160TB Server with Linus! (From Linus Tech Tips) - Smarter Every Day 222

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  4 months ago +1631

    If you'd like to weigh in on this video publicly I will now attempt to trick you into following me on Twitter. Here's the original tweet:

    • nurrohman sigit
      nurrohman sigit 2 months ago

      did linus drop some oh those?? lol

    • lxdimension
      lxdimension 2 months ago

      I'd never found a spanned drive raid solution that meant you would only lose the data on the drive that failed before, or not as far as I understood (that goes from raid 0 to raid 5!). So there is no way to have the extra recoverability features that UNRAID provides by using any of the standard 0 to 5 RAID protocols on their own? Does this mean you have to use software raid instead of hardware raid? Also If i'm understanding this parity thing right, you can backup say 30tb worth of data on to 1 10tb drive through some sort of glorified algebraic form of compression? The question is how to have that AND never lose more data than is on one drive if one drive fails? (while also having the drives spanned so that they are recognised by the system as a single volume for organisational purposes)

    • Brew Bear Brewer
      Brew Bear Brewer 4 months ago

      SmarterEveryDay No need to trick, good buddy!

    • SiliconValleySky
      SiliconValleySky 4 months ago

      Follow up question: was it enough?

  • ParadigmUnkn0wn
    ParadigmUnkn0wn 15 hours ago

    Unraid is so slow though, since it's just JBOD with parity. FreeNAS with ZFS would be a far better solution for the filesizes Destin is dealing with.

  • Emoti723 ME
    Emoti723 ME 20 hours ago

    lets all remember LTT's old house with old hard drives in a bathroom

  • DynamicSun
    DynamicSun Day ago

    one side of Hammer :-D

  • Cathal Butler
    Cathal Butler Day ago

    Linus, I love you! The knowledge and help you give to people is amazing!

  • The egg
    The egg Day ago +1

    I would be the luckiest robber if I ever raid his house

  • vinde sky
    vinde sky Day ago

    Wow my two fav youtuber

  • AnonymousFox
    AnonymousFox 3 days ago +1

    Who else though he some how got Linus Torvalds to go on his show?

  • engineeringsquirrel
    engineeringsquirrel 3 days ago

    Don't listen to Linus on building servers. He's the complete opposite of what you do if you need to build something reliable.

  • cdzrocks
    cdzrocks 3 days ago

    Cool Channel, subscribed!

  • Argyrios Tzakas
    Argyrios Tzakas 4 days ago

    why not just get backblaze?

  • audigex
    audigex 5 days ago

    I love watching Linus freaking out over other people's inadequate storage problems...

  • Half Alligator
    Half Alligator 5 days ago

    why keep all that crazy sized raw footage? I'd just compress and put on cloud. Do you really go back to all that raw footage? ... someone has a HOARDER gene :D

  • nicklk
    nicklk 5 days ago

    There is nothing better than authenticity, especially in the TVclip world. I truly appreciate the authenticity you bring, Destin.

  • J.P. Boileau
    J.P. Boileau 6 days ago +1

    The obvious: How do you keep this thing cool in a closet?

    • nem tudom
      nem tudom 3 days ago

      He probably doesn't hahaha

  • Peppe Ddu
    Peppe Ddu 6 days ago

    You should ask YT directly how to do it.
    They probably store 160TB of new data every five minutes, fully backed up, in multiple data centers and available forever.

  • Jim Jones
    Jim Jones 7 days ago

    you don't need that server, your excel doc with all those drives is perfect

  • jamc666
    jamc666 7 days ago

    Backup ? .... lmao

    more seriously, ..... cant keep everything .... sometimes you need to let go.

  • lordoftheflings
    lordoftheflings 7 days ago

    Should have gotten an Dell VNXe for a few grand

  • Jarrod Maness
    Jarrod Maness 8 days ago

    Imagine the slow mo guys

  • Nathan H
    Nathan H 8 days ago

    The 5 year warranty is great...you'll need it with Seagate drives

  • Jeremy Lindemann
    Jeremy Lindemann 8 days ago

    Every time Linus installs a server for another youtuber he puts a little icon on the side of his car just like how fighter pilots put pictures of planes they have shot down.

  • Andrew LaSalle
    Andrew LaSalle 8 days ago

    Is it just me or do the mom cards that thay installed of the server look like NES cards

  • N8
    N8 8 days ago +1

    Hey Destin, how long did it take for you to transfer all that data?

  • Francisco Domingues
    Francisco Domingues 9 days ago

    Very nice! And what about backup? If the drives with the initial data are not spinning regularly they might not last long...
    I guess there will be a part II for the backup server...

  • RobertsE
    RobertsE 9 days ago

    I guess the real question now is, was it enough storage?

  • Enem Disk
    Enem Disk 9 days ago


  • Takauchi Nishika
    Takauchi Nishika 9 days ago +2

    I never seen this guy that have 7 mill and need help of linus
    Snatch blocks

  • WeeItsNookies
    WeeItsNookies 9 days ago

    My pron collection is bigger.

  • James Sun
    James Sun 9 days ago

    The next video we found out that Dustin is the child produced by marring linus and luke. Smarter every day....

  • pida 42
    pida 42 10 days ago

    Hope you have fast network at home. I can't imagine to transfer data from server on slow wifi and so on ;-) Also, which file system you have installed for this storage and type of data?

  • Rory Witham
    Rory Witham 10 days ago

    On another similar one, I said exactly what you suggest.
    I'm a mix of the two worlds as I know a lot of the IBM guys who were on the project as I did their it system (now not way back).
    I'll assume you used the space up by now and I'm going to have to shoot a video to the "next problem". ...

  • Jason Fisher
    Jason Fisher 17 days ago

    His "Unraid" is actually a RAID 4.

  • Nikolei Falkon
    Nikolei Falkon 17 days ago

    I have 89Gb of Ai Shinozaki DVDs...I need a server and more Kleenex boxes

  • hλlf life
    hλlf life 18 days ago

    Linus has a mental breakdown: The Video

  • Juneao Alfred
    Juneao Alfred 20 days ago

    feel like i'm watching Linus Tech Tips Video..

  • Cupid
    Cupid 20 days ago

    Update video on this server! Thank you!

  • Nicolas K
    Nicolas K 20 days ago

    Expert :')

  • KizXii
    KizXii 21 day ago

    5:25 LinusDropTips flag got triggered.

  • darthstatic
    darthstatic 24 days ago +1

    Seagate 12TBs? Hasn't Linus seen the Backblaze hard drive failure rates?

    • RobertsE
      RobertsE 9 days ago

      trust me seagate wouldnt send the drives if they didnt trust them to last long, it would be the worst pr stunt they could do

  • its Daniel
    its Daniel 25 days ago

    My my i cant understand enything.

  • Alex Landherr
    Alex Landherr 25 days ago

    At 2:29, a human tape drive?

  • Christopher OBrien
    Christopher OBrien 28 days ago

    Linus' face... is priceless while his mind is being blown

  • gazzacroy
    gazzacroy 28 days ago

    nice one hows it working out ?

  • Василий Понкратов

    this is great!

  • Bas Nunnikhoven
    Bas Nunnikhoven Month ago

    First time I hear Linus say: You dropped it instead of his co-workers... 2:46

  • ninjaman5j5
    ninjaman5j5 Month ago

    You know, this guy needs one of the vault servers linus has, like he might actually fill it.

  • blackoes
    blackoes Month ago

    That flurry screen saver

  • Mo Iqbal
    Mo Iqbal Month ago

    Great! Finally new drive

  • 11 11
    11 11 Month ago

    That actually isn't a bad inventory system for storage drives, if you don't have a storage server.

  • Irregular Fluctuation

    Aren't you a rocket scientist? Lol

  • Andrew Smith
    Andrew Smith Month ago +1

    This dude: does 90% webcam style videos
    Linus: lEtS BuiLD a 160TB sERveR

  • Mr Zack
    Mr Zack Month ago

    so when will you make "How to Build a 8K Editing Computer" with linus

  • Tutul
    Tutul Month ago

    My IT heart brake at least three time XD

  • Ats Instructors
    Ats Instructors Month ago


  • Stacy Tyler
    Stacy Tyler Month ago

    Can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE show how you ported all the data and organized it. Its one of my biggest problems.

  • Sid Smily
    Sid Smily Month ago

    TVclip have bigger hub houses where they have all the memories but what linus do and what it do for youtube why the harddisks are so less only terabites.

  • Jacob Fowler
    Jacob Fowler Month ago

    jesus were you trying to make linus have a heart attak or stroke in this video

  • Trigga Rackso
    Trigga Rackso Month ago

    Why does Linus keep giving people small server GO BIG!!

    • Finlay Mitchell
      Finlay Mitchell Month ago

      Trigga Rackso an av65 will set you back up to 30 thousand pound. Excluding hard drives. And plus, there is no need

  • manorin
    manorin Month ago

    Need to get a 10 Gigabit network going Especially with all the file ingestion that needs to take place, a good excuse to get some fiber installed for your home network :)