In order to store downloaded games from Steam, as well as other data, Tesla is offering a new 1TB SSD, which is now available for pre-order for $350.
Tom’s Hardware gives several examples of modern SSDs of the same capacity that cost several times less:
- Crucial X6 USB 3.2 – $70
- Crucial X8 USB 3.2 – $80
- Samsung T7 Shield USB 3.2 – $90
- SanDisk Extreme Portable USB 3.2 – $100
Tesla claims its 1TB SSD is “automotive grade”, designed to “withstand extreme cabin temperatures” and withstand “vehicle shock and vibration”.
But the same Samsung T7 Shield works at temperatures from 0 C to 60 C with humidity from 5% to 95%, and can also be stored at temperatures from -40 C to 85 C.
Tesla released yesterday holiday update, which added Steam support on the new Model S and Model X 2022+ vehicles. These EVs feature a powerful AMD Ryzen SoC with RDNA2 GPU and 16GB of RAM. Games are available on the large 17-inch center display or 8-inch rear seat display.