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Apple Macintosh Quadra 950The Apple Macintosh Quadra 950 features a 33 MHz 68040 processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, and either no hard drive (just a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive) or a floppy disk and a 230 MB, 400 MB or 1.0 GB hard drive in the same gigantic tower case design as the Quadra 900 before it.

Just like the Quadra 900, the Quadra 950 offers numerous expansion options -- sixteen RAM slots, three drive bays, and five NuBus slots.

In the picture, the Quadra 900 is on the left and the Quadra 700 is on the right.

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  • Tech Specs
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May 18, 1992 October 14, 1995
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 1992.
33 MHz* 68040
Details: *The Macintosh Quadra 950 has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
Third-Party* Integrated
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
33 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
8k N/A
Details: N/A
30-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
8 MB, 16 MB 256 MB*
Details: *Apple officially supports 64 MB of RAM in this model, but third-parties have been able to upgrade it to 256 MB with sixteen 16 MB SIMMs.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 16*
Details: *Four identical RAM SIMMs must be installed in a group.
Dedicated* VRAM SIMM*
Details: *This model has four 80 ns VRAM SIMM slots.
1 MB* 2 MB*
Details: *1 MB of VRAM onboard. Four slots support 256k 80 ns VRAM SIMMs for a maximum total of as much as 2 MB of VRAM. 512k VRAM SIMMs can be installed, but four identical ones must be installed and the system can only use 256k of each SIMM.
Single Display* 512x384-1152x870*
Details: *By default, the Macintosh Quadra 900 only supports a single display, but a second one can be supported with the addition of a compatible NuBus video card. The onboard video can support 512x384 at 24-bit and 640x480, 832x624 and 1152x870 at 8-bit. With 2 MB of VRAM installed, it can support up to 832x624 at 24-bit and 1152x870 at 8-bit.
Single Display* Variable*
Details: *This model can support a second display with the addition of a video card. By default, it only supports a single display.
230 MB, 400 MB, 1 GB* SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is configured with either no hard drive, a 230 MB, 400 MB, or 1 GB hard drive. All are SCSI.
2X CD-ROM (Optional)* 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: *An internal 2X CD-ROM drive was available as an option.
None AAUI-15
Details: AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
1 040 PDS, 5 NuBus* 2 (5.25")**
Details: *Three NuBus slots provide 15-watts of power and two provide 25-watts of power.

**If a hard drive is not installed, a third internal bay is available. If a CD-ROM drive is installed, no front-facing bays are available.
Tower Mac Quadra 900
Details: N/A
M6710LL/A* Macintosh Quadra 950
Details: *M6710LL/A refers to the configuration with just a floppy disk drive. Configured with a 230 MB or 400 MB hard drive, the order numbers are M6720LL/A and M6730LL/A, respectively.
M4300 26
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M4300 Model Number and 26 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
7.0.1 7.0.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-8.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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18.6 x 8.9 x 20.6 36.8 lbs (11.5 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (47.2 cm, 22.6 cm, 52.3 cm).
US$8500, $8800, $9600 N/A
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1 (DB-15) None
Details: N/A
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None 1 (AAUI-15)
Details: AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Omni) None
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 (Lockable Front) None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 303 Max Watts.

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