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Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review

Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: **UPDATED with EOL REPORT.** Shuttle's latest Small Formfactor PC is its XPC SN27P2 which is based around nVIDIA's nForce 570 Ultra chipset and supports 940-pin socket AM2 processor.
Filed under: Computer / SFF PCs Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Shuttle Jun 06 2006   Max Page  
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Hard Drives Inside the XPC SN27P2

Realistically, you should only be using the IDE channel for optical drives, or memory card readers. The Shuttle XPC SN27P2 is intended to be equipped with SATA hard drives for storage purposes, and the nForce 570 Ultra incorporates several features which are not available to an IDE hard drive.

The two top hard drive bays only support SATA hard drives with SATA-style power connectors.

Right next to the nForce 570 Ultra chipset heatsink and fan are three Serial ATA II slots (the fourth SATA channel is at the rear I/O in the form of an eSATA jack) which can also run RAID modes 0, 1, 0+1 and 5. Shuttle supplies SATA cables which are just long enough for the case, and they are pre-positioned next to the drive bays along with power connectors.

To the right of the three Serial ATA II headers are the expansion slots, larger dual slot videocards (like the GeForce 7900GTX) can be installed, although that would take away the ability to install a PCI device. There is also space for you to install a third party dual slot cooler and Shuttle places a fan header close by in case you do just that.

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Contents of Article: Shuttle XPC SN27P2
 Pg 1.  Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review
 Pg 2.  BYOC - Bring Your Own CPU
 Pg 3.  AM2 Small Formfactor Chassis
 Pg 4.  Expansion Options and Ports
 Pg 5.  Inside the Shuttle XPC SN27P2
 Pg 6.  AM2 Cooling Inside the XPC SN27P2
 Pg 7.  — Hard Drives Inside the XPC SN27P2
 Pg 8.  Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Photo Gallery
 Pg 9.  Cooling in the XPC SN27P2 Photo Gallery
 Pg 10.  Overclocking the Shuttle XPC SN27P2 / BIOS
 Pg 11.  Prelude to Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 14.  3DMark06, FarCry, X3: Reunion
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 16.  Shuttle's First Socket AM2 small formfactor PC

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