Recently Valve’s head Game Newell said that with Valve’s upcoming handheld Steam Deck SSD, users would be liable to replace and upgrade the internal SSD on their own. The head of the company first responded to this news, and later it was also updated on the company website.
Valve’s official website mentions ‘’use socketed 2230 m.2 modules (not intended for end-user replacement)”. This means the company is providing this facility to replace or upgrade the Steam Deck SSD, Although they strongly recommended it to avoid it.
Valve’s Steam Deck SSD with User-Replaceable SSD
While this new addition of a user-replaceable SSD feature may come as a piece of good news for the gamers who were disappointed with the company with the base model having only 64 GB of eMMC storage, for the PC gamers, the company has staged a price of $399 for Standard Steam Deck. Yet, it is good to ignore the fact that it won’t be as fast as NVMe storage.
Valve is also offering other faster using NVMe SSDs models, which cost $529 for 256 GB and $649 for 512 GB of storage. Considering this price point, the storage variant seems to be sound with the inclusion of faster NVMe SSDs.
Valve has always been open about their nature to PC hybrid and consoles, in which the users are free to install any custom software, which includes Windows as well on their Steam Deck. The console basically based on Linux can allow custom SteamOS that turns into the Arch Linux when used in a desktop mode.
About the warranty terms and conditions of the above-mentioned products as of now, the company hasn’t officially commented anything regarding this.
Valve’s Steam Deck SSDs are all set to hit the markets of the US, Canada, European Union, and the UK by December this year. But, the question remains whether the company will be making its devices officially for India Valve’s official statement, which states ‘information about expanded regional availability coming soon’ sometime in 2022.