– Hey guys, this is Austin. And this is the 250 terabyte project. Now this has been one
of the biggest things that we’ve ever undertaken as we literally started
working on this last year and we’ve literally been
shooting this video ever since. This entire project was really
built around these two units from 45Drives. The original Storinator which
we did a couple years ago with Linus, as well as
the brand new Stornado which is an all SSD server which allows us for everyone in the office to be connected via 10 Gig Ethernet, to share files, to edit
things with tons of space and tons of speed. Building an entire
server for the first time has definitely not been a smooth process. So this video actually begins in April when we first got our Stornado. So inside here, we have the Stornado. Now unlike the Storinator which we used for our previous project,
this is all SSD flash storage. And 45Drives was awesome
enough to hook us up with this for free because we’re
trying to do something a little bit bigger than
what we’ve done in the past. It’s so heavy. (laughing) So inside this Stornado is
essentially what will be our new editing server. So right now, we use a series
of Samsung T3 and T5 drives to do all of our edits. Now they actually work pretty well and it’s nice to have the portability but the problem is that say, Jimmy’s working on a project tonight and I wanna take over, he has to eject the
drive and hand it to me. We basically have no
redundancy if a drive fails or if someone loses something. Whereas with this, everyone will be connected
via 10 Gig Ethernet and theoretically, we can
all work on the same project at the same time. I wanna get this thing open. This is rad. Wait, did they load us
up with 64 GB of RAM? 8, 16, 32, wow. Are you for real right now? (laughing) Dude, look how cool this is. They gave us a custom front plate. Did you design this? – Yes. – Oh, you did. Oh, dude. That’s gonna be awesome. So we can basically just swap that out? Oh, dude. This is so cool. The next task was actually to get the Stornado up and running
with a ton of super fast SSDs which happened in June. So inside here, we have a
whole bunch of 800 GB SSDs. So these are the Nytro
Series straight from Seagate who were very gracious to provide these for the Stornado project. But essentially, with … Actually how many drives do we have again? Four, five, six, seven. So the cool part about these SSDs is that they’re not just standard drives. So let’s actually open one of them up. You’ll see that these are SAS based. Now this is not something
that you can just, say, throw into an average desktop PC. That makes sense. These are actual, proper
enterprise class drives which is important ’cause
this server is going to be up for years at a time. We need to make sure that all these drives are as reliable as possible
and importantly also, as fast as possible. Especially when you talk
about 10, 20, 30 drives in one single system, reliability becomes a huge, huge factor. And the last thing I wanna
do is start editing a video and realize that, “Oh. “Right. “I lost my 31st drive “and the entire thing
just caught on fire.” Which thankfully is not the case here. Also, it’d be weird if
the project caught on fire but that would still suck. Now in July, I actually thought that we were pretty much
done with this project. The Stornado was up and running and it seemed like we were
going to be ready to go. That is surprisingly
quiet for an open server. All right, so we are up and running. So right now we have
22.4 terabytes available. Now this is not actually completely set up so the main thing I wanna do right now is just test to see what
kind of optimal speeds. We’re going to wanna build some redundancy and we’re going to wanna make sure that if multiple of these drives fail, Actually, no, what number
are we gonna aim for? Probably like two drive failures
before we lose anything? Look at that. So we have our two 240 or 250 GB SSDs and then we have all of our 800 GB SSDs. That my friends, Oh look, look. Wait, sorry. Hang on. There’s a whole other page. Keep going. That’s so many discs. Oh, I love it. All right. I think we’re ready to
actually start speed testing and see what we’re able to
get over our 10 Gig network. So again, not totally final. We still need to get our switch involved and kind of run lines to everyone. But this should give us a pretty good idea of what kind of speed we’re
going to be able to get over the network with all of our SSDs. So to start with, we have a 28 GB file. Now if I just paste it over here. We’re getting 4 gigabits a second. Nice. All right, that’s pretty fast. So actually, really our
bottleneck right now is just purely the SSD that we’re using. This is literally just isn’t fast enough to saturate the 10 Gigabit network. Oh, oh, I’m excited. All right. So let me actually try
to transfer something which is on the internal
SSD on the MacBook which should be somewhere
in the neighborhood of like, 2 GB per second. Oh, that’s fast. That is 8 gigabits per second. Or like, 30 seconds to transfer
25 GB file over the network. Ooh, that’s fast. So that is actually, 8 gigabits per second is
about 1 gigabyte per second. Yo, that’s fast. Oh. Oh, this is good. Fast forward to August and while it seemed like our server build was missing a few critical components. So we actually started to,
you know, put that together. So you guys have already
seen the Stornado. We also have our original Storinator which will make its way in here. We also have some fun goodies. This is one of my favorites. So this doesn’t look like
anything particularly cool. However, inside, this houses a Mac Mini. So there’s a lot of reasons why we’ve chosen to go with a Mac Mini. First of all, we actually
do need something, especially for our LTO drive
that does have Thunderbolt 3. But importantly, the Mac
Mini is fairly affordable and it also has a 10
Gigabit Ethernet port, which means that this
computer can live in here, live on this shelf. We’ll also have a monitor,
we’ll have a keyboard so you can really easily
walk up to the rack, do whatever it is that you
need to do configuration wise, although hopefully a lot of
that stuff will also be able to be done upstairs on the network but something such as the LTO will need to be run from the Mac Mini. I love the fact that for
a power cable up front, it literally hit the button, it just presses the power button on the back of the Mac Mini. That’s so cool. So on top of the Storinator, we actually are going to
have another Storinator at some point. We have our … I forgot how heavy this is. We have our Synology NAS with 70 terabytes of additional storage. Dude, this, so heavy. – I thought you were the shredded one. – So all of these different units, the Storinator, the Stornado,
the Mac, the LTO drive, all this stuff needs to
communicate somehow and primarily, we’re using this 10
Gigabit Ethernet switch to run all these things upstairs so everyone upstairs will
have 10 Gig Ethernet. Honestly, we’re just
stealing Linus’ setup. – Kind of. Yeah. – I mean. We’re stealing Linus’ setup. But to be fair, Linus was the
one who literally hooked us up with the Storinator in the first place. Like, at the very beginning,
it was Linus’ fault. So we’re just- – Completely his fault. – [Austin] We’re just
literally just always a couple years behind Linus. So stay tuned. We’ll have 80% more
ads two years from now. So especially when you’re
dealing with the server, a UPS is incredibly important. – The big thing that’s cool
about this though is that in the event of a power outage, there are a couple different
banks of outlets in there. So when the power goes
out, we can tell it, “Hey, prioritize these devices. “Keep these on even longer. “Shut down this one, this one first.” And they can actually send
a signal to the Storinator and the Stornado to say, “Hey. I’ve lost power. “Start your safe shutdown process.” So that way, nothing hard crashes. – All right, let’s get
this stupid thing out. Oh my God. It’s so heavy. All right. Coming down. And I am down. So with that, we have our UPS installed. So do you wanna try do the Stornado next? – Sure. – Be very careful not to drop our incredibly fast
and expensive Stornado. – That’d be rad. So we’re gonna just line it up. Yup, line it up. – Okay, okay. – We’re good. We’re good. That’s fine. That’s fine. We’re good. Yup. – Hey. – Yup. – It’s working. Oh my god. We got it. – Boom. – I mean, some slight tightening. But we have the Stornado
in the server rack. – It’s earthquake proof. – And now the server is finally done. So it is October and now
well, okay, I say done. It’s always going to
be a work in progress. But it is actually fully functional. We’re all using it right now. Now what happens when our storage is full? Or more importantly, what
happens when we need more storage that needs to be safely backed up? Well, that’s where our LTO drive comes in. You see this empty hole in the rack? Yeah. So LTO is magnetic tape and actually I wanna do a whole
video on this at some point but essentially, this is a really cheap and long term backup solution. However, currently our LTO
drive is being repaired. So it normally goes right here. This has been an
unexpectedly huge project. I did not think when we first
start talking about doing this late last year, that it would
take anywhere near this long to get everything up and running. But the best part is that it
is finally up and running now. So as you can see, this
has a lot of room to grow. We have lots of additional space. And realistically, there’s a lot more that I wanna do with this. But the most important thing here is that we have a really easily
accessible bit of storage for everything we need here in the office. So as we edit videos,
we can use the Stornado. As we wanna back them up,
we have the Storinator as well as we have our LTO drives. And the cool thing is that
there’s so many more things we can do in the future that part 2 of this video will come out in 2021.

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100 thoughts on “The 250TB Project

  • November 3, 2019 at 9:49 am
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    intels laughs with it 1 petabyte under research nvme drive

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    Others(mkbhd,Jonathan Morrison, Justine) jellyfrier
    Austin: stornator
    Linus:thank you Austin

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:58 am
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    What Linus does in 2 days…. Austin takes 6 months…

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  • November 3, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    okay so where is linus?? youd expect a youtuber like austin to contact linus regarding servers.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    Austin: *builds 250GB server
    Meanwhile
    Linus: *gives out computer stuff on Halloween to random kids

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  • November 3, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    Hey can u send me a laptop mine is broken:(

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  • November 3, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    if you Build it, they will come.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    This video made me want Dinosaur BBQ.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    but why? why would you do that?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    no jellyfish?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    Austin: Thats so many discs…..

    Me: No there is legit no discs

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    When we all look back at 2003: DAMN we are spoiled

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    I want your T-shirt.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    Can’t wait to use it for Minecraft

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    LTO tapes seeing sales surge..

    Who's buying it??

    Youtubers.

    In 2020 and beyond, tape drives for all Youtubers

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    Linus is pretty damn far

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    fun fact: 250tb is 10% of the human brain storage capacity (2.5pb)

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    try building the ultimate wii or wii mini

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    3:20 how intersting…. the background music is a rip off from "artist: Ayo Jay – track: Let Him Go" hope they didn't pay for it. how do those types of companies get away with that anyway? the track is sooooo similar.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    Linus server is made hdd not ssd like his one

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    SSDs are stupid for high capacity projects. I guess you could use them if you get them for free.
    Apple is also scam, don't use Apple for anything.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Tape drives are really cool. Even LTT doesn't use them. You should definitely do a video on them and your archival solution.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Those flat cables can't possibly have the correct twist to even make them CAT standard they will totally degrade performance a little.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Austin Evans: That’s a lot of storage!

    Linus Tech Tips: parry this you fucking casual

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    Great. More narrator comments.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    use the jellyfish it is so much easier to set up

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  • November 3, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    Linus with project Petabyte: Those are rookie numbers!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Hey Austin this is guys!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    How many times did he saw stormnado

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  • November 3, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    Austin :not sure to update the stornado

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    "80% more ads" 🤣😂🤣

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Austin: *im cool with my 250 tb

    Linus: *im disappointed in you son

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Just wait another 20 years and you’ll have this on a microSD

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    I really need help. I am not an expert so please don't say anything mean.
    Is this a good budget gaming pc?

    ryzen 5 1600
    Gigabyte B450M DS3H
    ZOTAC GTX 1660 Super
    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
    500GB Crucial P1
    500W Thermaltake PSU
    aerocool cyclone rgb
    Please reply if I should change something or If it is good.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    nothing screams Reliability more than Seagate Hard Drives

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    Good, you are 1/4 on the way to become the new linus

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    So….its Duncanado

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    Welp another linus video will come up soon I guess LOL

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    Next day :
    250TB Project falls
    Austin- so we have a predicament

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    Austin- so this is the ultimate server
    Linus- I just built the ultimate Minecraft server

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    No idea what all of this was, but this is a pretty entertaining video

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    The Virgin Austin Evans 250TB server

    VS

    The Chad Linus Tech TIp 1PB Server

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    All this for your boring noob videos

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  • November 3, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    whats the point?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    Do a studio tour

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  • November 3, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    Apparently I'm not the only person that instantly thought about Linus and his petabyte broke t

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  • November 3, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    Linus did a petabyte project step up your game

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  • November 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    actually you have 240TB of SSD

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    linus would have helped u build it faster

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    I feel like to truly get linus's setup like he said he had he would need to watercool the 10 gig ethernet switch

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    Can someone tell me a good gaming laptop under 200 dollars

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Want reliable drives, goes with seagate. rofl

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Did you know that Austin has a video with only 1.9k views?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    We're gonna laugh at this video In the future because we're soon gonna have 250tb in a single drive.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    imagine being a red bull fan and not mercedes

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  • November 4, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    What about the “750TB Project”?

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  • November 4, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    It's actually November!!!! !

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  • November 4, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Hey Austin, my petabyte is bigger than your terabytes!!!!

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  • November 4, 2019 at 4:46 am
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    Hey Austin could u pls build me a computer pllssss

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  • November 4, 2019 at 4:46 am
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    I dont have one yet

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  • November 4, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    Bro everytime I see him build a computer I always imagine what would it feel like to have one if those god PC

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    I thought you were gonna summon Linus like what Gamers Nexus did. Lol.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    i felt this is kind a boring video to me?

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  • November 4, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    That's a lot of porn Austin

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  • November 4, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    Hey Austin This Is Guy

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  • November 4, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    Haven’t seen this shit since the apartment fire had to come back for one more hey guys this is Austin

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  • November 4, 2019 at 9:59 am
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    I can finally fit my full homework folder somewhere

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  • November 4, 2019 at 10:07 am
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    Petabyte Project When?

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    who else is here because they just got recommend his "its all gone" vid

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:50 am
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    I love how Austin reacts like a child who got a playstation. 1:38

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  • November 4, 2019 at 12:20 pm
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    I CHALLENGE YOU TO REACT TO YOUR FIRST VIDEO!!

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  • November 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Nasa doesn't need your location they need linus's

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  • November 4, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    I can't like comments on android wth 😂

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  • November 4, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Make a top 10 best rtx laptops under 160

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  • November 4, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    Austin : 4gb per second not bad
    Me: 😵😵😞

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  • November 4, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    3:13 you peep that sound from the end of nike’s by frank ocean

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    "Actually filmed in one day"

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    Linus would be so proud.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    Looks and feels like I’m watching LTT

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  • November 4, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    I really appreciate what you did with extending what Linus did for you instead of ‘switching to a Jellyfish!!!!!’ like some other youtubers.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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    Yeah and I have integrated graphics

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  • November 4, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    Linus: makes 100 tb
    Austin: ITS REWIND TIME

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    me pretending to know what he’s talking about

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  • November 5, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    HEY GUYS

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  • November 5, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    6:51 Shots Fired! lmfao

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  • November 5, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    smh only 250 TB

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  • November 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    Please build the ultimate surface go!

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  • November 5, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    Austin: I will build a system with 250 TB

    *Linus Tech Tips has entered the chat*

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  • November 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    Who else thinks that future generations will look at this and chuckle?

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  • November 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    but does it run minecraft

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  • November 5, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    RIP Jellyfish

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  • November 5, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    You have to and I mean you have to run Minecraft raytracing please please please it doesn’t even cost that much money bruh.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    Austin: 250TB server project
    Linus: “That’s so cute”

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  • November 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    It’s hard not to make Linus jokes.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    Ten gig internet? That's crazy

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  • November 6, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    Hey guys blur out the address 🙂

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  • November 6, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    Hey Austin I’m not sure but I’m going to get a i3 8700 core pc and idk if it is good for gaming and streaming

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  • November 6, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    hey austin, this is guys

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  • November 6, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Austin we have 250TB server
    Linus are you challenging me

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