The drive performs well and problem free, and could be touted as one of the smallest USB drives around. But on the other hand, the price is almost twice as some other manufacturers drives with the same capacity. This is a major down point seeing that you will be paying for the name on the side and not for the product
The years have past and Shuttle is back again with a vengeance. They have a whole new series of small form factor systems, and one in particular really caught my eye. It was when I read that the new SN45G XPC came with a motherboard that featured the extremely popular nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset! For those of you are not familiar with nForce2, they are the fastest, and most powerful chipset ever created for AMD Athlon platforms. The nForce2 also gets more out of your memory by using dual channel DDR technology. Not only does the nForce2 get more out of your AMD processor and DDR memory, the XPC has NO integrated video! Instead of limiting the SN45G to a workstation only, Shuttle gives us a powerful 8x AGP slot for our high end video cards! Could this be the ultra powerful, highly upgradeable, small form factor platform we have all been looking for? We shall soon find out!
I thought of many different ideas for the case designs at this stage but I wanted to get away from the squarish look of the Project Black Qube altogether. And while talking to my buddy Calvin about it (he was also thinking of a case design for his own custom rig), he gave me an idea of an outer and inner shell for the case. The outer shell would just be a cover for the case with no real modification or work done to it. The inner shell would be the part where all the hardwares would be located. He wanted to build a slim case but with the hardwares that I had in hand, no way a slim case would be able to house all of them so I basically "modified" his idea and came up with what you're about to see here
Power supply manufacturers have stepped up to the plate, offering units that can provide enough power for any needs, but as always, the enthusiast asks for more. We not only want a power supply that can supply the juice, we want it to do its job quietly. And quiet is the key word when describing the power supply we're looking at today, a 400W unit from a company called SilenX