I wanna by one of those Shuttle bare bones units, but have query.
I also wanna buy an external box to house a combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive [LiteOn LTC-48161H] and DVD writer [Pioneer 106] together and connect to the Shuttle unit via firewire or USB. Now, would firewire or USB output fast enough to send info from the HD to the DVD writer to sustain a 4 speed write on the DVD writer or would it struggle? Also, could I do 4 speed on the fly?
The actual unit itself seems fast enough with these specs for what I require......
[b]The new SN41G2 incorporates GeForce4â„¢ graphics, dual VGA outputs to drive two independent displays, DolbyÂ® Digital 5.1 audio playback and an AGP 8X slot for future graphics expansion. For digital connectivity, the SN41G2 sports a S-Video-out, four USB 2.0, and three FireWireÂ® ports for easy connection to high-speed digital cameras, MP3 players, and other popular digital consumer devices. The SN41G2 also makes use of Shuttleâ€™s patented Integrated Cooling Engine technology (ICE), which allows the efficient cooling of high speed processors, such as the AMD Athlonâ„¢ XP 3000+ (Athlon XP 333 MHz FSB CPU support), without the fan noise associated with traditional high-end PCs.
Shuttle XPC SN-41G2
AMD Socket A supports Upto: Upto Xp3000, athlon 1.4, duron 1.3
Shuttle I.C.E. heat-pipe technology, CPU temp. Autoguard
266/200MHz FSB CPU
Memory : DDR 200/266/333/400 x 2(Dual Channel)
IDE interface : ATA-133
VGA : Geforce4 MX, 128 MB VGA share memory
Audio : Realtek ALC650 6 Ch, Support Digital
Expansion Slots : PCI x 1, 8 x AGP x 1
Extension Bays : 5.25" x 1, 3.5" x 2
Front Panel:USB x 2,Headphone x 1, MIC x 1, 1394 x 1, SPDIF x 1
Back Panel : PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse x 1, Serial Port x 2, 1394 x 2, USB x 2, LAN x 1, VGA x 2, S-video x 1
Power: 200W (PFC)
Dimensions: (L)300 x (W)200 x (H)185mm
Weight: 2.85Kg [/b]