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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [09.28.05]
Manufactured by: Shuttle, Silverstone


Shuttle Continued

With that done, the optical drive needed to be installed. Though it appears as though the Shuttle has space for two 5.25" devices, there is unfortunately only space for one. The bottom 3.5" bay is reserved for either a harddrive or another external 3.5" device. Note that both devices has tool-less rails that just clipped on and slid in.  

As with the SN52P, the door mechanism was simply great and the tray slide out and in without any problems. They finally figured it out and they aren't going to change now!

With the large bay in place, additional harddrives could be installed using the brackets as shown.

Looks similar to the SN52P eh? Actually, the hard drive mounting mechanism is identical to the SN25P which is not surprising considering the number of other components these cases seem to share. Again, the cables were fit exactly to length which was a very nice touch.

Now interestingly enough, the Shuttle comes with a PCIe slot for your video card... and no PCI slots. Instead, it was nixed in favor of a 1x PCIe slot. Very interesting...

Unfortunately, we ran into problems fitting the card in the case. Readers take note... passively cooled cards don't work very well in SFF cases!

Let's take a look at the CMOS...

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