCIe Expansion (half-length)

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Supports (1) half-length / full-height PCI Express card (max length 7.75in)
Thunderbolt-2 features speeds up to 20 Gbps bi-directional
Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt-2 devices
Two cooling fans with speed control
External 65W Power Supply
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Your Price: $695.00

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Enhance the power of your Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer with the Magma ExpressBox 1T and harness lightning-fast throughput over a single cable via Thunderbolt 2 technology. ExpressBox 1T enables serious professionals to use specialty PCIe cards with any Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer, so that you can achieve high performance wherever your work takes you. Add a PCIe card to ExpressBox 1T and your computer turns into a powerful workstation capable of HD video capture and editing, media transcoding, audio processing, data processing, or high-speed storage and networks. ExpressBox 1T offers the largest card length slot (7.75") among all half-length 1-slot Thunderbolt 2 chassis on the market, giving your Mac the power to achieve maximum performance with any compatible PCIe card. Whether your mission involves professional video capture, audio interface, SAS & SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or a RAID controller card, Magma's family of Thunderbolt 2 products provide the perfect outside-the-box solution for your project.

Designed with Studios in Mind

Need a quiet work environment for your recording or video projects? ExpressBox 1T features quiet ventilated cooling with two user-controlled fans, allowing you to adjust fan speed and noise level based on your working environment needs.

The Most User-Friendly Expansion Chassis Ever

ExpressBox 1T offers quick and easy installation for its users. Open the chassis with two thumbscrews, no tools required. The card carriage slides right out, providing quick access to the PCIe slots and easy installation of cards. Magma designed their products with optimal ease of access so that you can be up and running in seconds.


  • Attach a PCIe card to Thunderbolt 2-equipped mobile and all-in-one computers
  • Transfer data at up to 20 Gbps. That's 2x faster than Thunderbolt 1!
  • Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 devices
  • Use any compatible half-length PCIe card for HD video capture, audio interface, SAS/SATA HBA10 Gigabit Ethernet, 8Gb Fibre Channel, SSD data transfer, and more!
  • Connect to high-resolution display, such as DisplayPort, mDP, HDMI, and VGA monitors


  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • Supports any compatible x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe card
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 connectors
  • Two cooling fans with speed control
  • Rugged extruded aluminum enclosure
  • External 65W Power Supply

- Product Identifiers -

UPC: 748252997906

- In The Box -

EB1T Chassis

  • Power Indicator
  • PCIe card slot opening
  • Thunderbolt™ 2 ports
  • Power cord socket
  • Easy installation thumbscrew

Hardware Included

  • Power Supply

- Product Specifications -

  • Model
    • EB1T: Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe Expansion - 1 Slot

  • Hardware
    • Backplane: (1) PCI Express Slot (For cards that are 7.75" or less)
      • Physical - x16 PCIe 2.0
      • Electrical - x4 PCIe 2.0 (Thunderbolt spec)
    • Cable: Thunderbolt (sold separately)
    • Interconnect Bandwidth: 20 Gbps Bi-directional

  • Enclosure
    • Material: Heavy-Duty Extruded Aluminum
    • Dimensions: 9.5" L x 2.3" W x 6.9" H (249mm x 58mm x 174mm)
    • Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
    • System Cooling: (2) Fans with Speed Control
    • Power Supply: 65W Power Supply / 100-240 VAC, 47-63HZ

  • Environmental
    • Ambient Temperature: 0° to 50° C
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C
    • Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing

  • Regulatory Compliance
    • FCC Class A Verified
    • RoHS Compliant
    • CE Certified

  • Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows 7, 8
    • Mac OS X Yosemite

  • Warranty
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    • 1 year return to factory

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At Motion Media, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it to Motion Media within 30 days. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be received within three business days of receipt of merchandise.

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    Motion Media, LLC
    Attn: RMA#XXXXX
    709 N. Douglas St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245

  • Alternatively, you may return an item at our office at the above location, with an approved RMA.


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  • Defective items may be repaired or exchanged at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.
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