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Apple Xserve G5

Apple Xserve G5
alaScore 79

60 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Apple Xserve G5. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Xserve G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Xserve G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Apple Xserve G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The size is also appreciated.

price, size, usability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

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Sep, 2012

Expert review by : P. J. Connolly (macworld.com)

Xserve G5

 

Apple took a pretty good server, the G4 Xserve, and made it even better. Although some problems remain, the Xserve G5 kicks butt effortlessly and looks good doing it.

OS license included in purchase ; easy administration and monitoring ; works well in mixed environments

Hardware-based RAID not built-in, as is the case with similar Intel-based servers

Apple's design team pulled off the impossible by throwing ten heat sensors and an intelligent fan subsystem into the Xserve case, and by using newly available 90-nanometer PowerPC G5 CPUs from IBM. Apple has also radically changed the server's front...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (en.audiofanzine.com)

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Feb, 2011

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Superb HTPC

 

I was lucky enough to find a new 2012 quad core model which I promptly ordered. I use this solely as a HTPC with Plex. The Mini is absolutely amazing. Since buying, I have installed an SSD and upgraded the ram to 16GB, something which you can't do with...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Superb little computer

 

I was very excited to hear that quad-core processing was coming to the Mac Mini in late 2012, so I bought one as soon as they were available in Australia. Mac Minis are not only the cheapest way into a 'real' Apple computer; they're also arguably the...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (ciao.com)

The name Panther Server

 

XServe. Apple Computer Xserve introduce the first time May 2002. This product is a computer class 1U-sized server. Xserve configurations sold with one or two PowerPC G4 processor 1.33 GHz speed. The server can store up to four hard-drive, an optical...

work together with dynamic

processor is a very easy to heat

May, 2009

Product Specifications

The groundbreaking PowerPC G5 made its debut in Apple's Power Mac G5, enabling computer users to tackle projects never before possible on a desktop system. With the introduction of Xserve G5, the same processing performance is packed into a slim 1U form factor. Combine the super efficient PowerPC G5 with high bandwidth, server-optimized system I/O and fast internal storage, and Xserve G5 outperforms today's fastest 1U Xeon- and Opteron-based systems. In addition to robust hardware features, Xserve G5 comes complete with Mac OS X Server software, a host of powerful network services, and integrated remote management and monitoring tools. Easy to set up and easy to maintain, Xserve G5 with Mac OS X Server dramatically reduces the complexity of system administration and minimizes maintenance costs. This uniquely Apple integration results in superior performance, unparalleled manageability, and increased uptime - enabling organizations to lower their total cost of ownership and reduce the pressure on network administrators. Whether in small or large business, higher education or K-12 schools, creative departments, or science and technology research centers, the affordable Xserve G5 is the perfect server for today's new breed of UNIX-based solutions.

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star\nWi-Fi / Energy Star\nWi-Fi\n
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Chassis Type:NETTOP
Colour of product:Aluminium / Silver
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9600 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Memory

Internal Memory:0.5 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless option type:Airport Extreme

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10000
Operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):-40 - 116 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio input:Y
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Bundled hardware:Apple Keyboard\nApple Mouse\nUSB keyboard extension cable\nDVI to VGA adapter\nAirPort antenna
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Passive
Drive bays:2x Internal hard drive bays (1 occupied); 1x Optical drive bay (occupied)
Drive device, buffer size:8
Expansion slots:AGP 8x Pro slot
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Power requirements:100-125V AC / 200-240V AC / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC
Speakers: Yes
Technical features:3xPCI-X slots: \n1x 133MHz, 64-bit slot \n2x 100MHz, 64-bit slots
Video RAM:DDR SDRAM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Mac OS X, Dashboard, Mail, Safari, iChat AV, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD and GarageBand), iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Art Directors Toolkit X, GraphicConverter, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks New User Edition, Zinio Reader, Xcode Developer Tools / OS X Server\niPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store
Cables included:AC
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / No

Performance

Audio system:Optical digital audio input, optical digital audio output, analog audio input, analog audio output, front headphone minijack and speaker
Password protection: Yes
Product Type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x FireWire 800 port\n2x FireWire 400 ports (one on front)\n3x USB 2.0 ports (one on front)\n2x USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard)
Line-in:No / Yes
Line-out: No
Microphone in: Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

Power Supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 220 / 100 - 240

Processor

Number of Processors Installed:1
Processor boost frequency:3.3
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7 / PowerPC G5
Processor frequency:2.3
System bus rate:5

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Mac OS X, Dashboard, Mail, Safari, iChat AV, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD and GarageBand), iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Art Directors Toolkit X, GraphicConverter, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks New User Edition, Zinio Reader, Xcode Developer Tools / OS X Server\niPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X Lion Server

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Drive device, buffer size:8
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:Flash / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:2000 / 250 / 256 / 512 / 516

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.7 / 47.5
Height :3.6 / 51.1
Weight:1.22 / 1.3 / 20.2
Width:19.7 / 20.6