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Apple Xserve

Apple Xserve
alaScore 83

9 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Apple Xserve. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The price also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability.

price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Xserve is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew T Laurence (

Apple Xserve (2009) review


Offering a significant boost in performance, the Apple Xserve may - in its 2009 edition - be just the thing for video editing professionals.

1U server sees substantial performance improvement; reduced power consumption and heat output

Leopard Server can’t utilise server’s full RAM capacity; SAS drives sourced from a third-party vendor; no warranty uplift available for SAS drives; incomplete Lights-Out Management; no choices of video card

Xserve’s performance enhancements and improved power and heat efficiency combine for a compelling upgrade over previous models. Given that Leopard Server can’t fully utilise the hardware’s memory capacity, anyone who plans to use large amounts of RAM...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Green (

Apple Xserve


Apple's Xserve gets an early makeover with Intel's new 5500 Xeons, but is it still the classiest rack server on the planet?

The Xserve is far from cheap, in fact it rates among the most expensive 1U rack servers on the market when compared with its Windows-based x86 counterparts. However, few servers on the market at any price can offer the same combination of build...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Tom Yager (

Apple Xserve


Apple's Nehalem Xserve serves the need for speed

A fast, energy-efficient, and cost-effective dual-socket 1U rack server. The enormous leap in memory bandwidth makes it possible to do so much more work in the same space, Nehalem and Mac OS X seem positively made for each other

Nehalem Xserve is not everything it could be, lower power consumption at idle would be a benefit

Apple's Nehalem Xserve packs more into one rack unit than any other server. For one price, you get a best-in-class server and a commercial Unix OS with unlimited client licenses, plus a foolproof management GUI. The 2.26GHz eight-core model outguns and...

Jun, 2009

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Apple Xserve


The Apple Xserve server, equipped with the new Mac OS X Server 10.2 operating system, defies categorization: It does many things well and at an affordable price. This rack-mountable (1U) server's flexibility comes from the combination of robust...

Expert review by : Andrew T. Laurence (

Review: Apple Xserve


Apple's rackmount server now sports Intel quad-core Xeon processors inside its slim 1U package. The 2008 Edition of the Xserve has powerful options, but deploying the device into your network should be carefully planned.

The Xserve’s base configuration offers a single quad-core 2.8GHz Xeon processor, 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory, and a single 80GB, 7,200 rpm SATA hard drive, for $2,999. The PCI expansion slots are now PCI Express 2.0—one 9.25-by-16-inch slot and one...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : PCQ Bureau (

Apple Xserve - PCQuest


This rack server with OS X has all the basic features needed for a heterogeneous network environment

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Xserve is a complete server solution, designed from the ground up to deliver incredible performance with industry-leading ease of use. This 1U rack-optimized server offers breakthrough-processing power, enormous storage capacity, and best-of-class remote management capabilities that make it easy to deploy and maintain. Xserve includes an unlimited-client license for Mac OS X Server, Apple's UNIX-based operating system with powerful services for Internet and web serving, file and printer sharing, networking, and workgroup management. The new Xserve offers phenomenal value, packing robust server features and exceptional storage scalability into a high-density 1U enclosure. With its ultra-fast processors and memory, it's equipped for the most demanding computing environments. And dual Gigabit Ethernet ensures tremendous networking bandwidth and deployment flexibility. When it comes to storage expansion, Xserve breaks new ground. This makes it easy - and affordable - to expand your storage configuration as your data needs grow. Four independent ATA/100 drive channels reduce bottlenecks to ensure fast data access. In addition, high-performance PCI slots let you connect external SCSI storage and backup systems. Xserve ships with an unlimited client license for Mac OS X Server, offering a comprehensive suite of network services. Built-in remote management tools make it easy to configure and manage key services from any Mac OS X desktop. The all-new Server Monitor application, available only with Xserve, automatically monitors hardware subsystems and displays detailed fault and performance data. If problems are detected, it can notify you via email or email-capable pager, giving you the opportunity to resolve difficulties before they affect your services.