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

Publicat pe 17 iul. 2019
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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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Comentarii

  • 9:45 There's a problem with this drive. Scan the drive now and fix it.

  • Been a RED user for a few years now. You have to buy the Mag slot anyway separately so why can’t they provide other options like you can which just about everything else you can attach to the camera like maybe a CFAST 2.0 module to record to that? Or a 2.5” SSD if you are not going to touch the lower compression ratios. I don’t even shoot less than 13:1 anyway. The video bit rate would be fine!

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

  • 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.

  • 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 :)

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Lmao imagine using fat32

  • So when is the red camera water cooler done

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Great job documenting the bots!

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

  • could have said, 'Made on Earth'

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

  • 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

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

  • Welp, never getting a red.

  • Hehehehehe!

  • 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.

  • Msata is still a thing?

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 0:59 First time I've ever heard a Canadian say "ya'll"

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

  • lmao red also sells a basic SSD reader for $250 www.red.com/red-station-mini-mag-usb-3 A 9 foot LITERAL CAT 5 to proprietary fake cat 5 port for $120 www.red.com/RED-GIG-E-Right-to-CAT5E-Ethernet-Cable-9 a "tactical" handle for $150 www.red.com/dsmc2-universal-handle

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

  • Linus will go down in history as a legend

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

  • 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.

  • 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.