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Tesla cuts its home charger price to the level of its new rugged 1TB SSD for 'Steam gaming'

The new 1TB SSD costs US$350 (image: Tesla)
The new 1TB SSD costs US$350 (image: Tesla)
Tesla's new 'automotive grade' in-car SSD does what other durable 1TB solid-state drives can do, but for the whopping price of US$350 when it launches in February. On the other hand, Tesla cut its home charging station prices both in its online store and over at Best Buy where the home charger recently went on sale, too.

After open-sourcing its heretofore proprietary NACS charging system, Tesla keeps expanding the accessibility and affordability of its own solution. Tesla recently brought its US$400 24' cable Wall Connector home charger to Best Buy for the first time, and now it is cutting its price down to US$350.

The home charger lets you top up your vehicle from the comfort of your home without resorting to expensive Superchargers and the new US$350 price is a steal for a 48A charger with wireless connectivity support in a compact and elegant housing with the Tesla logo to boot.

Tesla also lowered the home charger price at its own store, of course, but that same Tesla logo will cost quite a bit if owners are eager to purchase Tesla's new 1TB SSD from that same store. Available in February, the "automotive grade" solid-state drive with the Tesla insignia costs as much as the home charger now - US$350 - which is a rather bitter pill to swallow given that durable 1TB SSD drives like the LaCie Rugged Mini usually go for less than US$100 on Amazon.

Tesla does note that its 1TB SSD "is designed for durability withstanding extreme cabin temperatures, vehicle shocks and vibrations," just like any other rugged drive, but adds that its endurance before failure is higher, while the "read/write speeds [are] optimized for gaming."

Steam gaming, that is, as Tesla recently brought Steam support to newer Model S and Model X units equipped with AMD RDNA 2 graphics, so come February all those "mobile" gamers would have a 1TB SSD storage option with the Tesla logo to play with in the glove compartment.

The wall connector now costs as much as the in-car SSD (image: Tesla)
The wall connector now costs as much as the in-car SSD (image: Tesla)

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-12-15 (Update: 2022-12-15)