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48TB (12 X 4TB WD Gold (Re))


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Thecus W12000 Windows Storage Server 48TB Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (12 X 4TB WD Gold (Re))


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The Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 48TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz CPU and with 8GB RAM providing outstanding performance. This Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 is backed with Thecus’s 2yr limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 12 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 168TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 48TB of storage capacity (includes 12x 4TB WD Gold (Re) HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
  • Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz CPU
  • 8000MB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
  • Arrives with 2yr warranty for enclosure and 5yr warranty for hard drives



Includes WD Gold (Re) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Included with this Thecus NAS are WD hard disks. Network Attached Storage Class drives are the perfect choice for constant, 24h hours a day, 7 days a week, Read and Write operations.
WD NAS drives are the industry choice for NAS devices as they improve performance and capability within your W12000 NAS server unit.

Combining Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 and 12 WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Network-Attached Storage solution ranging from simply media file access, Apple Time Machine, complex Surveillance and Synchronisation abilities, as well as the utilization of VMware and ISCSI.

opened Thecus Windows Storage Server

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: WD4002FYYZ
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Cache: 128MB
  • Warranty: 5yr

Back of the Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 box (the connections)

back of Thecus Windows Storage Server

  • LAN Network Port / Ethernet Port – Giving your Thecus storage device to both send, receive and manipulate files over the internet. However that is just the tip of the iceberg. Via the connection of devices such as IP camera, mobile apps and other system tools, you can use multi-purpose applications for homes, small business and enterprises uses.
  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility
  • USB 2.0 - A common connection in most devices, USB or Universal Serial Bus gives your Thecus the ability to data between devices such as external hard drives and flash storage keys at up to 480Mb per second. In some larger, more advanced enclosures, you are able to connect peripherals such as keyboards and mice to a Storage enclosure, however we recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on compatibility.
  • eSATA – Often refered to as External SATA, eSATA gives you the ability to utilise the 6Gbp/s data transfer speed of SATA in an external port. Often used in larger enclosure for expansion devices (that work together with the main Digital Storage enclosure), eSATA can also be utilised to connect additional external storage drives to maximise or backup your existing storage archive.
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) – Access your Thecus NAS via a visual device, such as a HD TV or Monitor to giving you direct access to your Network Attached Storage device. Useful if your Network Connectivity has dropped and you require access to your files in the absence of a network/Internet connection.

Free Thecus Windows Storage Server SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 6,RAID 10 set up on Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Thecus 12-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Thecus box and WD drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. That's not all. We can install the latest Thecus firmware or even construct a custom build from the ground up! Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Thecus 12-bay box are explained below.
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Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.
  • RAID 5 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. It is ideal for file and application servers that have a limited number of data drives. Very fast read data transactions while write data transactions are bit slower. In case if drive fails, you still have access to all data, even while the failed drive is being replaced and system rebuilds the data on the new drive.
  • RAID 6 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. Similar to RAID 5, read data transactions are very fast. Two drives can fail and you still have access to all data, even while the failed drives are being replaced. It makes it more secure.
  • RAID 10 combines pros and cons of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. If one drive fails, the rebuild time is very fast because data being copied from the surviving mirror to a new drive.

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General

Stock code IBT-W12000
Brand Thecus
Series Windows Storage Server
Model W12000
Type Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 27/04/2015

W12000 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 662x440x89mm
Platter size 3.5"
Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) ~7000
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 12
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
Rack size 2

W12000 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal3
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal12
PCIePCIe v2 x4Internal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External6
eSATAeSATA (host)External1

Software

W12000 Speed

Speed/RPM SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black/Silver
Weight (kg) 25kg
Weight (bare) 15.8kg
External Length (mm) 630cm
External Width (mm) 860cm
External Height (mm) 330cm
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Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6WD pro nas hard drive for Windows Storage Server WD Gold
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Windows Storage Server
Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
48TB (12 X 4TB WD Gold (Re))



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Thecus W12000 Windows Storage Server 48TB Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (12 X 4TB WD Gold (Re))


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The Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 48TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz CPU and with 8GB RAM providing outstanding performance. This Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 is backed with Thecus’s 2yr limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 12 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 168TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 48TB of storage capacity (includes 12x 4TB WD Gold (Re) HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
  • Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz CPU
  • 8000MB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
  • Arrives with 2yr warranty for enclosure and 5yr warranty for hard drives



Includes WD Gold (Re) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Included with this Thecus NAS are WD hard disks. Network Attached Storage Class drives are the perfect choice for constant, 24h hours a day, 7 days a week, Read and Write operations.
WD NAS drives are the industry choice for NAS devices as they improve performance and capability within your W12000 NAS server unit.

Combining Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 and 12 WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Network-Attached Storage solution ranging from simply media file access, Apple Time Machine, complex Surveillance and Synchronisation abilities, as well as the utilization of VMware and ISCSI.

opened Thecus Windows Storage Server

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: WD4002FYYZ
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Cache: 128MB
  • Warranty: 5yr

Back of the Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 box (the connections)

back of Thecus Windows Storage Server

  • LAN Network Port / Ethernet Port – Giving your Thecus storage device to both send, receive and manipulate files over the internet. However that is just the tip of the iceberg. Via the connection of devices such as IP camera, mobile apps and other system tools, you can use multi-purpose applications for homes, small business and enterprises uses.
  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility
  • USB 2.0 - A common connection in most devices, USB or Universal Serial Bus gives your Thecus the ability to data between devices such as external hard drives and flash storage keys at up to 480Mb per second. In some larger, more advanced enclosures, you are able to connect peripherals such as keyboards and mice to a Storage enclosure, however we recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on compatibility.
  • eSATA – Often refered to as External SATA, eSATA gives you the ability to utilise the 6Gbp/s data transfer speed of SATA in an external port. Often used in larger enclosure for expansion devices (that work together with the main Digital Storage enclosure), eSATA can also be utilised to connect additional external storage drives to maximise or backup your existing storage archive.
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) – Access your Thecus NAS via a visual device, such as a HD TV or Monitor to giving you direct access to your Network Attached Storage device. Useful if your Network Connectivity has dropped and you require access to your files in the absence of a network/Internet connection.

Free Thecus Windows Storage Server SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 6,RAID 10 set up on Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Thecus 12-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Thecus box and WD drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. That's not all. We can install the latest Thecus firmware or even construct a custom build from the ground up! Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Thecus 12-bay box are explained below.

Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.
  • RAID 5 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. It is ideal for file and application servers that have a limited number of data drives. Very fast read data transactions while write data transactions are bit slower. In case if drive fails, you still have access to all data, even while the failed drive is being replaced and system rebuilds the data on the new drive.
  • RAID 6 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. Similar to RAID 5, read data transactions are very fast. Two drives can fail and you still have access to all data, even while the failed drives are being replaced. It makes it more secure.
  • RAID 10 combines pros and cons of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. If one drive fails, the rebuild time is very fast because data being copied from the surviving mirror to a new drive.

Choose your RAID here -> Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Thecus Windows Storage Server and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in W12000 price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Thecus W12000 Windows Storage Server RAM / Card upgrade options




Double your speed with Link Aggregation



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Add two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 pass-through port to your laptop through a single USB 3.0 port


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Specifications

General

Stock code IBT-W12000
Brand Thecus
Series Windows Storage Server
Model W12000
Type Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 27/04/2015

W12000 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 662x440x89mm
Platter size 3.5"
Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) ~7000
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 12
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
Rack size 2

W12000 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal3
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal12
PCIePCIe v2 x4Internal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External6
eSATAeSATA (host)External1

Software

W12000 Speed

Speed/RPM SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black/Silver
Weight (kg) 25kg
Weight (bare) 15.8kg
External Length (mm) 630cm
External Width (mm) 860cm
External Height (mm) 330cm
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16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


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How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

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Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

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What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 



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