TeslaCam Extreme SSD Formatted for Tesla
TeslaCam SSD Extreme
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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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real event recorded using Sentry Mode

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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).

0 MB/s
Write Speed
50 F
capable operating temperature

Dashcam and Sentry Mode captures...

…and so much more.

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

152 reviews for TeslaCam SSD Extreme

  1. Leonard (verified owner)

    Received as promised. Just plug in and enjoy.

  2. CRAIG NEWBORN (verified owner)

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  5. Keith (verified owner)

    Very easy to install in the glove

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  10. Greg M. (verified owner)

    Not much to say. You want it, you order it, it works exactly as they say, and you happily fill out the review. Thanks

  11. Steve Greenberg (verified owner)

  12. Bryan P. (verified owner)

    Easy to install and works like a charm

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  15. Roy Saporito (verified owner)

    Plugged this into my upgraded 2017 Model S and it works perfectly!

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  17. Mark E. (verified owner)

    Great product and packaging. It only takes a minute to open envelope and install into Tesla.

  18. Alen Kyson (verified owner)

    Glad I Bought The SSD. All I had to do was plug it in. The Dash Cam Light 💡 Comes On As Soon As I put The Vehicle in Gear. Honk the Horn and the camera Footage Saves !!! This didn’t Work with the Previous Jump Drive. I Wish My Tesla Had A USB in the Glove Box so I Could Lock the Glove Box with the SSD In it. But I would say if you have a Tesla this is the only jump drive to buy.

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  23. Jose J. (verified owner)

    This is my second product I’ve purchased from puretesla in the last 3 years they’re now they work amazingly well I’ve also recommended puretesla to other friends that have Teslas. Shipped free and quickly too

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  24. Curtis S. (verified owner)

    Awesome product and easy purchase, installed perfectly in my brand new 2021 Model Y. Can’t wait to use it on our first road trip next week. And don’t forget that using the Sentry function on the Tesla will have more than enough room to record everything. Much better than just a smaller capacity USB stick.

  25. John Lonergan (verified owner)

    As advertised. Easy to install. Appreciate that it was pre formatted.

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