Macintosh Quadra 950

In 1992, Apple introduced the Macintosh Quadra 950, a powerful personal computer that was part of the Macintosh Quadra series. This computer was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1992 to 1995 and was considered a high-end machine at the time of its release.

The Macintosh Quadra 950 was first introduced on May 18, 1992, and its price started at a hefty $7,200. Despite its steep price, the computer was well-received by users and professionals alike due to its impressive specs and capabilities.

One of the standout features of the Macintosh Quadra 950 was its 33 MHz Motorola 68040 processor, which provided users with a significant boost in performance compared to previous Macintosh models. Additionally, the computer came with 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, a 230 MB/400 MB or 1 GB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive, and a 1.44 MB floppy drive.

Despite its popularity, the Macintosh Quadra 950 was ultimately discontinued on October 14, 1995. Today, the Macintosh Quadra 950 is 31 years old and is considered a classic piece of technology from the early days of the Macintosh line. While it may no longer be in production, the Macintosh Quadra 950 remains a beloved and iconic computer for many Apple fans and collectors.

Macintosh Quadra 950
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Macintosh Quadra 950 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMay 18, 1992
DiscontinuedOctober 14, 1995
Model Identifier26
Model NumberM4300
Order NumberM6710LL/A (no hard drive)
M6720LL/A (230 MB hard drive)
M6730LL/A (400 MB hard drive)
Original Price$7,200 (no hard drive)
$8,499 (230 MB hard drive)
$9,199 (400 MB hard drive)
Weight36.8 Ibs.
16.692 KG
Dimensions18.6” H x 8.9” W x 20.6” D
47.24 cm H x 22.6 cm W x 52.32 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorMotorola 68040
Processor Speed33 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus33 MHz
Cache8 KB L1
CoprocessorIntegrated FPU

Storage & Media

Storage230 MB
400 MB
1 GB
Media1 – CD-ROM
1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – DDS-DC drive (Optional)


Built-in MemoryNone
Maximum Memory256 MB
Memory Slots16 – 30 pin SIMMs
Minimum Speed80 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 – 2 MB (via four sockets)
Display Connection1 – DB-15


Expansion Slots5 – NuBus
1 – PDS (Cache Bus)
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


Original OSSystem Software 7.0.1
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm mono input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm stereo output jack
Display1 – DB-15


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power303 W
Line VoltageUnknown
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