They LIED to me! - DDR4 RAM to M.2 SSD Adapter

  • Published: 16 April 2019
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    For all of the dozens of you out there who were looking for a way to install an SSD in your memory slot, we FINALLY have a solution. It's exactly as dumb as you might think.

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   5 months back

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    • Bradley Bisby-mountain
      Bradley Bisby-mountain  5 months back

      O h I t s a P I N K G U Y W I R E

    • deth kon
      deth kon  5 months back

      Linus, isn't the base hardware of an SSd the same as a stick of ram? SSD sizes of ram? in DIMM slots? THIS NEEDS TO BE EXPLORED!

    • Jakob
      Jakob  5 months back

      What the hell is the Badminton-champ Peter doing on the floor Linus?? 7:24
      Best regards' Camilla Martin

    • HEHE BOY
      HEHE BOY  5 months back

      Hey #LinusTechTips can make a video mixing all thermal paste?

    • Ethan T
      Ethan T  5 months back

      #LinusTechTips, I know u normally don't luck in comments, but my dad found a old pc/console from the 80/90's and I was wondering if you wanted to buy it and repair it (if it's broken) in a video or just use it if it's not broken.

  • Larry Gossett
    Larry Gossett  2 days back

    this product brings to mind the old saying, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't"

    • Коля
      Коля  6 days back

      It's actually m.2 to ddr4 adapter. You change m.2 to ram, not ram to m.2. Like, you use ssd as ram, not ram as m.2

      • Jeffmorgan83
        Jeffmorgan83  7 days back

        So this is nothing more than an M.2 to SATA adapter? It has absolutely nothing to do with the DIMM slot other than it being a strange mounting place?

        • Juan P
          Juan P  1 weeks back

          Something like that for Notebooks without M2 port Will be amazing

        • ShamanMafia
          ShamanMafia  1 weeks back

          i spy with my little eye: 3:37

          • Stefan Niculae
            Stefan Niculae  1 weeks back

            What motherboard is that on the test bench?

            • Александр Зинин

              Мудак какой-то...

              • Fireboy Gaming
                Fireboy Gaming  2 weeks back

                Well it does help if your motherboard does not have any
                M.2 slot like mine the m11bb so you can use the adapter as a mounting point

                • Pumello
                  Pumello  3 weeks back

                  0:57 *sees sata cable in hand* ah... its exactly what i expect isnt it...

                  • Orangutan Gang
                    Orangutan Gang  3 weeks back

                    I mean, that would be cool tho, if your SATA cable situation sucked ass, you had more RAM slots than needed, and your M.2 port is already taken, I'm very interested and could totally see great use in this.

                    • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

                      I thought about it more than a decade ago that if Ram can be used as temporary memory why not it can be used as permanent memory?. and someone stole my idea and thoughts and became millionaire!

                      • little llama
                        little llama  3 weeks back

                        I was hoping to see a easy 500gb ram stick😂

                        • Doubt
                          Doubt  3 weeks back

                          So this is basically an adapter that converts a normal PC into something to confuse your friends with.

                          • Pizza PowerXYZ
                            Pizza PowerXYZ  3 weeks back

                            It didnt work because the ram wasnt rgb

                            • McScreen Joe
                              McScreen Joe  3 weeks back

                              I thought that adaper is for cheaper way to extend RAM memory..but who would need 128 gb ram in desktop ? :D

                              • Avery Kucan
                                Avery Kucan  3 weeks back

                                It would be so painfully slow.

                            • girg guy
                              girg guy  4 weeks back

                              cant believe linus didnt know b+m-key m.2s need a sata connection

                              • OutdoBlue
                                OutdoBlue  4 weeks back

                                When Linus said completely different port in his adapter rant I thought he was going to say something crazy like Ethernet to hdmi

                                • dreamsun
                                  dreamsun  4 weeks back

                                  from the moment linus hints at a segway press the right key exactly 5 times
                                  Thank me later

                                  • - Mitch
                                    - Mitch  1 months back

                                    They lied to you, and then _you_ lied to _yourself_ when you decided that this "adapter" was _interesting_ enough to get its own video. Ironic!

                                    • Zero Mode
                                      Zero Mode  1 months back

                                      That segway was slick though.

                                      • Lazarus Long
                                        Lazarus Long  1 months back

                                        This is.... monumentally dumb. Why on earth does it even exist? It's like carrying a revolver but instead of having bullets in it, you roll up your money and put it in the chambers and use it as your wallet. It's like trying to scratch you crotch with a Ditch Witch, or or storing all the junk you never unboxed from the last move in the toilet and pissing in the yard.

                                        • Mikkel Isaksen
                                          Mikkel Isaksen  1 months back

                                          Ey What's up with the framed soccer shirt GADE??

                                          • Bisgamer Gameplay
                                            Bisgamer Gameplay  1 months back

                                            Who else forwarded the video when he said


                                            • Bisgamer Gameplay
                                              Bisgamer Gameplay  1 months back

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                                              • Gaming Inc
                                                Gaming Inc  1 months back

                                                ...oooftah,, basic physical adapter that if used as shown on t.v. eats a memory slot?

                                                • Gaming Inc
                                                  Gaming Inc  1 months back

                                                  @6:00 what the hell was that monitor!!

                                                  • leaf tree
                                                    leaf tree  1 months back

                                                    YummY 'bubble gum' color sata cable - - it's Chewable ! - - Scratch & Sniff !!!!

                                                    • Ken Heart
                                                      Ken Heart  1 months back

                                                      It's just a parking place for your M.2 drive if you don't have a slot on the mobo, would have been cooler if it had a RAM extension slot

                                                      • SiLvErMaNu
                                                        SiLvErMaNu  1 months back

                                                        entonces no funciona?? es una estafa?? como q no entendi al final su explicacion.

                                                        • Виктор Смиленко


                                                          • Infinity Nexus Reviews
                                                            Infinity Nexus Reviews  1 months back

                                                            I'm not convinced about this. Sure it wasn't connected to the pins, I get that, but if such a converter were made I believe it could actually work. Linus himself has a video where he converted a dimm into storage space. So if such a converter existed, he should be able to do something similar to this.

                                                            • Blade Legend
                                                              Blade Legend  1 months back

                                                              ASUS also made one

                                                              • Dandin
                                                                Dandin  1 months back

                                                                How could you be... this.. this is for the new boards that add a additional slot that looks like a ram slot which ia just out of convenience to reach pcie lanes

                                                                • Пётр Петров
                                                                  Пётр Петров  1 months back


                                                                  • HarryPottard
                                                                    HarryPottard  2 months back

                                                                    Peder Gade - Debmaaaaark Badminton!! )))

                                                                    • Faisalovic
                                                                      Faisalovic  2 months back

                                                                      Why intel take this project and do Super Optane ?

                                                                      • Darem Rouzes
                                                                        Darem Rouzes  2 months back

                                                                        6:00 Why does he keep calling a USB Type-B a "USB Type-A"?

                                                                        He's holding a Type-B

                                                                        • Sarys
                                                                          Sarys  2 months back

                                                                          So would this still be kinda cool for someone who has no m.2 slot, but has 2 left over mem slots? That's how I see it. If correct then if it's a cheap adapter then it's pretty cool since you aren't using the other mem slots anyway, and don't have to worry about trying to mount the m.2 somewhere on your rig, and worry about it falling off or something.

                                                                          • chanhien
                                                                            chanhien  1 months back

                                                                            There have always been M.2 adapters that use Sata3 or PCIe slot (which can mount up to 4 full speed nvme ssd's). This thing is just a waste of space and creates more ugly and unnecessary cable management.

                                                                        • Jesse Pena
                                                                          Jesse Pena  2 months back

                                                                          I only clicked on this video for the monitor in the thumbnail. It's huge and beautiful and the 20 seconds of screen time it got were worth it

                                                                          • DUBMANS
                                                                            DUBMANS  2 months back

                                                                            1:40 HOLY Sh!t that's a mouth full

                                                                            • tihzho
                                                                              tihzho  2 months back

                                                                              "They LIED to me!"
                                                                              I was expecting something about the Trump Administration...

                                                                              • BytemeVV -
                                                                                BytemeVV -  2 months back

                                                                                Did you try it alone with no other ram installed!? The ram frequency would be thrown off if the frequency does not match. Hensforth probably wouldn't work... I don't know it's a interesting concept.

                                                                                • Felipe Siqueira
                                                                                  Felipe Siqueira  2 months back

                                                                                  Glorified goldplated pins....

                                                                                  • Jonathan Hart
                                                                                    Jonathan Hart  2 months back

                                                                                    Yes I was expecting the segway

                                                                                    • Gara Von Hoiwkenzoiber
                                                                                      Gara Von Hoiwkenzoiber  2 months back

                                                                                      Wrap it in an aluminium housing, slap some DRGB's on there, and let me populate my unused memory slots...I'd buy it.

                                                                                      • Nakatomi Uk
                                                                                        Nakatomi Uk  2 months back

                                                                                        So you have to sacrifice one of your ddr slots, and still use a sata cable what is the point of this

                                                                                        After realising you don't to slot it in I would have put the ram chip back

                                                                                      • Joshua DeHart
                                                                                        Joshua DeHart  2 months back

                                                                                        Where is the “Stupid Tech That Shouldn’t Exist” playlist?