Workgroup Server 8150

Apple Workgroup Server

Apple Workgroup Server (AWS or sometimes WGS) and, later, Macintosh Server, were the names given to selected models of Macintosh computers which were sold by Apple Computer with additional server software and sometimes bigger hard drives. Apart from that, they were mostly identical to computers out of Apple's workstation range. The "Workgroup Server" name was used on the models based on Centris, Quadra and early Power Macintosh series, while the servers based on the Power Macintosh G3 and Power Mac G4 were called "Macintosh Server G3" and "Macintosh Server G4". The first model was the Workgroup Server 95, introduced in March 1993; the last of the series was quietly discontinued in January 2003, after the introduction of the Xserve made them obsolete.

The Workgroup Servers are not to be confused with the Apple Network Servers, which were specially designed servers that exclusively ran on AIX and thus do not qualify as Macintoshes.


Name Introduced Discontinued Based on Notes
Workgroup Server 95 March 1993 April 1995 Quadra 950 Was sold with A/UX, but is able to run Mac OS as well. The differences to the Quadra are a digital tape drive (DAT) and a PDS card containing a fast SCSI connection and a 256k level 2 CPU cache. Mac OS Supported: System 7.0.1 to Mac OS 8.1
Workgroup Server 60 July 1993 October 1994 Centris 610 The Centris 610 was later sold as the "Quadra 610". Mac OS Supported: (68k, System 7.1-Mac OS 8.1) (PPC, System 7.1.2-Mac OS 9.1)
Workgroup Server 80 July 1993 October 1994 Quadra 800
Workgroup Server 6150 April 1994 October 1995 Power Macintosh 6100 Speed bumped from 60 to 66 MHz in April 1995. Mac OS Supported: (60 MHz, System 7.1.2-Mac OS 9.1) (66 MHz, System 7.5-Mac OS 9.1)
Workgroup Server 8150 April 1994 February 1996 Power Macintosh 8100 Speed bumped from 80 to 110 MHz in April 1995
Workgroup Server 9150 April 1994 February 1996 n/a The only Workgroup Server not directly based on a workstation. It featured an 80 MHz (speed bumped to 120 MHz in April 1995) PowerPC 601 board in a Quadra 950 style case.
Workgroup Server 7250 February 1996 April 1997 Power Macintosh 7200
Workgroup Server 8550 February 1996 March 1998 Power Macintosh 8500
Workgroup Server 7350 April 1997 March 1998 Power Macintosh 7300
Workgroup Server 9650 April 1997 March 1998 Power Macintosh 9600
Macintosh Server G3 March 1998 December 1998 Power Macintosh G3 Based on the "beige" minitower Power Mac G3.
Macintosh Server G3 January 1999 August 1999 Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White)
Macintosh Server G4 September 1999 January 2003 Power Mac G4 Multiple models mirroring the Power Mac G4's history. The first is based on the "Sawtooth" (AGP graphics) Power Mac G4, the last on the initial "Mirrored Drive Doors" PowerMac G4.


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