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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  • George A
    George A 9 時間 前

    So will it work if I swap out the ssd in there with my own ssd?

  • readme info
    readme info 11 時間 前

    I am genuinely impressed by how honest you've remained all this time. Great job. So many other YT chans have clearly signed a deal with the devil. BUT YOU, you are the real deal. Thank you.

  • readme info
    readme info 11 時間 前

    Remember those unique chinese made RAID enabled SATA cards that were made up of smaller microSD cards, you reviewed awhile back? I wonder if for redundancy sakes, someone could use a similar adapter that either allows 2 mSATA cards, or simply 2 microSD cards, in RAID 1, and jam it all into a REDX mini mag case, and have built in RAID support :)

  • Jory Ferrell
    Jory Ferrell 12 時間 前

    So...moral of the story: stop buying their products until they stop ripping people off.

  • Jo Blo
    Jo Blo 13 時間 前

    I really had no idea what the issue was about before, but the explanation was so well articulated and had such a balanced perspective i feel like I should want retribution for all the money on them i never spent.

    BCGTR 日 前

    I looked these up and I was like, how much is that gonna cost, $1000 max, then I looked it up and it was $2350 at B&H which is insane. A used 120gb at adorama was literally over $600. Thats insane

  • XonereX
    XonereX 2 日 前

    Red has a super scummy business model. I honestly think buying their overpriced camera was a mistake on Linus' part. A 4k camera wouldve been just as practical and quite a bit cheaper

  • Singled Out Pictures

    Anything to do with cinema production is ridiculously over priced, from the body to the lenses to the accessories. It's a racket!

  • Johannes Dolch
    Johannes Dolch 4 日 前

    So, y'all are fine with spending as much on a camcorder as a fully outfitted Mercedes E Class, but then complain that the cards they sell are too expensive? lol. But I agree, they should put the best in there, meaning 2 of the best SSDs they can find in a Raid 1 Configuration. (That would actually also justify putting it all in a cool proprietary cartridge.

  • RamenGod
    RamenGod 5 日 前

    Lmao imagine using fat32

  • joshua41175
    joshua41175 7 日 前

    So when is the red camera water cooler done

  • BlockArchitech
    BlockArchitech 7 日 前

    Notice: if your going to make a comment saying ‘oh proceeds to show USA markings’ note that he got his before the entire scandal happened

  • Me 2
    Me 2 8 日 前

    them R&D monies are 100% used to calc how to get the most profit out of nothing fooling people in the unknown.

  • Liam
    Liam 8 日 前

    You didn't know they were just SSds in an enclosure? Thats what the industry is right now lol we do the same thing in our products.

  • sprrocket
    sprrocket 9 日 前

    Linus: RED splits the video footage into 4GB files
    me: wait are they STILL using fat32
    Linus: it's because they're using fat32


    • Gabriel I
      Gabriel I 7 日 前

      sprrocket hmm fat32 isn’t bad its still a staple around the gaming market like Motherboard os updates

  • roblax87
    roblax87 9 日 前

    Great job documenting the bots!

  • nitrxgen
    nitrxgen 10 日 前

    1:30 what kind of psychopath uses a screwdriver like THAT WTF

  • Titan Gaming
    Titan Gaming 12 日 前

    could have said, 'Made on Earth'

  • Ionixt E. Bix
    Ionixt E. Bix 12 日 前

    im surprised that linus actually tried to protect the company that pretty much scam him

  • Solomon Ucko
    Solomon Ucko 12 日 前

    The size inconsistency could also be due to unit confusion: 476.8 GiB ≈ 512 GB, 480 GiB ≈ 515.4 GB, 931.3 GiB ≈ 1 TB, 960 GiB ≈ 1.031 TB

  • DragonNexus
    DragonNexus 12 日 前 +12

    "Red claims this is to protect the user from accidental deletions"
    *Off camers scoffing laugh*

  • Darian Kimberly
    Darian Kimberly 13 日 前

    Welp, never getting a red.

  • mirk bir
    mirk bir 15 日 前


  • Sonny12681
    Sonny12681 15 日 前

    I bet it costs less than $5 to manufacture this camera and it's parts and they jack up the price to a ridiculous about. That company is committing a scam.

    MISC BITS 17 日 前

    Msata is still a thing?

  • carphotography101
    carphotography101 17 日 前

    I hope this was filmed on a RED Cinema camera...

  • Peter Chiung
    Peter Chiung 18 日 前 +1

    basically RED Ceo wants to profit as much as possible at the expense of customers tricking them that they are getting a far better product.

  • Informed Choice
    Informed Choice 18 日 前

    Oh, a shitty greedy company overcharging without justification. Red Dead Non-Redemption

  • John Grimes
    John Grimes 20 日 前

    WTF? Spare area? You mean over provisioning? Come on linus you know better then that. Use proper terms please. Its never good to teach people improper terminology.

  • John Grimes
    John Grimes 20 日 前

    Maybe dont rip people off and people wont rip off your ideas. Fuck Red. Camera price is understandable but all the peripherals? Insane...

  • Dakota Martin
    Dakota Martin 21 日 前

    First time I've ever heard a Canadian say "ya'll"

  • Gordon The Train
    Gordon The Train 22 日 前

    I can't believe it. Linus! Linus! is protecting red. this is weird because he wasn't to happy when he bought it

  • Sun Pak
    Sun Pak 26 日 前

    lmao red also sells a basic SSD reader for $250

    A 9 foot LITERAL CAT 5 to proprietary fake cat 5 port for $120
    a "tactical" handle for $150

  • Kerim Kerim
    Kerim Kerim 27 日 前 +1

    Nobody: I'm about to end this guy's entire career.
    Not even a single soul: Everybody
    Me: Wait that's illegal.
    JPclips's Recommendations: It's free real estate.
    Am I a joke to you:
    Also Me:

    SOL WOLF 27 日 前

    Linus will go down in history as a legend

  • The Adventure Biker
    The Adventure Biker 27 日 前

    I am late to the partay. Just.....Wow.

  • kasa
    kasa 28 日 前

    I think jinn1mag should be called out for their false statements. But I'm glad they are out there and vent viral. Red is still charging obscene amount of money for an adapter. And on top of that they have clearly taken steps to stop user from using third party drives. Even though they are using standard hardware that could be very easily changed if not for manufactured obstructions.
    Also, it's true that it's ultimately on customer to decide. But it's kind of messed up if customer had to do in depth research on every product they buy to be assured they get real value. I think Jinn1Mag did service to people by bringing awareness to this.
    Ultimately as far as Red mini mag is concerned, everything about it is designed to take as much money from people as possible. I mean recovery service is just another way justify the price and low quality. You could just as well take it to any other recovery service as the hardware is standard. I wouldn't be surprised at all actually if they used third party service for recovery anyway.
    Reading worker reviews about red kind of gives me image that Red's management is just bunch of greedy assholes.

  • TheRealCritique
    TheRealCritique 28 日 前

    F RED. Other companies are catching up to their proprietary BS and offering equivalent quality at 20% of the price. They blew it. Hope they collapse.

  • Ionixt E. Bix
    Ionixt E. Bix 28 日 前

    why tf is linus defending a money-eating company lol

  • Masterpj555
    Masterpj555 29 日 前

    Red camera is a scam company who makes lots of claims about inventing things but actually is just a company who repurposes tech > puts it in a different enclosure and then adds lockout chips. Don't support this company

  • Ariana Hadley
    Ariana Hadley 29 日 前 +1

    15 mins of my life I will never get back

  • TheImmoralCookie
    TheImmoralCookie 29 日 前

    To be fair, you could probably find a few hundred computer engineers that could design their own SSDs like Red's and it be either free or really fucking cheap.

  • Ayoub
    Ayoub ヶ月 前 +25

    samsung: sells good SSD's for a low price
    RED: wait, thats illigal!!

  • Gonçalo Alegria
    Gonçalo Alegria ヶ月 前

    What a shill

  • Rakesh Battula
    Rakesh Battula ヶ月 前 +1

    hope they had a better explanation to save their faces

  • MinecraftMike
    MinecraftMike ヶ月 前

    I was on RED's side until I saw the price for that SSD. What a joke kek

  • Robert Wright
    Robert Wright ヶ月 前

    Excellent video!

  • William Creegan
    William Creegan ヶ月 前

    Nice job Linus .

  • Kyle Robertson
    Kyle Robertson ヶ月 前 +1

    My question here becomes this, if u don't like what a company is doing, and evidently have complaints about their product, why do u still use it.

    Annnddd, if the answer is "it's the best product for us" or something, then stop whining

    • Shanee Bahera
      Shanee Bahera 17 日 前

      he isnt whining about them, its because this blew up a few months ago and people were asking him to adress it

  • T B
    T B ヶ月 前


  • ZoeBios121
    ZoeBios121 ヶ月 前

    Red has engineered a raid 1 solution. You're using it wrong. You're supposed to buy 2 complete rigs and 2 people to operate the two rigs.

  • AJComputerServicesUK

    12:03 hahahahaha 😂

  • vegoutwithvegge
    vegoutwithvegge ヶ月 前

    Now that someone else's video has gone viral its time to copy it.

  • The Glow Cloud
    The Glow Cloud ヶ月 前

    Here's a novel solution: STOP GIVING YOUR MONEY TO RED. Why do JPclipsrs who get big enough think they all have to buy overpriced Red bullshit? Fuck them.

    • The Glow Cloud
      The Glow Cloud ヶ月 前

      I'd suggest Sony F35/F65, Panavision Genesis, Arri D-21 or the newer Alexa, or a Thompson Viper.

    • Loreaver
      Loreaver ヶ月 前

      What other camera would you recommend?


    Wait y’all did some editing after the fact. I didn’t know you can add more images and voice over after the fact. JPclips editing getting more advanced

  • RectalDiscourse
    RectalDiscourse ヶ月 前

    The only mags I have experience with are pornographic

  • MrManiac3
    MrManiac3 ヶ月 前

    Hey Linus, JPclips really doesn't want me to subscribe so just for the record I'm subscribed

  • hclchgm
    hclchgm ヶ月 前

    Again you should have purchased a Hasselblad. For the price of one of those failure prone cards you could have purchased a better camera. Red ripped you off. Suckers born every minute.

    • hclchgm
      hclchgm ヶ月 前

      @MYCRAZYPRODUCTIONS Hey, just a thought, but when a company repackages OTS components and then marks it up 1000% it kind of falls into the realm of deception on the part of the Red team. At least with a Hassellblaad you get what you pay for without any of those repackaged cards using FAT32 being sold to you for 10 times the real retail cost per card.
      Just my 2c. Thanks to LTT for ripping one apart and giving a fair and honest review as it will save many others from getting duped.


      What are you talking about? Hasselblad’s are brilliant Photo cameras, but are capped at 4K video (most still doing only 1080P). Also the most expensive red card is still about half the price of hasselblad camera. Not including the special medium format lenses you need for them. I don’t believe everyone needs a RED and at first I was even critical given how little Linus seemed to know in his why are red camera so expensive video a while back. However, Brandon is their DP for Linus Media Group, and in his video he made it clear they need a RAW camera with the highest pixel resolution possible for reframing. Their only option is RED. Watching this channel Brandon has proved he isn’t some fly by night DP who just wanted the most expensive thing because Linus could afford it. Their was thought put into what’s necessary for the growth of Linus Media Group.

  • TheGamersTag 1
    TheGamersTag 1 ヶ月 前

    Red is a rip-off all together

  • psycronizer
    psycronizer ヶ月 前

    ting....go with ting, or we'll send the P'ting to deal with you....gobble gobble gobble....