IBM ThinkCentre A30

Exhibit 021

ModelThinkCentre A30
Serial numberKCY5RFR
Date of productionJune 2003
Date added to collection2022


When the IBM ThinkCentre A30 was released in 2003, it was marketed as a business desktop computer that was designed to be highly reliable, easy to manage, and flexible enough to meet the changing needs of a growing business. The marketing campaign for the ThinkCentre A30 emphasized its durable construction, security features, and simplified management tools, which were aimed at helping IT departments streamline their operations and reduce costs. The model’s marketing slogan was “Great technology and affordable prices.”

The ThinkCentre A30 represents one of IBM’s final offerings in the PC market before Lenovo acquired their PC business in 2005. This desktop tower runs on the Windows XP Professional operating system and boasts a fast Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU. To further enhance its speed, we have utilized an IDE to SATA adapter to integrate an SSD into the system. The floppy drive is also fully operational, which enables us to use this machine to create floppy disks for older computers.

The final A30 model ceased production in March 2005.


Machine type8198-91U
BIOS versionpreviously 24KT48AUS, upgraded to 24KT55AUS
BIOS date05/10/05
CPUIntel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (Socket mPGA478B)
RAM256 MB (PC2100 266 MHz DDR-SDRAM)
Power supplyHipro HP-A2307F3P 230 W
HDD (original)Hitachi Deskstar IC35L060AVV207 40 GB 7200rpm (Ultra-ATA/100) (IBM FRU 19K1568)
FDD3.5″ 1.44 MB
Optical driveHL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8480B (48x) (Ultra ATA/33)
Video cardIntel Extreme GMCH (onboard)
Sound cardAnalog Devices SoundMAX 3.0 (onboard)
ModemConexant HCF 56K V.90 (PCI)
Network cardIntel PRO/100 VE (onboard)
KeyboardIBM Preferred Pro (PS2)
MouseIBM Optical Wheel (USB)
Operating system (original)Windows XP Professional



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