My Computers



My first computer was a Packard Bell computer with a 233Mhz Intel Processor, 64MB of PC100 RAM  and a 6.4GB HDD that was limited (by a jumper, remember those!) to only 2GB. Unknowing to this, I asked for more 'memory' for Christmas one year; I really needed more storage but didn't know the technical term at the time. So after receiving a 128MB stick for Christmas, I upgraded the RAM to 192MB and at the same time found the jumper on the hard drive; both were a nice and needed upgrade. Years later, I upgraded to a Sony Vaio Desktop that had an Intel 2.4Ghz P4 HT processor, 512MB of RAM and a 120GB HDD. This lasted me several years in middle school and into highschool. Below are all the computers I work with on a consistent basis, whether it be my main computers that I use for day-to-day activities or the older computers that I use to test various operating systems and configurations.



Currently In Use


Custom Desktop
 (Built: 2008)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz Qual Core)
8GB DDR2 RAM
Samsung 830 128GB SATA3 SSD
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 15000RPM SATA HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate

Lenovo T520 Laptop (Purchased: Nov 2011)
Intel i7-2760QM (2.4GHz Quad Core w/ Hyper-threading)
8GB DDR3 RAM
Samsung 830 128GB SATA3 SSD
Western Digital Black 320GB 7200RPM SATA2 HDD
Windows 7 Professional

Google CR-48 Chromebook Prototype
Intel Atom N455 (1.66GHz Single Core)
2GB DDR3 RAM
Sandisk 16GB SATA SSD
Google Chrome OS
NOTE: Out of curiosity, I also resized the partitions and installed Ubuntu; having the option to chose which to boot via the "dev switch".


Alternate Uses (Servers/Test Machines)

Custom Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2.0Ghz Dual Core)
2GB DDR2 RAM
Seagate 120GB 7200RPM IDE HDD
Seagate 160GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Seagate 300GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
NOTE: My cousin sent me this computer along with many other old computer parts he no longer had use for; one of the best presents I've ever received, 3 big boxes of computer parts!
(Trying to use for ESXi or XenServer...unsuccessfully so far..)

Custom Desktop (Built: 2005)
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (1.8Ghz Single Core)
1GB DDR2 RAM
2x Maxtor 300GB 7200RPM IDE HDD (RAID 1)
2x Seagate 120GB 7200RPM IDE HDD (RAID 0)
FreeNAS 8

Sony Vaio Desktop
Intel Pentium 4 HT (2.4GHz Single Core)
512MB DDR RAM
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM IDE HDD
Debian 6.0

Old Gateway Desktop
Intel Pentium II (350MHz Single Core)
256MB RAM
Quantum Fireball 10.2GB IDE HDD
pfSense Firewall

Dead Computers

HP Pavilion DV2815NR Laptop 
(Graphics Card Died)
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (2.00GHz Dual Core)
3GB DDR2 RAM
Hitachi 250GB 5400RPM SATA HDD
Windows 7 Professional