|Pentium Pro Power
The Apricot FT1200 is
fitted with a 200MHz Pentium Pro CPU, giving superb performance (up to 50% more than an
equivalent clock speed Pentium). The 256KB level 2 cache is integrated with the CPU to
ensure peak performance.
And, as the CPU is installed in an Intel type 8 ZIF socket,
the FT1200 allows you to keep your upgrade options open.
A SCSI disk subsystem is essential for a true server, so
the Apricot FT1200 makes no compromises on it's disk controller: whilst lesser systems
make do with desktop technology, the Apricot FT1200 has integrated Ultra-Wide SCSI as
standard: PCI-based, of course. This gives a SCSI bus capacity of 40MB/sec, ideal for fast
file serving and demanding applications.
Multiple Drive bays
To cope with the inevitable rise in data volumes, the
Apricot FT1200 has a class-leading four hard disk drive bays. Fit a 4GB drive in each and
you have an impressive 16GB of high-performance Ultra-Wide SCSI storage.
High Capacity, High Speed Hard Drives
To complement the Ultra-Wide SCSI controller and RAID
option, the Apricot FT1200 uses high-performance Ultra-Wide SCSI hard disk drives. These
high-quality drives have a MTBF rating of 800,000 power on hours.
As an option, the APC Smart-UPS can be used to protect your
Apricot FT1200 from the hazards of fluctuating mains supplies. The Smart-UPS unit protects
against temporary brown-outs and keeps your data safe in the event of total power failure.
The PCI based RAID controller provides fault-tolerant
operation by allowing data to be spread across a number of hard drives which appear as one
logical disk. In the event of a single disk failure, the system continues to operate as
data is still available. For the maximum peace of mind, the system can even be configured
with a disk designated as a "hot spare" which will automatically take over from
the failed disk.
And all this can be managed with an easy to use management
utility, run either locally or remotely (exact configuration option depends on operating
The Apricot FT1200 has a dual USB port, allowing up to 127
devices to be attached per port. With USB, there is no more guesswork about which serial
or parallel port to use, and devices can be added without requiring knowledge of IRQ
settings, DMA channels or I/O addresses.
Case locks prevent unauthorised access to the system. This
protects the power on/off switch, exchangeable media, fixed disks and electronic