Macintosh Server G4 Mid 2002

The Apple Macintosh Server G4 Mid 2002 (Mirrored Drive Doors) is a server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2002 to 2003 as part of the Macintosh Server G4 series of Server computers. The computer has been introduced on August 27, 2002, and its price started at $2999.

The new Macintosh Server G4 features a Dual 1 GHz or Dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 G4 processor, 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM, 120 GB hard drive, 8x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 32 MB NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on January 28, 2003.

Today Macintosh Server G4 Mid 2002 is 20 years old!

Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Mirrored Drive Doors
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Macintosh Server G4 Mid 2002 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedAugust 27, 2002
DiscontinuedJanuary 28, 2003
Model IdentifierPowerMac3,6
Model NumberM8570
Order NumberM8692LL/A (dual 1 GHz)
M8580LL/A (dual 1.25 GHz)
Original Price$2,999

Weight42 Ibs.
19.050 KG
Dimensions17” H x 8.9” W x 18.4” D
43.18 cm H x 22.6 cm W x 46.73 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7455 G4
Processor SpeedDual 1 GHz
Dual 1.25 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB L2
2 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage120 GB 7200 rpm
Media1 – 8x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive


Built-in Memory256 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots4 – PC2700 184-pin DDR SDRAM
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce4 MX
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
Graphics Memory32 MB (GeForce4 MX)
64 MB (Radeon 9000 Pro)
Display Connection1 – ADC
1 – DVI
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring


Expansion Slots4 – 33 MHz 64-bit PCI
1 – 4x AGP
Bays4 – Internal 3.5″ ATA drive bays
2 – Optical drive bay
Hard Drive Interface1 – Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
1 – ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Optical Drive InterfaceEIDE (ATA-3)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
SCSI1 – Ultra2 LVD SCSI Card
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (15W total power)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
Audio Out1 – 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack
1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DVI
1 – ADC


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.2.1
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power400 W
Line Voltage100 – 125 V AC or 200 – 240 V AC

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