Xserve (Slot Load) / Xserve RAID


Family: Servers

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.1.5

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: March 2003

Terminated: January 2004


CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 1.33 GHz/2x 1.33 GHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

Level 3 Cache: 2 MB DDR SDRAM per-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC2700 DDR

Minimum RAM Speed: 333 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 4

Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB

Expansion Slots: 2 64-bit 66 MHz PCI, 32-bit 66 MHz PCI/AGP




Max Resolution: all resolutions available

Video Out: A


Hard Drive: 60 GB 7200 RPM (4 hot-pluggable bays, up to 720 GB)

ATA Bus: 4x ATA-133

Optical Drive: Slot-load CD-ROM (optional DVD-ROM/CD-RW available)


USB: 2

Serial: DB-9

Firewire: 1

Firewire800: 2

Speaker: mono


Ethernet: 2x 10/100/1000Base-T


Power: 400 Watts

Dimensions: 1.73" H x 17.6" W x 28" D

Weight: 26 lbs.

Released in March of 2003, the Xserve (Slot Load) was a minor speed bump to the original Xserve. In addition to a faster processor and memory bus, a slot-loading optical drive was added. The single-processor model cost $2,799, and the double-processor was $3,799.

Released at the same time, the Xserve RAID had support for up to 14 180 GB drive modules, each on a separate ATA-100 bus. It used a dual 2 GB Fibre Channel interface (a Fibre PCI card was available for Xserves), and had a maximum storage capacity of 2.52 TB. Prices ranged from $5,999 - $10,999.

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