New Shuttle series XPCs are now shipped with eSATA ports, providing a cost effective drive scalability solution for SFF platforms. eSATA is hot plug enabled allows for instant plug and play similar to tradition external USB drives, but the eSATA interface allows for much higher dad transfer speed of 3.0Gb/s, up to 6 times faster performance than USB 2.0 or FireWire 400.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has become the main interface for providing high definition audio and video quality. Shuttle as a leader in small form factor (SFF) computers has included HDMI output with content protection High-bandwidth Digital Content Protect (HDCP) specification on all HTPC and some of XPC Series. With a single HDMI cable delivering all your high definition videos and high quality audios, reducing cable clutter and yet still providing great quality.
USB 3.0 Extra Performance
USB 3.0 achieved the extra performance by adding 4 more receiving and transmitting data connections comparing to the existing USB 2.0 bus, as the same time, utilizes a bi-directional data interface rather than USB 2.0's half-duplex arrangement, where data can only flow in one direction at a time. In other word, USB 3.0 allow data to flow in two directions at the same time so it can perform an amazing speed of 4.8Gbps, which is 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 and 2 times faster than the new Firewire. With it advantage with transferring speed, it also provide greater electricity power from 500mA to 900mA, which means users will not need extra power connector for the HD, one USB does it all.
SATA 6Gbps - Faster than ever before
Speed is becoming crucial for today's storage solution. SATA3.0 enables 6Gb/s link speeds between storage units, disk drives, optical and tape drives and protocol host bus adaptors (HBAs). SATA 6Gbps delivers on the increasing need for speed and data movement. As end-users amass ever-increasing amounts of high-resolution photos, videos, music, and other data, basic transfer rates become crucial. It enables consumers to mover large amounts of data at a much faster rate than before.