About Me

Hi. I'm Matt. I'm 21 years old, and am currently a junior at a college in Michigan. I am majoring in Business Management, with a focus in IT and information systems. I have worked with computers since I was eight years old, tinkering with a fairly-old-for-its-time Pentium 4 machine with Windows 95 and a 40gb hard drive. Now, I've built a much more modern and infinitely faster machine, with the specifications listed below. It's not a crazy, top-of-the-line machine, but it suits my needs perfectly.

  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700x, 8core/16thread
  • 32GB G-Skill DDR4 RAM
  • EVGA GTX 1070 SC, 8GB GDDR5
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Boot SSD
  • 2 x 8TB WD Red data drives in RAID 0

Peripherals:

  • Anne Pro 60% Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Red switches
  • Steelseries Sensei RAW Mouse
  • Sennheiser HD569 Headphones

My Hobbies

I am active in the /r/homelab and /r/mechanicalkeyboard communities, and I home host this website from my personal do-it-all server. While I am home, my server runs on the following specs:

  • Intel Core i7-2600, 4core/8thread
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 12 x 8TB WD Red drives (64TB useable)
  • Mellanox 10gbit network card
  • Perc 9211-8i SAS Controller
  • Running Ubuntu with ZFS filesystem
  • All in a Rosewill 4U server chassis
I use this server as a webserver running my website, fileserver for a data storage solution, and a plex server for my media needs. I hope to expand it's capabilities in the upcoming months, as there's a lot more power and storage under the hood than I'm currently utilizing.

I am also active in the /r/opendirectories and /r/datahoarder communities as well. On the data hoarding side of things, I have ammased a decent collection of music, movies, TV shows, and various other types of data, all amounting to over twenty terabytes, stored on an my main NAS server and various Google Team Drives.

Education and Career

I currently attend college in Michigan, majoring in Business Management.

I also own a webhost, and currently host two websites from it. This website, and needmorehdd.space, which also encompasses some aspects of my hobbies, including data curation and archival.

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