Xserve G5

The Apple Xserve G5 is a Network Server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2006 as part of the Macintosh Xserve G5 series. The computer has been introduced on January 6, 2004, and its price started at $2999.

The new Xserve G5 features a Single or Dual Core 2 GHz PowerPC 970fx G5 processor, 512 MB of RAM (later 1GB RAM), 80 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM, or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and dual Gigabit Ethernet.

This Xserve has been discontinued on August 7, 2006.

Today Xserve G5 is 20 years old!

Xserve G5
Source: ifixit.com – Xserve G5

Xserve G5 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 6, 2004
DiscontinuedAugust 7, 2006
Model IdentifierRackMac3,1
Model NumberA1068
Order NumberM9743LL/A (2 GHz)
M9745LL/A (dual 2 GHz)
Original Price$2,999
Weight33 Ibs.
14.968 KG
Dimensions1.73” H x 17.6” W x 28” D
4.39 cm H x 44.7 cm W x 71.12 cm D

Rack Support

  • Fits EIA-310-D-compliant, industry-standard 19-inch-wide racks, including four-post racks (24-inches, 26-inches, and from 29 to 36-inches deep) and two-post telco racks (center-mount brackets included)

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 970fx G5
Processor Speed2 GHz
Dual 2 GHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 GHz
Cache64 / 32 KB L1
512 KB backside L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB 7,200 rpm
Media1 – 24x CD-ROM or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive


Built-in Memory512 MB (shipped till January 4, 2005)
1 GB shipped from January 4, 2005)
Maximum Memory8 GB
Memory Slots8 – PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryN/A
Display ConnectionNone
Display ModesN/A


Expansion Slots2 – PCI-X 133 MHz 64-bit
Bays3 – Apple Drive Module bays
Hard Drive Interface3 – 1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
ADM Compatibility74 GB
80 GB
250 GB
400 GB
500 GB


Ethernet2 – 10/100/1000BASE-T (support for jumbo frames)
Fibre ChannelOptional
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Serial1 – DB9 (RS-232)
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
2 – 800 Mbps
Audio InNone
Audio OutNone


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.3 (Unlimited Client)
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone


Backup BatteryUnknown
Maximum Continuous Power170 – 290 W
Line Voltage90V – 264V AC

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