Sun Fire V480 Server

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Sun Fire V480 Server

Sun Fire V480 Server Overview


Processor Options

1.05/1.2 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu
Superscalar SPARC V9
Processor modules
One or two dual-processor memory modules
Cache (on chip)
64 KB data and 32 KB instruction
Secondary cache (L2)
8 MB external
System Interconnect
Sun Fireplane interconnect, 9.6 GBps


Up to 32 GB main memory
Up to 2 hot-swap disk drives
Up to 6 PCI slots

Main Memory

A system maximum of 32 GB when configured with four processors

Standard/Integrated Interfaces

Two 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet ports
FC-AL disk controller, two USB ports
RJ45 serial port
Six 64-bit PCI slots compliant with PCI specification Revision 2.1:
Two at 66 MHz, 3.3 volts
Four at 33 MHz, 5 volts

Mass Storage and Media

Host adapters
Internal IDE to support the internal DVD-ROM drive
Internal disk
Two 3.5-inch x 1.0-inch 10,000 RPM FC-AL disks, 73 GB drive
Internal DVD
DVD-ROM drive
External disk
Sun StorEdge MultiPack systems
Sun StorEdge A1000
Sun StorEdge D1000
Sun StorEdge A5200
Sun StorEdge T3
Sun StorEdge D2
Sun StorEdge S1
Sun StorEdge 3900/6900
Sun StorEdge 9900
External tape
SCSI tape devices via a SCSI host bus adapter:

Sun StorEdge 12 GB DDS-3 UniPack
Sun StorEdge DDS-3 Autoloader FlexiPack
Sun StorEdge 20 GB DDS-4 UniPack
Sun StorEdge DL T8000 FlexiPack
Sun StorEdge L9 tape autoloader
Sun StorEdge L20 tape library family
Sun StorEdge L180 tape library
Sun StorEdge L700 tape library
Sun StorEdge L5500 tape library
Sun StorEdge L6000 tape library

(Utilization of the Sun StorEdge L180 and L700 tape libraries may be limited by the number of SCSI host bus adapters and buses available for connection to the server).

Console Options

Optional: Sun monitors from 1995 and later (17-, FP18-, 21-, and 24-inch monitors)
Frame buffer
Sun PGX64 8/24-bit
Keyboard and mouse port
USB keyboard and mouse
PCI options
Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100-MBps Ethernet, dual-channel FC-AL disks, single-channel FC-AL, Quad FastEthernet, token ring, FDDI, ATM-155, ATM-622, high-speed serial, Ultra SCSI with 10/100-MBps Ethernet, dual-channel single-ended Ultra SCSI, dual-channel differential Ultra SCSI


One required, two for redundancy, each with independent power cord
Maximum AC input
1440 W per power supply
Maximum DC input
1184 W per power supply


AC power
100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 0.895 KVA
5° C to 35º C (41º F to 95º F), 20% to 80% relative temperature humidity, noncondensing, 27º C maximum wet bulb
-20º C to 60º C (-4º F to 140º F), 5% to 95% relative temperature humidity, noncondensing


Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
UL 1950, CB Scheme IEC 950 (CE Mark), CSA C22.2 950 (from UL), TUV EN 60950
Class A:

Australia/New Zealand AS/NZ 3548
Industry Canada ICES-003
European Community EN55022/CISPR22
Japan VCCI
Taiwan CNS 13438
EN55024, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11, IEC 61000-3-2, IEC 61000-3-3

Dimensions and Weight

5 RU, 222 mm (8.75 in.)
446 mm (17.5 in.)
610 mm (24.0 in.)
Minimum: 35.8 kg (79 lb.)
Fully configured: 44 kg (97 lb.)
Power cord
4.0 m (13.13 ft.)
Rack-mount enclosure
Fits into a standard 19-in. wide rackmount kit that complies with EIA-310-D-1992 standard or a 72-in. high Sun StorEdge rack, which supports six Sun Fire V480 servers.


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your Sun Fire V480 Server is tested rigorously and in perfect working condition. To back it up, we carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our used and refurbished gear, in addition to one of the industries best warranties.

Shipping Policy

We stock all of our products. Items are fully tested and professionally packaged to ensure functionality on arrival.

The Sun Fire V480 Server will ship the same day if the order is received with sufficient testing and packaging time.

*Alaska and Hawaii customers, please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fedex. Next Day and expedited shipping services are available. Please contact us for a quote to upgrade shipping.

We can also ship via UPS or FedEx on your account number. Other freight and carrier services are available, please contact us at to make arrangements.

Pickup & Delivery

Local customers may also arrange for pickup or delivery of items.

Net Terms

Approved Educational, Government, and Corporate customers may submit a purchase order to purchase the Sun Fire V480 Server.

Please contact us and we will FAX or Email you a credit application.

Finance & Leasing Options

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Credit Card

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Wire Transfer

International buyers must pay via Wire Transfer.

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Business and Personal Checks must clear prior to shipment.