[TAG] Shuttle-SD39P2: Should I buy one?
khh at khherrmann.de
Sun Jul 22 16:36:15 MSD 2007
On Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:42:16 +0100
"Thomas Adam" <thomas.adam22 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yup -- that was the conclusion I came to as well, which is good. :)
> I know people do use these things as desktop machines, but I somehow
> have this mental block in my head that because these things are small,
> they're going to break easily. :)
Well -- we run two older shuttles with Intel P4s here and do even some
number crunching on them. They are pretty stable, they did take a new
graphics card and a gigabit ethernet (which wasn't on board in this old
version) and they are not extremely silent -- but astonishingly quiet
considering they sit right next to you on the desk. The heat pipes seem
to work pretty well, and thats the realy TDP nightmare generation of
P4s we have in there.
What is a bit limiting -- the two PCI slots only. There is no way put
anything additional in now. No second HD (-> no raid), no second
optical drive (-> burner has to do all the reading as well -- but
considering the price drop on standard burners thats no big deal).
So if you fancy the small size and don't want to have a bix box sitting
under your desk -- I would go for something in the shuttle category.
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