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Framework begin offering 2TB SSD upgrades for Steam Deck

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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.

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Mohandevir Feb 9, 2023
Unsurprisingly sold at an hefty price (399$CAN), but really awesome nonetheless. Thanks Framework!
slaapliedje Feb 9, 2023
Quoting: MohandevirUnsurprisingly sold at an hefty price (399$CAN), but really awesome nonetheless. Thanks Framework!
Ha, hard to justify when I just spent over 500 replacing the 8 drives in my NAS...
Kurremkarmerruk Feb 9, 2023
Seems they are already sold out in the US.
whizse Feb 9, 2023
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2TB, nice! That means I can store eight Call of Duties!
itscalledreality Feb 9, 2023
Quoting: whizse2TB, nice! That means I can store eight Call of Duties!

I blame the parents, but also the resolutions.
InhaleOblivion Feb 9, 2023
Might go this route in the future one day. Especially since new games are becoming larger and larger. Thankfully SD cards support is pretty solid for the current faster cards.
slaapliedje Feb 10, 2023
Quoting: InhaleOblivionMight go this route in the future one day. Especially since new games are becoming larger and larger. Thankfully SD cards support is pretty solid for the current faster cards.
Personally; I play smaller games on my Steam Deck. The ones you can just load up and play quick, and put away. If I'm going to play something long and drawn out, I'm going to just fire up my desktop and play it at 3840x1200.
elmapul Feb 10, 2023
i dont live in one of the covered regions, but i would like then to install the drive for me, maybe even sell the deck with the driver already installed, instead of just selling then.
am i the only one?
Lofty Feb 10, 2023
Fix Bot problem.

okay thx bye.

[im leaving this here as a reminder as to why i need more sleep and play less vidya games. i had meant to reply in this thread https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/02/valve-proper-big-team-fortress-2-update-is-coming/ ]


Last edited by Lofty on 10 February 2023 at 5:33 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Feb 10, 2023
Quoting: LoftyFix Bot problem.

okay thx bye.
Framework's SSDs have a bot problem?
Think maybe this went on the wrong article.
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