[mythtv-users] Experience with Shuttle PC's?

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Fri Jan 4 23:54:45 UTC 2008

griz_quattro wrote:
> Bob Sully wrote:
>> I have two of them that I have been using as servers on my home network.
>> I love the compact cases, and they are fairly feature-packed.  They've
>> been relatively decent but BOTH of them developed problems with the
>> on-board ethernet interface - which is a big problem when you have one
>> PCI
>> slot available in a machine that requires two network interfaces.  One
>> of
>> them I was able to fix by cleaning the plug out well; the other one was
>> not repairable and I had to swap out the machine completely; I'll
>> probably
>> give that Shuttle machine to my daughter as a word-processor/Web-browser
>> box, since it'll only need one NIC for that (will use the one PCI slot,
>> probaby for a wireless NIC).
>> $0.02 worth.
>> Bob
> Hey Bob,
> Thought of this when you mention needing 2 NIC and only 1 PCI slot.
> It is for 64 bit 33 mhz slot but should work in 32 bit 33 mhz slot.
> http://www.bgmicro.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=11552
> I've never been is a situation where I only had a single PCI slot
> but I think I will get one of these anyway to see how it all works.
> Dennis


That looks pretty slick, as long as it'll work in a standard/legacy PCI
slot.  I actually have an old 4-port PCI NIC card but it's way too long to
fit in the Shuttle machine (it was designed for a standard ATX case).

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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