I tend to change hardware a lot — with certain exceptions. My fickleness has tapered a little, but I still like to experiment with new-old machines. For reference, or just to show off, this is the hardware I’m using now.

These will change from time to time, and I’ll try to keep updating this page, rather than adding posts. There’s generally no note of operating systems, because everything is probably running some shade of Ubuntu, Crux or Arch, and that can change from day to day.

Oh, and one last thing — I am exceptionally uninventive when it comes to machine names: I christen each one with the serial number off the bottom. Boring, huh? :|

IBM Thinkpad X60s: lv-a8280

  • Intel Core Duo (Yonah) CPU L2300 @ 1.50 GHz
  • 3Gb PC2-5300 memory
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Japanese keyboard
  • 320GB 7200rpm Hitachi hard drive HTS725032A9A364
  • 3x USB2.0 ports, two right and one left
  • 1024×768 XGA LCD
  • AD1981HD HD Audio 1.0 controller

For a long time I was keeping a family heirloom 1Ghz machine as a high-end complement to the lower-end computers I prefer. The problem is that 1Ghz is in and of itself a rather low-end computer any more. For what I needed it for — compiling and building surrogate systems — 1Ghz was a bit underkill.

So after a long and rather uneventful search I decided to bring home this machine, and I have yet to regret it. It has more than enough speed for my requirements, without becoming something overwhelming and needy. No oddball screen dimensions, no world-crushing video card and no power-sucking CPU.

At the same time it’s sleek and small, with a footprint just slightly narrower than the Pentium machine I use daily. Best of all, it’s 100 percent Linux-friendly, with nothing yet that requires a fight to set up. Exactly what I wanted. Yes, I picked it because it’s a Thinkpad, but that rule hasn’t failed me yet.

I would be comfortable recommending this machine to anyone who wants a very small laptop that’s not a netbook, and still wants some power behind it. Standard-style parts and components, easy on your electric bill and no inconveniences of waiting for Linux to catch up with the hardware. It’s not a gaming machine, that’s for sure, but it will handle most anything you throw at it and not suffer for being a few years old already.

Sharp Mebius MN-340-001: mn-340-001

  • 150Mhz Intel Pentium MMX processor
  • Intel 430TX chipset
  • 32Mb PC66
  • 2Gb Hitachi MK2104MA hard drive
  • 2Mb Trident Cyber9385 video card
  • One USB1.1 port, rear
  • Matsushita UJDA110 20X CDROM
  • National Semiconductor PC87306 floppy drive
  • Japanese keyboard
  • ESS ES1869 sound card
  • O2 Micro PCMCIA CardBus

This is another miracle of the recycling shops here. For another lousy US$10 I got a machine that really steps well beyond its era in terms of processor power, and picks up a lot of the frills and amenities usually associated with the Pentium II generation.

What that means though, is that it becomes a powerful and flexible i586 machine, with the ability to tackle full-size CDROMs, CardBus network cards and even USB1.1 hardware. In many ways this is a perfect machine to experiment on, because at its core it is obsolete while it’s peripherals are still up-to-date.

I haven’t had this long, but if you see one, I would highly recommend grabbing it, no matter what condition it’s in. Late-model machines with still-common peripherals means the kind of oddball testing and probing that I do daily are still possible, without making off-the-wall sacrifices or crazy, Rube-Goldberg solutions. For day-to-day use, I don’t really like the keyboard layout and the screen on this one is a little weak, but both of those things will just require a little adjustment on my part.

NEC VersaPro VY22X/RX-M: vy22x

  • 2.2Ghz Mobile Celeron processor
  • ATI RS200M AGP Bridge (IGP 340M)
  • 60Gb Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 HTS721060
  • ATI Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M
  • Four USB2.0 ports, 2 left, 2 rear
  • Samsung 24X CDROM SN-124
  • Floppy drive
  • Japanese keyboard
  • ALi M5451 PCI AC-Link Audio Device
  • Ricoh RL5c476 II PCMCIA bridge

For me, this machine rides the lower edge of what is accessible for a top-end distro. It’s easily overwhelmed by Ubuntu and megadistributions that focus on flair at the expense of function.

The sad part is, with something just the teensiest bit lightweight, it becomes a front-line performer, picking up a terrific amount of speed and practical function. So long as the distro doesn’t try to cram glitter down it’s throat, this machine can do anything the average person needs from a personal computer.

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite J12: j12-250c-4

  • 2.5Ghz Mobile Celeron processor
  • Intel 82852 chipset
  • 512Mb PC2100 memory
  • 120Gb Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1200BEVE
  • Intel 82852 video
  • Four USB2.0 ports, two right, two rear
  • TEAC CD-224E-C 24X CDROM
  • Floppy drive
  • Japanese keyboard
  • Intel 82801DB AC’97 audio
  • Toshiba ToPIC100 PCMCIA CardBus

Reluctantly I have assigned this the role of multimedia and torrent client, mostly because it can do both tasks simultaneously, without sacrificing in either direction.

It’s overkill though, and I should really consider putting it to better use, instead of two tasks that, combined, can be handled by a midgrade Pentium III.

As it is though, it has a beatiful screen and good sound, with strong network access and a comfortable keyboard. So until the aforementioned hypothetical Pentium III appears, this will is assigned to light duty.

96 Responses to “Hardware”

  1. 1 pasquale 2007/12/01 at 3:11 AM

    lol japanese buttons :D (or another similar language?)

  2. 2 Matthew 2007/12/01 at 3:45 AM

    My machines live in the LoTR universe… they are named for characters… my main machine is frodo, laptop is gimli, server is strider… etc!

    • 3 John 2011/10/23 at 1:56 AM

      @Matthew’s post – I too use LOTR theme for my network, server is gandalf, wife’s laptop is Legolas and mine is merryweather, even the SSID of my router is Gondor! Bring it on!

  3. 4 Danny 2007/12/01 at 4:02 AM

    What commands or packages do you use to find all those specs? Or do you go the the OEM website?

  4. 5 K.Mandla 2007/12/01 at 8:19 AM

    Some is OEM info — I still have a lot of the original packaging for the Inspiron, for example. Otherwise it’s just lspci -vvv and dmesg output, coupled with a quick Scroogle search. I know Windows can give the same information, but for some reason I always find it easier to detect the guts of a machine with the Linux CLI. :)

  5. 6 johnraff 2007/12/01 at 2:28 PM

    Can’t see any RAM info.
    I thought that was more important than CPU or anything, really…

  6. 7 K.Mandla 2007/12/01 at 8:07 PM

    ACK! :shock: How could I have overlooked that?! :oops: Thanks for the catch.

    As far as the importance of RAM to system performance, I leave it to you to decide. I’ve done my own tests, and I don’t have much faith in the common conception that more RAM makes a system faster.

  7. 8 johnraff 2007/12/02 at 11:42 AM

    Yes I wonder if most people really need 1 or 2GB…
    Not enough RAM is definitely bad news though, and because it’s generally cheap these days you can see why it’s one of the first things people recommend for a slow machine.
    With 128MB on Xubuntu after a couple of hours of use I get plenty of this:
    “Switch between programs. Is there a lag? Is it stuttering? Can you tell it’s struggling? Is the hard drive access light flickering like a madman?” …yes it is! (my box’s RAM just happens to be an expensive kind, so no upgrade coming :( )

    btw, another hardware profiler you might not have tried is lshw (in the repos). It might offer a different slant from lspci

  8. 9 Matthias 2007/12/04 at 7:10 AM

    Well, i understand your concern about people who think they need 2gb of ram and x ghz cpu, but
    - some of them play games (this is also why they don’t use linux) which consume a lot of memory
    - some (try to) use Windows V**** which needs 1gb ram for booting properly…

    My Scenario:
    I use Ubuntu 7.10 with Gnome on a Compaq Evo N610C (2 ghz P4; 768mb ram)
    - Gnome + Amarok 150mb
    - Firefox with some tabs + 120mb
    - sometimes Eclipse for C++ + 90mb
    - sometimes Virtual Box + 450mb (depends on OS)

    Normal usage means about 350mb of ram consumption which I think is ok for a “full featured” desktop, but in worst case it means a lot more.

    But I remember other times, where I used Slackware with EvilWM and did almost everything on the commandline.

    I think i’ll dig out my old Notebook and try to “keep it simple” again ;-)

    Thanks for your great blog.
    Matthias from Germany

  9. 10 K.Mandla 2007/12/04 at 8:41 AM

    You’re right Matthias. And that was always my capitulation: If you need the memory because your workload calls for it, then it’s important. Too little memory is a hindrance if you’re doing everything you mention.

    But does adding memory arbitrarily make your computer faster? Not in my experience it doesn’t.

  10. 11 anomy 2008/04/04 at 1:37 AM

    try 500Mhz w/32MB ram (4MB used for video)

  11. 12 Greg 2008/10/05 at 3:44 AM

    I recommend uploading pictures to imageshack instead. I was browsing a forum in which i have submitted screenshots 2 years ago. All imageshack links still work. All xs.to links are broken. :)

  12. 13 zmjjmz 2008/12/20 at 8:00 AM

    I have a slightly better specced laptop (40MB RAM, 233MHz PII) but the motherboard doesn’t support hard drives of size >8GB (found out the hard way).
    I’m just surprised that you managed to get a PI to use a 40GB HDD.

  13. 14 K.Mandla 2008/12/20 at 8:21 AM

    That’s too bad. Will it not boot at all with a sizable hard drive in it? Or is it just that partitioning trick that it needs to get started?

  14. 15 kludge 2008/12/31 at 1:25 PM

    typing this on an eight-year-old a21m. ram up’d to 512, hdd up’d to 160 gb. arch linux. this baby screams, even after dropping it three feet while the hard drive was spun up. yeah, thinkpad’s are freaking indestructible. except for the slightly flaky acpi, this is the perfect laptop.

  15. 16 JoshMiller 2009/02/06 at 11:46 PM

    Holy crap, I’m totally ripping off this page with my hardware. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner.

    PS, nice collection of fun varied equipment. Reminds me of my mess of almost but not really worthwhile hardware.

  16. 17 mrreality13 2009/04/01 at 8:15 PM

    im not suprised .
    I’ve walked a few puppys my self and 90% of the time it just works,only on towers(no lappys like you) from a older hp with a
    p2 @333mhz/128 up to a ibm net vista with a 2.0 ghz 1 gig /ati 9250.
    And a fair share of amd’s as well,
    taking puppy’s for a walk continue to impress so far one of my favourite breed’s is this one

    Puppy Ferrary 4.1


    I have been reading your blog for a long time now and have picked up quite a few useful things here and really think you would like this one.

  17. 18 Tundro Walker 2009/05/09 at 12:43 PM

    Hey K,

    I’d like to know what Linux distro you’re using on your 100mhz. From the screen shot, I see icons and a pop-up, but not sure from there. I’m trying to get an old Omnibook 800CT 166mhz/32mb running Linux. I tried DSL, but it’s not cutting it (distorted X desktop & PCMCIA wireless card not working even though it’s on DSL’s “just works” list.)

    • 19 K.Mandla 2009/05/09 at 9:57 PM

      These days it runs console-based software on Crux, without X. It can’t handle the “standard” framebuffer support that Linux has, so everything is running boxed at 640×480 on an 800×600 screen. But it zooms along with only about 8MB of its 12MB taken up, so I don’t complain.

      Crux was the only thing I could strip down enough to boot, and still be usable. Nothing else would even start, with perhaps the exception of Slitaz. I’d use that over DSL any day of the week. … ;)

  18. 20 h4mx0r 2009/06/01 at 7:47 PM

    I christen each one with the serial number off the bottom. – Genious idea! I must try that, hate thinking of names.

    Also I must add in some situations adding memory does indeed boost the speed of a system. multi core systems usually have a memory bank per processor or in order to utilize certain faster memory transport standards, like I think ddr2 you need least 2 sticks for some sort of system. And then theres those old rdrims I think they’re called and they need blank ram sticks to terminate the empty connectors so minds well just get a regular stick of ram.

    It’s not the “amount” of memory but the “quality” of memory that makes the difference. Got to reach that insane front side bus speed. Same goes for the cpu its not about x ghz here but how many transistors the cpu has to utilize. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore’s_law)

  19. 21 h4mx0r 2009/06/04 at 5:05 PM

    hmm that 100mhz laptop has about the same specs as what someone reported using to run a game called “tremulous”. They recompiled the source stripping most graphics and optimizing it. Actually I think it was 32mb requirement and they had an actual graphics card perhaps :/ Still not bad.

    • 22 Mulenmar 2009/06/09 at 11:23 AM

      Well K.Mandla, you’ve inspired me. 8~) And when it comes to crazy computer projects, that is a VERY bad thing to do. X~D :twisted:

      I got a stripped-down IBM Thinkpad 600E off eBay — no battery, no hard drive (yet) and no CD-ROM drive (very unfortunate, will correct soon) — and an AC adapter to go with it.

      366mHz Pentium 2, 32MB soldered to the motherboard, and a whopping 1024×768 TFT 13″ LCD screen. This thing doesn’t even have an Ethernet port (PCMCIA adapter in the mail.)

      I’m going to try and set up a fully functional Crux system, with the PCMCIA ethernet working (and optionally a USB Belkin Wireless adapter) and everything. Probably not going to bother with a battery, at least for now, even though I need one to update the BIOS.

      And then…onward, to the crazy home network! 8~D

      • 23 K.Mandla 2009/06/10 at 7:29 AM

        Cool! Send up a flare if you run into problems. Worse comes to worst, you can always pull out the hard drive and install in another machine. I, unfortunately, have a lot of experience doing that. … :|

        • 24 mulenmar 2009/06/12 at 1:42 PM

          Thanks, I’ll be sure to ask. Unfortunately, swapping out the hard drive I managed to lay my hands on isn’t an
          option, as my other laptop is a Dell Latitude and uses ATA drives of some kind, whereas the Thinkpad uses
          the IDE interface…in this case, they don’t seem to be equivalent. 8~(

          So, until I can get this thing a CD-ROM drive, I’ll probably just continue playing with my trusty ol’ Dell.

          Or the 75mHz Pentium, 8MB ram Packard Bell a computer repairman gave me free, and I’ve affectionately(?) dubbed
          “The Snail”… :twisted: I’ll be shocked if even DSL will boot on that beast, let alone a decent Debian system.

          *goes back to “working” on crazy projects*

          • 25 lo0m 2009/06/18 at 4:34 PM

            hey, i have Pentium 133mHz/48MB RAM and it runs debian (lenny without X of course) at a decent speed… i see you have only 8MB but i think you could give it a try … i used the minimal netinstall cd

            • 26 K.Mandla 2009/06/19 at 9:36 AM

              I tried that actually, but the installer wouldn’t run on such low memory. I used the floppy installation method but the boot sequence failed. :( I might try it again sometime.

          • 27 mulenmar 2009/06/24 at 11:00 PM

            After a great deal of hair-pulling, and about four or five installations (and, I think by this point, six kernels) I’ve gotten most, if not all, of the computer working. I’m having some major problems with the Xircom adapter…at least, that’s what it says it is in lspci and on the little dongle…thing. The part that goes in the PCMCIA slot says “IBM 10/100 Etherjet”. Confusing.

            I’m trying to recompile the kernel (again) with module support, and yenta-socket and xircom enabled as modules, based off of your “NFS file transfers from the Crux live CD” entry. Will let you know if that works…not having much luck so far on that stupid adapter.

            • 28 mulenmar 2009/06/25 at 12:03 PM

              Well, that didn’t work, even though the Xircom adapter worked in the installation enviroment. ??? But Arch is running like a dream…now that I got the issue with a horrible near-ultrasonic squeal when the wireless adapter was plugged in. Disabling ACPI took care of that, btw, if you’ve (K.Mandla) have ever had that problem on your Thinkpad. Anyway, this computer has been quite an experience, and I won’t fill up your comments with it when I can go creat yet another linux blog. Oh wait, that name’s taken. :P May the source be with you!

  20. 29 kainah 2009/06/14 at 3:03 AM

    Well, I have such problem with my mother’s notebook (broken screen too, but it just stopped working one day. Everything else works fine). I think I will leave it as a home server, connecting to it with SSH or VNC… What do you think of the idea?

  21. 30 Jeff 2009/10/20 at 1:17 AM

    I love to make “frankentops” out of broken laptops. Cool blog

  22. 31 Golden Denis 4000+ (AMD Golden Denis 3000+, the slick man Deven Gallo 3000+, Deven Denis) 2009/11/04 at 10:17 PM

    More RAM does actually make a system faster – at least when you’re talking about a system with such a small amount of RAM. With 16 or 32 MB of RAM, it’ll be using a lot of swap, which slows things down a lot. And with more RAM, there’ll be a larger disk cache, which probably helps make things faster.

    I’ve definitely noticed a difference in speed when I’ve added more memory to low memory systems in the past.

  23. 32 demonicmaniac 2010/04/17 at 3:46 AM

    Using a 600E myself since about 7 years.came with 128mb, then maxxed it out to 512mb RAM and the difference is certainly noticeable. my desktop only uses about 60mb usually, then 60mb buffers and 400mb filesystem cache which speeds up any hdd activity greatly as the old 8gb ibm drive has a max throughput of 15mb/s >.> and don’t forget, making a 128mb ramdisk with the extra ram helps a lot for small compilations or, my favourite: fbgs, which in standard config converts the pdf to images and saves those in /tmp. cheers

  24. 33 mulenmar 2010/04/24 at 6:24 PM

    Hey K. Mandla, I remember you mentioning several different wireless adapters over the years. Any possibility you could add them to this page, perhaps with a note of what kernel module they use, firmware, your opinion of them, etc?

  25. 35 Praveesh K P 2010/08/02 at 1:23 AM

    Wow!!!!!!!wonderful . Can any of the low end devices playback mp3?

    • 36 K.Mandla 2010/08/02 at 6:13 AM

      Yes, all of them can. Unfortunately, some of the low-speed machines suffer with higher quality audio files. It appears that I would have to resample a lot of my music collection to a lower quality, if I was serious about dedicating one of the Pentiums to music playback.

  26. 37 msx 2010/09/13 at 10:24 AM

    What about TinyCore!?

  27. 38 PeterStJ 2010/11/28 at 10:37 PM

    I have one big question for you, so if you please can take the time to advise, it would be great.

    I simply do not understand how one can manage to start anything on 80MB of RAM. I have my test machine with 512MB of ram) and I ‘init’ it in level 3 (means no X), I have disabled all services, like automatic update managers, bluetooth, dhcp, apache, nfs, anything that I am not using. I am logged in only one TTY, so only one bash instance is running, I make sure no process I know of is running and yet, after all this preparation htop shows that I am using 129 MB or RAM!
    I see processes I am not sure of, like ‘console-kit-daemon’,’auditd’,lots of hal* things, ‘sedispatch’ and some more, tat indicate very low memory usage and yet I hit 128+ of ram usage.
    Then how can one use anything more on a computer with 128 of ram.
    But then again I remember times when I had Pentium 130Mhz with 32MB of ram and it was working, I ued it with lynx and bitchx a lot, as well as mc. Those were some ancient distros, like slackware 5 or something. How can I achieve workable system when only the system takes the whole memory, no place for user applications?

    I am asking those questions as I found a very nice, very preserved Pentium MMX PC from 90s and I want it. But I want it to work! Not just boot and display login message. I want to be able to do stuff, like you are doing, like hbn, newsbeuter/myrss, links….

    Thanks so much.

    • 39 anon 2010/11/29 at 8:35 PM

      I ran Debian on 64 MB, prestine install without a DE, 9 MB used.

      Added X, bumped up to 25.

      • 40 PeterStJ 2010/12/03 at 3:30 AM

        Ok, sounds like Science fiction, honestly.
        What I did so far was – set init level to 3, disabled ALL service, except dbus (which is needed to allow communication from finch (console chat application) to skype) and hald (which as of my understanding is needed for X. I run i3 as window manager, which is only 6MB. When I am on TTY (i.e. just rebooted, only 2 TTYs are activated, just logged in (i.e. one bash instance)) I get 32 MB usage. How is this even possible. Is it because of the RHGB? I will try and disable that too. Also the ttys are using KMS, maybe it takes too much? Anyways, X take another 15 MB, so once I ‘startx’ it goes to 64-70MB. Skype – another 35, so this is pretty much the limit of the system. Too bad everyone in Europe is using skype exclusively, I would much better be off with XMPP/GTalk but no one is even ever heard of it.

        No graphical browser is usable after this initialization, not even surf (which is minimal, but still demands at least 20MB + the shared stuff like gtk, everyone is relying these days on toolkit even for such simple simple things like menus (actually surf uses gtk ONLY for the menus and to implement the native controls like input, button and scroll). Te obvious sacrifice is Skype, however this would mean no real time communication, and this seems mandatory.

        So here is my question (again, sorry:)) – is there a way to use skype (text only at least, no voice/video calls) from the console without actually running the Skype executable for linux locally (it can be started remotely I guess, on another computer, but I would prefer not to if possible). And no, using finch on the remote machine where skype is running is not possible as the DBUS sessions will never match.


  28. 41 Yuhong Bao 2010/11/29 at 10:01 AM

    Makes me wonder which of these 430TX systems have ACPI. Can you check the dmesg?

  29. 42 anon 2010/12/27 at 8:08 PM

    I’m curious.

    Anyways I’m planning to get a ThinkPad. An old one, the a22m. It’s got a Pentium III. (800 mhz – 1Ghz, could any of those)

    So anyways, wi-fi, USB, ATI card, (no wrestling with trident/chips/omgwtfbbq drivers :D) all sorts of goodies. Shall I get it? It’s looking nice…

    • 43 K.Mandla 2010/12/28 at 8:12 AM

      I would. It’s hard to beat a late-model Thinkpad for a combination of Linux compatibility and all-around ruggedness. I’ve only ever had one I didn’t like, and it predated the general reputation that Thinkpads enjoy.

      I say go for it! :D

  30. 44 Timmy 2011/04/28 at 8:53 PM

    Hey K.Mandla!

    I love stuff like this! I’ve got a couple of ‘older’ machines myself, but my pride and joy is the Dell Latitude C610 (not that old, but still…) which runs like a charm with Bodhi Linux.

  31. 45 Taffin 2011/10/01 at 4:31 PM

    Seems like I’m not the only one who still likes “old” hardware, I’ve still got a 100MHz IBM Thinkpad stashed away in my cupboard. =D

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  38. 38 Howto: 16-second boot on 550Mhz Celeron with Crux « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/06/08 at 11:05 PM
  39. 39 Two out of three ain’t bad « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/06/27 at 10:05 AM
  40. 40 Stuck keys « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/07/07 at 11:20 PM
  41. 41 Finally, Grub to Gnome in under a minute « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/07/29 at 5:05 PM
  42. 42 Role reversal « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/08/08 at 7:35 AM
  43. 43 I grow old, I grow old « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/08/23 at 8:33 AM
  44. 44 Omigosh, suspend and restore works « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/09/20 at 8:43 AM
  45. 45 Updated and upgraded « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/05 at 7:52 AM
  46. 46 A minor network speed boost « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/09 at 10:22 AM
  47. 47 That rollercoaster sensation « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/16 at 8:24 PM
  48. 48 Success! Installing Ubuntu GTK1.2 Remix « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/16 at 9:43 PM
  49. 49 ext3, data_writeback and your fear of lost data « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/19 at 9:13 PM
  50. 50 Into the closet, into the ether « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/22 at 11:30 PM
  51. 51 So I tell myself, just don’t update « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/10/23 at 9:00 PM

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Some recent desktops

May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF

May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games

Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

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