In the test 15 years ago: Corsair's Voyager GT was the best USB stick for 100 euros

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In a test 15 years ago, eleven USB sticks (test) with USB 2.0 with prices ranging from 11 to 100 euros were put to the test. The Corsair Voyager GT for just under 100 euros was particularly convincing thanks to its excellent performance and lavish equipment.

Table of contents

  1. 1 From Adata to Verbatim
  2. Test Results
  3. Conclusion

From Adata to Verbatim

The eleven USB sticks covered five manufacturers and capacities from 1 to 8 GB. The price per GB ranged from 7.25 euros at the lower end to 23.60 euros.

The first candidate was the Adata PD7 for 15 euros with 1 GB of memory. It came in an aluminum-style plastic case. The manufacturer stated read and write speeds of 30 and 20 MB/s respectively and also included a 55 cm extension cable.

Connect 3D Pocket Drive – Packaging
Satron PowerRAM 3.0 packaging
Satron SafeStick 3.0 – Packaging
SuperTalent RBST USB Flash Drive – Packaging
A-Data PD7 Packaging
Corsair FlashVoyager GT – Packaging

The second manufacturer represented Connect 3D with the pocket drive in sizes of 1, 2 and 4 GB. At 19/17 MB/s for reading/writing, the specified speeds were significantly lower than for Adata, but the prices were also lower at 11 (1 GB), 16 (2 GB) and 29 euros (4 GB). In terms of accessories, Connect 3D had a 90 cm extension cable and a lanyard to which the USB stick could be attached.

The spearhead of the USB sticks tested was Corsair's Voyager GT, which was available in the 8 GB version and was advertised with read and write speeds of 34 and 28 MB/s, respectively. For a price of 94 euros, customers also received a lanyard, a 55 cm long USB extension cable and the freeware TrueCrypt for encrypting data. The Voyager GT had a waterproof rubber case that also protected it from knocks, bumps and drops – but the USB stick was so thick that it blocked adjacent USB ports.

Corsair FlashVoyager GT

The Austrian manufacturer Satron was represented with three models from the PowerRAM 3.0 series and two variants from the Safe Stick 3.0 series. The PowerRAM 3.0 models had 2, 4 or 8 GB of memory and were specified with 30 MB/s reading and 22 MB/s writing. Apart from the actual USB stick, there were no accessories. The prices were 27 euros (2 GB), 41 euros (4 GB) and 100 euros (8 GB). The Safe Stick 3.0 models were the same USB sticks in a waterproof and dustproof rubber casing. The prices here were 28 euros for the 2 GB version and 49 euros for the 4 GB version. The last USB stick in the test was the SuperTalent RBST USB Flash Drive, which cost 23 euros with 1 GB of memory. The manufacturer advertised the USB stick with a read speed of 30 MB/s, but there was no information on the write speed.

Technical data PD7 FlashVoyager GT PowerRAM 3.0 SafeStick 3.0 PocketDrive RBST
USB Flash Drive General informationManufacturer A-Data Corsair Satron Satron Connect 3D SuperTalent Capacities 1 to 16 GB 2 to 8 GB 256 MB to 8 GB 1 to 4 GB 512 MB to 4 GB 1 to 2 GB Dimensions in mm (L x W x D) 66.0 *19.0*10.0 76.0*24.0*15.0 69.0*17.0*9.0 69.0*19.0*11.0 71.0*18.0*7 ,0 68.0*16.0*7.0 Housing material Metal Rubber Plastic Rubber Plastic Plastic, metal Write protection – Maximum speed according to manufacturer Read (MByte/s) 30 34 26 (up to 1 GByte)< br>30 (from 2 GB) 30 19 30 Write (MB/s) 20 28 17 (up to 1 GB)
22 (from 2 GB) 22 17 – ReadyBoost compatible ✓

Test results

The Corsair Voyager GT in particular cut a good figure in the benchmarks and came close to the advertised speeds. SuperTalent's RBST USB Flash Drive and Adata's PD7 also performed well – only the Pocket Drive products from Connect 3D with 1 and 4 GB had to take a hit and were not convincing. The model with a capacity of 2 GB surprisingly worked much faster.

HD-Tach 3.01

HD-Tach 3.01 Burst Read Speed ​​

    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)32.1
    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)32.0
    • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)31.9
    • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)31.9
    • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)31.9
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)30.2
    • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)30.0
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    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)30.0
    • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)29.2
    • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)27.9
    • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)27.7
    • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)26.4
    • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)25.1
    • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)25, 0
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)19.1
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)11.7
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)11.4
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)10.4

Unit: Megabytes per second (MB/s) HD-Tach 3.01 – Avg. Reading speed

    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)30.8
    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)30.8
    • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)30.8
    • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)30.6
    • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)29.1
    • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)29.1
    • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)29.0
    • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)27.4< /li>
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)26.4
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)26.2
    • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)26.2
    • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)26.1
    • OCZ Rally² (2GB)23.5
    • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)22.7
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)18.7
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)11.6
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB) 11.2
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)10.2

Unit: Megabytes per second (MB/s) HD-Tach 3.01 Access Time

    • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB )0.5
    • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)0.6
    • Extreme memory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)0.7
    • OCZ Rally² (2GB)0.7
    • A-Data PD7 (1GB)0.7
    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)0.8
    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8 GB)0.8
    • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)1.3
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury ( 2 GB)1,4
    • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)1,4
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1 GB)1,6< /li>
    • Satron PowerRAM (8GB)1.6
    • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)1.6
    • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)1.7
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)1 ,7
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)1,8
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2GB)1,8
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)2,3

Unit: milliseconds SiSoft Sandra XI

SiSoft Sandra XI – read 2 MB

    • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)31.061
    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)30,891
    • Satron PowerRAM (4GB)30,379
    • A-Data PD7 (1GB)30,106< /li>
    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8 GB)29,867
    • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)29,628
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)27,341
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)27,307
    • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)26,214
    • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)25,737
    • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)25,122
    • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)24,678
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    • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)23,518
    • OCZ Rally² (2GB)23,074
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)18,671
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    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)10,786
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)10,650
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)9,865

Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 2 MB write

    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)16,247
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)14,609
    • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)13,107
    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8 GB)12,663
    • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)12,459
    • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)11,674
    • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)11,298
    • OCZ Rally² (2GB)9,557
    • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2GB )9,523
    • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)9,011
    • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)8,977
    • Satron SafeStick (4GB)8,055
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)7,578
    • Patriot Xporter XT (2GB)6,246< /li>
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)6,144
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)5,769
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1 GB)2,321
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)2,253

Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 256 KB read

    • Super Talent RBST USB Drive (1GB)27,985
    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)27,840
    • Satron SafeStick (2GB)26,159
    • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)25,788
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)25,779
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)24,806
    • < li class="chart__row">Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)24,657

    • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)23,778
    • Verbatim Store'n&apos ;Go Professional (2GB)22,677
    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)22,174
    • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)21,039
    • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)20,715
    • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)20,019
    • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)19,465
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)17,553
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)10,142
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive ( 4GB)9,754
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)9,472

Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 256 KB write < ul class="chart__groups toggle-body-container" id="chart-groups-124977">

    • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)11,823
    • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)10,202
    • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)10,197
    • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)9,792
    • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)9,591
    • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)9,114
    • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)7,949
    • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)7,778
    • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)7,492
    • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)7,343
    • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)7,326
    • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)6,720
    • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2 GB)5,726
    • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)2,590
    • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)2,526
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)2,522
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)2,095
    • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)1,920
  • Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 32 KB Read

      • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)13,908
      • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)13,901
      • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)13,613
      • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2 GB)13,260
      • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)13.171
      • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)12,794
      • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)11,931
      • Satron SafeStick (2 GB )11,555
      • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)11,004
      • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)9,214
      • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)8,931
      • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)8,604
      • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)8,509
      • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)6,757
      • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)6,715
      • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)6,673
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      • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)5,450
      • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)5,427
    • < /ul> Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 32 KB Write

        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)3,355
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)2,601
        • A-Data PD7 (1GB)2,571
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)1,993
        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8 GB)1,947
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)1,854
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)1,751
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)1,325
        • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)1,137
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)1,135
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)980
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)956
        • Satron PowerRAM ( 8 GB)505
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1 GB)371
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)360
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2GB)332
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)315
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)315

      Unit: kilobytes per second (kB /s) SiSoft Sandra XI – read 512 bytes

        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)412
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)393
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)380
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)375
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2GB)373
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)372< /li>
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)333
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1 GB)332
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2 GB)331
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)315
        • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)298
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)239
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)235
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)225
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        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)213
        • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)210
        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)172
        • Satron PowerRAM (8GB)150

      Unit: kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – write 512 bytes

        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)49
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)47
        • A-Data PD7 (1GB)47
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)44
        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)35
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2GB)31
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)26
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)26
        • Extreme memory USB drive performance (2 GB)23
        • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)23
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)22
        • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)20
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)17
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1 GB )15
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)11
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2GB)6
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2GB)5
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        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)5

      Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 64 MB read

        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)31,983
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)31,679
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2 GB)31,676
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)31,386
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        • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)30,584
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)30,583
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)27,307
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)27,266
        • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)26,214
        • Satron SafeStick (4GB)26.214
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)25.122
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)25.122
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)24,030
        • OCZ Rally² (2GB)22,938
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)18,569
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)10,923
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)10,920
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2 GB)9,830

      Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – 64 MB write

        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)19.665
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)19,661
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)18,569
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2GB)18,569
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2GB)18,569
        • Satron PowerRAM (2GB)18,558
        • Satron PowerRAM (4GB)18,552
        • Satron PowerRAM (8GB)17,476
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2 GB)16,384
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)16,384
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)15,292
        • OCZ Rally² (2GB)14,199
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)14,199
        • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)13,107
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2GB)10,923
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)8,738
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB )3,277
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)2,185

      Unit: Kilobytes per second (kB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI Average Read

        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)30.97
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)30.58
        • A-Data PD7 (1GB)30.38
        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)30.35
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)28.67
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)27.85
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)27.67
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)26.46
        • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)25, 93
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)25.93
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)25.71
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2GB)24.75
        • OCZ Rally² (2GB)23.03
        • Extreme Memory USB Drive Performance (2GB)21.81
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)17.88
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)10.98
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB )10.90
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)9.81

      Unit: megabytes per second (MB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – average writing

        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8 GB)21.50
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)20.75
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB) 20.03
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)19.13
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)18.34
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)18.07
        • Satron PowerRAM (8GB)18.03
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)17.36
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)17.10
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)16.01
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)15.34
        • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)14.65
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)12.89
        • OCZ Rally² (2GB)11.05
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2GB)11.01
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury ( 2GB)7.00
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)4.19
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)3.52

      Unit: Megabytes per second (MB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – Drive Index Read

        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)31
        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)31
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)31
        • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)31
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)30
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)29
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)29
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)28
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)26
        • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)26
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB )26
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2GB)25
        • OCZ Rally² (2GB)24
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)23
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)18
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)11
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)11
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)10

      Unit: Megabytes per second (MB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – Drive Index Write

        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8 GB)24
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)23
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)22
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2 GB)22
        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)22
        • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)21
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)21
        • Satron SafeStick (4GB)21
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2GB)20
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)17
        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1GB)17
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2GB)16
        • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)16
        • A-Data PD7 (1 GB)16
        • Verbatim Store'n'Go Professional (2 GB)14
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2GB)8
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1GB)5
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4GB)5
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      Unit: Megabytes per second (MB/s) SiSoft Sandra XI – Write access time

        • SuperTalent RBST USB Drive (1 GB)18
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (2GB)20
        • Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (2GB)22
        • Corsair FlashVoyager GT (8GB)25
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        • Satron PowerRAM (2 GB)26
        • Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (2 GB)32
        • A -Data PD7 (1 GB)33
        • Patriot Xporter XT (2 GB)36
        • Satron PowerRAM (4 GB)48
        • Satron SafeStick (4 GB)50
        • Satron PowerRAM (8 GB)51
        • Satron SafeStick (2 GB)51
        • Extrememory USB Drive Performance (2 GB)58
        • OCZ Rally² (2 GB)61
        • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury (2 GB)85
        • Verbatim Store&apos ;n'Go Professional (2 GB)100
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (1 GB)232
        • Connect 3D PocketDrive (4 GB)325

      Unit: milliseconds

      Conclusion

      With a price of around 100 euros, the Voyager GT with 8 GB of memory was not cheap, but performed very well in the test and was equipped with everything necessary. There was only a deduction for the expansive dimensions. The USB sticks from SuperTalent and Adata also cut a good figure, but were unattractively priced. Anyone who wanted good performance for little money was well advised to go with the 2 GB version of the Pocket Drive, which cost EUR 7.89 per GB.

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