The owners of Steam Deck e Microsoft Surface who want more SSD storage space than is normally offered (and at a lower price) have a new and unexpected source: Framework, the repairable laptop company.
Seeing the need for reliable suppliers of small size M.2 drivethe company decided to “add one more item” to the typical unit order Western Digital. For this reason, the company has started offering a 2TB M.2 2230 drive priced at $300 in its stores in the United States and Canada. As of this writing, units are out of stock, but you can sign up to be notified when they’re back in stock.
The founder and CEO Of Framework, Nirav Patel, describes the move as “an exciting opportunity to enable the upgrade of another popular consumer electronics product: lo Steam Deck“. Patel notes that “it can be difficult to find legitimate sources for the larger capacity drives,” such as Western Digital’s 2TB SN740 2230 models that Framework will offer. Patel points to iFixit’s guides for updating Steam Deck and Surface devices and asks Framework fans to let the company know about other ways to “help you with hard-to-find updates for other products.” We assume that “GPU at retail price” isn’t newsworthy. These units aren’t cheap, but still offer significant savings over the prices of the large OEM manufacturers.
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