Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver

The Apple Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver is a server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2001 to 2002 as part of the Macintosh Server G4 series of Server computers. The computer has been introduced on September 8, 2001, and its price started at $2799.

The new Macintosh Server features a 733 MHz or Dual 800 MHz PowerPC 7450 G4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, 12x CD-RW drive, and 32 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on January 28, 2002, and has been replaced by Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Early 2002.

Today Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver is 22 years old!

Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver
Source: – Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver

Macintosh Server G4 QuickSilver Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 8, 2001
DiscontinuedJanuary 28, 2002
Model IdentifierPowerMac3,5
Model NumberM8493
Order NumberM7948LL/A (733 MHz)
M7949LL/A (dual 800 MHz)
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
Processor Speed733 MHz
Dual 800 MHz
Number of Cores1 or 2
System Bus133 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
2 MB L3 (Dual 800 MHz)

Storage & Media

Storage36 GB 10,000 rpm (SCSI)
72 GB 10,000 rpm (SCSI)
80 GB 7,200 rpm (ATA
Media1 – 12x CD-RW
1 – Zip 250 (Optional)


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


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce2 MX
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 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 – VGA
1 – ADC


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.0
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 8.3.1
Bundled SoftwareUnknown

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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