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INTRODUCTION
More than two years after the introduction of the world’s first uni-body PC chassis, the SilverStone Temjin TJ07, a new product line was created to extend this unique construction further into other applications. The first model for this line is the Fortress FT01, which sports the same super strong uni-body frame as its predecessor but with even more sleeker profile thanks to its smaller size. Designed with positive air pressure concept, it enables better cooling performance than traditional chassis but also helps to prevent dust from penetrating into the chassis by use of filters on intake fans and forcing air out of the chassis through unfiltered vents and gaps. Comprised of modern touches such as quick release drive cages and dual 180mm fans, this case is easily the top choice for anyone looking to assemble a top of the line midsize system.

 
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Positive air pressure design optimizes cooling performance
  • Uni-body frame construction from the flagship Temjin TJ07
  • Artful, understated design with excellent ergonomics
  • Dual 180mm silent fans included for outstanding cooling and quietness
  • Minimal use of rivets for maximum serviceability
  • Highly flexible drive storage options with hot-swappable SATA adapter


FEATURE PHOTOS
 
 
REMARK

For more information about positive air pressure,
please refer to : what is positive air pressure
   
 
  FT01 can support 10.5” consumer level graphics cards.
The support for this type of cards does not require HDD cage to be removed.
    FT01 can support 12” workstation level graphics cards.
To support such long cards, the middle HDD cage must to be removed.
 

Graphic card length reference:
NVIDIA Quadro FX5600 / AMD FireGL V8600/8650 - 12"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX280/260 - 10.5“
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX/9800GTX+ - 10.5“
AMD Radeon HD 4870X2 - 10.5 "
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT/9600GT/GTO - 9"
AMD Radeon HD 4870/4850 - 9 "
If an expansion card is longer than 10.5", the middle HDD cage needs to be removed, please refer to the Q&A section for more information.
 
 
Quick-release latch for fast side panel removal
Two 180mm intake fans with fan filters
Top-mounted I/O ports for quick and convenient access
Rear 120mm exhaust fan with reduced noise to complement overall airflow
 
Automotive-caliber unibody aluminum construction
Standard ATX motherboard tray
 
Push button 5.25” drive bay locks for tool-free assembly
Includes SilverStone OEM Aero Slots to improve graphics card cooling
 
Seven removable drive trays with vibration dampening and hot-swap capability
Padded lining for vibration and noise reduction
Bottom vent for optional power supply placement to isolate airflow
Dedicated slots for cable management
FT01 Feature list
Model No.
SST-FT01B (black), SST-FT01B-USB3.0 (black)
SST-FT01S (silver), SST-FT01S-USB3.0 (silver)
SST-FT01B-W (black + window), SST-FT01B-W-USB3.0 (black + window)
SST-FT01S-W (silver + window), SST-FT01S-W-USB3.0 (silver + window)
Material
3.0mm ~ 6.0mm uni-body aluminum outer frame and aluminum body
Motherboard
ATX, Micro-ATX
Multimedia
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Drive Bay
External 5.25" x 5
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Internal 3.5"/2.5" x 7
Cooling System
Front 1 x 180mm intake fan, 700rpm, 18dBA
Rear 1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 900rpm, 18dBA
Side --
Top 1 x 180mm intake fan, 700rpm, 18dBA
Bottom --
Internal --
Expansion Slot
7
Front I/O Port
USB 2.0 x 2 (SST-FT01B, SSTFT01S, SST-FT01B-W, SST-FT01S-W only)
USB 3.0 x 2 (SST-FT01B-USB3.0, SSTFT01S-USB3.0, SST-FT01B-W-USB3.0, SST-FT01S-W-USB3.0 only)
IEEE1394 x 1
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply
1 x Optional standard PS2(ATX)
Operating system support
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Expansion Card
Compatible with expansion card up to 12”, width restriction-6.85"
Limitation of CPU cooler
170mm
Limitation of PSU
Unlimited
Net Weight
8.66kg
Dimension
211 mm (W) x 496 mm (H) x 494.5 mm (D), 51.8 liters
Extra
One CP05 included for single hot-swappable SATA hard drive, additional CP05 can be purchased separately
Support VESA Mount
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Remark
To enable SATA hot-swap function, you must have the following:

  1. Install SATA hard drive into drive holder with CP05
  2. Use motherboard or SATA card with AHCI function
  3. Enable AHCI function(please refer to your motherboard or SATA card manual)
  4. When installing OS(Windows XP SP2 or Vista), SATA drivers should be pre-loaded


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Describe
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FT01 Manual
v1.0
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  • Q. How to remove the 180mm fans on the FT01?
    A: Please refer to the FT01 180mm fan removal guide

    180mm fan removal purposes:
    - Upgrade original 180mm fan or for maintenance and replacement
    - To gain access to the fan filter for the top mounted 180mm fan

    1.Remove two screws located on the front 180mm fan bracket

    2.Remove fan bracket

    3.As shown in the photo, mounting holes circled in red are for 180mm fan while ones circled in blue are for 120mm fan

    4.Place the case upside-down to facilitate in the removal of the first screw holding the top fan bracket

    5.The second screw of the top fan bracket can be removed from behind the motherboard tray

    6.The entire fan bracket assembly including the fan filter can now be removed by pulling it toward the front of the case
  • Q. How to remove the hard drive bracket assembly?
    A: Please refer to the hard drive bracket removal guide
    Hard drive bracket removal is optional for enabling more room for extra long expansion cards or when there are less than four hard drives installed.

    From the case’s right side, remove the four screws holding the top hard drive bracket assembly

    2. Then pull the top hard drive bracket assembly out from the left side

    3. There are four screws for the lower hard drive bracket assembly that can be removed

    4. Then pull out all hard drive racks from the lower hard drive bracket

    5. With the racks removed, two screws holding the lower hard drive bracket to the bottom of the case can now be accessed and removed as well

    6. The lower hard drive bracket can now be pulled out
  • Q. The 180mm fans in the FT01 do not start or they have trouble starting
    A:

    Currently more advanced motherboards come with either manual or automatic fan control. Under these circumstances, when the CPU temperature is low, the motherboard can lower fan voltage output to slow the connected fans down; thereby lowering the fan noise.
    The fans included in the FT01, especially the 180mm fans located on top and the front, are designed for very low noise even at full speed. The 180mm fans are rated at 700rpm maximum and have sound frequency far lower than most fans, making them practically unnoticeable in normal usage. However, due to their increased size and weight, coupled with lower maximum speed, they require higher average voltage to start than smaller fans.
    If the 180mm fans in your FT01 are connected to the motherboard fan headers and are having trouble starting or spinning consistently, we recommend turning off or disabling fan voltage control (whether manual or automatic) in the motherboard BIOS options. The FT01’s highly optimized cooling performance may result in the motherboard sensing lower temperature and supplying lower fan voltage through its fan headers.
  • Q. How to remove the FT01 5.25” plastic drives holder?
    A:
    1. Please unscrew the screws in the back panel as shown and remove both side panels.


    2. Please unscrews the screws in the side panel and take off the front bracket.


    3. Please unscrew the screws from inside the drive bay as shown.


    4. Finally you can take off the 5.25” plastic drive holder as shown.
  • Q. How can I prevent my system from crashing or freezing when I try to hot-swap my hard drive?
    A: Before you turn on the PC please make sure the power connector from your system hard drive is isolated from the power connector connected to the hard drive you wish to hot-swap. Both connectors should be on different cables from the power supply.
    1. This is the correct IDE/SATA power connector configuration. Please refer the picture as shown. (A is your system hard drive, B is your hot-swap hard drive)
    2. This is the incorrect IDE/SATA power connector configuration where both drives are being powered by the same cable from the power supply.
    This configuration affects all products with hot-swappable features including: KL series, FT series, RV series, and FP35.
  • Q. USB 3.0 Cable Upgrade Guide
    A:

    1. Loosen three screws located on the left-side panel to remove it gently.
         

    2. Flip the case upside down first, then use suitable screwdriver to loosen two screws near front I/O module and detach it gently.
         

    3. Install USB 3.0 front I/O module (part number: G11303500) and fasten two screws back gently.
         

    4. Assemble parts back in reverse order carefully.
         Your case is now USB3 ready.
         


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