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 SFP Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||January 6, 2004|
|Discontinued||February 19, 2008|
|Order Number||M9271LL/A (1 TB storage)|
M9272LL/A (1.75 TB storage)
M9293LL/A (3.5 TB storage)
|Weight||60 – 100 Ibs.|
27.215 – 45.359 KG
|Dimensions||5.25” H x 17” W x 18.4” D|
13.33 cm H x 43.18 cm W x 46.73 cm D
- 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
- Xserve, Xserve G5, Power Mac G4 (800 MHz or faster), or Power Mac G5
- Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later
- Mac OS X Server 10.2.4 or later
|Type||Mass storage system|
|Capacity||Up to 3.5 TB total capacity in RAID 0|
|Hard Drive Interface||14 – Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) – Dual independent RAID controllers|
|Cache||512 MB per RAID controller|
|ADM Compatibility||180 and 250 GB (400 and 500 GB with 1.2.4-1.3.1 firmware, 750 GB with 1.5 firmware)|
|Bays||14 – Apple Drive Module bays|
|Ports||2 – 2 Gb Fibre Channel ports (SFP)|
2 – 10/100BASE-T
2 – DB-9
|Maximum Continuous Power||400 W|
|Line Voltage||100V – 240V AC|
Apple Support – Xserve RAID (SFP): Technical Specifications