"It's $250 Too Expensive": Tesla's SSD is an aberration for netizens
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“It’s $250 Too Expensive”: Tesla’s SSD is an aberration for netizens

JVTech News “It’s $250 Too Expensive”: Tesla’s SSD is an aberration for netizens

Tesla just announced the arrival of Steam on its Model S and Model X, but that’s not all! The brand also announced the launch of an SSD that has managed to drive the internet crazy thanks to its sky-high price tag.

Steam is coming to your Tesla, but that’s not the only gaming surprise in the Christmas update!

And no, Skyrim won’t come out on your fridge before your car! In fact, Tesla just announced the arrival of Steam on its vehicles during its famous “Holiday Update.” Thus, the Christmas update of the Model S and Model X of 2022 will allow support for platform games thanks to the 16 GB of RAM and above all the SoC Ryzen under the RDNA2 architecture that should have a capacity of 10 teraflops.

Technically, it’s the advent of a new handheld console. From there to saying it comes down to competing with the Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch, Sony and Microsoft consoles, there’s only one step…

But this is not the only announcement from Elon Musk’s company. It has already announced the launch of a product that no one expected: a 1TB external SSD. If it’s a great basic idea to have an everyday Tesla-branded product, usually optimized for storing games and other dashcam data on your own driving car, there are still a few things to be reviewed and netizens have clearly put their finger on it…

It’s this little detail that drove the internet into a frenzy after Tesla’s SSD announcement

If you’re already familiar with Tesla and Elon Musk in general, using the word “small” is an understatement here. Indeed, as we said above, the principle is excellent for Tesla, which can thus sell a product that is perfectly suited to its needs. At the level of marketing it is very good, since they can therefore afford a premium price without being embarrassing, in the same vein as Apple for example.

Available from February 2023, it should allow you to easily store all the data you want from Tesla Arcade games to dashcam videos. Advertised as “automotive class” it must be able to withstand extreme cabin temperatures and automobile shock and vibration. With its game-optimized read and write speeds, it will have a longer lifespan compared to its competitors and will be well-suited to Steam games.

In principle, that’s great, isn’t it? Except that there are many downsides. Let’s start with the most obvious: the advertised price, which is $350 for 1TB, and of course it was clear to expect a price above the market average. But at this point it’s literally ridiculous, especially in a sector where the competition is as there as it is in the SSD sector. Logically, that’s only $250 too expensive.

Next, Nothing prevents an external SSD like the $84.99 Crucial X6 from doing exactly the same thing. Micron products are already able to withstand extreme temperatures, for example.

And if shock resistance is at stake, that doesn’t justify the price either.
The Sabrent Rocket Nano will more than do the trick and even allows itself the luxury of being waterproof for €159.99.

Of course, if you want an external SSD for your car, you will still need to get a branded product that is famous for its ruggedness and ability to withstand very high temperatures such as temperatures dropping below 0 degrees. However, unless you’re an absolute Tesla fan, there’s currently no reason to choose this SSD over others that are much cheaper.



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