The Apple Xserve RAID SFP (2nd Generation) is a mass-storage device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2008 as part of the Macintosh Xserve series. The RAID storage has been introduced on January 6, 2004, and its price started at $5999.

The new Xserve RAID SFP features storage up to 3.5 TB, 14 independent ATA-100 Apple Drive Module Bays, 2 GB Fibre Channel Ports (SFP), DB-9 serial ports for UPS systems, and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet interfaces for remote management.

This Xserve has been discontinued on February 19, 2008.

Today Xserve RAID SFP is 19 years old!

Xserve RAID
Source: promax.com – Xserve RAID

Xserve RAID SFP Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 6, 2004
DiscontinuedFebruary 19, 2008
Model IdentifierUnknown
Model NumberA1009
Order NumberM9271LL/A (1 TB storage)
M9272LL/A (1.75 TB storage)
M9293LL/A (3.5 TB storage)
Original Price$5,999

Weight60 – 100 Ibs.
27.215 – 45.359 KG
Dimensions5.25” H x 17” W x 18.4” D
13.33 cm H x 43.18 cm W x 46.73 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; deeper racks require a third-party extender

System Requirements


TypeMass storage system
CapacityUp to 3.5 TB total capacity in RAID 0
Hard Drive Interface14 – Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) – Dual independent RAID controllers
Cache512 MB per RAID controller
ADM Compatibility180 and 250 GB (400 and 500 GB with 1.2.4-1.3.1 firmware, 750 GB with 1.5 firmware)
Bays14 – Apple Drive Module bays


ConnectionFibre Channel
Ports2 – 2 Gb Fibre Channel ports (SFP)
2 – 10/100BASE-T
2 – DB-9


Maximum Continuous Power400 W
Line Voltage100V – 240V AC

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Apple Support – Xserve RAID (SFP): Technical Specifications