Red's Overpriced "Mini Mag" Cards - The Real Story

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Red Digital Cinema has come under fire recently over allegations that their Mini-Mag storage cards are just cheap commodity SSDs in a fancy enclosure. As it turns out, there's some truth to these assertions, but the situation is not quite as simple as it's made out to be. Let's unwrap it.
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  • The video thumbnail looks like Linus was about to announce that he has become a cigarette smoker.

    Stephen GregsonStephen Gregson2 saatler önce

    TimeToPlaySomeGames 101TimeToPlaySomeGames 1018 saatler önce
  • come on Linus you got the money to buy the cards so why you complaining for? you got $10,000 computers more then one and complaining about the memory cards come on man. The red camera stuff does cost a lot of money so if you got that type of cash to spend on the camera like that you should have no problem with buying the memory cards, if you are complaining about the price buy a cheaper camera lol

    Adam ZawadzkiAdam ZawadzkiGün önce
  • The only reason there's a write-speed difference is probably something intentionally implemented by Red. Not the other guy's fault, really...

    Zekester 2016Zekester 2016Gün önce
  • Would you leave a graphic containing text on long enough for us to read it? 2 seconds of display repeatedly doesn't cover it.

    HappyQuailsHappyQuailsGün önce
  • Thats a new one... LTT with two sponsors per video

    O KourtakosO KourtakosGün önce
  • Am I only one who noticed jump from "step2" to "step4"? BTW, I watched this video several times

    George JibutiGeorge JibutiGün önce
  • I just got a Linus pulseway ad on a Linus video....

    Drazen GravesDrazen Graves2 gün önce
  • This guy's videos are a great stopgap until someone reboots Battlestar Galactica.

    John Rabson JrJohn Rabson Jr3 gün önce
  • sell ur red and buy an arri

    TerrenceTerrence3 gün önce
  • From the tone when he was talking about redundancy, I feel like this video was sparked by a video _we'll never get to see_.

    JlocJloc4 gün önce
  • The best thing is... at the beginning I got a pulseway ad with Linus in it.

    Dr. MacDarckDr. MacDarck4 gün önce
  • 1:35 But Linus, WHAT IS STEP 3?

    Joshua ParillonJoshua Parillon4 gün önce
  • I'm watching an add featuring linus on a linus video Holy tacos

    Pendejo9000 El gamerPendejo9000 El gamer5 gün önce
  • For the cost they charge a hardware RAID 1 + 0 still would have a healthy margin. Faster and still redundant. For the same cost I mean .... or a little more as the case would have to be a little thicker, more connectors will be required, and a mircocontroller will be needed for hardware RAID. Still I am not in the business so i won't buy 1 either way.

    yumri4yumri45 gün önce
  • The last time you took apart a red camera it never saw the light of day again

    Survival TomSurvival Tom5 gün önce
  • Apparently any decent fantasy writer can secure venture capital.

    quarkiequarkie5 gün önce
  • One would not want ya nan flashing the neighbours aye....

    Judge DreddJudge Dredd5 gün önce
  • This video is very confused... nothing Jinni. Tech has said is incorrect, and yet Linus goes on this confused diatribe defending RED against Jinni. Tech despite them being correct... I mean he uses the fact that RED use firmware to lock out non-RED SSDs as some kind of evidence that RED's products have "special sauce", when it's just bog-standard ecosystem lockdown... why is that something that should be lauded? Why shouldn't we be applauding a start-up taking on a big company's anti-consumer practises? What exactly has Jinni. Tech done wrong? Like I said this is a weird, weird video, if I were the tin-foil hat wearing person I'd say there's something fishy going on here, but honestly I think Linus is just a bit muddled on the subject... Perhaps he feels slighted that his previous complaints about RED's mags weren't picked up on and some other company's were and so feels the need to make a bitter video about them? idk.

    Ben WillockBen Willock5 gün önce
  • made in usa are all shit lmao look at the cars for example they cannot handle asian countries roads. USA SUCKS ALL TALK NO GO!

    Terror ElementTerror Element6 gün önce
  • Seriously? Requiring a full format everytime you want to delete a single file, just because you (RED) don't know how to do TRIM properly (or cheaped out so hard as to pick an SSD without TRIM support)?!

    NetRolller3DNetRolller3D7 gün önce
  • It’s 11 PM, I’m drunk, I have no clue what the fuck they are talking about, but somehow I am still angry

    L_WL_W8 gün önce
  • Linus hadn't followed up this story because he was waiting for Jinni Tech to pay him out of their marketing budget.

    Gavin FielkeGavin Fielke8 gün önce
  • Red is the kind of company I respect only for their tech/product itself. The brand itself doesn't give me a positive image.

    Dogmatic CatDogmatic Cat8 gün önce
  • 13:30 That's bang on the money. It's cheaper for them to "generously" provide data recovery for a small percentage of cases than make every single unit actually commercial grade with redundant measures. That's assuming the data is recovered. And to be fair, if they don't want to do that that's fine. But don't demand insane prices for something probably less reliable than my samsung ssd I bought from any random store.

    GarfishGarfish9 gün önce
  • "reaping what youve sowed" not sown its not sew its SOW

    Dee EeDee Ee9 gün önce
  • 12:05 Karate chop perfection from Martial Arts Master Sensei Linus!

    DBJDBJ9 gün önce
  • Red selling memory cards at over 15x the price is shocking. I understand why people would be angry at paying $2350 for a $150 1tb ssd. Red cameras are already expensive as fuck

    Meadly1999Meadly19999 gün önce
  • Made UK can mean it put UK but. Come from different countries

    solarwindsolarwind9 gün önce
  • 480GB SSD costs less than $100 Data recovery on that SSD ~ $800 So you are buying data recovery regardless of whether it is needed. And with extra RED charge. Apple is cheap compared to this.

    nortin65537nortin655379 gün önce
  • Grab tool Me: ifixkit ads Linus: Corsair Me: Dammit, you win this round Linus.

    Christopher John ElancheziyanChristopher John Elancheziyan9 gün önce
  • ohhhh BUSTED

    UseFreeSpeechUseFreeSpeech9 gün önce
  • Could you imagine sleeping at night knowing you're charging $2500 for something you could charge... $200-400 for? It's like when I go to quote construction for homeowners. You'd be amazed how often I'm liked $350 and someone got a quote that started out at $7000 anad finally guy said "I guess I can do it for $4000" Hahaha like cutting an enormous price in half speaks to your honor or something hahaha. Nah, just means you're already charging too much.

    Jonny BJonny B9 gün önce
  • y is this just now comin up?? if i had to buy one of these cards at the cost u say they r, i would have to know whats inside that makes is so dam expensive youv been put on blast on ltt, u r done now every dollar u spend u get to think about everybody knowing u ripped part of that off from them n they hope u enjoy that overpriced meal ur buying with it

    Travis MillerTravis Miller9 gün önce
  • Service design is key I doubt those who had the idea for the camera wanted to scam people out of money

    William SaundersWilliam Saunders10 gün önce
  • 1st time i hear of this and it took me till 4:30 before i got that RED is not Team red as in amd xD

    Mortophobe:GamingMortophobe:Gaming10 gün önce
  • The problem with consumerism is that where there is a niche market they will always, always charge an inflated price instead of a genuine offer. These kinds of companies always prefer profit over integrity. They might not be 100% to blame but they really should have made it clearer what their product specs are. Look what happened with Nvidia selling a GTX 970 4gb with only 3.5gb of usuable Vram for instance.

    Tom BrownTom Brown10 gün önce
  • I feel like sometimes Linus can seem like such a nice guy that you end up totally forgetting how quickly and succinctly he can absolutely rip a multi-million-dollar company like, ten new ones.

    Silas PipsonSilas Pipson11 gün önce
  • Corridor Digital Disliked this

    gwidao123gwidao12311 gün önce
  • This whole video needs a disclaimer that if your not into filming you will be completely lost

    Jason ReadyJason Ready11 gün önce
    • i mean which part?

      Ab CdAb Cd10 gün önce
  • I was about to say "no sponsor this time around..."

    Francisco HerreraFrancisco Herrera11 gün önce
  • How much were you paid from red

    DanissDaniss11 gün önce
  • Well then stop using the shit dumbass.

    Ten Minute Tokyo 2Ten Minute Tokyo 212 gün önce
  • Loooooool. Half y’all in the comments broke as fuck bitching about some shit you can’t afford

    KeepItDeadKeepItDead12 gün önce
  • Smoked ‘em.

    Eric SimpsonEric Simpson12 gün önce
  • Red cams are overpriced shit. Real cams come from Arri!

    Siegbert schnöselSiegbert schnösel12 gün önce
  • 2000 for a fucking SSD AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    jomsartjomsart12 gün önce
  • Not actually 10x but 40x + markups...

    BB12 gün önce
  • RED fooled you selling Aliexpress ssds AHAHAHAAHAHA hilarious GOOD BUZINESS MODEL GUYZ

    Vadim AndreyevVadim Andreyev14 gün önce
  • It w on uldbhave been funny if a red card was made up of a bunch of micro sd's

    IHateSmurfing0IHateSmurfing014 gün önce
  • engineer better next time. stat

    TecTec14 gün önce
  • To be fair, selling consumables (including accessories) is normally the greatest revenue generator in any hardware market. We all know that. I just wish RED was just more upfront and honest that most of their "R&D cost" is nothing but going through the process of choosing the right supplier and spending on legal fees if they get sued for loss of data. They just didn't want to blow away their revenue stream and that's totally fine... except the execution was scummy and not brilliant at all. Actually worse than Apple.

    Joseph YangJoseph Yang15 gün önce
  • 12:01 Rename video to "Karate in the tech industry"

    Vincent the 2ndVincent the 2nd15 gün önce
  • I have mad respect for Linus now. This is the 2nd time (yes I'm new lol) I've seen him out someone for their purposeful misrepresentation of their products. 👍 Good jorb

    BassMunkBassMunk16 gün önce
  • RED defends conserative holy-wood assets. Shockingly its funny.

    CroshamCrosham16 gün önce
  • And Linus encourages this behavior by purchasing their product

    NathanNathan16 gün önce
  • 7:00 vendors can alter the firmware the graphics cards. Red doesnt touch the firmware on the ssds at all, you cant alter the firmware firstly and secondly the companies even say that the firmware is not editable and is not allowed to be edited

    JadiJadi16 gün önce
  • i just watched a 15min video about something ive never heard of or used at all. okkkkk

    spessarterlandeispessarterlandei16 gün önce
  • I do not care much for RED mags, or for REDs model in general. I’m very happy with the work Codex did with Arri in there new 1TB SSD mags. A much better option of the two.

    Mitchell BrinkerMitchell Brinker16 gün önce
  • absolutely offensive from red my understanding is it generally works out like this: "our product is soooo fancy with its $2000 markup that we offer data recovery when it fails! which is especially likely with our ancient filesystem support and no redundancy! - if somebody makes a FAKE they are violating our IP! er, wait thats wrong, i mean pathetically weak DRM scheme! also you have to buy MORE so you can have a fresh mag if you made a mistake and don't have enough recording time to do a retake" incredible

    kassie2k4kassie2k417 gün önce
  • When he said “y’all” my soul went to a higher power

    MobbileboyMobbileboy17 gün önce
  • "....Real time redundancy for my footage, Thanks."

    Matthew WallerMatthew Waller17 gün önce
  • A video of Perceived value vs real value of a red camera?

    David G. ThompsonDavid G. Thompson18 gün önce
  • Maybe you guys could review kinefinity vs red and after the review just send me the kinefinity cams thx in advance😬

    Geert ReijnenGeert Reijnen18 gün önce
  • 12:01 linus karate chopped that thing

    0zer00zer018 gün önce
  • shot in the dark here 2 things I take away from this 1. we need an update to FAT32 that extends the limits of file size so call this update FAT64 2. if the red camera cards are so easy to take apart but the end user that means that you could upgrade the amount of space the cards have if its a just run of the mill SSD

    Ozzy HelixOzzy Helix20 gün önce
  • Well thankfully this vid didnt fail or goodluck gettingit back from them

    Enea TashiEnea Tashi20 gün önce
  • thats why i chose Arri .. much better aaaaand shit ... they do the same

    Leon kesselLeon kessel20 gün önce
  • sounds like a clever scam,albeit based on some dubious advertising,seems the norm these days,fake gpu's fake usb flash drives and so on...........if this trend continues,nobody will trust anything coming from asia.having said that,in this video they stated they source parts from the uk! since when has the uk had such a foothold in cosumer electronic component supplying? can someone name me a uk manufacturer that supplies parts to a tech company?....and im giving samsung a name check here as a reference point.

    ncisncis21 gün önce
  • How is made in Singapore worse than made in the USA? I would honestly trust items made in Singapore which is honestly a much more developed country when it comes to technology than items made in the USA...

    S MacS Mac22 gün önce
    • It's a bias thing. It's like how people hate stuff made in China even though the item would be made the same way there as any other company. Hell certain audiophile gear is better in China for cheaper than American stuff.

      nerdyneedsalifenerdyneedsalife15 gün önce
Red's Overpriced "Mini Mag" Cards - The Real Story