Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Early 2002

The Apple Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Early 2002 is a server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2002 as part of the Macintosh Server G4 series of Server computers. The computer has been introduced on January 28, 2002, and its price started at $2799.

The new Macintosh Server G4 features a 933 MHz PowerPC 7450 G4 or Dual 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 G4 processor, 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, 32x CD-RW drive, and 32 MB ATI Radeon 7500 graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh Server has been discontinued on May 14, 2002, and has been replaced by Xserve.

Today Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Early 2002 is 21 years old!

Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver
Source: – Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver

Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Early 2002 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 28, 2002
DiscontinuedMay 14, 2002
Model IdentifierPowerMac3,6
Model NumberM8493
Order NumberM8649LL/A (933 MHz)
M8650LL/A (dual 1 GHz)
Original Price$2,799
Weight30 Ibs.
13.607 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 7450 G4
PowerPC 7555 G4
Processor Speed933 MHz
Dual 1 GHz
Number of Cores1 or 2
System Bus133 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
2 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage36 GB 10,000 rpm (SCSI)
72 GB 10,000 rpm (SCSI)
80 GB 7,200 rpm (ATA)
Media1 – 32x CD-RW


Built-in Memory256 MB
512 MB
Maximum Memory1.5 GB
Memory Slots3 – PC-133 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardATI Radeon 7500
Graphics Memory32 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA
1 – ADC
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring


Expansion Slots4 – 33 MHz 64-bit PCI
1 – 4x AGP
Bays4 – Internal 3.5″ ATA drive bays
1 – Optical drive bay
1 – Zip 250 bay
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/66 (ATA-5) or Ultra160 SCSI
Optical Drive InterfaceEIDE (ATA-3)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
SCSI1 – Ultra160 SCSI PCI Card (Optional)
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (15W total power)
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack
1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – VGA
1 – ADC


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.1 (Unlimited Client)
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM 9.0.1
Bundled SoftwareNone

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power360 W
Line Voltage115 V AC (90-132 V AC) or 230 V AC (180-264 V AC)

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