DIY SSD made of SD Cards!

  • Published on Feb 7, 2018
  • Does it make ANY sense to make your OWN SSD from Micro SD cards?
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  • Super Smash Dolls
    Super Smash Dolls Year ago +1169

    "Do NOT support UHS-I" means they don't support the higher-speed microSD modes. UHS-I cards are require to work in non-UHS bus microSD slots. It means that it'll work, just not anywhere close to the rated speed for the card.

    • MATAM
      MATAM Month ago


    • BangGamer 1338 YT
      BangGamer 1338 YT 2 months ago


    • if it's free, it's for me
      if it's free, it's for me 2 months ago

      +Alan Heath *good ssd

    • carmichael moritz
      carmichael moritz 2 months ago +1

      the reason for all technology is to get suckers to buy so that certain others can become or stay wealthy . its all about the money that greedy people worship .

    • Xeno Idaltu
      Xeno Idaltu 3 months ago

      It's a good idea to play with. Might as well use Linux next time.

  • Jayson
    Jayson 17 hours ago

    It seems silly, but I would give a purpose to all my micro sd cards floating around. Aside from collecting dust.

  • Dan TheMan
    Dan TheMan 2 days ago

    I know what this is for. Have you ever watched prison break with "syilla" and the card holders. You can use this to divide up your super secret data.

  • Jerbs
    Jerbs 3 days ago

    Next Vid: Making a SSD out of floppy disk

  • ahmed wrya rwandwzy
    ahmed wrya rwandwzy 10 days ago

    This actually a really good product for right person .
    For example there's 4 ppl that have access to same data , and they all need to be present to open it , if u use this u can use 4 sd cards and each one have 1 card ,so the only way to access the data is all 4 of them plug in there sd cards .

  • Cern Stormrunner
    Cern Stormrunner 10 days ago

    I have a couple SD cards sitting around from old devices. I could maybe see using them in this card just for shits n giggles

  • George Queiroz
    George Queiroz 12 days ago

    The best part of the video is at 8:09... hahahaha

  • darthvader5300
    darthvader5300 13 days ago

    You Americans are being beaten by the Japanese whiz nerds at every new hardware and software development! Are you Americans losing that inventiveness and innovativeness abilities and capabilities already? A group of South Korean computer engineers has has developed a multi-raid 1 multiple-slot and hot swappable non-stop desktp PC wherein they can insert 2, 4, 8, 16 or more computer components for each designated functions by using an adaptable single contact edge cartridge that ALSO HAS A HEAT SINK SURFACE CONTACT CONNECTOR TO THE SIDE COPPER SPONGE PASSIVE RIBS OR BAFFLES HEAT SINK. If a particular component is functioning normally the light in that sub-section stays green but if it is in trouble it is blinking red. Then the PC will bypass it in that section containing 2, 4, 8, 16 or more computer sub-section slots and all they have to do is unplug it and plug in a replacement while the PC is still in continous use.

  • darthvader5300
    darthvader5300 13 days ago


  • Bel Mordok
    Bel Mordok 14 days ago

    You suck ballz

  • ᚛ Vyper ᚜
    ᚛ Vyper ᚜ 14 days ago

    Do you really listen to someone who uses a TV as monitor?

  • Jansel
    Jansel 15 days ago

    "It only supports 1, 2, 4, 8 or 10 SD-Cards at one time" Well, whats with 6 Cards??

    • Jansel
      Jansel 14 days ago

      +flabbergast When 2 is the double of 1, then tell me, why 2 i a prime number!?

    • flabbergast
      flabbergast 14 days ago

      Yeah, it doesn't support that either. Notice that 8 is the double of 4? 4 is the double of 2? 2 is the double of 1. Raid 0

  • gamerbomb365
    gamerbomb365 15 days ago

    What if... 512gb sd x10 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Beba 2
    Beba 2 15 days ago

    im starting to like you for having and testing the utmost bizarre ideas. Hell yes..

  • 2019 Ford Focus
    2019 Ford Focus 17 days ago

    new episode
    "SD card raid"

  • Tsrif Tsal
    Tsrif Tsal 17 days ago

    This exists because it came out 6-7 years ago when a 1TB SSD was $700

  • []HĒŁŁ[] []KNĪGHT[]

    It's actually not that hard to make if you understand good PCB manufacturing, and if you know what parts you need, you can order them and make a SMALLER SSD :) if you can get a good PCB

  • MrSeekLoad
    MrSeekLoad 19 days ago

    Think of a backup HDD, were you do not use except it runs in the background as an automatic backup HDD. Only used in case of a mass crash. However that backup is shit too as they are not so durable in long term use.

  • Surroundrive Show
    Surroundrive Show 19 days ago

    To contemplate RAID-0 is to flirt with death.

  • TB_ Alexander
    TB_ Alexander 20 days ago

    4K dislikes, 4k quality!

  • moar pewpew
    moar pewpew 20 days ago

    It exists . just because

  • TheCopperFrog
    TheCopperFrog 21 day ago

    Don't know how old you are Linus, but I believe it exists from the days when people had a boat load of these and now instead of sitting around or getting thrown out, someone came up with an idea to utilize all the cards sitting around in a desk drawer. Let's see if they come out with a card that will hold all our thumb drives! hahaha
    And also, back in the day, you could spend 8 hours, easy installing Windows and forget about the updates-you could be in it for 2 days with dial-up! And I also remember the day of it taking hours to get signed in on AOL. Heck, in the old days, adding a hard drive meant you had to partition on your own-no going to Disk Management.

  • MS Edu
    MS Edu 21 day ago

    #Linus Stop copying others ideas then posting them on your videos ao you can later on Block and seu them you blond bastard

  • aw11roman
    aw11roman 22 days ago +1

    *You'd probably get better results using toe nail clippings instead of Kingston micro sd's. Kingston is trash*

  • Rum Runner
    Rum Runner 24 days ago +3

    So basically, this thing was a Rednecks attempt at a SSD. Clearly, since I ... AM ... a Redneck ... Hick... Nerd... whatever. This is exactly what I'd do to make an SSD. Think back in the day when some old hick made his LAPTOP PC, Redneck version. Basically flipped a Mid-Tower PC onto its side, placed a CRT Monitor on it, keyboard and mouse had its own space on it too, but barely ... a power strip and a 20 foot extension cord ...
    Then he set it on his lap ....
    This IS exactly what I just described.
    Why do you think Aliens only abduct Rednecks?
    1) Minimal Witnesses
    2) No Credit with the Media
    3) They can fix anything... to a point.
    .... Example.... Your Nuclear Fusion Doohickey sprung a leak. Get me a Coat Hangar, a Mountain Dew can and some Duck Tape and I can get you as far as Uranus.
    Point and Case.
    This will function as an SSD, but ... Its like a spare tire. It'll get ya by, for a short bit.
    Now... I need another beer.

  • KmanAuto
    KmanAuto 24 days ago

    I’ve actually been thinking of getting one of these boards. Why? I’m a videographer and you tuber, and i’ve since moved on from 64 gig memory cards for my cameras. As such, i have quite a nice collection of 64, 32 and 16 gig cards that work perfectly fine but no longer useful in the sense of day to day. hate to throw them out, worth nothing for resale. Plan is to make them a “render” drive. when exporting and rendering my videos, have them export to this. I’m currently using s SDXC in my laptop, that is 64 gig for output on that, as i don’t want to put the cycles on its internal add.
    While it’s not worth wile do BUY memory cards just to make this, it IS worthwhile if you already have the cards.
    Also, i sell stuff on ebay. i use my old 2005 laptop, and it’s setup just for my ebay sales, label printers and everything related to my online sales. Original HD failed about 7 years ago. I replaced the HD with a 32 gig SDXC card. it has been running flawlessly since. A little sluggish on boot, once XP is loaded it’s pretty fast. Again that’s a single SDXC card and not a fast one at that.

  • Mark Arnott
    Mark Arnott 24 days ago +1

    🤵🎤🎶Ok Scratching A video >🎵 TRY THIS >> Hit 0.5 speed and THE 0 THEN TRY THE NO'SNo 7 and 9 oh and O again 🤪👍🎵 sounds like 👋 🎵 wrapvile 🤵🎤

    ANNHIRO DAIOH 25 days ago +12

    He should use 10 1 TB sd Cards
    to get a 10 TB SDSSD

  • Jayblue873
    Jayblue873 26 days ago +2

    SSHD Speed? A SSD With the storage size of an HDD

  • Kerta Losataure
    Kerta Losataure 27 days ago

    If it had RAID 5 or 6, I could see some minor use for it due to the extra fault tolerance... Now... can you RAID 0 a dozen floppy drives?

  • alto
    alto 28 days ago

    The audio sounds potato to me

  • GamerKing 1
    GamerKing 1 28 days ago

    Whz zou not use 10x 1TB MicSD cards ___

  • Jessy Tremblay
    Jessy Tremblay Month ago

    Maybe you are just supposed to put old 16gb sd card in there and just put photos that you want to access faster something like that

  • DarkSideGryphon
    DarkSideGryphon Month ago

    Just as I like it: big, heavy and prone to failure.

  • HardManbow
    HardManbow Month ago

    If you're going to do anything like this, don't do RAID-0. Use RAID-10. That way you can lose an SD card and not lose all your data. In fact, you can lose every SD card on the same mirrored array and it'll be fine. If you lose two SD cards on the same striped set, then all your data is gone.
    Better yet...just don't do this.

  • Ron Swartz Anonymous

    You are extremely annoying.

  • Shockwave 1
    Shockwave 1 Month ago +1

    Today we have 512GB micro sd cards...
    Multiply that by 10 you have a stupid awesome SSD👍. It's a conversation starter. Just make a housing for it.

  • Jokudami
    Jokudami Month ago

    1:54 TF2?

  • Eìon O'hInneirghe
    Eìon O'hInneirghe Month ago

    I wonder what the max amount of memory per sd card can go up to, like is it limitless/unlimited or is it limited to like 256gb per sd card slot?

  • Lil Sicc
    Lil Sicc Month ago

    I would just use it so i can write payloads and just on diffrent micros, like for a ducky or a pi.

  • Sioux TV
    Sioux TV Month ago +2

    I could see it used as a game library on some kind of emulator. Maybe raspberry pi? Have low capacity cards each with a game, and use it as some sort of weird 10 disc cd changer for sd cards

  • Ken Miller
    Ken Miller Month ago

    Think it a secure hard drive. Take one of the cards away and it can't be unlocked. So it designers and programmers have the ultimate safe guard from hackers. Or even someone hiding their porn. No one can look without all the puzzle pieces.

    • Brek Martin
      Brek Martin Month ago

      You can read any SD card raw, block by block.

  • GamesOn
    GamesOn Month ago

    Because 7 ate 9 😂

  • Ben_ Yt
    Ben_ Yt Month ago +2

    Can linus tech tips upgrade ram laptop for free, without buying ram?



  • JakeDaSpud
    JakeDaSpud Month ago


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  • Addicted 2This
    Addicted 2This Month ago

    Sd + Sd + Sd + Sd = SSD
    Quick Maths

  • brokenmoth08
    brokenmoth08 Month ago

    I was expecting to see a Brazzers logo in the bottom corner of the thumbnail

  • Aaron 572
    Aaron 572 Month ago

    So it's an SD SSD

  • xylfox
    xylfox Month ago +2

    O.K. Nice joke.Some company or engineer wanted to proof he can realize that gag.But whats the point?It isn´t even cheaper if you sum up. And technically still not a full replaicement.

  • Iamdonald duck
    Iamdonald duck Month ago

    Linus is a spoiled brat

  • Iamdonald duck
    Iamdonald duck Month ago

    Great if you have spare sd cards laying around

  • Thepeet Channel
    Thepeet Channel Month ago

    why use memory low speed!

  • david coffin
    david coffin Month ago

    i'll tell you what the purpose is. for those of us that are super paranoid about their highly classified super secret data, this is a good way to deal with it. put your data on that 'drive', then take it apart, and hide all the individual sd's in various places, then have the spy scavenger game started! reassembly would involve putting the individual sd's back in their original locations on the card (so implies some kind of identification marked on each sd), then plugging the 'drive' in and reading the contents.

  • BubbaHead
    BubbaHead Month ago

    What about mechanical data encryption? Have some sensitive data you need to get to someone? Load one of these up then mail the SDs one at a time lol

  • Android Login
    Android Login Month ago

    That PBC does not do one RAID 0, it does five different RAID 0 and then it does a BIG over that; in other words it does RAID 0 between ports labeled with H & L, not all ten, so speed is only doubled, not ten times more.
    Said in another way, it creates a BIG storage that is like this: [Raid0 (0H+0L), Raid0 (1H+1L), Raid0 (2H+2L), Raid0 (3H+3L), Raid0 (4H+4L)]; it is a concatenation of five Raid 0.
    What it does not say is you can use (for example) 2x2GiB + 2x1GiB to have a 6GiB composed of 4GiB in Raid 0 (from 2GiB cards) concatenated with another Raid 0 (from 1GiB cards), i did not tested but have a friend that say it worked, but unstable... better to all be the same speed and capacity, brand, etc., for stavblity.
    What it does not do is to create a Raid0 between differen #, it only Raid L+H not 0H+1H, not 0H+0L+1H+1L, it does not do a Raid 0 with more than two cards, each H+L is set on its own RAID 0, but then thay are seen one Raid 0 after another one as a BIG one. Only two cards are accessed at a time.

  • R Freitas
    R Freitas Month ago

    I have one of these were I reused 4 x 16gb microsd cards from older phones... it works great so far

  • golanramati11
    golanramati11 Month ago

    looks like a board that fake ssd drives use. like an external flash drive with a big bolt glued inside to give it weight

  • Art Kon
    Art Kon Month ago

    Screamer pussy

  • Mystic
    Mystic Month ago

    I love this

  • 42StreetTv
    42StreetTv Month ago

    Can it just read micro sd without format?

  • Abid uzzaman Miah
    Abid uzzaman Miah Month ago +2

    In Soviet Russia SSD makes you.

  • Sheela Fulari
    Sheela Fulari Month ago

    Price of screen plz tell

  • prosper deh-ntibrey

    linus good morning nice video I want if is possible you could do an hard drive upgrade on Lenovo n23 thanks

  • 이남호
    이남호 Month ago

    it's actually practical given that most low capacity ssds cost no cheaper then 128G ones but there are a lot of relatively cheap 32g 16g sd cards out there combining them with that would make a really cheap ssd

  • MrDegsy69
    MrDegsy69 Month ago

    What is the point of this exactly? It is as slow as an old dog and will most likely cost the same as an equivalent high performance SSD once you have bought all the SD cards for it. I guess its kind of OK if you can acquire a stash of high capacity SD cards for free and buy the adapter on fleabay for buttons!

  • Darrin Spondike
    Darrin Spondike Month ago

    Might be that you have a bunch of old sd cards that are not used anymore as was the case when you had old smaller drives that you could create a large volume to store data.

  • Rangga Yudhistira
    Rangga Yudhistira Month ago

    Useless and wasting my monet

  • Dixie Juche
    Dixie Juche Month ago +1

    A 1TB 2.5 in SSD is about $150. 10 128GB flash cards plus this converter is over $300. Ignoring from the poor performance of this product, the only reason this could possibly exist is if someone didn't have $150 up front and/or wants to add capacity over time. Only explanation for why this product exists.

  • nirmonculus
    nirmonculus Month ago

    I have a bunch of sd cards lying around. I could make use of this actually.

  • Josef Aschwanden
    Josef Aschwanden Month ago

    It will die very fast

  • Tihokhan
    Tihokhan Month ago

    Where the hell do i get such a big monitor/screen like he has on the wall?

  • Young but Retro
    Young but Retro Month ago

    SSD: Suck Some Dick

  • Phillip De Jager
    Phillip De Jager Month ago

    what a lot off bull shit

  • Sam Hilton
    Sam Hilton Month ago

    So, like, still what's the point?

  • Frisno Bostrom
    Frisno Bostrom Month ago

    The order doesn't matter when you fill all the slots.

  • BuzzerRB
    BuzzerRB Month ago +1

    whats wrong with the audio?

  • The Fury Artist
    The Fury Artist Month ago

    Modern problems require modern(?) solutions...

  • Neill Holloman
    Neill Holloman Month ago

    Or just use NAND flash chips.

  • PrashBricks III
    PrashBricks III Month ago

    Does it support 6 micro sd cards? 1:42
    It doesn't say anything about it.

  • tukamoton1312
    tukamoton1312 Month ago

    great another ego-maniac and a sellout on youtube.
    thank fuck for ad blocker xD

  • Tuo Jiang
    Tuo Jiang Month ago

    buy it ¥10 at Taobao

  • NineNineSevenTurbo
    NineNineSevenTurbo Month ago

    Brawndo! It's got SD Cards!!! It's got what SSDs crave!!!

  • Xnoob Speakable
    Xnoob Speakable Month ago

    see the similarity?
    -I want a SSSD-

  • SupraBdub
    SupraBdub 2 months ago +1

    If someone has a bunch (ten or more) of micro SD cards around and is playing around with PC building then this will fit. Thanks Linus good video as usual!

  • mrazish
    mrazish 2 months ago

    Ему надо снова в школу сходить

  • Nathan NoLastnameGiven
    Nathan NoLastnameGiven 2 months ago +8

    If you get this and ten 10 tb sd cards from aliexpress, you could have a 100 tb drive.

  • Qinghui Fu
    Qinghui Fu 2 months ago

    SSD=Some SD,100%legit😈

  • Harley Chapin
    Harley Chapin 2 months ago

    maybe if it could be used as a slave storage for HDD - or - if could use each for an app - like an array - but usb might help speed a lil also ?

  • dreamkiss4u
    dreamkiss4u 2 months ago

    did not try it with the right memory cards to actually know if its any good or not because if it did actually work and was fast then we got something here but we will never know since he did not do it correctly.

  • mr roma
    mr roma 2 months ago

    When do you need that

  • Google can suck my dick, I won't be using your fucking G+. GTFO

    I guess it's when you have a bunch of SD cards lying around and you have no idea what to do with them and they're like 2 or 4 GBs. It's nothing and they're useless, but together they could make up to like 20-40 GBs which is still not that much, but it's something. Would make much more sense if it was USB instead of SATA.

    ALLEN 2 months ago

    what will be the results if we use Inteloptane memory with these setup? 😅 just curious.

  • Van Hofeldt
    Van Hofeldt 2 months ago

    is it my headset or did the mic quality go bad at the beginning and get worse over time

  • Void Byte
    Void Byte 2 months ago

    Special K is Kellogs? I thought its Ketamine

  • SammyCatman
    SammyCatman 2 months ago

    Mega SD card

  • BangGamer 1338 YT
    BangGamer 1338 YT 2 months ago

    How about 5 sdssd

  • Underscore
    Underscore 2 months ago

    Maybe it's for all those spare SSD cards you have lying around