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Thunderbolt Finally
Old 8th September 2011
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Thunderbolt Finally

""Magma Unveils the First Three-Slot Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis

Connect PCI Express® cards to Thunderbolt-equipped computers and experience blazing-fast data transfer!
""
finally something useful for Thunderbolt. i hope this is not a double post but have not seen any other threads

Magma Announces ExpressBox 3T - Thunderbolt to PCIe Expansion Chassis
Old 8th September 2011
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having to use two peripherals (i.e. breakout box + interface) makes this only minimally useful to laptop-based guys.
Old 8th September 2011
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UADs? PCIe Madi all in 1 box? sounds good to me..
Old 9th September 2011
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jschild, will windows 7 support this?
Old 9th September 2011
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video cards for MacBooks and Mac Mini's?
Old 9th September 2011
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Thunderbolt Finally

Hello
Two HDSPe Madi?
HD-3?
Sign me up.

Hugh
Old 9th September 2011
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video cards for MacBooks and Mac Mini's?
My thoughts exactly!
Old 9th September 2011
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video cards for MacBooks and Mac Mini's?
Absolutely. 1x hd native. 1x graphics card. 1x black magic video card and take your MacBook pro home with you when you leave the studio, and connect it all up with 2 cables.
Old 9th September 2011
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Graphics cards won't be possible unless you drill some holes and mount an external power supply (won't be pretty)

How much bandwidth does thunderbolt offer? How many cards can we put in?
Old 9th September 2011
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The box will have power, see below...

Product Information
ExpressBox 3T is a sleek anodized silver chassis with three PCIe 2.0 slots, a cooling fan, a 220W internal power supply, and travel bag for easy transportation. ExpressBox 3T and up to six Thunderbolt devices can be daisy-chained including Thunderbolt and DisplayPort displays. Magma is actively working with development partners such as Apple, Avid, AJA, Red, ATTO, Fusion-io and Promise Technology to validate application performance with ExpressBox 3T in broadcast video and pro audio environments.
Old 9th September 2011
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Magma has been used to power DSP cards for some time, the nice thing about this is that thunderbolt should be a lot more transparent than the previous incarnations as there were multiple stages of bridge chips which could confuse some drivers. I'd like to see a bigger version with more PSU beef for graphics cards to power some serious visualist horsepower...having to rack up computers to get real muscle into play is a hassle come setup/teardown at a venue. And gaming laptops are not only overpriced, but you miss out on some OSX features that really make for good visuals (Quartz compositions, Syphon, Modul8's great dmx implementation...)
Old 9th September 2011
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Very awesome!
I'd like a more portable 1 slot version though (for one ssl dual madi card)
Old 9th September 2011
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That looks awesome!
Old 9th September 2011
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having to use two peripherals (i.e. breakout box + interface) makes this only minimally useful to laptop-based guys.
It's one flightcase isn't it though? Have you seen how much gear most mobile rigs involve? How much stuff most producers carry with them? It isn't a big deal!
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