The Apricot FT1200 is fitted with a 266MHz Pentium® II processor, incorporating MMX(TM) technology, giving superb
performance (almost 50% more than the Pentium® Pro). The 512K level 2 cache ensures peak
performance, and as the motherboard has a second free CPU slot, this 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 struggle with desktop
technology, the Apricot FT1200 has dual integrated Ultra-Wide SCSI controllers 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 FT1200 has a class-leading
four hard disk drive bays. Fit a 9GB drive in each and you have an impressive 36GB of
high-performance Ultra-Wide SCSI storage.
The FT1200 is supplied with a dedicated server management card as standard. This enables
your server administrator to remotely monitor the condition of your servers' voltages and
temperature, giving early indication of potential problems. The server management will
also issue warnings in case of unauthorised intrusion and component failure. And, in the
rare event of an operating system crash, your server can reboot automatically! All this
functionality adds up to less server downtime and increased productivity.
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 features an AGP slot. AGP is a high performance graphics bus, which,
together with an AGP graphics card, doubles the performance of PCI graphics capabilities,
especially 3D based graphics. It means that this machine is also ideally suited to high
end CAD applications, which rely on powerful graphics as much as on processor, disk and
Case locks prevent unauthorised access to the system. This protects the power on/off
switch, exchangeable media, fixed disks and electronic components.