Summary: Day ummm! I love this little thing! It is 100% dead silent, 0 noise, none - which is not surprising for a fanless PC with a SSD in it; but wow, that simple fact in practice, is far more awesome than I was expecting it to be.
We use it to simulate terrible network conditions--packets being dropped
17 July 2015
Summary: I purchased one of these to use as a network shaping device at work. We use it to simulate terrible network conditions--packets being dropped, reordered, duplicated, corrupted, delayed, etc. It's working excellent for this, and it handles the network testing without flinching.
Summary: This is the second machine in the DS series from shuttle that has HDMI/VGA issues. They need better bios support in this series for video.
Cons: Doesn't install Windows 7, without issues. 1st - If installing Win 7 on SSD, with bios boot set to legacy, the install is very very slow and eventually the screen goes black and never comes out of it. 2nd - Change bios to UEFI and the DVI port stops working. So, you better be able to use the hdmi...
Shuttle should change to a better Ethernet interface chipset
Michael K., Newegg
18 March 2015
Summary: I bought it to use it as an IPCop firewall/router (installed Ipcop 2.19 version, GNU/Linux 3.4-3). During the setup I can see the dual Eth0 and Eth1. One Ethernet port is to connect to my ISP modem and the other for my internal network.
Pros: - Fanless for dustless and noiseless operation - easy SSD and memory installation - Sturdy construction - True small print - low power consumption, ideal for 24/7 operation
Cons: - No Link and Activity LEDs on the LAN ports to indicate the status of Ethernet connection - LAN ports not compatible with IPCop Linux
Summary: i replaced an aging ATX server with this. took me about 15m to install memory and SSD, boot off a linux USB and have it running. copied a VM from old server to this and done. liked it so much i bought another to run pfsense. replaced my off-the-shelf router.
Pros: 1) completely silent. not a peep. 2) easy and fast to install/upgrade memory and HD 3) solid construction 4) boots off removable storage (USB/SD) 5) low power 6) tiny size
Cons: a) CPU not upgradable. Need more cores to run more VMs b) not designed for any standard wall/rack mounts. designed to mount to the back of monitor or stand alone. i don't have any monitors attached. stuffed in a rack. so had to build my own mounts.
Perfect for running as a home network appliance with FreeBSD based pfSense
1 March 2015
Summary: This Shuttle DS437 is fantastic assuming that you have a solid long-term vision of what you will want from the PC and don't attempt to have this do something that other more powerful PC's are better equipped to handle.
Summary: This thing is built like a tank, it reminds me of IBM servers. It oozes with qaulity except that the hard disk does not have anything to keep it in place other than a snug fit. Other than that, this is first rate.
Summary: If you are looking for a very compact, low power unit this is it. Using these for industrial control and video NVR applications. Very easy to configure. Wish the ports were to one side, making it easier to place inside an equipment enclosure (DIN Rail). Can run on 12VDC!
Pros: Low power (<20W) Serial Ports USB3.0
Cons: Port layout (Would prefer all ports on one side) Vertical stand is not snug, wobble