Xserve Slot Load

The Apple Xserve Slot Load (2nd Generation) is a Network Server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2003 to 2004 as part of the Macintosh Xserve G4 series. The computer has been introduced on February 10, 2003, and its price started at $2799.

The new Xserve Slot Load features a 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7455 G4 (Single or Dual Core) processor, 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM, 60 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and 64 MB ATI PCI graphics.

This Xserve has been discontinued on January 6, 2004, and has been replaced by Xserve G5.

Today Xserve Slot Load is 20 years old!

Apple Xserve
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Xserve Slot Load Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 10, 2003
DiscontinuedJanuary 6, 2004
Model IdentifierRackMac1,2
Model NumberA1004
Order NumberM8888LL/A (1.33 GHz)
M8889LL/A (dual 1.33 GHz)
Original Price$2,799
Weight26 – 31 Ibs.
11.793 – 14.061 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 7455 G4
Processor Speed1.33 GHz
Dual 1.33 GHz
Number of Cores1 or 2
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
2 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage60 GB 7,200 rpm
180 GB 7,200 rpm
Media1 – 24x CD-ROM or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “Combo” drive


Built-in Memory256 MB
512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots4 – PC-2700 DDR SDRAM
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardATI PCI graphics
ATI AGP graphics
Graphics Memory32 MB
64 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA or DVI
1 – VGA and 1 – S-Video
Display ModesN/A


Expansion Slots2 – PCI
1 – PCI/AGP Combo
Bays4 – Apple Drive Module bays
Hard Drive Interface4 – Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
ADM Compatibility60 GB
120 GB
180 GB
250 GB
400 GB
500 GB


Ethernet1 – Built-in
1 – PCI/AGP slot 10/100/1000BASE-T (support for jumbo frames on PCI/AGP only)
Fibre ChannelOptional
USB2 – 12 Mbps
Serial1 – DB9 (RS-232)
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
2 – 800 Mbps
Audio InNone
Audio OutNone
Display1 – VGA or DVI
1 – VGA and 1 – S-Video


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.2.4 (Unlimited Client)
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power94 – 244 W
Line Voltage90V – 264V AC

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Apple Support – Xserve (Slot Load): Technical Specifications