Have a Steam Deck and want to upgrade the internal storage? You're not alone and plenty already have, but getting one compatible isn't exactly easy so Framework have decided to jump in.
For those who don't know them, Framework made their name by creating the Framework Laptop, designed to last with components that can be easily swapped out and upgraded. Seems like quite a natural fit for them to offer up easy upgrades for other devices don't you think?
Writing on their blog they said:
You may be thinking “what?” but we spotted an interesting opportunity to enable upgrades on another popular consumer electronics product: the Steam Deck. We have the first batch of these available in the Marketplace today in the US and Canada, and are exploring stocking them for Europe and Australia as well. Unlike the 2280-sized M.2 SSDs that the Framework Laptop uses, the handheld Steam Deck relies on the physically smaller but less common 2230 format. As a result, it can be difficult to find legitimate sources for larger capacity drives like 2TB ones to load all of those games that you’re totally going to play someday. Since we order a huge number of Western Digital drives already, it’s relatively easy for us to add one more line item and stock 2TB SN740 2230 ones. You can follow the guide from our friends at iFixit to perform the upgrade. You can also use these drives in many Surface laptops and tablets. We’re continuing to search for ways to help you with hard-to-find upgrades for other products, so let us know if there is anything we should focus on!
You can find them in the US and Canada on their Marketplace. For USA it's $299 and Canada it's $399.
If they do announce availability elsewhere like the EU / UK, I'll let you know.