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System Overview

Features and Benefits

Technical Specifications

  • Intel Pentium Pro™ 200MHz processors
  • Dual Processor Support
  • Up to 1GB Onboard RAM
  • High Performance Ultra-Wide SCSI Disk Subsystem
  • Optional High Performance SmartRAID System and SmartUPS for data integrity
  • PCI Expansion Technology
  • N+1 Redundant Power Supply
  • Lockable drive bays & side panels
  • Integrated system management
  • Rack mountable
  • UK Built

System Overview

The Apricot FT2400 is Mitsubishi Electric's latest mid-range server. It's powerful and highly expandable with a build quality second to none. But then, with Mitsubishi's tradition of high quality Apricot servers, you'd expect that. The FT2400 now adds comprehensive server management facilities to build a server which doesn't compromise on features, price or performance.

If you're looking for Pentium Pro processors, Ultra-Wide SCSI, high performance disks, RAID subsystems and resilient PSUs for real data integrity, then look no further than the Apricot FT2400. The Apricot FT2400 delivers enterprise system attributes in a mid-range server.

Highly Expandable Chassis

Like our ground-breaking Shogun and FT4200 Enterprise servers, the FT2400 has a chassis which gives you all the expansion capability that you need. As a minimum, there are 5 hot-plug drive bays which can be expanded to a total of 10, all easily accessible for drive upgrades. There are 5 free PCI slots thanks to the integrated motherboard design. The PSU is a generous 600 Watt unit, with up to three modules to provide resilience and enough power for a fully-loaded system.

Rack Mount Options

The FT2400 is designed as both a floor-standing unit and to be installed in a 19" rack-mount for installation in a data centre environment.

Data Integrity

Your data is valuable. Use the FT2400's no-compromise features to protect it. For the disks, the optional RAID controller gives high-performance hardware RAID with full support for hot standby drives.

The FT2400 Power Supply can have up to 3 modules, giving full protection against any single module failing even on a fully loaded system.

And to make doubly sure of your data, choose the external APC UPS, which adds battery backup and mains conditioning to the data integrity features.

System Management

No matter how good your server is, you need to be in control. The FT2400 has full server management provided by the Apricot SMA, which combines innovative hardware and software for a complete solution. Use Apricot SMA to monitor the FT2400's environmental status, interrogate the DMI compliant BIOS, launch the RAID manager, or even monitor the HDD backplane! And, because Mitsubishi Electric innovate within the industry standards, all this integrates with Intel's LANDesk management suite. The use of industry standards means that the server management is compatible with DMI and SNMP compliant tools.


Locable exchangeable and fixed areas offers optimum data integrity and security. The lockable front and side panels ensure that only authorised access is permitted, protecting the exchangeable and fixed disks plus the power on/off switch. The locks are also connected to the server management system, so that any intrusion is detected.

Features and Benefits

Pentium Pro Power

Intel's 200MHz Pentium Pro is standard on the FT2400. Choose either the 256Kb or 512Kb cache versions, with the option of single or dual CPUs to give peak performance to application servers. With the FT2400, upgrades couldn't be easier thanks to the two ZIF sockets provided in the FT2400.

ECC Memory

The FT2400 uses the latest DIMM memory technology to provide ECC functionality and exceptional expansion capability, from a minimum of 32MB to a maximum of 1GB RAM. And because we take care to use industry standard DIMM types, expansion is both quick and cost-effective.

Hot-Plug Drive bays

The FT2400 has a generous 5 hot-plug drive bays as standard, enough for 20GB of disk storage. Add a further 5 bay module and take the FT2400 up to a massive 40GB of internal storage. And because the FT2400 fully supports the SCA2 connectors required for true hot-plug, drive changes are quick and safe.

SmartRAID Option

The FT2400's RAID subsystem is provided by an intelligent PCI controller card with it's own embedded CPU and cache memory. 4MB cache is provided as standard, with the option to upgrade to 64MB for handling large, intensively accessed RAID arrays. For performance, two Ultra-Wide SCSI channels are included.

With support for RAID levels 0,1 and 5, a hot standby facility and online RAID 5 expansion, the FT2400 RAID subsystem is the best way to keep your system running smoothly.

N+1 Redundant Power Supply

The FT2400 power supply consists of up to 3 modules, each supplying 300W. Two modules are enough to power even the most demanding configuration, which means that an extra module can be added for resilience against failure. The FT2400 power supply is fully instrumented, giving the power supply full visibility under the Apricot SMA management suite.

Optional UPS

Coupled with the resilient power supply, the optional APC Smart UPS unit gives complete protection from power supply or main failure. APC's proven battery and switch-over technology gives protection against transient brown-out and more serious black-outs. In the event of a serious mains failure, the PowerChute software provided shuts the FT2400 down smoothly, keeping vital data intact.

Integrated System Management

Supporting both DMI and SNMP standards, the server status can be monitored from DMI and SNMP compliant tools.

Asset management, environmental checks, security access and pre failure identification are all handled through the system management products, keeping you in control at all times.

Technical Specifications

Type Intel Pentium Pro
No. of CPUs 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-bit
CPU socket type Intel Type 8
Core Logic chipset Intel 82440FX
iCOMP benchmark 2.0 220
Supplied 32MB
Maximum 1GB (with 128MB DIMMs)
Speed 70ns
Fitted RAM location Memory board
Parity ECC
Sockets: total 8
free 7
Sizes supported 32, 64 & 128MB
Size 256KB
Type Flash ROM
Shadowable Yes
Graphics (standard)tandard)
Controller Cirrus Logic GD54M40
Interface PCI
Location System board
Video memory: supplied 512KB
type DRAM
Upgradeable to 1MB
Max N.I. resolution 1024 x 768 x 16
Max N.I. colours 256 @ 1024 x 768
SCSI controller
Type Ultra-Wide SCSI Adaptec 7880
max devices 8
max data transfer 40MB/second
Onboard Ethernet
Speed 10/100Mbit
Connection Twisted Pair
I/O ports
Serial: quantity 2
connectors 2 x 9-pin
Parallel: quantity 1
type ECP/EPP compliant
Keyboard type PS/2
Mouse type PS/2
Slots PCI Local Bus 5
Shared PCI / EISA 1
3.5" x half height Hot-Plug 5 (standard)
drives bays 10 (max)
5.25" half height removable
media drive bays 2
N+1 Redundant Power Supply
Type 3 x 300W Redundant
No. of modules 1 (standard)
3 (max)
Hot Plug No
Rating (peak) 600W (2 or 3 Modules)
Type Switched Mode
Voltage setting Auto Ranger
Voltage input range (AC) 100-120V & 200-240V
Frequency input range 47-63Hz
External connectors IEC in
Uninterruptable Power Supply (optional)
Model APC Smart UPS 1000iNET
Maximum power load 1000VA / 670W
Mains failure runtime 5-17 mins. subject to loading
Peak current capability 6.5KA
Surge energy rating 480 Joules
Typical detection & Switched Mode
Switchover time 2/4ms
Dimensions: w x d x h 170 x 440 x 216mm
weight 24Kg
Model Sony CDU511E
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 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 435 x 505 x 515mm
Weight 30.4Kg (one PSU Module)
Standard cover 3 years on-site repair service (in countries where available)
Operating Systems Supported
Windows NT 3.51 & 4.0; NetWare 3.12, 4.11; SCO Openserver 5; 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
Keys/buttons 102
Interface PS/2
Cable length 3m
Dimensions: w x d x h 465 x 170 x 45mm
weight 1.4Kg
Server Management
BIOS Type DMI compliant
HDD Enclosures SAFTE & 12C managed backplane
PSU Management Yes, PSU instrumented
Chassis alarms Front door & side doors
Environmental alarms Temperature, fan failure
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. res. x vert freq 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 (mm) 351 x 384 x 327 361 x 382 x 345
weight 12Kg 14Kg

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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