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
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 5.25Ó 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
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.
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