Black aluminium chassis
Front panel: brushed aluminium
Front doors for USB ports
Kensington Security Slot at the back panel (also called K-Slot
or Kensington lock) as a part of an anti-theft system
Dimensions: 34.84 × 21.54 × 19.02 cm (LWH), rubber feet: 7 mm
Volume: ca. 14.3-litre
Weight: 3.5 kg net / 5.0 kg gross
- Storage bays
Storage bays: 4× 3.5" (internal)
Using the optional accessory PHD3 two 2.5" drives
can be installed into one 3.5" bay.
- Mainboard / Chipset
Shuttle Mainboard "FZ270", Shuttle Form Factor
proprietary design for XPC cube Barebone SZ270R8
Dimensions: 270 × 195 mm
Chipset: Intel® Z270 Chipset, code name "Union Point"
Platform Controller Hub (PCH) as Single-Chip-Solution
Solid Capacitors for sensitive areas provide excellent
heat resistance for enhanced system durability
AMI BIOS, SPI Interface, 32 MBit Flash-ROM with SPI interface
Supports PnP, ACPI 3.0, Hardware Monitoring
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Supports boot-up from external USB flash memory
- Power supply
Built-in 500 Watt mini switching power supply (PC63J)
AC input voltage: supports 100~240 V, 50~60 Hz
80 PLUS Silver  compliant: the PSU provides at least
85/89/85% of efficiency at 20/50/100% of load.
Active PFC circuit (Power Factor Correction)
ATX main power connectors: 2×10 and 2×2 pins
Graphics power connector: 6 pins and 8 pins
Other connectors: 4× SATA, 2× Molex, 1× Floppy
- Operation System
This system comes without operating system.
It is compatible with Windows 7 / 10 and Linux (64-bit).
Note: Windows 7 is only supported in combination with 6th generation Intel Core processors "Skylake".
Additional note on Windows 7 see 
- Processor support
Socket LGA 1151 (H4) supports
Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium and Celeron processors
- 6th generation, code name "Skylake"
- 7th generation, code name "Kaby Lake"
Maximum supported processor power consumption (TDP) = 95W
14nm process technology, up to 8 MB of L3 cache
Not compatible with Intel Xeon E3 V5 processors for socket LGA 1151 and processors with the older Socket LGA 1150.
Supports the unlock-function of Intel K-Series processors.
The processor integrates PCI-Express, memory controller
and the graphics engine on the same die (performance features
depending on processor type)
Please refer to the support list for detailed processor support information at global.shuttle.com.
- Processor cooling
Shuttle I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine)
Advanced I.C.E. Heatpipe technology with 3 pipes
Temperature controlled 92 mm fan
SilentX cooling and noise reduction technology with Active Airflow
- Memory support
4× 288-pin slot
Supports DDR4-2133/2400 memory (PC4-17066/19200) at 1.2V
Supports 2+2 Dual Channel mode
Supports max. 32 GB per DIMM, maximum total size of 64 GB
- Integrated Graphics
The features of the integrated Intel HD graphics function
depend on the processor type used.
Supports DirectX 12, OGL 5.x, OCL 2.x
The PC features three digital video outputs:
- HDMI v1.4b (supports 1080p/60 and 2160p/30)
- 2× DisplayPort v1.2 (support 1080p/60 and 2160p/60)
Supports displays with 4K Ultra HD resolution at 3840 × 2160 
Supports three independent FullHD displays with the integrated graphics function
Supports more displays in combination with a discrete graphics card 
Supports Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDCP copy protection
Supports multi-channel digital audio over the same cable
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
- PCIe Expansion Slots
1× PCI-Express x16 v3.0 slot (PEG, for graphics cards only)
1× PCI-Express x4 v3.0 slot
This XPC supports dual-slot (double-width) graphics cards -
in this case, the second PCI-Express slot will be occupied.
The length of the graphics cards can be up to 280 mm
or 273 mm, if the power connectors are on the backside.
Graphics power connectors: 6-pin and 8-pin
- Two M.2-2280 SSD slots
The mainboard provides two M.2 2280 slots with the following interfaces:
- PCI-Express Gen. 3.0 X4 (max. 32 Gbps), supports NVMe
- SATA v3.0 (max. 6 Gbps)
It supports M.2 cards with a width of 22 mm
and a length of 42, 60 or 80 mm (type 2242, 2260, 2280).
Supports M.2 SSDs with SATA or PCI-Express interface.
- Intel® Optane™ Ready
The SZ270R8 supports the Intel® Optane™ Technology
which accelerates the speed of one hard disk through data caching.
This requires a 7th gen. Intel Core processor ("Kaby Lake")
and an Optane-SSD with 3D-Xpoint memory (e.g. in M.2 format).
- M.2-2230 slot for WLAN cards
Interfaces: PCI-Express Gen. 2.0 X1 and USB 2.0
Supports M.2 cards with a width of 22 mm and a length of 30 mm (type 2230)
Supports WLAN extension cards (optional Shuttle accessory WLN-M )
- Multi-Channel HD audio
High Definition Audio with Realtek ALC662 codec
Back panel: three analog audio connectors (3.5 mm):
Line-in (blue), line-out (green) and microphone input (pink)
shared with 5.1 channel line-out (front, rear, center/bass)
Front panel: microphone input and headphones output
7.1 channel Digital Audio: via HDMI and DisplayPort outputs
- Dual Gigabit Network
Dual network with two RJ45 ports
2× Intel i211 Ethernet Controller with MAC, PHY and PCIe interface
Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation
Supports WAKE ON LAN (WOL)
Supports network boot by Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)
Supports Teaming mode 
- SATA connectors
The mainboard provides five Serial-ATA 3.0 interfaces, max. 6 Gbps supported
4× Serial ATA connector onboard
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST, Raid 0/1/5/10, JBOD)
- Front Panel Connectors and Buttons
Headphones output (line-out)
2× USB 3.2 Gen 1
Power indicator (blue LED)
Hard disk drive indicator (yellow LED)
- Back Panel Connectors
1× HDMI v1.4b
2× DisplayPort v1.2 
4× USB 3.2 Gen 1
4× USB 2.0
2× Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
3× Audio 3.5 mm (Line-in, Line-out, Microphone-in)
Clear CMOS button
Optional: serial port RS-232 (Accessory: H-RS232)
3× perforation for optional WLAN antennas (Accessory: WLN-M)
- Other Onboard Connectors
2× USB 2.0 (2× 5-pin)
1× RS-232 (2× 5-pin) for optional accessory H-RS232
2× fan connectors (4-pin), both connectors are occupied
Occupied front connectors: USB 3.0, USB2.0, audio, power buttons, LEDs
- Included Accessories
Multi-language XPC Installation Guide (EN, DE, FR, ES, JP, KR, SC, TC)
32/64 bit driver disk for Windows
4× Serial ATA cables
AC Power Cord (with protective-earth contacts)
Protector cap for the CPU socket (do not use if heat-pipe or fan is mounted)
Bag with screws
- Optional Accessories
PHD3: 3.5" to 2.5" adapter
H-RS232: Backpanel COM port adapter for RS232 serial interface
WLN-M: Wireless LAN 802.11ac + BT4.0 module with two external antennas 
- Environmental Spec
Operating temperature range: 0~40 °C
Relative humidity range: 10~90% (non-condensing)
- Certifications and Compliance
EMI: FCC, CE, BSMI, C-Tick
Safety: ETL, CB, BSMI
Other: RoHS, Energy Star 5.0, ErP
This device is classed as technical information equipment (ITE) in class B and is intended for use in the living room and office. The CE-mark approves the conformity by the EU directives:
(1) 2004/108/EC relating to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC),
(2) 2006/95/EC relating to Electrical Equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (LVD),
(3) 2009/125/EC relating to ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (ErP)
 Overclocking Warning
Please note there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting the settings in the BIOS or using third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It is done at your own risk and expense. Shuttle cannot be held responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking.
 Supports additional displays in combination with a discrete graphics card
The integrated graphics function already supports three independent displays via its digital video outputs. This PC can even support more displays in combination with a discrete PCI-Express graphics card. This function is based on the Switchable Graphics feature introduced with the 2nd Generation of Intel® Core™ processors. To enable this, please enter the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing the "Delete" key after powering on the PC, then go to the "Advanced" tab and change the "Initiate Graphics Adapter" setting to "Switchable".
 4K Ultra-HD resolution
A 4K-display with Ultra-HD resolution (3840 x 2160) should be connected via DisplayPort, as only this port supports a higher refresh rate of 60Hz. The video playback performance depends on the video format, bitrate and the processor used. Daily office applications usually won't require the system to run under full load, however, for smooth 4K (2160p) video playback requirements are different. An Intel Core i3 processor or higher and dual-channel memory (2 or 4 modules) is recommended here.
 How to convert DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI
The DisplayPort outputs can be converted to HDMI or DVI by an additional, passive adapter cable. For example:
DELOCK 82590: 1m, DisplayPort (male, 20p) to HDMI-A (male, 19p)
DELOCK 82435: 5m, DisplayPort (male, 20p) to DVI-D (male, 24p)
The integrated graphics automatically detects the connected display and puts out the appropriate electric signal - either DisplayPort (without an adapter) or HDMI/DVI (with an adapter).
However, a monitor with a DisplayPort connector cannot be connected to the HDMI port with a simple, passive adapter.
 Three independent displays simultaneously
The Shuttle XPC cube Barebone SZ270R6 supports a maximum of two displays with a DVI or HDMI input. A third digital display, if required, must be connected directly to the DisplayPort output (without an adapter).
 Optional Wireless LAN module (WLN-M): This XPC cube Barebone supports the optional Shuttle XPC Accessory WLN-M which consists of a M.2-2230 card with IEEE 802.11ac and BT4.0 functionality and two external antennas with appropriate antenna cables.
 Installation of Windows 7
Intel® 100/200 chipset series has no support for the Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) which is the driver software for the USB 2.0 ports. The new chipset only supports the updated Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI for USB 3.0) which is not supported by the original Windows 7 installation disk. This means, that peripheral devices connected by USB (like keyboard, mouse and external optical drive) will not work during Windows 7 Installation. Please, therefore, add the required USB 3.0 drivers to the Windows 7 installation files. This is also explained in the Shuttle FAQ section at global.shuttle.com.
Note: Windows 7 is only supported if a 6th generation Intel Core processor ("Skylake") is used.
 Teaming Mode
The teaming function allows you to group both available network adapters together to function as a single adapter. The benefit of this approach is that it enables load balancing and failover.
Driver download: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/21642