Efficient and powerful 3-litre PC
The ultra-compact Shuttle XPC slim Barebone XH170V is an ideal basis for a small, but powerful Mini PC. Not only is it suitable for a low-noise home-media PC with support of 4K displays, it also meets the requirements towards an office PC and industrial applications. It allows for operating three displays at the same time, features an Intel network chip and a useful “Always-on-Jumper” for auto-start after power-fail. In a team with 14nm socket LGA1151 Intel “Skylake” processor and a SSD drive the XH170V makes for a power-efficient and reliable system for a wide range of applications. The built-in heatpipe cooling ensures the system runs quietly at maximum stability.
|Chassis||Slim 3-litre chassis, colour: black
Dimensions: 240 x 200 x 72 mm (LWH) = 3.5-litre
Weight: 2.2 kg net, 3.5 kg gross
Covers for optical drive and front panel connectors
Hole for Kensington Lock at the back panel
Operation position horizontal or even vertical with the optional stand PS01
|Storage bay||This system features three drive bays:
1) supports one optical drive (ODD) in 5.25" slimline format with max. 12.7 mm height - this bay can alternatively be used for a 2.5" drive
2) upper 2.5" bay supports one 2.5" drive with max. 12.7 mm height
3) lower 2.5" bay supports one 2.5" drive with max. 9.5 mm height
The system includes the following pre-installed cables:
- 2x Power cable for 2.5" drives (5 Volt )
- 1x SATA cable for one 2.5" drive
- 1x combo connector (SATA and power) for an optical slimline drive (DVD or Blu-ray)
Important note: This system is ready for one 2.5" drive (SSD or hard disk) and one DVD/Blu-ray drive in slimline format to be installed.
For further 2.5" drives, additional SATA cables and screws are required. For a possible third 2.5" drive also a Y power cable is required. (All not included)
|Operation System||This system comes without operating system.
It is compatible with Windows 7  / 8.1 / 10, Linux - 64 bit
|Mainboard / Chipset / BIOS||Mainboard FH170V, Mini-ITX form factor 17 x 17 cm, 8 layer design
Chipset: Intel® H170 Chipset
(Intel® DH82H170 PCH, Codename "Sunrise Point")
AMI BIOS in 8 Mbit EEPROM with SPI interface
All capacitors are high quality solid capacitors
Supports hardware monitoring and watch dog functionality
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Supports power on after power failure 
|Power Adapter||External 90 W power adapter (fanless)
Input: 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 19 V DC, max. 4.74 A, max. 90 W output wattage
AC Connector with protective-earth contacts, cable length: 1.7m
DC Connector: 5.5 / 2.5mm (outer/inner diameter)
Note: This system can also be powered by a power adapter with an output voltage of 12V DC.
|Processor support||Socket LGA 1151 (H4) supports the sixth generation of
Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium and Celeron processors
Maximum supported processor power consumption (TDP) = 65W
Codename "Skylake", 14nm process technology, up to 8 MB of L3 cache
Not compatible with Intel Xeon E3 V5 processors with Socket LGA1151 and processors with the older Socket LGA 1150.
Does not support 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||Processor cooling with heat-pipe technology and two fans (6cm)|
|Memory support||2x SO-DIMM slots with 204 pins
Supports DDR3L-1333/1600 (PC3-10600/12800) SDRAM at 1.35V
Supports maximum total size of 32 GB (max. 16 GB per module)
Supports Dual Channel mode
Supports two unbuffered DIMM modules (no ECC)
Notice: This mainboard does only support 1.35V DDR3L memory modules. DDR3L has a lower operation voltage compared to DDR3.
The maximum memory clock rate depends on the processor type.
|Integrated Graphics||The features of the integrated graphics function
depend on the processor type used.
Three digital video outputs: 2x DisplayPort 1.2 and 1x HDMI 1.4
- supports three independent displays simultaneously 
- supports Full HD resolution at 1920x1200 (1080p/60Hz)
- supports 4K Ultra HD resolution at 3840 x 2160 via DisplayPorts (2160p/60Hz) and HDMI (2160p/30Hz) 
- supports Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDCP
- supports HD video plus multi-channel digital audio via a single cable.
|5.1-channel audio||Audio Realtek® ALC 662 5.1-channel High-Definition Audio
Three analog audio connectors (3.5mm) at the back panel:
1) Front line-out (head-phones)
2) Rear Surround line-out (shared with microphone input)
3) Center line-out (shared with line-in)
Digital multi-channel audio output: by HDMI and DisplayPort
|Gigabit LAN Controller||Intel i219LM PHY connected to the MAC of the processor
Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation
Supports WAKE ON LAN (WOL)
Supports network boot by Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)
|M.2 Slot||M.2 2280 slot with SATA v3.0 (6 Gbps) interface
It supports M.2 cards with a width of 22 mm
and a length of 30, 42, 60 or 80 mm (type 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280).
It supports M.2 SATA SSDs (with B+M key), but no M.2 PCIe SSDs.
|Mini PCIe Slot||Mini-PCIe Half-Size slot
with PCIe 2.0 and USB 2.0 interface
supports one optional Wireless Network (WLAN) card
|Drive connectors||3x Serial-ATA connector, max. 6 Gbps
1x external Serial-ATA (eSATA), max. 3 Gbps
1x M.2 SSD (M.2 slot)
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1
Supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 13 (RST)
Supports NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
Note: The package includes pre-installed cables (for SATA and power) and mounting screws for one 2.5" drive and one for one optical slimline drive.
|Front Panel connectors||Microphone input
Audio Line-out (headphone)
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
Power LED (blue)
HDD LED (yellow)
|Back Panel connectors||2x DisplayPort 1.2 audio/video output 
HDMI 1.4 audio/video output
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
GigaBit LAN (RJ45)
RS232 serial port
External Serial ATA (eSATA 3G)
Clear CMOS Button
Perforation for Wireless LAN antennas (2 holes)
Hole for Kensington Lock
|Other onboard connectors||Power on after power fail (hardware solution, Jumper 4) 
Front connectors for power button, LEDs, USBs, audio ports
Three headers 2x5-pin for dual USB 2.0 (one occupied)
Two 4-pin fan connector (one occupied by the CPU cooling system)
LPC interface (2x10-pin header, 2 mm pitch)
|Supplied Accessories||Multi-language installation guide (EN, DE, FR, ES, JP, KR, SC, TC)
Pre-installed SATA and power cables for one 2.5" drive and one slimline drive
External power adapter with 1.7m AC power cord (with protective-earth contacts)
Protector cap for the CPU socket (do not use if heat-pipe or fan is mounted)
CPU heatpipe cooling system with heatsink compound
Bag with screws
|Optional Accessories:||(1) Vertical stand (PS01)
(2) VESA mount (PV02)
(3) WLAN module (WLN-S) 
(4) Cover for slimline drive bay 
(5) 3.5" Hard Disk Rack (PHD4) 
|Environmental Specifications||Operating temperature range: 0~50 °C 
Relative humidity, non-condensing: 10~90%
|Conformity/Certifications||EMI: FCC, CE, BSMI, C-Tick
Safety: CB, BSMI, ETL
Others: RoHS, Energy Star V5.0, EuP Lot 6
This device is classed as a technical information
equipment (ITE) in class B and is intended for use in
living room and office. The CE-mark approves the
conformity by the EU-guidelines:
- EMV-guideline 89/336/EWG electromagnetic tolerance
- LVD-guideline 73/23/EWG use of electric devices
within certain voltage-limits
|Footnotes:|| Power on after power fail:
The BIOS setup provides a "Power-On after Power Fail" function that can be found under "Power Management Configuration". As the name indicates, this function determines the PC's behaviour after power failure: (1) unconditional power on, (2) restore former status or (3) keep system turned off. As a matter of the nature of this function, it may fail after short power failures. This is why the XH170V also comes with a hardware-based solution. By removing Jumper 4 (on the mainboard near the "Shuttle" imprint), the system will start unconditionally once power is supplied.
 How to convert DisplayPort into 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 DS87 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:
This Slim PC supports an optional WLAN module which consists of a half-size Mini-PCIe card with IEEE 802.11n functionality and an external antenna with an appropriate antenna cable. Shuttle offers a suitable accessory kit "WLN-S" with two antennas to increase WLAN range.
 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. Certain displays (e.g. Dell UP2414Q) however require MST mode (Multi-Stream Transport) to be enabled which sends two separate images at half resolution each to the display. These two images are then combined and put in correct order by the Intel graphics driver when in Collage mode. Please note that HBR2-mode (High Bit Rate 2) must be supported by each display to have two of them run at 4K resolution.
The video playback performance depends on the video format, bit rate 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 is required here, since the performance of the integrated graphics engine of a Celeron or Pentium processor is not suffice.
 Optional accessory: Drive bay cover
If the XH170V is used without an optical slimline drive, this cover helps close the open bay which can be particularly important in public institutions and prevent from dust and objects being inserted inappropriately. Please contact Shuttle for the optional accessory "Mylar POI-MY01".
 High ambient temperature
For high ambient temperature over 40°C we strongly recommend to use SSDs instead of hard disk drives.
 The optional accessory PHD4 allows for installation of one 3.5" hard drive. However doing so means no other drives such as a slimline DVD drive or a 2.5" HDD/SSD can be used.
 Power connector for SATA drives
The supplied power cables for SATA drives provide a voltage of 5V. Only in very exceptional cases a 2.5" hard disk also requires a 12V line, which are not supported out-of-the-box (only via an optional adapter which is included with PHD4).
 Installation of Windows 7
Intel® 100 chipset series has removed their 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) do not work during the Windows 7 Installation. As a solution please add the required USB 3.0 drivers to the Windows 7 installation files - this procedure is explained in the Shuttle FAQ section at global.shuttle.com.