Xserve RAID

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
Source: promax.com – Xserve RAID

Xserve RAID Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 10, 2003
DiscontinuedJanuary 6, 2004
Model NumberA1004
Order NumberM8668LL/A (720 GB storage)
M8669LL/A (1.26 TB storage)
M8670LL/A (2.52 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 2.52 TB total capacity in RAID 0
Hard Drive Interface14 – Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) – Dual independent RAID controllers
Cache128 MB per RAID controller with support to 512 MB
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 (HSSDC2)
2 – 10/100BASE-T
2 – DB-9


Maximum Continuous Power400 W
Line Voltage90V – 264V AC

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Apple Support – Xserve RAID: Technical Specifications