I enjoy watching too, the only issue I take is that people who are entering professional markets like content production, and live streaming dont always understand the nuance that you do.
Linus is cheap, he needs to push lots of content, and your 100% right. He also does not try to lead people down the wrong path, BUT its often not until his follow up video’s where we learn what did not work. So its easy to watch the first BMD 12k video and think man, these cameras are soo good he pre-ordered 10!
And BMD is often a good value for lots of people, but its decidedly pro-sumer gear. Its for hobbiest content creators or people starting a new profession.
Its generally bad money because the low up front cost is accomplished by 0 support (literally they wont fix anything, if your in the warranty period they just send a replacement) unfinished features, or in some cases bugs that will never be fixed.
Their biz model is to mass produce low cost high volume specialized equipment with a goal of making it last at least 1 year.
If you look at all his storage solutions its the same sort of thing. He keeps trying to roll his own (fine) but he makes all sorts of assumptions and does not put the time and research into it before buying (or asking for) all the stuff throwing it together and finding out it wont work.
First he pushed Unraid, great its fine for bulk nearline/warm storage but the level of redundancy is not sufficient for most commercial applications. Then once he trusted Anthony and Jake he migrated to a custom built ZFS setup which has been better but could not scale.
Then they tried that NVME setup and to be fair, it should have worked and that is on Intel. But because the rolled their own and there was no certification or validation so they got burned. I honestly felt bad about that one because its not really his fault.
Now they are on a less custom more validated setup which is working well for now but it will still suffer from an inability to scale once they start running out of space.
So here we are, @Bumperdoo is clearly a professional who is using a high end camera and editing and needs storage.
They see an interesting video on 45 drives and ask if this would be good for content creation because the youtube channel that made the video is using it for storage.
There is nothing wrong with 45 drives, my point is that not all storage is equal. Even if the core parts are the same. Companies like ours and like Studio Network Solutions have spent decades validating and testing to be able to offer guaranteed performance. We have actual support structures that are designed around the specifics of our industry so we understand what it takes to hit an on-air date.
Most of our clients dont get to “fix it in Post” because everything they do is live to air/web so we dont get a chance to fix things.
That is what people pay for when they buy our solutions, the experience, the reliability, the support, and the comfort of mind that when you go live all your mission critical equipment is ready to make your production error free.