The Laptop with 100TB Storage!! - Areca 8050T3-12 DAS

  • Published: 01 June 2019
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    Want to give your Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptop 100TB of storage? We explain how to set up Areca's 8050T3-12 DAS, which RAID to use, and why you would want to do any of this in the first place.

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  • V. Sriram Sundar
    V. Sriram Sundar  1 months back

    Today I went to a coffee shop.
    You wanna know what I did there?

    *I ordered a mocha, had it in less than 5 minutes and left the shop*

    • man0z
      man0z  2 months back

      Just ivdeo edit at home. Forget about coffee shops

      • Jose Juarez
        Jose Juarez  2 months back

        Now how are you going to backup all that data?

        • CyBeR Gaming
          CyBeR Gaming  2 months back

          "It will webuild itself"

          • ArcticFox
            ArcticFox  2 months back

            Imagine the unlimited animes you can store

            • Jason howe
              Jason howe  2 months back

              for a storage server you're a bit short in ram..

              YOU HAVE 144TB storage you likely be needing the capacity of 4-12 TB ram depending on what you are serving with this system

              striping 3 of these together with 144GB of ssd you will likely kill the ram in buffering though at near on $29,000 on ssd's alone it becomes a cost prevention and likely saturate the bus speed meaning the 10Gb noc would likely ..

              • Kevin H
                Kevin H  2 months back

                Whats with the random pixelated guy? haha

                • TheOnline Thing
                  TheOnline Thing  2 months back

                  That's a huge chunk of hdds

                  • Matthew
                    Matthew  3 months back

                    Just wondered - if you can get an external drive with 2GB read/write speeds, would it be better to just install apps onto an external drive like this instead of using the onboard storage (which has lower read/write speeds), or does that introduce problems?

                    • Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

                      You can store 1% of Google Earth data.

                      • Anon Anon
                        Anon Anon  3 months back

                        Why did you censor your editor wtf?

                        • Casper S�
                          Casper S�  3 months back

                          That’s not 100TB in a laptop though. This is entirely independent of the laptop. False title.

                          • Karl Marx
                            Karl Marx  3 months back

                            When people look back on this 30 years from now...

                            • Dkaloger
                              Dkaloger  3 months back

                              Why isn’t this in the holy sh!t series

                              • Calvin Pinto
                                Calvin Pinto  3 months back

                                Your at 71% and your runnning out of battery

                                • Sebastian Resar
                                  Sebastian Resar  3 months back

                                  RazerBlade 15 base or Asus strix Scar 3?

                                  • Mortifera Productions
                                    Mortifera Productions  3 months back

                                    This has nothing to do with the laptop... and everything to do with a completely separate device.

                                    • genises100
                                      genises100  3 months back

                                      You guys hired Batman?

                                      • Andrew O'Sullivan
                                        Andrew O'Sullivan  3 months back

                                        Does anyone know if the 6 bay version of this also allows for plugging in different hard drives over time?

                                        • Boris Fett
                                          Boris Fett  3 months back

                                          RAID 10 with hybrid SAS drives would be the enterprise way to do it.

                                          • Edgar Renje
                                            Edgar Renje  3 months back

                                            And I'm sitting here still copying my data from my old RAID 1 12 TB NAS to my new RAID 5 60 TB one.

                                            • MeoWffle CAT
                                              MeoWffle CAT  4 months back

                                              6:25 says 'Massive Capacity' but he has a server that has 10x the amount of storage.

                                              • Louis LB.
                                                Louis LB.  4 months back

                                                "Oh wow, this guy has a weird deep voice" ... "Oh wow, it's not he's"

                                                • awesomeferret
                                                  awesomeferret  4 months back

                                                  So, it isn't a laptop with 100 TB of storage. Hey everyone, look at my HTC Evo 4G with 100TB of storage! This is a bit too much clickbait even for LMG.

                                                  • D-thec- tieve
                                                    D-thec- tieve  4 months back

                                                    Qnap has a nas with both thunderbolt and nas functionality. Coud you guys check that out?

                                                    • Marc Gutt
                                                      Marc Gutt  4 months back

                                                      @Linus Please build a NAS with DUAL mSATA 2.5 inch adapter cases inside of a QNAP QDA-A2AR. It does not make sense, but could be fun as it is a RAID, inside a RAID, inside a RAID :D

                                                      • Alexis Lamboy
                                                        Alexis Lamboy  4 months back

                                                        Linus is the king of slipping in commercials in a truly classic way.

                                                        • Sebastian Reichmann
                                                          Sebastian Reichmann  4 months back

                                                 that video was sort of pointless. Also...if there's a somebody in your company who's not out of probation yet or has been fired since shooting the video, maybe consider re-shooting or editing him out. Because pixelated faces and scrambled voices are weird....

                                                          • SCP 1471 wolf
                                                            SCP 1471 wolf  4 months back

                                                            What would 1000 tb be called?!?

                                                            • Yotus Jr.
                                                              Yotus Jr.  4 months back

                                                              My nana would love this, I think everyone can relate with their grandparent taking 0138493929283849493928283848392 pictures a day

                                                              • Papa Robotnik
                                                                Papa Robotnik  4 months back

                                                                Very classy intro. Smooth, warm and hip. Good work on the paint job of the set.

                                                                • Pamela Husky
                                                                  Pamela Husky  4 months back

                                                                  How heavy is that compared to a Dell Optiplex GX650? That's what I use to bring to a coffee shop when I had no laptop.

                                                                  • Eric Oyen
                                                                    Eric Oyen  4 months back

                                                                    last item, the newest SD Card specification was released a few months back. So, expect to see 127 TB SD cards hitting the market in about 2 years. Also, given their price point, they will still be cheaper than this setup and still have full bi-directional transfer speeds in excess of 1 GB/sec. Now, *THATS* portable!

                                                                    • Eric Oyen
                                                                      Eric Oyen  4 months back

                                                                      btw, you guys really need to do a show for those of us who live on a normal income and can't afford this expensive stuff. How about something in the sub $1,500 range?

                                                                      • Eric Oyen
                                                                        Eric Oyen  4 months back

                                                                        well, this certainly sounds like a boss device and would be perfect for some home installations, however, it's price is a lot more than most home video editing enthusiasts would be willing to pay. just the enclosure alone (no HDD's) is $2,499 not including taxes and shipping (free shipping on amazon, btw) and the SAS HDD's you would need for this are not cheap either. Prices range from a low of $250 to as high as $499 (depending on features). So, lets see how much this would cost if we used this particular enclosure and 12 of the Seagate Exos HDD ST12000NM0027 12TB (about $349 each not including shipping from newegg). Total cost (not including taxes or shipping) $6,687. For a low to mid range quality DAS for video editing in a professional setting, not too shabby. However, for the home video enthusiast, very pricey!

                                                                        • renderdreality
                                                                          renderdreality  4 months back

                                                                          Linus, when are you going to replacewhatever that makes you have to keep touching your hup during filming? It is distracting seeing you do this multiple times per min.

                                                                          • Cory D
                                                                            Cory D  4 months back

                                                                            now thats the storage I need....damn porn takes up a lot of room

                                                                            • Pratibha Borusu
                                                                              Pratibha Borusu  4 months back

                                                                              Wow! 120,000 GB!

                                                                              • ZabavlenieBezkrai
                                                                                ZabavlenieBezkrai  4 months back

                                                                                Whyw are you using this weak overpriced laptop? No surprise people are ashamed of using it and don't want their faces to be shown :D

                                                                                • mph8er
                                                                                  mph8er  4 months back

                                                                                  So, my OCD is triggered. RAID 5 doesn't use a dedicated parity drive (that's a RAID 3, which isn't really used much anymore). It stripes the parity across the drives in the array. It takes up the capacity of one drive, but it is evenly distributed across all the drives.

                                                                                  • Jubulburb Wuldrd
                                                                                    Jubulburb Wuldrd  4 months back

                                                                                    When you are a 10+ years Mac user, and had no idea you can put external drive to trash to eject it. And also heard it from Linus. Fail.

                                                                                    • Justin Wynne
                                                                                      Justin Wynne  4 months back

                                                                                      Wow so portable

                                                                                      • Monoman2345
                                                                                        Monoman2345  4 months back

                                                                                        Editing guy: works for LTT, and doesn't want to be seen online.... lol

                                                                                        • Taal
                                                                                          Taal  4 months back

                                                                                          dat laptop flip at the end <3

                                                                                          • Panayiotis Toumazou
                                                                                            Panayiotis Toumazou  4 months back

                                                                                            In other news, mine laptop has 1gb ram and only have music and some videos

                                                                                            • Andris Skullcandy
                                                                                              Andris Skullcandy  4 months back

                                                                                              When Linus pronounc. the sponsor, he do the face that i do,- when my girl goin n*de.

                                                                                              • stikfamaster2
                                                                                                stikfamaster2  4 months back

                                                                                                Why did I just get a notification for this, after I saw it?

                                                                                                • Sherlock Holmes
                                                                                                  Sherlock Holmes  4 months back

                                                                                                  DAS it, mang??