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PCI-Express to PCI-X Expansion System with PCI-Express Host Card, 6 PCI-X Slots, and 3-meter iPass Cable
Item ID: PE6R4

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Use Your PCI Cards with a PCI-Express-equipped Computer!

The Magma PE6R4 PCI Express to PCI-X Expansion System lets you continue to use PCI cards, even if your computer uses PCI Express slots. Now that computer manufacturers have moved more and more toward PCI Express, you don't want to be left out in the cold with PCI hardware you can't use. The PE6R4 uses a PCI Express host interface card to communicate between its six PCI-X slots and your computer for seamless PCI use. Don't waste your valuable investment just because your computer isn't PCI-compatible - use the fast, cost-effective Magma PE6R4!

Magma PE6R4-I PCI Express to PCI-X Expansion System at a Glance:
  • PCI meets PCI Express
  • Fast and flexible
  • Simple, effective system
PCI meets PCI Express

The Magma PE6R4 is designed to match the throughput required by the majority of PCI cards on the market today. The expansion chassis contains six PCI-X slots which are connected to the host computer through an 8-lane (x8) PCI Express host interface card and high performance cable.

Fast and flexible

PE6R4 provides an easy migration path to new PCI Express based computers while maintaining a consistent PCI configuration. In addition, Magma PE6R4 provides increased I/O capacity and scalability because multiple expansion systems can be combined to provide an almost unlimited number of PCI slots to a single computer. As defined by the PCI Local Bus Specification, the theoretical maximum per single computer is 255 PCI buses. This type of scalability is especially useful in industries such as telecom, data acquisition, video monitoring, server storage, and manufacturing test fixtures.

The system

The Magma PE6R4 system consists of a PCI Express host card, a high-speed iPass cable and a PCI expansion chassis. The Magma PCI Express host card relays signals from the PCI Express slot inside the computer motherboard to a PCI bridge chip inside the expansion chassis. All six high-performance PCI slots inside the expansion chassis (on a single bus segment) appear transparent to the host computer.

Magma PE6R4 PCI Express to PCI-X Expansion System Features:
  • Supports universal and 3.3V PCI and PCI-X cards
  • Multiple expansion systems can be used with a single computer
  • Transparent extension of the PCI Bus outside the computer
  • Plug and play installation - expansion system is automatically configured by the system BIOS.
  • Visible LEDs indicate correct installation
  • Low-profile PCI Express host card is included, no need to purchase separately
  • 3-meter iPass cable included
  • 6-slot backplane supports all universal and 3.3V PCI and PCI-X cards
  • All slots support full-length PCI cards
  • 4U, black rack-mount enclosure
  • ATX form factor allows backplane to be used in different types of enclosures
  • Supports spread spectrum clocking
  • Auto-switching 400W or hot-swappable edundant power supply
  • Cooling fans in chassis dedicated to keeping the PCI cards cool
  • Optional PCI card hold down mechanism prevents cards from being dislodged during transportation
The Magma PE6R4 PCI Express to PCI-X Expansion System lets you keep using your valuable PCI hardware!

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number PE6R4-I

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