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Shuttle XPC SD30G2B - no CPU

Shuttle XPC SD30G2B - no CPU
alaScore 80

68 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Shuttle XPC SD30G2B - no CPU. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design also gets good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the price.

design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle XPC SD30G2B - no CPU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 68 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Elihu (

Shuttle SD30G2 Plus Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel 945GC Intel GMA 950 Barebone


Compact, sturdy, solid construction and absolutely dependable. I got this unit to replace a sub-par HP 1810y, which just ran slower and slower. Same configuration on this machine and it never misses a beat. My wife uses it as her primary machine....

I've heard the PS doesn't last. Hasn't been a problem yet ; Not a lot of room in the case, but enough for an average build

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (



This is a great starter kit for basically anyone. I have an 4850 in here, 4GB of DDR2 800 RAM, and a 4GHz Processor! What more could you need!!!

Ubuntu And Vista Run GREAT. The onboard graphics support Ubuntu's Desktop Effects and Vista Aero. Supports 4GB Ram, Overclocks a E7200 to 4GHz

Q6600 Won't work

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (



For those wanting a N draft solution for a linux desktop, this is it. This has a Ralink RT2860 chip in it, ralink's site has linux drivers there. For xp/vista users, download the drivers, because they do not exist on the driver disc(no I'm not...

Very compact, easily understood instructions ; Does what it is supposed to do

Only one IDE connection, and I missed that in the description. I ended up having to swap my hard drive for a SATA drive so I could connect my DVD drive as well

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Big Swede (

Great box


All in all an relatively easy and quick build. Will definately think Shuttle next time someone needs a computer in the family.

Excellent case with good cable management. Easy enough to add features exept for trying to get the removable bay back after everything else is in

Small, but that's the major pro. Get's hot if you add something like the 9600 GT. Might have to add some additional holes on the side for vents

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: SKEvil (

Great buy


GREAT BUY! I was astonished by how much smaller it was compared to how I imagined it. It's a great looking case. You can't go wrong with buying this thing, it's worth it. I'll definitely look to Shuttle in the future.

Wow! You'll be amazed by this little box. Everything is clean and organized, and it's easy and very intuitive in how you take it apart. Just a great overall design. PSU is efficient and the CPU cooling system was well thought out

That darn blue LED in the front.. I'm using this for an HTPC and that sucker is briiiight. Nothing a little square of electrical tape couldn't take care of though

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: krotan (

A big surprise in a small case


Works great with Linux (Ubuntu as well as SuSE 11.0)

I bought this unit for a client who is donating it to Habitat for Humanity project in Mexico. Long story short - I installed Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu Linux (dual boot) on it without so much as a hiccup. Granted, the chipset is a bit dated, but overall...

Intel chipset on this Shuttle is a bit long in the tooth

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Zamora (

Flawless Ubuntu Instalation


I bought an open box system to save some money. The specifications state that the max memory supported is 2GB, this is incorrect! I'm using A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit, Model: ADQVE1B16K which I bought...

Used this and some spare parts I had to try out Ubuntu. Here are the parts that were installed: Intel Core2Duo E6600, 4GB RAM ADATA 800MHz, 160GB IDE hard drive (as master), IDE DVD drive (as slave), ATI X600 256MB video card. The latest version of...

Blue LED is too bright, had to cover it up

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Ken C. (

I'll Be Buying 2 More on the 1st


So far superior to the FlanBox Blight it isn't even funny. Customer service and tech support is light years ahead of the Thermal**** people as well. The Thermal people have lost a customer...and Shuttle has gained a big fan. I am putting my money where...

An awesome little box. My current one has the E6850 out of my old Thermaflake FlanBox Blight! They are beautiful and a marvelous engineering feat. The PSU, although small, is very efficient. The ICE2 system keeps the CPU very cool. Easiest build in the...

It could have a few more watts, but what the heck

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: BHock (

Great MythTV box


Running Mythdora with a Celeron 420 (low power, runs super cool), 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HD and a PVR-150. The box looks great next to the rest of my equipment and runs flawlessly. I would buy this again in a heartbeat.

Small form factor, quiet, great build quality. Mythdora recognized everything and the onboard video outputs to my TV at 1366x768 without a hitch

So far, none (other than the bright (!!!) LED on the front...nothing a little tape didn't solve)

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Ken C (

My E4300s New Home


There is a guy that actually put a 9600GT in one of these and it fits and works! Just Google Shuttle SD30G2 9600GT and you'll see the pictures of what he did and a blurb on how it performs. It is on a Shuttle site and even the Shuttle folk liked his...

Awesomely fast set up. Magnificent engineering and follow through. The ICE2 system is great for cooling. Too many great features to mention. I am an experienced builder and I am just blown away by this. Tiny, but everything fits and works

250W PSU, but there is a 300W available. BTW, the 450W will NOT fit this box

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

The Shuttle XPC Barebone SD30G2 has been especially designed for the home and business environment. It offers exceptional value for money, yet has the features of a conventional PC. Thanks to its PCI-Express x16 expansion slot, the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD30G2 can utilize the latest graphics cards. Furthermore, an additional PCI slot is available for even more expansion cards. 8-channel sound, six USB 2.0 ports, and Gigabit LAN complete the package.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Shuttle Computer Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shuttle XPC


Chipset Type:Intel 945GC Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None


Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950