2004 Xserve G5
Nearlya year after the G4 Xserve hit 1.33 GHz, Apple unveiled the XserveG5 with single or dual 2.0 GHz G5 CPUs and a 1.0 GHz system bus(vs. 167 MHz on the Xserve G4/1.33GHz).
Other changes include an 8 GB memory ceiling, four times as muchas the earlier G4-based Xserve supported, one less drive bay, andremoval of video output as a standard feature. A PCI video card canbe installed in the Xserve G5's top slot for $100.
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 2004.01.06 at $2,999/1 CPU, $3,999/2 CPU; replacedby faster model 2005.01.03
- requires Mac OS X Server v10.3 or later
- CPU: 2.0 GHz G5
- bus: 1.0 GHz
- system performance: unknown
- RAM: 512 MB/1 GB standard, expandable to 8 GB using PC3200 ECCRAM
- 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
- 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 online Xservedeals.
- 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.
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