The Apple Xserve (1st Generation) is a Network Server computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2002 to 2003 as part of the Macintosh Xserve G4 series. The computer has been introduced on May 14, 2002, and its price started at $2999.

The all-new Xserve features a Single or Dual Core 1 GHz PowerPC 7455 G4  processor, 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM, 60 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM drive, and 32 MB ATI PCI graphics in the base model.

This Xserve has been discontinued on February 10, 2003, and has been replaced by Xserve Slot Load.

Today Xserve is 21 years old!

Apple Xserve
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Xserve Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMay 14, 2002
ReleasedJuly 2002
DiscontinuedFebruary 10, 2003
Model IdentifierRackMac1,1
Model NumberN/A
Order NumberM8627LL/A (1 GHz)
M8628LL/A (dual 1 GHz)
Original Price$2,999
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 GHz
Dual 1 GHz
Number of Cores1 or 2
System Bus133 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
2 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage60 GB 7,200 rpm
120 GB 7,200 rpm
Media1 – 24x CD-ROM


Built-in Memory256 MB
512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots4 – PC-2100 DDR SDRAM
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardATI PCI graphics
ATI Radeon 8500 AGP
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/100 (ATA-6)
ADM Compatibility60 GB
120 GB
180 GB
250 GB


Ethernet2 – 10/100/1000BASE-T
Fibre ChannelOptional
USB2 – 12 Mbps
Serial1 – DB9
FireWire3 – 400 Mbps (15W total power)
Audio InNone
Audio OutNone
Display1 – VGA or DVI
1 – VGA and 1 – S-Video


Original OSMac OS X Server 10.1.5 (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 Power133 – 183 W
Line Voltage90V – 264V AC

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Apple Support – Xserve: Technical Specifications