I've NEVER been so FRUSTRATED... Hot-Swapping PCIe Cards

  • Published: 07 May 2018
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Comments • 7 018

  • aqynbc
    aqynbc  4 hours back

    you have to love those videos!

    • Silent Mouse
      Silent Mouse  1 days back

      I love when Linus swears

      • Harby Gaming
        Harby Gaming  2 days back

        why I'm getting happy when he succeed to hot plug?

        • Sean Rathbone
          Sean Rathbone  2 days back

          Linus, "this feature actually works!!!" me to son: "did it work?" son: "No it exploded!!!"

          • Scott Murray-Anderson
            Scott Murray-Anderson  2 days back

            PCI-E is a hot swapable standard, yet Windows does not support it.

            • Sean Rathbone
              Sean Rathbone  2 days back

              is this feature designed for hot swappind drives in cradles?

              • MickTheMan
                MickTheMan  2 days back

                “Go ahead and cut...”

                • Demonocolips
                  Demonocolips  2 days back

                  this would be great for the old surface pro with the graphics card in the keyboard. the bluescreened occasionally when you disconnected the keyboard. literally this would be great for any mobile solution if they could make a more robust pcie port of some decription.

                  • MaximalGamingNL
                    MaximalGamingNL  3 days back

                    What happens when you run SLI and remove 1 of the graphics cards? Or for that matter, what happens when you remove a working graphics card? Just a system crash or will it fall back to the iGPU (if there is one)

                    • wujekcientariposta
                      wujekcientariposta  3 days back

                      fuck I unplug the power, turn off the power supply and drain the capacitors when I'm tinkering with the pci slots and you can do it when the system is on with this thing.

                      • Pincsi01
                        Pincsi01  4 days back

                        Can you hotswap the power supply?

                        • Andrei003
                          Andrei003  4 days back

                          Everybody gangsta until windows goes WHEA

                          • RattyCZ
                            RattyCZ  4 days back

                            Linus Plug Tips

                            • Tomasz Kusmierz
                              Tomasz Kusmierz  4 days back

                              Meanwhile on Linux people go “why life’s so hard on Windows?!?!”

                              • Troll Mode Engaged
                                Troll Mode Engaged  5 days back

                                *go ahead and cut*

                                • Hargosmos
                                  Hargosmos  6 days back

                                  Linus always innovatin' XD

                                  • Crass Spektakel
                                    Crass Spektakel  6 days back

                                    Wow brings back memories... in the early 2000 I used to hot plug pretty much everything at work, including PCI (there was no PCIE yet), CPUs and RAM (only validated HP/IBM servers with validated parts)

                                    The basic idea: You have to do EVERYTHING yourself. In case of Linux and an storage controller this means "unmount filesystem" "remove from LVM/RAID/whatever", use sysctl to do an scsi-remove on the kernel for every connected drive, then manually unload the driver, then manually unpower every connected drive, then manually unpowered every card, then remove it from the PCI-Tables. AND ONLY THEN remove the card itself. And I guess I forgot like ten more steps.

                                    We charged our customers like this: Removing once single device: €50. For an storage controller with five devices this was like $300. If the system crashes we charge nothing and pay $20 per minute of downtime. If the system needs to be rebooted in a controlled way we reduce our charge by 66%. This was no kids play, you can believe me that.

                                    It never worked reasonable with windows.

                                    • Crass Spektakel
                                      Crass Spektakel  6 days back

                                      And I forgot to mention: The Slots itself must be build to mechanically support hot swapping. Actually not too hard, they simply have slightly higher ground connectors and the Slot is usually 1-2mm higher than normal slots.
                                      And about our charges, the €50 per device came atop of our normal charge of €40 per 15 Minutes of hand on. All Charges double outside business time. Man the early internet boom was great for ripping of unsuspecting customers, my boss sometimes wrote four digit bills for less than an hour of work done by two fresh and uneducated IT students...

                                  • SolidSonicTH
                                    SolidSonicTH  6 days back

                                    BSOD fun.

                                    • Benjamin Ehrlich
                                      Benjamin Ehrlich  1 weeks back

                                      Probably would have had so much more success doing this on Linux you already knew that tho

                                      • The Silent Observer
                                        The Silent Observer  1 weeks back

                                        I tried to hot-swap an AGP graphics card. Worked too, until I shorted it out and destroyed the entire system.

                                        • Vulcanitu
                                          Vulcanitu  5 days back

                                          I pressed F to pay respects

                                      • Teamsky Official
                                        Teamsky Official  1 weeks back

                                        Next : how to hot plug ram

                                        • Jonty Garaya
                                          Jonty Garaya  1 weeks back

                                          Linus literally after 2 seconds : go ahead and cut

                                          • Lee H.
                                            Lee H.  2 weeks back

                                            I have said the exact same things when looking at BIOS...."I have no idea what any of these settings are for. Sure...that value looks good...lets go with that."

                                            • Mudkip
                                              Mudkip  2 weeks back

                                              Obscure Feature: *exists*
                                              Linus: video on it

                                              • Shehzaad joomun Joomun
                                                Shehzaad joomun Joomun  2 weeks back

                                                Hot swap bryan

                                                • G Hariot
                                                  G Hariot  2 weeks back

                                                  Hot plug PCI-e just like ExpressCard

                                                  • Retro Rider
                                                    Retro Rider  2 weeks back

                                                    go ahead and cut

                                                    • Ayoub Er-rfife
                                                      Ayoub Er-rfife  3 weeks back

                                                      This is probably one of the rare videos i’ve cried of laughter at

                                                      • CaveBobSpongeMan
                                                        CaveBobSpongeMan  3 weeks back

                                                        ''suprise hot plug'' sounds like something... completely different xD

                                                        • MarkusTegelane
                                                          MarkusTegelane  3 weeks back

                                                          2:49 Desktop icons spell LMG (Linus Media Group)

                                                          • TheSilentshadows90
                                                            TheSilentshadows90  3 weeks back

                                                            8:20 Let's fire up windows server go ahead and cut XD
                                                            18:10 And that's why Linus is you and me :D

                                                            • Simon
                                                              Simon  4 weeks back

                                                              Go head n' cut

                                                              • Empire526907
                                                                Empire526907  4 weeks back

                                                                At the beginning of this video, I got a Last Pass ad narrated by you, Linus... I was slightlt confused...

                                                                • Suilujz
                                                                  Suilujz  4 weeks back

                                                                  20:47 What if Linus has a secret PC built into the trash can

                                                                  • pleappleappleap
                                                                    pleappleappleap  4 weeks back

                                                                    I wonder how well it works hot plugging a PCIe card in a Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe cage?

                                                                    • Mr. Meeseeks
                                                                      Mr. Meeseeks  4 weeks back


                                                                      • Frank Jackson
                                                                        Frank Jackson  4 weeks back

                                                                        Do a video about hot swapping like cpus and ram just to see what would happen.

                                                                        • Benifits Ben
                                                                          Benifits Ben  4 weeks back

                                                                          I know its off topic but

                                                                          TRY GETTING PTOJECT M ON A PAL WII WITH NO BUDGET

                                                                          • bookle
                                                                            bookle  4 weeks back

                                                                            go ahead and cut

                                                                            • rkmugen
                                                                              rkmugen  4 weeks back

                                                                              Those yahoos who're behind the designing of the PCI-Express standard should make hot-swapping PCI cards a damned standard......... for consumers..... not just for enterprise.

                                                                              • IPSoft Creations
                                                                                IPSoft Creations  4 weeks back

                                                                                Whea! Uncorrectable error!

                                                                                • Ficovka
                                                                                  Ficovka  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I am hotswaping dvd drives, hard drives, WiFi cards

                                                                                  • Andrei003
                                                                                    Andrei003  1 months back

                                                                                    20:58 - no cables and anything but.... windows has that Connect function in the Action Center.... EXPOSED

                                                                                    • Naveen Venkatesh
                                                                                      Naveen Venkatesh  1 months back

                                                                                      maybe Microsoft didn't make windows ready for hot swapping

                                                                                      • 稲森愛新
                                                                                        稲森愛新  1 months back

                                                                                        linus is the biggest nerd on youtube. love him

                                                                                        • CarlocoxLV
                                                                                          CarlocoxLV  1 months back

                                                                                          Hahaha lol

                                                                                          • Roberto Lazcano
                                                                                            Roberto Lazcano  1 months back

                                                                                            Why would i hot-swap a PCI card???? Why? Why? Why?

                                                                                            • Mr nice guy
                                                                                              Mr nice guy  1 months back

                                                                                              ad intel wins,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,shocking?