2005 Xserve G5
A yearafter introducing the Xserve G5, Apple boosted top speed from 2.0to 2.3 GHz. That's a bit slower than the fastest Power Mac G5,which runs at 2.5 GHz, but there's much less room for a coolingsystem in the compact Xserve.
Xserve supports up to 1.2 TB of internal storage, RAID, hotswappable drives, and remote management while running Mac OS XServer.
Xserve includes an unlimited user license for Mac OS XServer.
- introduced 2005.01.03 at $2,999/1 CPU, $3,999/2 CPU; replacedby Xserve Xeon 2006.08.07
- requires Mac OS X Server v10.3 or later
- CPU: single 2.0 GHz G5 or dual 2.3 GHz
- bus: 1.0/1.15 GHz
- system performance: unknown
- RAM: 1/2 GB standard, expandable to 8 GB using DDR400 ECCSDRAM
- VRAM: 32 MB
- video: optional, PCI video card adds $100, must be in upperslot
- L2 cache: 512 KB on-chip L2 cache
- L3 cache: none
- hard drive: 80 GB 7200 RPM, 3 drive bays, Serial ATA
- optical drive: slot-loading Combo drive, SuperDriveoptional
- 2 full-length 64-bit PCI-X slots, supports 1 card @ 133 MHz or2 @ 100 MHz
- 1 half-length combination PCI/4x AGP slot
- one 400 Mbps FireWire port on front
- two FireWire 800 ports on back
- two USB 2.0 ports
- one DB-9/RS-232 port
- dual 10/100/1000Base-T ethernet
- size (HxWxD): 1.73" x 17.6" x 28"
- weight: 33.0 lbs. (15.1 kg)
- PRAM battery: 3.6V half-AA
- upgrade path: none yet
Accelerators & Upgrades
- none yet
- Best Xserve Deals,updated biweekly.
- Apple trumpsMicrosoft in making the 64-bit transition transparent to users,Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz, 2008.09.18. To use more than 4 GB of RAMunder Windows, you need a 64-bit PC and the 64-bit version of Windows.On the Mac, OS X 10.4 and later already support it.
- Apple and the enterprise:Ignoring the market or biding their time?, Leaman Crews, PlaysWell with Others, 2006.02.16. Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and XserveRAID are incredible values, but Apple is putting the focus on theconsumer market. Will that change when Xserve goes Intel?
- Xserve, Apple
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