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Review: Apple Xserve (2008) server

At a Glance
At a Glance
  • Apple's Xserve server Mac is powered by a four-core 2.8GHz Xeon processor by default, with build-to-order options for two four-core 2.8GHz Xeons or two four-core 3.0GHz Xeons. Read the full review


    • Powerful, compact 1U server
    • Robust hardware RAID allows up to 2TB of protected internal storage


    • Embedded controller requires convoluted deployment for secure remote access
    • Expensive hardware RAID
    • Lights-out controller ships unconfigured
    • More expensive to power and cool than G5 or G4 models
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