TeslaCam SSD Extreme



Fully Formatted Solid State Drive for Tesla’s DashCam and Sentry Mode

  • Comes fully formatted for TeslaCam
  • “Plug-and-Play” – straight from the envelope to your Tesla
  • The ultimate solution for TeslaCam data reliability (SSD)
  • USB A & C connections, works with Mac or PC
  • Extremely small profile – 0.24 x 1.9 x 2.87in.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – “no questions asked” 30-day returns

Drive comes pre-formatted for TeslaCam – simply plug into your Tesla and it will start recording! 

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The best "plug-and-play" TeslaCam solution.

Solid State Drive (SSD) pre-formatted for Tesla Dashcam and Sentry Mode

No formatting. No hassle. No kidding.

Large Storage
500 GB

Never worry about footage being overwritten due to space constraints. Our 500GB SSD will keep over a month of video archived for retrieval.

Highly Reliable
3-5 Years

Rest assured that your SSD drive will work when you need it most with a typical life expectancy of 3-5 years.

Viewable on Mac/PC/Tesla

Easily review footage from your SSD on your Tesla screen or on any Mac/PC. All necessary cables are included.

Compatible with all Tesla vehicles with AP2.5 or later!

Model S

Model 3

Model X

Model Y

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What's Included

Large Capacity Solid State Drive

Here's how it works:

Step 1 Delivery
Open the package. Your drive is setup and ready to use.
Step 2 Install
Under a minute. Straight from the package to the front USB port in your Tesla.
TeslaCam Enabled
As soon as you plug in the Pure Tesla drive into your Tesla you'll see the TeslaCam icon. TeslaCam is recording!

Why Solid State Drives?

The solid state drives (SSDs) we use are perfect for Dashcam systems. These drives are rugged, built to withstand extreme heat and cold, which is perfect for being left in a car year round, and have a read/write speed that far surpasses the minimum Tesla requirement (4 MB/sec).

SSDs are also capable of being partitioned, allowing you to use a segment of your storage for music or for Tesla's Boombox feature.

Regular USB flash drives cannot withstand the constant recording that takes place with Dashcam systems and will fail…probably when you need it the most. Our solid state drives are high capacity (500 GB) and highly reliable (3-5 year life expectancy).

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Write Speed
50 F
capable operating temperature

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tesla vehicles that have AP2.5 hardware or later are compatible with recording video to a USB drive. 

AP2.5 hardware started shipping on Tesla vehicles starting in August 2017, with a full conversion in October 2017. 

USB recording is NOT compatible with AP1.0 or AP2.0 hardware (vehicles manufactured before August 2017). Tesla does offer an upgrade to both the Autopilot system and the MCU, which would enable Dashcam recording. Contact Tesla Service for more information. 

No, your Pure Tesla USB drive comes entirely pre-formatted for TeslaCam.

Simply open the package and plug the USB drive into your Tesla. That's it!

One minute of footage has a typical size of 30 MB. Using that metric:

500 GB – Approximately 280 hours of footage.

International shipments going through customs are subject to inspection and, depending on your countries import policies, may be assessed import fees/VAT upon arrival and are the responsibility of the customer. This only applies to specific countries.

Items that are in stock will be processed and shipped within 1-2 business days. 

Items shipped using our Free Shipping option take 3-5 days for delivery (after shipment).

Items shipped using the Priority Shipping option take 2-3 days for delivery (after shipment).

Items that are out of stock (backordered) will be noted on the product page and during checkout.

Dashcam is a system built into your Tesla. When a properly formatted USB drive (like the one we sell) is inserted into the USB port in your Tesla, the car will start recording from the front, left, right, and rear cameras. 

The system retains the most recent hour of footage before overwriting itself. 

To save footage, simply tap the Dashcam icon (small camera with red dot) and the last 10 minutes of footage will be saved permanently to the SavedClips folder on the drive. It will remain until you delete it.

Sentry Mode, when enabled, monitors your Tesla while it is parked and locked. When a potential threat is detected, the system enters Alert state, which starts the four cameras recording (front, left, right, rear) and also displays a message on the center screen.

If the threat becomes physical (entering vehicle, damage, etc) it will enter Alarm state and will activate the lights, horn, and music in the car.

Video clips from both Alert and Alarm states are saved to the SentryClips folder on your USB drive. The oldest clips overwrite when the drive fills up.

Looking for the ultimate TeslaCam solution in terms of reliability and storage capacity? Look no further than the Pure Tesla Extreme SSD.


  • High Capacity – Extensive TeslaCam archive and empty your drive less often with 500 GB of available storage space.
  • High-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds – perfect for continuous writing from all four DashCam cameras.
  • Quickly move TeslaCam videos fast between drive and computer/device
  • Shock-resistant solid-state core for greater durability
  • Compact and pocket-sized (smaller than a business card!)
  • Manufactured by Gigastone, an enterprise memory storage leader

The Pure Tesla Extreme SSD Includes:

  • 500 GB SSD Drive in a beautiful black metal enclosure
  • USB C to USB A cable for use in all compatible Tesla vehicles (with AP 2.5 or newer)
  • USB C to USB C cable to easy connectivity with a variety of computers and devices


Fits perfectly in the Jeda Hub. Learn more here.


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Fits in the space available for all three Tesla models (Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y).


**Note: TeslaCam requires AP 2.5 hardware or newer to operate (approximately August 2017 or later).

**International shipments going through customs are subject to inspection and, depending on your countries import policies, may be assessed import fees/VAT upon arrival and are the responsibility of the customer. This only applies to specific countries.


TeslaCam Extreme Portable SSD Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x L): 0.24 x 1.9 x 2.87in.
Operating temperature: 0°C to 45°C
Storage temperature: –20°C to 70°C
Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 2
Write Speed: up to 550 MB/sec
Works with: Mac, PC, Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 13 or higher (with adapter)

Additional information

Weight 3 oz

500 GB

161 reviews for TeslaCam SSD Extreme

  1. Rick C. (verified owner)

    Worked right out of the box.Feel more secure that the best in class SD will capture important images when called on

  2. Zubin A. (verified owner)

    It’s as simple as plug-in-play. Nothing more to do. Just awesome!

  3. David Flin (verified owner)


  4. Alexander P. (verified owner)

    Plugged in and it worked.

  5. Jeff Baum (verified owner)

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fast delivery, works as advertised.

    Also, it fits perfectly in the Jeda USB Hub compartment.

  7. Paxton Woods (verified owner)

  8. Ronald Mitchell (verified owner)

    Great service. Great product.

  9. Holly F. (verified owner)

    The best! Fast shipping and installation could not have been easier.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bought the 256G SSD option. Great plug n play alternative to trying to format a large USB drive in FAT32, something I failed at 3 times. Like others, I simply plugged the unit in, right out of the package, and it worked. Fast processing and delivery. Would buy from this outfit again. Thanks!

  11. Tom (verified owner)

    GREAT JOB, FAST Delivery and IT Works!! Worked out of the box after spending hours trying myself. TESLA cars require FAT32 formatting that is old architecture which only accommodates up to 32GB. No memory device nowadays comes in FAT32. Most are exFAT. I found software on the web that would format exFAT to FAT32 but only 32GB were converted as that is what Microsoft set years ago for this format. After repeated attempts I found Pure Tesla and bought a 256GB Micro SD card formatted and prepared with the obligatory “TeslaCam” file folder. Guess what? It worked perfectly. After a few weeks even that card filled up quickly so I then purchased the 500GB SSD, Solid State Drive, and now I just swap them out when my M-S identifies a Sentry Event and review it at home.

  12. Tarik O. (verified owner)

    Quick, simple, and works straight out of the box. I also got some great general advice about my M3 to along with it! A++++

  13. Lawrence G. (verified owner)

    Jeff was great at Pure Tesla helping me return a wrong purchase (my mistake) and getting the right one. They even paid the return shipping charges. The product is working just fine, I now have both Sentry and Dashcam. Great people to do business with and having the SSD already formatted was a big help.

  14. Matt K. (verified owner)

    The SSD arrived quickly and works completely as expected. I’m happy with the ordering process, the price, and particularly the care with which PureTesla researched this device to ensure it works well with the DashCam feature. The drive so far has been very fast and reliable, though of course I’ll need more time to rule on its long-term viability.

    I took the extra step to re-partition and re-format my drive so I could have a separate 32-GB space for music files, since my Tesla can read music from one partition while recording to the larger TESLACAM partition. This works great, though it requires a bit deeper of an understanding of how to use disk management tools (e.g. “Disk Manager” in Windows). Note that if you go this route, the formatting applied by PureTesla will be lost, but it’s very simple to recreate it.

    Even though I didn’t need the formatting in my case since I planned to redo it myself, I chose to buy this SSD from PureTesla because, again, I trust their research to have picked a good, fast and reliable SSD for this purpose. Thank you for a smooth purchase.

  15. Deo M. (verified owner)

    I received my TeslaCam Drive in great condition with the included instructions and helpful points to consider to extend the life of the drive and to troubleshoot when needed. I drove my T3 and the drive is working as it should. My long ordeal with having to change multiple drives over the last few months is finally over.

  16. Geoffrey H. (verified owner)

    Drive came promptly and was ready to plug in. This drive should provide fast enough write speed to work well with Teslacam and Sentry mode. Have not reviewed images yet. Should be much improved over jump drive.

  17. Philip O. (verified owner)

    The Sandisk I purchased through Pure Tesla worked easily and beautifully right out of the box. It came with necessary cables to attach it to both the Tesla and my computer. The communication and care from Pure Tesla was excellent throughout the process.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

  19. Terry S. (verified owner)

    Great product and very fast shipping. I will buy from PureTesla again.

  20. Blake M. (verified owner)

    Simply put…everything was easy. Ordering, delivery, and installing (plugging into the USB port was the hardest and only part).

    Thanks Jeff for the great product!

  21. Jeff Brown (verified owner)

  22. Lawrence A. (verified owner)

    My 500GB drive arrived in a couple of days, and I just plugged it into my new Jeda hub in my Model 3, and it started working immediately. Pretty simple…glad I chose Pure Tesla… 🙂

  23. Jann-Kristian Ness (verified owner)

    Works perfectly, hope I can plug it into my iPhone or iPad soon.

  24. RICHARD Schmidt (verified owner)

    Everything came quickly and in perfect shape. Install went easily. I have not reviewed any data yet.

  25. Kathleen S. (verified owner)

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