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System Overview

Features and Benefits

Technical Specifications

  • Intel Pentium Pro 200MHz processors
  • Dual Processor Support
  • Up to 1GB Onboard RAM
  • Choice of High Performance Ultra-Wide SCSI Hard Drives
  • Optional High Performance SmartRAID System
  • PCI and EISA Expansion Technology
  • Intelligent Smart-UPS System
  • Lockable Fixed and Exchangeable Areas
  • UK Built

System Overview

Building on Mitsubishi Electric's tradition of excellence and innovation in Servers, the FT2200 brings Pentium Pro processing power to the business critical departmental server. Exceptional performance at a budget price is delivered by the FT2200 using the latest in Intel's processor technology with the Pentium Pro, and backed up with an Ultra-Wide SCSI disk subsystem to deliver 'real world' peak performance.

The FT2200 takes departmental desk-side servers one step beyond previous generations of servers: it has Pentium Pro SMP technology, Ultra-Wide SCSI, intelligent RAID storage and mains protection to deliver the power, control and reliability essential for both traditional file and print servers and departmental applications.

Room for Growth

The Apricot FT2200 has the expansion capacity to grow with your network. Expansion options are predominantly PCI based, allowing the use of the latest high performance LAN adapters and disk controllers to complement the Pentium Pro processors. For legacy systems, the EISA bus ensures that the FT2200 maintains compatibility with your existing investment.

To allow the maximum amount of expansion, the FT2200 integrates a PCI based Ultra-Wide SCSI interface onto the motherboard, supporting up to seven devices. An optional PCI card can be specified to increase the total number of devices, or to implement a RAID system for higher reliability.

The FT2200 has a class-leading eight hard disk drive bays, giving a total disk capacity of up to 32GB, with a hot-plug backplane as standard, and RAID as an option.

Data Integrity

As well as integrating the highest quality components, the FT2200 is provided with additional features to protect against disk failure and power failure, the most common causes of data loss.

Secure storage

When data integrity cannot be compromised under any circumstance, specifying the FT2200 SmartRAID option ensures consistent and efficient operation.

The SmartRAID controller operates as a PCI bus master device and drives two Ultra-Wide SCSI channels, providing support for RAID levels 0, 1 and 5. All storage operations are monitored and controlled by an on-board dedicated 68040 processor to ensure that connected drives are operating both correctly and efficiently. The intelligence of the controller means that Hot Spare capabilities are provided as standard.

The SmartRAID controller is supplied with 4MB of expandible, ECC protected SmartCache to provide a substantial performance boost in all storage operations.

As a natural partner to the SmartRAID controller, the FT2200 also provides the Apricot Hot-Plug system as standard on all models. This internal backplane allows drives to be safely inserted and removed while the remainder of the RAID system continues to serve the department unhindered.

Dependable power

However effective the data protection within the server, it can count for nothing if the input power is compromised. This is why the FT2200 employs a device which ranks among the best in the field of conditioning and protection: the American Power Conversion Smart-UPS 700. This provides full clean-up and protection against fluctuations in the mains supply. In the case of a power failure, the fully-monitored internal battery system alerts you to the problem, safely shuts down the system and external power is restored.

In control, anywhere

To save valuable maintenance time, key aspects of the FT2200's operation can be monitored and controlled remotely, using intuitive Windows-based utilities.

Features and Benefits

Pentium Pro Power

The FT2200 uses the 200MHz Pentium Pro, the optimal choice for mid range server systems with 256KB or 512KB level 2 cache and scaleable performance when used in dual processor configurations. The FT2200 is fully SMP ready, the upgrade to dual processors is simple: just install a second Pentium Pro into the socket provided.

EISA and PCI local bus expansion

Emerging network technologies such as 100Mbit/sec Ethernet and ATM, together with the rapid pace of development of disk drive technology, are driving the need for higher bandwidth within servers. The FT2200 provides six PCI slots for use by the latest generation of high performance peripherals. The EISA slots allow access to the largest range of boards available.

Ultra-Wide SCSI Disk Subsystem

The FT2200 is equipped with an advanced Ultra-Wide SCSI interface system centred around the integrated Adaptec 7880 controller. Ultra-Wide SCSI allows sustained data transfer rates of 40 Mbytes per second to be achieved.

Multiple drivebay configuration

The FT2200 has been designed to provide eight full-height 3.5" drive bays. Each of the bays features a quick-release sledge, onto which the drives are mounted, to allow quick changeovers. Three 5.25 bays are provided to accommodate the CD-ROM and optional back-up devices.

Eight speed CD-ROM

An E-IDE eight speed CD-ROM is provided as standard equipment, so that the FT2200 is ready to accept any of the multi-user operating systems now distributed on CD-ROM.

Secure access to all areas

Using a combination of lockable side, and double-hinged front doors, the FT2200 casing allows complete access to all areas of the system for quick configuration and maintenance, while keeping the fixed and exchangeable areas secure.

SmartRAID option

This provides fault-tolerant operation by intelligently controlling the storage of data across a number of fast access hard drives. Operating as a PCI bus master driving two Ultra-Wide SCSI channels and utilising error-corrected SmartCache RAM, the SmartRAID controller returns rapid performance results, while significantly enhancing overall reliability. Support for a Hot Spare standby drive and the Apricot 2 channel Hot Plug backplane means that server operation can be maintained while drives are installed or removed.

Smart-UPS systems

The FT2200 is protected from the hazards of fluctuating mains supplies. In addition to filtering-out potentially destructive mains spikes, the Smart-UPS guards against brown-out glitches and the more serious black-out failures. Using state-of-the-art battery and inverter technology, together with an automatic switch-over system, the Smart-UPS alerts you to mains black-outs, while continuing to run the FT2200 at full power for the vital period until mains power is restored or the system is shut down safely.

High capacity, high speed hard drives

The Ultra-Wide SCSI architecture and cavernous casing of the FT2200 allows a range of high capacity, high performance drives to be installed. Two sizes of Ultra-Wide SCSI drive are available, 2GB and 4GB, giving the system a maximum capacity of 32GB.

Both drive options provide superior performance and reliability, with MTBF figures of up to 800,000 power-on hours.

Expandable ECC memory

All processor options are accompanied by a minimum of 32MB of RAM as standard. This is expandable to a massive 1GB. Industry standard SIMM modules are used throughout, with ECC functionality on the memory daughterboard.

420W power supply

A heavy duty, switched mode 420watt power supply ensures that even when fully expanded, the FT2200's need for power is more than satisfied.

Technical Specifications

Type Intel Pentium Pro
No. of CPU's 1 or 2
Clock speed (Internal) 200MHz
Clock speed (External) 66MHz
Cache (per CPU) 256KB or 512KB, Level 2
Coprocessor Integral
Internal/external bus 300/64-bits
CPU socket type Intel Type 8
Core Logic chipset Intel 440GX
iComp benchmark 2.0 220
Supplied 32MB
Maximum 1GB (with 64MB SIMMs)
Type 36-bit SIMM
Speed 70ns
Fitted RAM location Memory Board
Parity ECC
Sockets: total 8 banks, 2 sockets per bank
free 6 banks
Sizes supported: 8, 16, 32 & 64MB
Size 256KB
Type Flash ROM
Shadowable Yes
Graphics (standard))
Controller Cirrus Logic GD5429
Interface PCI
Location System board
Video memory: supplied 1MB
type DRAM
Max N.I. resolution 1024 x 768 x 16
Max N.I. colours 256 @ 1024 x 768
SCSI Controller
Type Ultra-Wide SCSI controller (Adaptec 7880)
max devices 8
max data transfer 40MB/second
I/O ports
Serial: quantity 2
connectors 2 x 9 pin D-SUB
Parallel: quantity 1
type ECP/EPP compliant
Keyboard type PS/2
Mouse type PS/2
Slots: EISA full length 2
Shared PCI / EISA 1
PCI Local Bus 5
3.5" full height removable
media drive bays 8
5.25" half height removable
media drive bays 3
Power supply
Rating (constant) 420W
Rating (peak) 445W
Type Switched mode
Voltage setting Auto ranger
Voltage input range (AC) 100-120V & 200-240V
Frequency input range 47-63Hz
External connectors IEC in
Uninterruptible Power supply (standard)
Model APC Smart-UPS 700iNET
Maximum power load 700VA
Mains failure runtime 5-17 mins. Subject to loading
Peak current capability 6.5KA
Surge energy rating 480 Joules
Typical detection & switchover time 2/4ms
Dimensions: w x d x h 137 x 358 x 158mm
weight 13.2Kg
Model Sony CDU 311E
Type E-IDE
Speed 8
Buffer memory 256KB
Sustained transfer rate 1200KB/s
MTBF (power-on-hours) 100 000
Tape backup devices
Model HP C1537A
Media DAT (125m DDS III)
Native capacity 12GB
Max. capacity 24GB @ 2:1
Compression type Hardware
Effective backup rate 60MB/min (native)
Type DAT/ DDS-III Autoloader
Model HP C1557A Autoloader
Media 6 x DAT (125m DDS III)
Native capacity 72GB (6 x 12GB)
Max. capacity 144GB @ 2:1
Compression type Hardware
Effective backup rate 60MB/min (native)
RAID Controller (option)
Type DPT RAID PM 3334 UW
Location Expansion board
Interface PCI 32-bit bus
On-board processor 68040 @ 40MHz
Cache supplied (maximum) 4MB (64MB)
Bus master rate 132MB
Maximum SCSI transfer 40MB/s
SCSI bus support Ultra Wide SCSI
SCSI channels 2
RAID support 0, 1 & 5 (hardware)
External port 68-pin high density
Floppy drive
Type/capacity 3.5"/1.44MB
Controller Embedded
Hard Drives
Size 2GB
Type Ultra-Wide SCSI
Average access 8.5ms
Track to track seek 0.6ms
Burst data rate 8.95MB/sec
Cache 448KB
MTBF (power-on-hours) 800 000
Size 4GB
Type Ultra-Wide SCSI
Average access 7.9ms
Track to track seek 1.0ms
Burst data rate 15.63MB/sec
Cache 1024KB
MTBF (power-on-hours) 1 000 000
System Dimensions
Width x depth x height 180 x 600 x 590mm
Weight 19.6Kg
Standard cover 3 years on-site repair service (in countries where applicable)
Operating Systems Supported
Windows NT 3.51 & 4.0; Netware 3.12 & 4.11; SCO Openserver 5; SCO UnixWare 2.1
Temperature (operating) +5 to +35 degrees C
Temperature (non-op.) -10 to +60 degrees C
R. humidity (operating) 20 to 80%
R. humidity (non-op.) 20 to 80%
EMI/RFI approvals Compliant with European CE mark regulations for Emissions Susceptibility. VCCI Level 1
Safety approvals EN60-950
Monitors 14" SVGAe 15" FST EVGAe
CRT size (diag.) 14" 15"
CRT type Anti-glare FST anti-glare black tinted
Display area 260 x 190 (+/-3mm) 270 x 203 (+/-3mm)
Dot pitch 0.28mm 0.28mm
Phosphor P22 P22
Video input Analogue RGB Analogue RGB
Max. video bandwidth 65MHz 110MHz
Max. resolution 1024 x 768 x 60Hz 1280 x 1024 x 60Hz
(non-interlaced) 1024 x 768 x 75Hz
Power: full operation 80W 100W
standby <30W <30W
active off >5W >5W
Power management VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance
EMI/RFI approvals CE mark compliant CE mark compliant
Safety approvals EN60-950 EN60-950
Dimensions: w x d x h 351 x 384 x 327mm 361 x 382 x 345mm
weight 12Kg 14Kg
Input Devices Keyboard
Keys/buttons 102
Interface PS/2
Cable length 3m
Dimensions: w x d x h 465 x 170 x 45mm
weight 1.4Kg

Mitsubishi Electric PC Division, is also represented by independent Resellers in many countries throughout: Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Far East. For details, contact the International Division. Telephone: +44 121 717 7171. Some peripheral products are brought in and sold on by Mitsubishi Electric from organisations which may not have ISO 9000 (BS5750) registration.

Apricot Computers Limited and/or Apricot Systems Centre terms and conditions of trading apply. Apricot reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Details of all registered trademarks are available on request. While Apricot makes every endeavour, not all add-in features on its systems will be supported by all subsequent releases of add-in cards and peripherals.

Specifications and options may vary from country to country.




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