Magma’s Thunderbolt™ 2 Products Shipping Now

Share Article

All Magma Thunderbolt products now ship with twice the speed at the same price.

Magma’s Thunderbolt™ 2 compatible versions of its popular Express Box 1T, Express Box 3T and ROBEN-3 expansion systems are shipping worldwide.

The all-new Thunderbolt™ 2 technology, developed by Intel®, is twice as fast as previous platforms which will significantly enhance workflow capabilities. Magma’s Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion offerings will provide a migration path to new Thunderbolt enabled computers while protecting customers’ investment in specialized PCI and PCI Express option cards made for video capture and edit, broadcast video, pro audio, communications, data acquisition and more.

The Thunderbolt™ 2 technology is an update to the original Thunderbolt™ specification and takes the original two 10 Gbps bi-directional channels and combines them into a single 20 Gbps bi-directional channel. The amount of data able to go through a Thunderbolt™ connection hasn’t increased, but the throughput of a single channel has been doubled. Thunderbolt™ 2 is able to stream 4K video and write it to disk at the same time.

“Our customers depend on us to provide robust, mission critical solutions and we are pleased to continue that legacy across our entire Thunderbolt product line,” said Julia Elbert, vice president of engineering for Magma.

To help existing Magma customers with their transition from Thunderbolt to the new, faster Thunderbolt™ 2 platform, Magma is offering $99 upgrades kits beginning in April; this special pricing is available for a limited time. The upgrade kits are available for any Thunderbolt enabled product previously sold by Magma.

“We believe the introduction of Thunderbolt™ 2 is an important milestone in the market evolution to flexible and high speed system architectures for creative professionals,” said Timothy Miller, president of Magma. “Magma is focused on providing the broadest line of Thunderbolt expansion systems that meet the wide range of our customer’s needs. We will continue to expand this product line with additional Thunderbolt 2 product that reflect the high quality the Magma brand represents.”

The new Thunderbolt™ 2 platform products are available for purchase through authorized resellers and online at

About Magma
Magma develops and manufactures expansion computing solutions using Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe), and Thunderbolt Systems for servers, desktops and portable computing platforms. Magma’s line of products includes enclosed and non-enclosed solutions ranging from single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant, Reliable Available Serviceable (RAS) systems specifically designed for mission critical environments. Magma products are platform independent and are used in a variety of industries including audio and video production, test and measurement, medical imaging, surveillance, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, data acquisition, and high performance computing. Magma’s team of experienced engineers has been developing expansion and connectivity solutions since 1987 and holds more than a dozen technology patents, making them a pioneer and leader in the market space. All Magma products are designed and assembled in the United States. For more information about Magma visit

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Lizzie Trauth
760-585-7050 Ext: 106
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website