The R8 among the XPC cubes
The Shuttle XPC cube Barebone SZ170R8, as the company's first model, is able to accommodate up to four 3.5 inch hard drives which makes an overall maximum capacity of up to 40TB a reality. Ideal for both home and commercial applications. Still, there's much room for expansion in the form of a M.2 SSD for PCI-E which means transfer rates of up to 2,5 GB/s making it up to four times faster as compared to current SATA-SSDs. However, this barebones platform is way more than just about storage - the SH170R8 has enough grunt under its aluminium bonnet to be a high-end gaming PC or a workstation for intensive graphics or even video applications. The mainboard sports Intel's high-performance Z170 chipset that is designed for next-gen LGA 1151 "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake" processors up to the top-end Core i7 ones of the K-Series. Additionally, large dual-slot graphics cards and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory can be fitted.