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 7 months ago +679

    "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.

    • R A
      R A 5 days ago

      Super Smash Dolls -

    • Jtzkb
      Jtzkb 3 months ago

      Super Smash Dolls so it's like plugging a USB 1.1 flash drive into a 3.0 port?

    • saintpine
      saintpine 4 months ago +2

      Could this card be targeting people that have tons of SD around and find a use for them before the latest tecnology heads them to the bin.

      TELEVISIBLE 4 months ago

      Nathan Lang it is for making a fake ssd drive , not for real use

    • Jean-Simon Chénard
      Jean-Simon Chénard 6 months ago +1

      Exactly. This guy Linus is just a cashcow who does not know anything - yet makes money with your money lol

  • CantSpeakGaming
    CantSpeakGaming Hour ago

    ssd diy

  • hendrik subana
    hendrik subana 17 hours ago

    ok like frend subscaeber

  • Master Thief
    Master Thief 17 hours ago

    BEARD CLUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Space Battleship

    It’s for dodgy fake hardware sellers with hacked firmware that lies about capacity. Amazon use to have a problem with fake flash drives. I don’t know if they still do.

  • Kacper Skornicki


  • Gold Yoshi
    Gold Yoshi Day ago

    ssd cards

  • conner the Android

    Imagin usind the 128 tb sd card in this

  • Red Star
    Red Star 2 days ago

    Now install windows on it.

  • OriginalSebie
    OriginalSebie 2 days ago +1

    Most SD cards are rated for about 500 re-writes, so you absolutely do NOT want your OS to run from this..

  • Gesù Cristo
    Gesù Cristo 2 days ago


  • Steve Bagdon
    Steve Bagdon 3 days ago

    If you have the channels, and the circuit board was inexpensive enough, some people have drawers of cards. There might be some people who have so many cards lying around, and would like to have a backup device, that it would kinda make sense.

  • NuLL
    NuLL 4 days ago

    I have.... so many 2GB micro sd cards... i am totally doing this LMAO

  • Ironwr0ught
    Ironwr0ught 4 days ago +1

    SOMEONE ALERT HOLLYWOOD! You could use this to send sensitive information offline. If you send the micro SSDs seperatly, someone would have to intercept all of them to get the world changing data stored within.

  • The Eclectic Dyslexic

    Wait, if it said it didn't support UHS-1, maybe it would have been faster with other cards?

  • Bruno Garcia
    Bruno Garcia 5 days ago

    would it make sense for vblog editing ???

  • Pietro Forzani
    Pietro Forzani 5 days ago

    SSD = some sd

  • syed hassan
    syed hassan 6 days ago

    i always think that and viola...

  • Shiryu Lutfi Arfa
    Shiryu Lutfi Arfa 6 days ago

    Well If You Buy A Note 9 512 SD Card You Can Get 10TB Storage

  • Hampoon
    Hampoon 7 days ago

    Next vid: Making an HDD with CDs

  • horusrage
    horusrage 8 days ago

    I think the idea behind something like this is to get something like high amounts of thing on the cheap like Micro SDs that are 1TB from say the Wish website and cheaply get more storage space. Because I just cant see this either as being a viable thing for anything else but storage.

  • The Icemeister's UnGarage

    If it's 1.2 TB out of 10 128 MB cards, it's not RAID 0 or really RAID anything, as there's no official RAID standard for spanned volumes. I wonder if it maintains any kind of separate file system on each one and just controls read/write to some kind of virtual drive representation or actually spans the low level bits across the entire array of cards to assemble a single functional disk. Pull one of the cards out and try to read the data on it in another machine. SD cards have no durability whatsoever for continuous read/write. I have a dash cam that eats them for breakfast if they are not the high endurance type, and $/MB on those are a lot higher.

  • Problem Solved
    Problem Solved 9 days ago

    i can get 10 32 gb sd cards for 60 bucks, 320 gb faster than a standard hard drive isn't half bad, and IF its possible to raid 1 two of these sd solid state drives together, then it would be as fast as a decent solid state drive and your risk of data loss is pretty minimal unless you think 2 sd cards will fail on both drives simultaneously... 120 bucks for a 320gb solid state drive that wont fail without warning is pretty damn good, assuming you could put 2 of them in raid 1 since a decent solid sate drive at 320 gb is about 600 bucks. And could you use this as virtual memory for an old commodre 64 or an amiga with an IDE adapter card? pretty sure they are faster than retro hardware ram.

  • Shawn Elliott
    Shawn Elliott 9 days ago

    God. RAID-0 in 2018? Come on, RAID-5 isn't that hard to implement and it would give the product some much-needed durability.

  • #HGPoWFoto# Pusz Nicinski

    God idea

  • TheCreep144
    TheCreep144 9 days ago

    Whatever it takes to sell the mass produced and faulty junk that is the trademark of every LLC. Sell the Chinese made junk in disguise to avoid any responsibility by revealing that the rich corporations were who scammed us all and act like the Chinese did it all while fully knowing the product will quit functioning just like all the devices they're still using bad capacitors in. Open up any flat screen TV and regardless of the brand the circuit boards always say Samsung. Doesn't matter what we choose, it's always Samsung that sneaks under the radar of the average consumer. Sadly, it's put many local stores out of business with this con.

    NAVJOT SINGH 9 days ago

    How about speed to access data.

  • Musty Custard
    Musty Custard 11 days ago

    Linus: It's like... cool, but it's like... why?
    That's the type of commentary that gets you 7 million subscribers apparently.

  • Chad Michaels
    Chad Michaels 11 days ago

    Can I have it?

  • randomunavailable
    randomunavailable 11 days ago

    I think I could backup my data by hand on paper faster.

  • Joshua Kelly
    Joshua Kelly 11 days ago

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  • david njoroge
    david njoroge 11 days ago


  • SoR_Tutorials
    SoR_Tutorials 12 days ago

    Would it be possible to read them as different usb drives? I want to bring this one device with me, but want to usb the sd cards on the device for different things. One for work, one for home, and the rest for recovery installation iso (chromebooks which don't allow you to write multiple to one drive) would this be possible?

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 13 days ago

    Im putting this out there he does cool shit because he has money but he has no idea WTF he is doing. Seriously....

  • joshua best
    joshua best 13 days ago

    If you're installing the micro-sd cards into the converter while the device is unplugged why does the order of installation matter? I didn't even see a CR battery (coin/button battery), so I don't see the reason for the absurd instructions. Anyone have any idea why this is?

  • Brek Martin
    Brek Martin 13 days ago

    It would have been interesting to see the missing part... of the SD cards maintain their own file systems, or are used as block devices when the SSD is formatted as a whole.

  • Camarada Pablo
    Camarada Pablo 13 days ago +12

    This megahurtz me

  • Johnny Savage
    Johnny Savage 13 days ago

    Cool video

  • BenDoesUTube
    BenDoesUTube 13 days ago +1

    8:03 WHAT WHY ?!?!

  • Faizan Mohiuddin
    Faizan Mohiuddin 13 days ago

    Linus, what laptop is that? Please advise.

  • Максим Кайдаш

    leave 8 flash drives, 2 lower blades, the speed will increase

  • Konstantin Kolesnikov
    Konstantin Kolesnikov 14 days ago

    Only RAID0? ) Why not 1 or 5?

  • 菲儿上扬
    菲儿上扬 14 days ago


  • Mr.RandomTechIdeas
    Mr.RandomTechIdeas 15 days ago

    great info that i get from this vid. thank you

  • Sí Zaan Khan
    Sí Zaan Khan 15 days ago


  • nicola cen
    nicola cen 16 days ago

    do a hard disk with 1TB sd

  • Roman
    Roman 16 days ago

    wish i can cut some psie x4 ssd into 8 microsd cards

  • Юрий Волженин

    Возьми нормальные гнусмосовские флешки.

  • Kemal Hasan
    Kemal Hasan 16 days ago

    I use TunnelBear.

  • Damien Shyne
    Damien Shyne 17 days ago

    It's really incredible that you did this. I ate corn flakes while watching, I was so entertained. 5/7 would watch again.

  • Manuel Gamer
    Manuel Gamer 18 days ago

    Quien mas habla español

  • northeast BassAddict
    northeast BassAddict 18 days ago

    5:05 that would have been my same reaction that's great Special K Drive 🤣😂👍 great video man

  • Sillyzombie666
    Sillyzombie666 18 days ago

    wtf is a jibo

  • Alfred
    Alfred 18 days ago

    220mb per second read speed, that's all you really need to know, 1 min video or less. that aside, you'd prob be able to use it as a cheap backup for things you don't access often

  • Serite Ross
    Serite Ross 18 days ago

    Drive letter K... Because it's special... Special K... Give me a break.

  • Waleed Salem
    Waleed Salem 18 days ago

    Not good because high cost to buy MicroSD cards

  • sunny sub
    sunny sub 19 days ago +1

    try reformat the micro SD from fat32 to NFST before u put on slot maybe it will R/W faster .

  • xX_D4RKG1ORG1NO89_Xx
    xX_D4RKG1ORG1NO89_Xx 19 days ago

    Micro SD Sata SSD

  • Sourabh Gaikwad
    Sourabh Gaikwad 19 days ago

    The speed will be too slow to be ssd

  • Martian Earthling
    Martian Earthling 19 days ago

    Its major aim is to utilize thrown away sd cards. As far as i know that device supports sds with different capacities. So if you have some old sd cards in your drawer, u can re-use them.

  • PhilippineEevee - FoxesRule

    So you want me to buy all 10 16GB Sd cards

  • Wally Billy
    Wally Billy 20 days ago

    Man i love your monitor :D

  • 1973Washu
    1973Washu 21 day ago


  • 9AUTO
    9AUTO 21 day ago

    K because Kingston

  • Trollkidlp
    Trollkidlp 22 days ago

    Bro, it's better and cheeper to buy a real ssd. Sry for my bad english, im from germany

  • Christian Timmermans
    Christian Timmermans 22 days ago

    Where could I go to learn all of the basics of technology and computer science online without forking out an arm and a leg for schooling?

  • Mesheck Mwangi
    Mesheck Mwangi 22 days ago

    SDSSD more like SSGSS.....

  • Corristo89
    Corristo89 22 days ago

    Maybe it's for people who just happen to have a few of the same MicroSD cards lying around and don't know what to do with them? Otherwise I can't really see any uses for this adapter.

  • OffOnOne
    OffOnOne 23 days ago

    This looks like something Druaga1 would do...

  • David Roggenkamp
    David Roggenkamp 23 days ago

    Nice and all, but this looks a bit too novelty and a bit too gimmicky. A better use for this would be weight reduction (barely) in a laptop or creating multiple harddrives for storage.

  • Amaranthine Plus
    Amaranthine Plus 23 days ago

    Try to run an OS there

  • *Insert stupid serial number here.*

    That thumbnail could be a meme by now.

  • daniel marson roberts
    daniel marson roberts 23 days ago

    Wow that's so cool, I have soo many micro sd cards it's crazy, 3x 64gb Kingston, 5 samsung 32gb (2 in my psp adapter and 1 in my dingoo, 1 in each of my phones), 2x random 32gb in tablets and a 128gb kingston in my 3ds, 2x 8gb in raspberry pi and orange pi pc plus, 1x 4gb and 4x 2gb in my r4 cards, acekard2is and a cheap Chinese 32gb in my supercard dstwo. I just can't bring myself to wipe them once I have then set up.
    I have a useless 512mb, 128mb and even a 64mb Nokia micro sd with no use at all lol.
    So if I wanted to wipe all my memory cards of homebrew and roms then this would totally be an option for me. Although all the different brands and write speeds would be a nightmare when combined, lol would be fun to do though.
    Now a memory stick duo hdd (psp memory cards) would be funny.

  • simone buono
    simone buono 24 days ago

    SSD = Super SD ?

  • Logan Graham
    Logan Graham 24 days ago

    i think it could work as a backup if it was raid 1 (all the sds mirror with each other) .
    this way you can have a lot of them fail and as long as you managed to keep at least 1 alive your still good.

  • Caleb Garner
    Caleb Garner 24 days ago

    I skipped around, but as i see it, it's more like someone who maybe has access to a bunch of unused microsd cards.. i didn't catch if they are all required to be the same size though or if you have to fill all 10 card slots to be functional.. like if i had a handful of random sized cards that are not doing anything.. then i just see the $40 card as my actual investment since the other stuff was past inventory, but yea with SSD prices coming down gradually this does become less and less practical..

  • Zec Sabbath
    Zec Sabbath 24 days ago

    melhor comprar o SSD mesmo ....

  • Daniel Guerreiro
    Daniel Guerreiro 24 days ago

    I can see this being used to transport sensitive data from one side of the world to the other...said no1 ever...or maybe if you're a spy and want to send stuff to your gov and you wont be able to read until you get the whole package of SD's

  • Liam The Llama
    Liam The Llama 25 days ago


  • Eric Barth
    Eric Barth 25 days ago

    why is he ALWAYS a negative nelly that acts surprised when something works or semi works...
    Linus is too young to be cynical.

  • en zo
    en zo 25 days ago


  • Rifleman Wilq
    Rifleman Wilq 26 days ago

    HDD is better choice than.... Errr.... This, I think

  • Artem Pylypchuk
    Artem Pylypchuk 27 days ago +3

    What if you live in China, and 128Gb SD cards are like $1 a dozen? Would it make sense?

  • Marcos Suarez
    Marcos Suarez 27 days ago

    ademas ni acabo de instalar en el video.... debia hacer el video entero y windows 10 funcionando... rendimiento de mierda....

  • Marcos Suarez
    Marcos Suarez 27 days ago

    lo compre y compre 10 tarjetas 128 gb (no lo recomiendo) en el primer boot hasta parece que va bien ... pasado unas horas y uso usted lo unico que tenda 10 tarjetas destrozadas
    dinero mal gastado haganme caso lo se por experiencia propia!!!
    por no tirarlo a la basura ahora lo tengo como segundo disco del notebook para no meter muchos achivos al ssd 1 y es verdad que de esta forma evito un hdd en el sengondo disco lo cual reduce el consumo de bateria...
    si esta pensando en comprar uno... haga caso a quien ya se equivoco antes y no malgaste su dinero por el valos de 10 sd card y la pieza usted tiene ssd en el mercado muy buenos....

  • Fabrizio Dutto
    Fabrizio Dutto 28 days ago

    Maybe for the sake of veritable testing, you should have used compatible SD cards.

  • Dane Spencer
    Dane Spencer 28 days ago

    linus tech tip. when windows takes to long to install, turn it off at the wall. lol

  • Genghis Khan
    Genghis Khan 28 days ago

    Its purpose may become apparent if u used the correct god damn cards!! Fastest u can find!! Fukin idiot

  • jarrod0987
    jarrod0987 29 days ago

    Fire Martial Bill at 9:05 :D

  • David Herrera
    David Herrera 29 days ago

    thats is not DIY, that is just buy and use yourself

  • Frank Bladimir
    Frank Bladimir 29 days ago

    Maybe if u break part oficina the drive it Will be ráster yo repair... Isabel the only positive thing

  • Andrey Lavrov
    Andrey Lavrov 29 days ago

    Hey! Try to make an SSD from SD cards with storage 256 GB. It will be have more than 1 TB storage space!

  • The Hacks-By-Jack Channel

    I have an idea let's invent something that will guarantee to make people lose all their data, overheat easily, have slower speed, and end up costing even more. I wonder why nobody has thought of this idea yet?

  • WORD OF TANK Alyxsan

    Ty man, solve me!

  • Pak Raillion
    Pak Raillion Month ago

    Hahha what a funny way u describe things, i have been laughing throughout the video

  • Julius Zietlow
    Julius Zietlow Month ago

    You could put extremely important data on it, give 5 SDs to 5 different people traveling to the receiver and the other 5 you can just send by post. If someone finds one Card he cant read the data from it and only the person who knew what to do with it can read all of the data.

  • George
    George Month ago

    It is for recycle all those 4gb forgotten cards.

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  • bobbg
    bobbg Month ago

    Nice screen by the way, mines a 60 plasma.

  • bobbg
    bobbg Month ago

    I'd rather see a ram card for your revo drive so you can turn a 50gig revo into a larger drive.
    Because once you load an os onto the main drive your pretty much out of room to add programs you can use on your main drive. And because its a pcie card you can't really raid it.
    I'm not sure what ddr4 memory could do on one if you could install a bank of 4.
    I've got a really old MB it doesn't have mb2 slots.
    And because its a quad 4 intel and uses ddr2 its really really outdated. 13 year old motherboard works just like it did new. Ah the beauty of solid state capasitors
    What could you use that drive for let's see if you could code the drive out to copy data to each micro SD card as 1 and put the same information as a set of 10 on all of them at one time you could use it to make 10 copies of the same thing all at once. Let's say your making a toy that uses micro SD cards
    And they all have to have the same information. Instead of loading it one by one you do 10 at a time. I don't know if you can do that but its an idea for a ligit use.