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Apple Xserve G5

Apple Xserve G5
alaScore 85

111 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Apple Xserve G5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Xserve G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Apple Xserve G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple Xserve G5

 

Apple has upgraded its successful Xserve to the PowerPC G5 platform. Combined with Apple's elegant management software and the new Xserve RAID NAS offering, the Xserve G5 is a powerful server solution for Mac and mixed-OS environments.

Powerful, expandable server system for Mac and mixed environments. Less susceptible than a Windows server to viruses and other attacks. Comprehensive, easy-to-use management software. Quiet. Unlimited client licenses. Xserve RAID attached storage can...

One less drive bay from the previous generation XServe G4, because of cooling concerns. No SATA drives in Xserve RAID

If you have a Mac-heavy or mixed computing environment, the Xserve G5 and Xserve RAID might be the right solution for your company. The overall package presents an elegant alternative to Windows or Linux setups, although you will give up the diversity...

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

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display 2.3 Ghz Processor

 

The Apple MacBook Pro with retina display 2.3GHz is a sleek and stylish ultraportable laptop powered with quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 8GB DDR 3 RAM and comes with 256 GB storage capacity that gives you ample space...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: saswinns (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

Consumer review by: moosers (en.audiofanzine.com)

User review Apple Power PC G5 Dual 2.3 Ghz by moosers on Audiofanzine

 
Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: cj2304 (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 by: Zed95 (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

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:Desktop / Nettop
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver / White
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):13
Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 220 / 100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9600 / AMD Radeon HD 6630M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.288
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.288
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 1 / 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:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless option type:AirPort Extreme

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):-40 - 116 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:-40 - 116 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No
Optical drives quantity:1

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, 802.3u, 802.3ab / 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
Form Factor:1.4L PC
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
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 / 50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Platform:Mac
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-125V AC / 200-240V AC / 100-240V / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
Technical features:3xPCI-X slots: \n1x 133MHz, 64-bit slot \n2x 100MHz, 64-bit slots
Video RAM:DDR SDRAM
Weight:2.69
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand / 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
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No

Performance

Audio system:HD / Optical digital audio input, optical digital audio output, analog audio input, analog audio output, front headphone minijack and speaker
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Password protection:Y
Product type:Mini PC / PC
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

Power consumption (standby):13
Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 220 / 100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2520M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7 / PowerPC G5
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 52229
Processor code:SR048
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / 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:SDHC / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
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
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 250 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 516

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.7 / 4.06 / 7.76
Height:1.42 / 20.1
Weight:2.69 / 2.87 / 44.5
Width:6.54 / 7.76 / 8.11