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Shuttle SD11G5 Review

Fancy a near-silent Small Form Factor that consumes minimal power? We present to you the Shuttle SD11G5, based on the Pentium M platform and with only ONE 92mm fan running in the system, you can be pretty sure that this system is dead silent!



Today, Vr-Zone will be taking a look at the Shuttle SD11G5, a Small Form Factor Barebone system based on the Intel Pentium Mobile Platform. This little wonder features quite a few new innovations, apart from being based on the Intel 915GM Pentium M platform, the SD11G5 also features a mini-PCI slot that allows users to slot in a mini-wireless card and a Creative Souldblaster Live! 24 bit HD audio solution.

Another honorable mention would be the case of the SD11G5 itself; it is the first Shuttle SFF housed in the G5 chassis that comes in a glossy pearl whilte finish, and I would say that the finish of the case is EXCELLENT. I absolutely adore the case and it was simply a love at first sight.

The features introduced in this little machine is also very ideal for it to be deployed as a Home Theater Personal Computer, with DVI and composite out connectivity options found onboard as well as a pretty decent onboard sound solution.

Later in the review, we will be taking a further look at the interesting features adopted by Shuttle. First, let’s take a good look at the specifications of the SD11G5.

Form Factor Shuttle Form Factor
G5 chassis
Processor Intel Pentium M 533/400 MHz FSB
Intel Pentium M LV 400MHz FSB
Celeron M
Chipset Intel 915GM + ICH6M chipset
Memory (2) 240pin 400/533 DDR2 DIMM slots
1GB per DIMM max 2GB capacity
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Serial-ATA ICH6-M integrated SATA
Dual channel UDMA 150MB/s SATA
Audio Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit
7.1 channel EAX Advanced HD audio
Digital SPDIF I/O
Fast Ethernet Broadcom BCM5789 Gigabit PCI-Express Controller
Wake-On-LAN function
Firewire VIA VT6307 IEEE1394a 400mbps controller
Onboard Headers and Connectors (1) x ATA100 bus master IDE connector
(2) x Serial ATA connector
(2) x 4-pin fan connectors
(2) sets of 1×5 pin USB 2.0 header
(1) set of 2×5 pin USB 2.0 header
Front Panel FPC header
GPIO header
Parallel port header
AUX in header
Power On header
Mini PCI slot
Front Panel (2) USB 2.0 ports
(1) Mini IEEE1394 port
(1) Mic in
(1) Speaker out
(1) Power on button
(1) Reset button
(1) Power LED
Back Panel (1) x 16 PCI E slot
(1) x 1 PCI E slot
(1) Set PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse ports
(2) USB 2.0 ports
(1) RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
(1) Optical SPDIF out
(1) Optical SPDIF in
(1) Set 7.1 audio ports
(1) Line in
(1) IEEE 1394
(1) Clear CMOS
(1) VGA connector
(1) DVI connector
(1) Composite video out
(1) Printer port perforation
(1) WLAN perforation
Expansion Bays (1) 3.5″ bay
(1) 3.5″ bays (internal)
(1) 5.25″ bay
Dimensions 310(L) x 185(W) x 200(H) mm
Power External 220W adapter
Input: 100/240V AC
EMI Certified: FCC, CE, BSMI
Safety Certified: UL, TUV, CB, BSMI
Accessories (1) User Guide
(1) XPC Driver CD
(1) Shuttle Extras CD
(1) ICE Technology CPU heat-pipe
(1) IDE Cable
(1) PEG power cable
(1) Composite to S-Video cable
(1) Power Cord
(1) SATA cable
(1) Heatsink compound
Front Feet /Twin Adhesive/Screws


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