Here's How to Save $45,000 - The Sensible Jellyfish Fryer
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Back in 2019 we challenged ourselves to build an all-flash version of Lumaforge's Jellyfish hard drive-based video editing server for the SAME price. We succeed, but we've always wondered, what if we went for feature and hardware parity, how much could be saved? The answer might shock you.

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  • NEO geek
    NEO geek


  • G Bass
    G Bass

    797 dislikes are from Lumaforge investors.

  • Johnny Bananas
    Johnny Bananas

    i didnt know linus still made videos like this I love it brings me back to the old days when it wasn't all just news and reviews and was more of "lets see what crazy shit linus puts together in his parents garage today"

  • kewitt

    I can't wait to see the migration to truenas scales, if you want this server acting as more then a file server.

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    It is funny how many people think SLOG is for added performance boost. In reality it is intended to provide safety. Thusly Super-cap backed SSD's are recommended. In fact, get a hold of a few RMS-200/8G PCI-e cards with 8GB of DDR3 (You reviewed a similar Gigabyte card from the 00's, and THAT is what those could be used for... Those RMS-200 beasts do 5.5GB/sec unlimited write endurance and 1.4Mil IOPS. SLOG is all about latency. Those Sabrent will not last long before they fail catastrophically with the amount of data I suspect you intend to push through them. You will probably also fry those L2ARC SSD's plenty fast.

  • iXsystems, Inc.
    iXsystems, Inc.

    We just love this video! Especially around 13:03! :D Go #TrueNAS!

  • Scrungle

    9:17 oh hey that's from the xbox controller video that just came out

  • Stanley Chen
    Stanley Chen

    4:45 jellyfish can sus! 😳


    Not the intention but I looked up and bought a pack of the masks Jake wore, looks nice.

  • AK Sells Florida Real Estate
    AK Sells Florida Real Estate

    Where do I find the parts list?

  • DaMainDude

    Like any of those influencers actually paid for them...

  • Kazimir McFoster
    Kazimir McFoster

    am i doing my math wrong on those Exos drives? 2.5m hours = 285 years?

    • gior nikitop
      gior nikitop

      your math is correct but the manufacturers are a bit misleading as always. the number is about the data in the disk platters ONLY, not the disk heads, circuits etc and if the platters are not damaged. most common (spinning) disk failures are caused by r/w heads fault (stuck), heads crashing to the platters, or circuit board fail. your data in the platters can theoretically be fine for 285 years IF you have a way to replace any of the other failed components, you can read them. in reality, for continuous operation, i'd say ~5years for most consumer disks and maybe even ~10 for some good enterprise models. but after that, they are basically zombies.

  • ajkdhsalfgnewidpcvjcjqd8w9agvespfld]j cmkpiwsgxq
    ajkdhsalfgnewidpcvjcjqd8w9agvespfld]j cmkpiwsgxq

    18:00 got the same setup from the MX518 to the wipes and "hand sanitizer"

  • Willis Taylor
    Willis Taylor

    But Linus those guys are probably being sponsored by jellyfish's all capitalist malarkey!

  • Leo Lo
    Leo Lo

    Can we see you go bald?

  • Krzaku

    You're still missing the point of the jellyfish, the youtubers in question even explained the reasons why they bought it. It's the same with Apple.

  • Krzaku

    Sunon are industry standard and very high quality fans though... They just don't put as much money into marketing as noctua.

  • Dani Falk Jensen
    Dani Falk Jensen

    Just saw this video today, youtube f***ed up my recomented feed.

  • Chad West
    Chad West


  • Magellanic Cosmos
    Magellanic Cosmos

    Deja Vu.

  • Matt McCoy
    Matt McCoy

    What’s next? Criticizing them for buying 45drives?

  • TIM idator
    TIM idator

    Was anyone else besides me replaying the intro over and over?

  • Dave Lynch
    Dave Lynch

    Jake's videos have been on point.

  • damian mackin
    damian mackin

    why dose linus not mention what thermal past he uses

  • TymexComputing

    What is a jellyfish here?

  • digitalcocaine88

    Make a video showing how badass of a server you could build for their pricing! Do like 3x the storage or similar to maximize the embarrassment lol

  • Dan S
    Dan S

    I prefer delta fans

  • Sjoer van der Ploeg
    Sjoer van der Ploeg

    Could have gone with a much smaller intent log, but hey you had money to burn :D

  • Hammyboi Gaming
    Hammyboi Gaming

    You only Liao once

  • Toren171

    Linus looked high as giraffe balls towards the end of the video lol.

  • lol lol
    lol lol

    Is it only me who felt bad for the mousepad in the beginning?

  • WiseWTF

    Pulseway isn't open source, people should not be using it

  • Bamster

    Linus Flex Tips

  • Skthmd Rmn
    Skthmd Rmn

    apple ripping people off professionally

  • Ken Shipman
    Ken Shipman

    Great content...THX LTT =)

  • Jason Olrich
    Jason Olrich

    Can I just say that Linus looks great in that beanie? Beanies make everything better, and this is coming from a guy who wears a beanie all the time

  • Solar Work
    Solar Work

    I cant believe linus changed his name to luke

  • Ephy

    I have a near identical system. I returned the noctua cpu cooler since it doesnt face the back of the case, not ideal for rackmount

  • yxman

    sata to molex or lose all your data, consumer non plp slog, also slog/zil is NOT an write cache...

  • Ray Watters
    Ray Watters

    Can I get the spec and build list for this "Fryer"? I know someone that is interested in one, or more. He may want to cluster them.

    • Jon Molnar
      Jon Molnar


  • James Dollinger
    James Dollinger

    At 13:13 Linus says that you guys will link Serve the Home's collab video in the description, but it isn't there at time of this writing. :(

  • Zerger84

    I know how to save 45k - don't use them?

  • Qngqor

    So i can build a 1000 dollar Gaming Pc for 200 Bucks ? Would love to see that.

  • onlyur munir
    onlyur munir

    Sir can you send me New complete computer I am yours biggest fannnnnnn i love this page more and more with my soul sir give me a good surprise

  • Selv

    It's wonderful to watch Linus as he grows up. His voice is deeper than it was a few years ago.

  • VTOLfreak

    Wow, the first insane built from LTT that actually makes sense. I would have gone for a couple of Optane SSD's for SLOG/L2ARC however. Cant beat them for random IO.

  • Music Easel Cat
    Music Easel Cat

    Did you smash iJustine yet

  • NeilHaskins

    So when is this going to be available on

  • Roger Barraud
    Roger Barraud

    I definitely would go for RAIDZ3 with that many drives per zdev.

  • Roger Barraud
    Roger Barraud

    7:00 Nope, you should be using mirrored ZIL SSD's.

  • Roger Barraud
    Roger Barraud

    Linus joins the elite FreeBSD user cabal :-)

  • Xionico

    It would be cool to see how much it would cost to make something with the same performance, i.e how much you would save making your own equivalent

  • Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson

    I think if you have a few bucks to spare, in expectation of making more profit, you should invest with bitcoinsamurai. This is coming from someone who has invested and withdrawn a couple of times

  • Tome Crespo
    Tome Crespo

    I dont have 45k dollars, so i dont buy it and will save 45k dollars

  • notTerabyte


  • ix

    While watching this, I realized that I'm using exactly same CPU, Motherboard, HDD, HBA, RAM capacity

  • Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
    Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

    "Hello, police? I'd like to report a gang-on-gang violence incident? Yes, I just witnessed members of the Linus Techies absolutely slaughter the LumaForgeries gang."

  • Nate Wynd
    Nate Wynd

    I appreciate that you guys always add subtitles/closed captions.

  • Asclepius Ahumada
    Asclepius Ahumada

    you just killed a whole team of investors, I absolutely love it

  • Tomas Gonzalez
    Tomas Gonzalez

    What HBA did Linus used?

  • Mitchell Julius
    Mitchell Julius

    He did the Dr. Evil thingy

  • KitKat31337

    *cough* autoconfiguration ips anyone?

  • Jonny Rego
    Jonny Rego

    ....Don't HDDs last longer than SSDs?

  • Jonathan

    still upset that he built the SLtoos friends he had tossed his old servers for the Jellyfish storage systems. Until they sponsor him then he will make up with any company.

  • YGDefine

    I laughed a little at the end there... Comon Linus wake on LAN has been around for ages 😅

  • ZerefeL

    People like Justine and MKBHD will rationalize their purchases till the $58k has the same buying potential as $13k due to inflation. Spoiled.

  • Bernhard Bernstein
    Bernhard Bernstein

    IP would be fancier

  • EvilEngineer

    Hehe... Jelly fish is still cheap if you are use to enterprise storage for Netapp or EMC. Expect about $1k per TB, plus expensive support contracts.

  • egn83b

    After years of not building computers, I am baffled at the amount of standards and interfaces that are now available. I feel lost 🤨

  • Edvards Krastiņš
    Edvards Krastiņš

    Molex to sata, lose all your data

  • Sean Kelly
    Sean Kelly

    Jellyfish CEO "He is shooting his mouth again? Make the call I want him dead by sunrise"

  • John Todd
    John Todd

    Here I am watching this like I know what any of the stuff he's saying means.....thanks Linus!!

  • Lupipi


  • Denamic

    I'd be super interested in knowing what kind of anti-Linus measures his coworkers have devised

  • BurntFaceMan

    I bet Seagate who usually sponsor this kind of thing, LOVE when he says "spinning rust" drives... that's like 95% of their product line getting shit on.

  • Nick

    Cool Video, maybe you could review Nextcloud for the small end user site of things. Maybe you could review it on a raspberry Pi for the lowest costs.

  • Daniel Walfield
    Daniel Walfield

    ...but can it run Crysis?

  • Okroshka

    15:30 …or just enable IP4ALL/zeroconf and/or DHCP (like dnsmasq which also includes DNS caching) and forget about doing anything manually.

  • Ajtechy369's Tech Channel
    Ajtechy369's Tech Channel

    New new Whonnock

  • SentinelBorg

    Lol, I also got 4 Exos 12 TB about 2 years ago for home use, because they were cheaper than all the "NAS" drives at that time.

  • cdurkinz

    Can we take a second to appreciate Linus's fashion sense? Pink beanie, leopard print mask, and socks with sandals. Also a lanyard. _chef kiss_ (love everything about it Linus)

    • Rosa Knuffel
      Rosa Knuffel

      i love his new look aswell^^ (havent looked into the channel for a few months)

  • 06racecar60

    New New > 3

  • JD Fackler
    JD Fackler

    Whonnock 3

  • g r e g
    g r e g

    When the jellyfish is sus!1!11!!1 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

  • Gavin Greenwalt
    Gavin Greenwalt

    Speaking of stupidly over priced. LTT last I checked still used Resilio which costs like $20,000/year. LTT should do a video on an alternative to Resilio Connect that's not stupidly overpriced.

    • Linus Tech Tips
      Linus Tech Tips

      We have never used resilio for anything.

  • C Lu
    C Lu

    I appreciate the Dark Mode intro

  • Gavin Greenwalt
    Gavin Greenwalt

    @16:01 you should enable DHCP since presumably the user doesn't know how to setup manual IP addresses.

  • Alex MacLean
    Alex MacLean

    I'll be on the lookout for a used one of these drives when you upgrade them to 24tb drives in a couple of years lol

  • Phoenix Smaug
    Phoenix Smaug

    TrueNAS Core

  • Jeremy Barber
    Jeremy Barber

    Thank you for this and the original Jellyfish Fryer video with all SSDs. Between you and STH I have saved my work 10s of thousands of $$ and been able to reuse existing hardware. Keep up the great work.

  • Noah Ortiz
    Noah Ortiz

    is this the rise of Linus Industries?

  • Vincent Frederick Manzo
    Vincent Frederick Manzo

    I have a question why did you use a /24 and waste 252 addresses? Wouldn’t it have been more efficient to use /30s or subsets that only have 2 host addresses for point to point links? I’m a network nerd and I have some Channel To Channel networks which use SDLC and I use /30 subnets on those. Just some background on that the Channel To Channel adapter is a way to couple 2 mainframe systems together so I’m using that to couple my Guest OS to the TCPIP service machine on zVM to provide networking to the Guest OS that is non-QDIO compliant otherwise I would use a Vswitch. I really enjoy your videos and maybe you can do a collaboration and help our local college out with a problem we have? Let me know! Kind regards, Vincent

  • George Smart
    George Smart

    Instead of using 10-series IP addresses, why not use the APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing) subnet? One day, people will use APIPA. 🙄

  • Justin Baughman
    Justin Baughman

    I have an Epyc 7371 in that same board. Love it in every way except for the pcie slot lock. Kind of annoying to remove a graphics card.

  • Carbon Plays
    Carbon Plays

    you stillreach for your pocket

  • EchoConstellation

    Holy shit. Everyone needs to implement that networking confirmation delay. We’ve had it for display changes for years, and it’s amazing it hasn’t propagated to networking.

  • juan pablo
    juan pablo

    the best tutorials on freenas and truenas can be found over at @craft computing - i built all mine based on his tutorials and they have worked perfectly since...👌👍✌👌👍✌😎

  • Nope Noname
    Nope Noname

    Flawlist: - No use of Special Allocation Classes (Tiered and metadata storage SSD's) - Not using Intel Optane for SLOG/L2ARC for that budget - Too much L2ARC (although that can be debated) on a too slow SSD. Shame...

  • Nope Noname
    Nope Noname

    SLOG is NOT a write cache. Even so with 10gb*10, max you would use is about half a terrabyte (5*10*10), and thats pushing it already.