Watch This: How We Helped Linus Build the Ultimate Home NAS

How We Helped Linus Build the Ultimate Home NAS

A 100TB NVMe™ NAS might sound extreme for a home server – but not if you’re Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips! With big technology plans for his new house, Linus was looking for help – and we were happy to come to his rescue.  KIOXIA sent Linus 12 of our CD6 Series data center-focused PCIe® 4.0 and NVMe 1.4-compliant SSDs to help him build the ultimate home NAS.

In a recent Linus Tech Tips video, Linus details the build-out of his gigabyte server chassis, noting the roles that each component will play. Linus plans to use the KIOXIA array as a storage server as well as to network boot every computer in the house – and there are many! With CD6 drives onboard, all of the storage in his house is now safe and centrally located in one place.

As the first company to publicly demonstrate PCIe 4.0 SSDs1, KIOXIA has established itself as a leader in delivering PCIe and NVMe SSDs. Our CD6 drives are single port NVMe SSDs designed for server-attached applications, including software-defined storage environments. CD6 utilizes 4 lanes of PCIe 4.0 to deliver over 6GB/s sequential read throughput and 1,000,000 random read IOPS – more than enough power and speed for Linus to edit and transcode video, stream Blu-Ray movies to as many devices as he wants, play VR games and much more.  You can see Linus and our mighty CD6 drives in action in this LTT video!


1: Source: KIOXIA America Inc., as demonstrated at Flash Memory Summit August 2019

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Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size

Definition of capacity: KIOXIA Corporation defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1Gb = 2^30 bits = 1,073,741,824 bits, 1GB = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 2^40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

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