Shuttle SN95G5 Review
As you can see from the picture above, the SN95G5 is one of the sharpest looking SFF systems around. The SN95G5 has a brushed aluminum exterior with chrome detailing on the front panel buttons. The silver button on the top right corner of the front panel aligns with the eject button on your optical drive, (it’s adjustable for almost any optical drive) which is nice if you are planning on using a white drive that would otherwise look awkward in a black SFF case. Below that there is a slot for a 3.5" drive that too can be opened by pressing on the three dots on the right side of the panel. Stealthed drives are a welcome addition to the G series of SFF’s by Shuttle and do a good job of making the system look a lot sleeker.
The bottom of the front panel houses the front I/O ports, which like the 3.5" drive bay, are opened by pressing the three dots on the top right corner of the SN95G5′s bottom portion. The front I/O panel houses the mic input, headphone output, two USB 2.0 ports and an unpowered FireWire 400 port.
When we turn the SN95G5 around you can see that Shuttle has their company logo embossed on both side panels and there are also small holes on both side panels to help with airflow, which is key in a high performance SFF system. Besides that the back panel houses the usual suspects, AGP and PCI slots, I/O panel, exhaust fan, and power connector.
From our look at the exterior of the case, it’s hard not to be impressed with the design and layout of the SN95G5. The engineers at Shuttle have done a great job with the exterior of the case, and it is easily one of the best looking SFF systems ever made by shuttle.