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Xserve (2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon) (2008)

At a Glance

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  • Apple Xserve (2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon) (2008)

    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.

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.

Price when rated: 2999

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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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