The Apple Xserve RAID is a mass-storage device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2003 to 2004 as part of the Macintosh Xserve series. The RAID storage has been introduced on February 10, 2003, and its price started at $5999.
The new Xserve RAID features storage up to 2.52 TB, 14 independent ATA-100 Apple Drive Module Bays, HSSDC2 Fibre Channel Port, DB-9 serial port for UPS systems, and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet interfaces for remote management.
This Xserve has been discontinued on January 6, 2004.
Today Xserve RAID is 20 years old!
Xserve RAID Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||February 10, 2003|
|Discontinued||January 6, 2004|
|Order Number||M8668LL/A (720 GB storage)|
M8669LL/A (1.26 TB storage)
M8670LL/A (2.52 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
|Type||Mass storage system|
|Capacity||Up to 2.52 TB total capacity in RAID 0|
|Hard Drive Interface||14 – Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) – Dual independent RAID controllers|
|Cache||128 MB per RAID controller with support to 512 MB|
|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 (HSSDC2)|
2 – 10/100BASE-T
2 – DB-9
|Maximum Continuous Power||400 W|
|Line Voltage||90V – 264V AC|
Apple Support – Xserve RAID: Technical Specifications