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

Dashcam and Sentry Mode captures...

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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


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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. Clyde (verified owner)

  2. Daniel Whitley (verified owner)

  3. David (verified owner)

    Great product Great service very happy

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

  5. Marc G. (verified owner)

    Fast and efficient. Complete transparency throughout the transaction.

  6. Marc Petitjean (verified owner)

    I ordered from the US because there was no similar formatted version available in the UK – quite unbelievable given the number of Teslas in London. Not even the Tesla site offers these. In any case ordering from the US and paying duty was still cheaper than ordering an unformatted drive in the UK. I plugged and bingo, the icon appeared and I was off! Really could not have been simpler. And despatch was very prompt and delivery quick. Highly recommended.

  7. Chris P. (verified owner)

    Quick shipping, quality product and great customer service. What more can you ask for? Thanks again!

  8. Ben Harlan (verified owner)

    We received the SSD from USPS in Great shape and look forward to installing it in our Y-Per, on our delivery date: June 4.

  9. Ali Madani (verified owner)

  10. Stephanie Sanchez (verified owner)

  11. Bernie K. (verified owner)

    Super easy setup. I had it up and running within minutes. No issues.

  12. Craig Warp (verified owner)

  13. jeff anderson (verified owner)

  14. Steven B. (verified owner)

    Phenomenal product.
    Tiny size fits perfectly in the car, cables for connection to the car as well as phone.
    Works perfectly, able to record and view flawlessly.

  15. craig brunt (verified owner)

    works great even for non tech people like me. this is the 2 nd item I have bought from Pure Tesla

  16. Jeffrey C. (verified owner)

    Works great. Plug in and go

  17. Brijesh (verified owner)

    Fast, Easy and Hassle free. Please keep up the great work. Outstanding Customer Service Experience!!!

  18. Allen Nave (verified owner)

    Product seems to be working great!

  19. Johnny Walker (verified owner)

    Wrote in a question via support email before I ordered item (on a Sunday), Jeff answered within a few hours. Item was mailed the next day and I received the 500GB SSD formatted 32GB for music and remainder for the sentry! Yaahooo! Thank you Jeff and staff!!

  20. Tom S. (verified owner)

    Works great; I just plugged it in and my MX showed it connected. Note that it took a few seconds for the Tesla to recognize it; so just be patient and it should work.

  21. Charles S. (verified owner)

    came exactly as described and arrived even quicker than expected!

  22. Norman L Waterman (verified owner)

    Great service, always receive my order in 2 or 3 days

  23. Spessard B. (verified owner)

    Great Service and Great Product!

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  25. Kimberly P. (verified owner)

    Easy set-up, just plug in!

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