In case you’re trying so as to add extra space to your Steam Deck, we’ve obtained some superior information. Framework, the producer of the modular Framework Laptop computer and Framework Laptop computer Chromebook, is now providing 2TB of SSD storage on its on-line retailer.
The primary batch is just out there to shoppers who stay within the US and Canada. Nevertheless, the producer plans on stocking them for Europe and Australia as effectively. The drive prices $299 and affords “unbelievably quick learn and write speeds.” It’s not suitable with the Framework Laptop computer, however it’s suitable with varied Floor laptops and tablets. You could wish to maintain that in thoughts when you’ve obtained a Floor system readily available.
The distinctive factor about this particular drive—known as the M.2 2230—is that it’s itty bitty, measuring solely 30mm lengthy. As a result of the Steam Deck requires such a tiny SSD, it’s not all the time straightforward to seek out, which is why we love Framework for promoting it and making it simpler on players. The drive is taken into account an OEM (aka authentic tools producer) product, so it’s a bit uncommon it’s being offered direct to shoppers. What’s extra, Framework is promoting the best capability of this specific drive, which is solely implausible. They’ve all the time been a consumer-first firm, encouraging their clients to improve and restore their very own Framework laptops.
I’ve no hands-on expertise with this specific drive, so I can’t communicate to the way it impacts the Steam Deck. Nevertheless, in accordance with Valve, the producer behind the hand held system, it could drain the battery quicker. You possibly can positively discover them on Amazon or different on-line retailers, however you might wish to watch out, as some sellers are shady as heck.