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Magma Roben-3TM Desktop

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$1,799.00
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Quick Overview

The ROBEN-3TM takes expansion computing to an exciting new dimension. Featuring three (3) full-length, full-height PCIe slots, the ROBEN-3TM offers you the unique ability to embed an Apple Mac mini directly into the system chassis.

ROBEN-3 Thunderbolt Series - TM

The ROBEN-3TM takes expansion computing to an exciting new dimension. Featuring three (3) full-length, full-height PCIe slots, the ROBEN-3TM offers you the unique ability to embed an Apple Mac mini directly into the system chassis. This incredible feature gives you the most dynamic 3-slot Thunderbolt expansion capacity known to mankind.

You have a lot invested in your creative assets, so the ROBEN-3TM allows you to keep your valuable plug-ins secure with an optional front panel USB iLok. The rack-mountable aluminum chassis was designed with a 540-watt power supply, auxiliary power, and features Magma’s exclusive Quiet Temperature Controlled (QTC) cooling. The ROBEN-3TM is precision engineered as the ideal sidekick to the Apple Mac mini.

We understand that your projects require an exceptional, high-performance workstation, so the ROBEN-3TM was designed for ‘mission critical’ capabilities previously reserved for our defense and aerospace customers. Failure is not an option, so we integrated the best of Magma’s advanced technologies and sourced the highest quality components for this superlative chassis.

It’s time to create. Simply add a host of specialty PCIe cards to an Apple Mac mini and unleash your creative genius. ROBEN-3TM’s patented performance optimizing backplane flawlessly integrates PCIe expansion, storage, and Thunderbolt connectivity, ensuring that each system device operates at maximum performance and speed.

With the option of embedding an Apple Mac mini, the new iLok feature and 3-slot capacity, the ROBEN-3TM is the gold standard for high-end Thunderbolt-based computing.

  • Three (3) available full length/full height expansion slots
  • Tool-less cover removal
  • White power-on indicator front panel light
  • One 80mm 33.4 CFM Expansion Card/Backplane Fan
  • Variable speed thermistor control option (or full speed)
  • Thunderbolt speeds up to 10Gbps (1.25GBps) Bi-directional

The ultimate sidekick for all your creative needs

Benefits:

  • Attach PCIe cards to Thunderbolt enabled computer
  • Extension of PCI Express signals outside the computer
  • Daisy-chain or end-point device
  • Embeddable Mac mini
  • Lockable iLok secure location using one of the
    front panel USB ports (lock sold separately)
  • Single power cord for expansion slots and Mac mini
    Thunderbolt cable included

Features:

  • Easy Plug and Play installation 
  • Use any combination of x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards
  • QTC cooling
  • Auxilary power cables
  • 540-watt power supply

 

FAQ

Is a Thunderbolt cable included?

The Thunderbolt cable is included internally for Mac Mini connectivity. Extra Thunderbolt cables are 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 ExpressBox 3T?

Check the PCIe Card Compatibility Page for a list of cards that have Thunderbolt Compatible drivers. If your PCIe card is not on this list, contact the card manufacturer to ask if they have a Thunderbolt Compatible driver.

Is ExpressBox 3T compatible with Pro Tools?

Yes, ExpressBox 3T is the only Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis officially supported by Avid for Pro Tools|HDX. Read the details on the Avid website.

Does a GPU or video card work with ExpressBox 3T?

The GPU must be supported by the Operating System AND have a compatible Thunderbolt Driver.

Can the Magma Thunderbolt 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.

What controller cards are recommended for use when adding hard drives to the ExpressBox 3T?

Areca          
ATTO          
VariantN/A