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Shuttle-xh61.33619471
9.2 out of 10

Shuttle XH61

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Shuttle (Revised)

EDWARD L., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Summary: In my first review of this I said that the unit shuts down when installing additional peripherals on any of the USB ports. This is no longer the case. It seems that the Shuttle's power draw spikes when installing peripherals and at the time it was connected to a faulty UPS. Apparently the UPS was not providing the extra current needed when the Shuttle's power draw spikes causing it to shut down abruptly.
  • Pros: Small, seemingly powerful. I'm using it as a test bench to practice configuring Server 2012 Hyper-V. I installed 16 GB RAM at full 1600 MHz and a Core i7 3770s. Using two hard drives: 1) Kingston Hyper X SSD 120 GB for OS 2) Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB Hybrid drive for data and VM's.
  • Cons: I wish it could handle more RAM, 16 GB is still not enough. The compartment is cramped when attempting to install memory. So how about 32 GB Shuttle? Also no extra SATA cables with regular connectors. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible they should've placed more of those, only two USB 3.0 ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

Loose Screws

Daniel H., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: If that screw hadn't made a noise, the screw under the mobo would have eventually shorted something out and I would have had to RMA it.
  • Pros: Easy Assembly. Well thought out. The correct connectors for slim cd is already part of the unit, no need to purchase an adapter.
  • Cons: QC on them isn't what is should be. Built 5 of these, without incident, on the 6th when I went to turn it on I heard a snap. Was a screw in the fan blade. Odd, I hadn't lost a screw. Then I began to build the 7th and heard a screw rolling around when I tipped it. Sure enough there was a screw missing from the motherboard mounts. Front motherboard mount screw that was there was loose. I went back and check the last one I built with screw in fan blade and sure enough th...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Shuttle

EDWARD L., Newegg
30 October 2013
  • Summary: Later I'm gonna continue testing other peripherals such as webcams and see if there's no issue.
  • Pros: Small, seemingly powerful. I'm using it as a test bench to practice configuring Server 2012 Hyper-V. I installed 16 GB RAM at full 1600 MHz and a Core i7 3770s. Using two hard drives: 1) Kingston Hyper X SSD 120 GB for OS 2) Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB Hybrid drive for data and VM's.
  • Cons: Unit shuts off when I plugged in a pair of Cyber Acoustics USB speakers. These speakers work fine on all other PC's and laptops except for Shuttle which after shutting off (like pulling the power cord) would not turn back on again unless I removed the USB speakers. So far other peripherals work flawlessly such as flash drives and external HDD's that are USB powered. Also I wish it could handle more RAM, 16 GB is still not enough. The compartment is cramped when attemp...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Linh_V, NCIX.com
19 October 2012
  • Summary: I would get another one since price are pretty good for a small pc.
  • Pros: Love the small size case and how easy it was to open it and put in the cpu and ram and hdd and it even has space for dvd rom
  • Cons: didn't indicated that I needed to get cpu for it
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