New 130TB Storage Server ft. Linus

50% of the reason I made this video is so that I had more storage for Phantom footage. The other 50% is so you'd all stop telling me I had to make a video with Linus. I did it, alright!? It's done!
WD: www.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-red-hdd
45Drives: www.45drives.com/products/
Unraid: unraid.net/
Linus Tech Tips: noplayer.info/tv/XuqSBlHAE6Xw-yeJA0Tunw


  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech Tips

    25 dager siden

    Was a total blast working on this together... which is good because I guess we need to build another one... NOW

    • Time-lapse guy

      Time-lapse guy

      2 dager siden

      i think gav will check put other options in the market this time !!

    • Alain Kumschick

      Alain Kumschick

      3 dager siden

      You need Linus again !!! but this time with 1PT, that 1024 TB !!!!! ;)

    • fefe


      10 dager siden

      What m8

    • Dylan


      10 dager siden

      Shouldn't they have gone straight to a tape storage method for archival storage? It seems they need a geopbyte or more, geeze

    • BrendanTCC


      11 dager siden

      @beatle11 very true xD

  2. Domplayz


    22 timer siden

    wait. the file is from 2017..

  3. pohmakas33


    Dag siden

    why not delete stuff youve already shot, uploaded and monetised?

  4. brianr101010


    Dag siden

    Slow Fatty? Was that about me you Son Of A Gun? How did you know? Are you watching me?

  5. brianr101010


    Dag siden

    Yeah, when you go take a massive steaming hygiene. Right Linus?

  6. TheSeaBast


    Dag siden

    This video captures the energy of back-of-the-class shenanigans.

  7. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse

    2 dager siden

    You need the 60 drive version.

  8. Patrick Conroy

    Patrick Conroy

    3 dager siden

    Linus doesn't swear as much in his own videos :D

  9. Chris Topher

    Chris Topher

    3 dager siden

    Linus Tech Tips or more like Linus Server Tips 😁

  10. jinxmaster1


    3 dager siden

    meanwhile I'm here thinking I've got big storage with my 3TB

  11. Alain Kumschick

    Alain Kumschick

    3 dager siden

    You need Linus again !!! but this time with 1PT, that 1024 TB !!!!! ;)

  12. Radiant Silver Labs

    Radiant Silver Labs

    4 dager siden

    I love this combo guys, big fan of both of you, I have watched all of the vids where linus makes obscene amounts of storage... I myself have a need, not so great but i have 15tbs here with a stack of like 6 externals. I back up my game a lot its about 200 gigs, so 5x is 1tb.. my question to you gav or linus, and this is a one ive been pondering this month, is how to back up LARGE amounts of data permenantly? ie, not on a hard drive, but for archiving purposes, like they did on VHS back in the 80s. And the price needs to be acceptable (them obscene 3.3tb disks from sony are nice but 200us for write once and only 3 tb?)... im guessing the answer is dual layer BD-R? but capacity isnt great.. i need to get my shit off HDs and onto something more permenant and then use the HDs again! thoughts? :-)

  13. Brian Wind Grøndahl

    Brian Wind Grøndahl

    5 dager siden

    how to totally undershoot production needs.

  14. PuI2ePLaYaZ


    5 dager siden

    Slow Mo guys uses Windows not MAC ... there is still hope for humanity

  15. pvic


    5 dager siden

    6:40: "...damn"

  16. xt3100


    5 dager siden

    why do I keep watching this?

  17. morcova


    6 dager siden

    So this year we've had a video collaboration between Linus Tech Tips and Smarter Every Day..... Smarter Every Day and Slo Mo Guys have done work together in the past..... LTT and Slow Mo Guys... So.... when are we getting a collab with all three channels?

  18. Heljaeger


    6 dager siden

    Lmfao 16:00 two dudes having a gander at the anus.

  19. B12 Virus

    B12 Virus

    7 dager siden

    collaborate with shroud please

  20. Richard Greasley

    Richard Greasley

    7 dager siden

    Why not use the Seagate IronWolf drives for more storage and faster access?

  21. Zarevock666


    7 dager siden

    Get this man some tape

  22. RitzSamaritano


    7 dager siden

    Honestly I can't understand why people go so crazy about this LinusTechTips solutions, I already made a comment on a similar video on SmarterEveryDay channel about a solution just like this one because they're a hobbist solution that solve nothing, absolutely nothing, specially on the most important aspects for a video producer: 1) reliability 2) scalability You already admitted in the first part of the video that this huge home built nas is not gonna last for long, it's not covering your need for everything you have now, how it will supposed to be a good solution for future? What will you do? Plant a server farm of those "things" just in your basement and let them spinning 24/7? How do you supposed to do maintenance on those? Because everyone working in the IT knows that stuff like that will be extremely unrealiable ove time without proper maintenance (and I'm not talking only about hw maintenance but also software maintenance). And tell me, how do you manage big files if they don't fit the space available on one of those storage pods? Do you think to waste time splitting files? No way man, this is a bad solution and I'm honestly surprised that professionals rely on a guy like this Linus, which is a good guy for gaming pc but has no real knowledge of the problems behind data storage solutions like this one... What you gonna need is a LTO tape library and use a proper software for archive, so that the software will take care of saving files on the tapes managing every underground process (like "splitting" blocks around tapes) and the hardware will take care of realiability constantly testing tapes, managing redundancy, and so on. I'll paste my comment on the previous video in case you need some advice for future solutions. --- I really love your videos but unfortunately I think this time you didn't choose a smart solution, and I'll explain why. The solution you adopted with Linus is quite an hobbist one, simply stack disks in a raid array is surely better than storing single disks like you did but it's not reliable for your needs. First of all raid is not an archive technology like Linus said, it's a solution that will provide ONLY business continuity, in case one drive fail you can change it without loosing all the data. You still have an operational window between an ok state and a total loss, this window can be extended adding more spare drives, but this is only one of the problems. Each drive has a probability to have a read errors, it's only a matter of time (and statistics tbh), in a raid architecture with parity (raid5, raid6 for example) you can have it in any moment, and in a normal condition is not a big problem, there's only a moment where the read error will create a disaster (=corruption of data), and it's during the rebuilding of the array after one drive of the raid array is faulty and the raid controller automatically start a rebuild using a one of the spare drives. The probability that this will happen in past was very low because drives where not so big and the rebuilding process was not so long, but nowadays with such huge drives (20TB!!!) this rebuilding process takes a huge amount of time, and during this window you're constantly exposed to a total loss of data. That's why people who have to work with a huge amount of data (like you and even more) use two different approaches: 1) if they have to use disk drives they don't rely on raid with parity but they store their data on disks using some software layer structure which spread data across different servers and disks and will be able to recover any data even if they lose servers (sometimes called storage pods, check Backblaze blog for that, www.backblaze.com/blog/). In this way you will move your complexity from an uncontrollable, and in some ways intrinsic unreliable level (like hardware) to a level which can be controlled and monitored in a reliable way like software. Sadly this adds a lot of complexity to your architecture, it requires specific software and high costs in software development and hardware (disks are not cheap at all) 2) move to different media specifically developed for this purpouse, like LTO (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open) With an LTO tape library you'll have specific hardware for archive and data collection, you'll have tapes with lifetime warranty (not 5 years) and specifically developed to live for decades, a logical structure specifically developed for reliability, each tape will be constantly checked for consistency and many other advantages. From an economic point of view archive on hard drives (even magnetic drives) is a nightmare, you'll spend a huge amount of money for a non reliable solution with a really bad scalability. One 14TB drive costs between 400 and 500 USD 10 LTO-7 tapes cost around 650 USD but will hold between 60TB up to 150TB (depending on the compression level of the data) With LTO you have to invest more on the drives (which are not cheap but will last for such a long time) but you will spend a LOT LESS money on the tapes, and you will be able to scale easily to add more and more storage. With a storage server what will you do when you will finish your storage? Will you add another server? And another, and another... And who will take care of your servers? Who will monitor them? Who will do maintenance on them? They will became a second job, and honestly I think you're an excellent youtube content provider, not a storage sysadmin. One last important advice, in your video and in this long post, we have talked only about hardware, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Even if hardware problems are possible they are usually not very frequent, and most of the time they are not responsible for a loss, from my experience most of the problems came from a software level, in specific filesystem. If you build a huge raid array (or several arrays) you have to build a huge filesystem (or several filesystems) to use all that space; these filesystem can have errors that will corrupt your data (and we are talking about huge video source files) must be constantly checked and managed, otherwise you can loose all your data even if your hard drives work perfectly. Hard drive storage can be a good solution to deal with video files where you're working, it's realatively fast and easy to setup, but for archive is really a bad solution imho. I'm sorry to give you bad news but I think it's important to be aware of pros and cons of every solution to make a conscious decision. Bye!

  23. xR1zkyx


    8 dager siden

    so you had the same problem as SmarterEveryDay

  24. SodiumhypoBromite


    8 dager siden

    Well ya'll clearly ain't the best of friends..

  25. Jeremy Lindemann

    Jeremy Lindemann

    8 dager siden

    You obviously need a petabyte level storage box. Linus already has one of those. Maybe you should do a thing where he gives you the LTT petabyte one and they can use that as an excuse to bump up their storage to something bigger with a new box. LTT has been running out of room too.

  26. Nationality Gamers

    Nationality Gamers

    8 dager siden

    they need to make the card game from adventure time for these video clip link - noplayer.info/show/UHJXVjRIZW1maW8.html

  27. S R Joy

    S R Joy

    8 dager siden

    Opens up anus .. Aha .. Its empty!

  28. Josh Fay

    Josh Fay

    8 dager siden

    im just wondering, Why don't you use Solid State Drives, seeing as they're smaller in size, and you could cram more of them into an area?

  29. Sui Yo

    Sui Yo

    9 dager siden

    Everyone gangsta until linus says the n word

  30. Jack Maslov CZ

    Jack Maslov CZ

    9 dager siden

    Still not enough to download the whole map of the upcoming Microsoft Flight Sim.

  31. Gabriel Legume

    Gabriel Legume

    9 dager siden

    Slow Phatty -> CHONKY -> anus

  32. Encysted


    9 dager siden

    2:35 Linus has been doing this so long, even when he is so tired, he can't describe the most basic human functions, he can do a product demo.

  33. just a pug

    just a pug

    9 dager siden

    17:21 How do you visualize your storage like that?

  34. Christopher Fernandes

    Christopher Fernandes

    10 dager siden

    I sense hate

  35. Jo Hutchinson

    Jo Hutchinson

    10 dager siden

    5:43 boop

  36. MrRamziaB


    10 dager siden

    Now, here's the question... What's the price tag on this one?

  37. djlapio93litlebro


    10 dager siden

    just get a bigger storenator

  38. Eschaton


    10 dager siden

    Allrighty. 16-20 more machines like that, and you may have enough space to hold the satellite and geo data needed for Microsoft's new Flight Sim.

  39. ZING


    10 dager siden

    is it just me or do they seem like they have beef?

    • sev348


      7 dager siden

      Nah i got that vibe also. Its like a between the lines kind of fucking with each other

    • Bailey JM

      Bailey JM

      9 dager siden

      Just you

  40. Max Robinson

    Max Robinson

    10 dager siden

    Next setup slow mo guys go to lto tape 🤣🤣

  41. Dennisysj


    11 dager siden


  42. David K

    David K

    11 dager siden

    I prefer Dell server + raid 10. Of course you lose 50% of space, but it's much faster and much more reliable, than raid 5 or 6. Because I had situations where I lost 2 drives and all raid array 5 was broken and I lost all data... So now I use only raid 10.

  43. John Cena

    John Cena

    11 dager siden

    Damn with this it may be possible to run Flight Simulator 2020 in High resolution

  44. merlinthegray


    11 dager siden

    "it's actually very late in the evening" *shows a clock that says it's 9pm* lolwut

  45. Swymco


    11 dager siden

    Linus: Are you familiar with RAID? Me: Shadow Legends?

  46. FlyingChinchilla


    11 dager siden

    linnus is a weird, narcissistic dude

  47. CrazeFusion


    11 dager siden

    Linus is gonna have to do another project petabyte for them.

  48. Charles Aiden De Leon

    Charles Aiden De Leon

    11 dager siden

    I was expecting a sponsor

  49. KirkeGaming


    11 dager siden

    Gavin reminds me of my big bro who's a tattoo artist. Near same hair cut

  50. D9fred95


    11 dager siden

    Meanwhile here I am annoyed that Red Dead 2 takes up 100GB.

  51. Weston Forced-last-name-display

    Weston Forced-last-name-display

    11 dager siden

    15:45 "Wooooooaaaaaoooww" 😂

  52. Weston Forced-last-name-display

    Weston Forced-last-name-display

    11 dager siden

    7:55 Gavin's face... lmfao

  53. Weston Forced-last-name-display

    Weston Forced-last-name-display

    11 dager siden

    2:23 anyone else getting some homo-erotic vibes?

    • Weston Forced-last-name-display

      Weston Forced-last-name-display

      11 dager siden

      14:40 "Would you like to open it..." Yup. lmfao

  54. Muhammad Siam .M

    Muhammad Siam .M

    11 dager siden

    Go do a hygiene

  55. Michael Antonio

    Michael Antonio

    12 dager siden


  56. Gravitar


    12 dager siden

    linus: *tips the case over slamming it onto the table* also linus: "looks like the courier kicked this"

    • D


      Dag siden

      It felt like it was going to slam, but then it didn't. The packing kept it safe!

    • noctis nox

      noctis nox

      11 dager siden

      linus is a professional at slamming and dropping equipment xD

  57. alexander cheney

    alexander cheney

    12 dager siden

    so a thing ive learned is that youtubers really need to let go lol not horde so much it may be hard to let go but sometimes it could be worth it

  58. Tech Ownage

    Tech Ownage

    12 dager siden

    3months 130TB full hahaha

  59. Samuel Pray

    Samuel Pray

    12 dager siden

    Come-on I was expecting this in slow motion 😂 great job by the way.

  60. Guled McCello

    Guled McCello

    12 dager siden

    Linus wants D