Memory Storage Device for Sentry Mode / Cameras ?

First Name
Michael
Joined
Jun 24, 2020
Threads
2
Messages
16
Reaction score
12
Location
Cumberland, Maryland
Vehicles
2014 Chevrolet Impala
Occupation
Retired
Country flag
Greetings!
The Cybertruck will be my very first Tesla.

I hear I will need some sort of storage device for the cameras.
Since I'm such a n00b, I have no idea if it's a Flash Drive, Memory Card, or SSD.

What do you all use? Thanks!
Sponsored

 

CyberGus

Well-known member
First Name
Gus
Joined
May 22, 2021
Threads
72
Messages
6,397
Reaction score
20,781
Location
Austin, TX
Website
www.timeanddate.com
Vehicles
1981 DeLorean, 2024 Cybertruck
Occupation
IT Specialist
Country flag
Greetings!
The Cybertruck will be my very first Tesla.

I hear I will need some sort of storage device for the cameras.
Since I'm such a n00b, I have no idea if it's a Flash Drive, Memory Card, or SSD.

What do you all use? Thanks!
Teslas require a USB thumb drive for recordings. I believe the most current models have a USB port in the glovebox for this purpose, so the CT will likely as well.

New vehicles are delivered with a 128GB drive installed. You only need replace it if you desire a larger one.
 

REM

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2023
Threads
1
Messages
377
Reaction score
789
Location
NC
Vehicles
2020 Telsa Model 3 Standard Range+ Extra Supermega
Occupation
IT
Country flag

rudedawg78

Well-known member
First Name
Ernie
Joined
Jun 8, 2020
Threads
17
Messages
915
Reaction score
1,841
Location
South Carolina
Vehicles
2025 Cybertruck
Occupation
Retired USAF, Emergency Manager
Country flag
Just to confirm, you can use either SSDs or thumb drives for recordings, as well as storage for games, etc.?
 


Tiberius

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 2, 2023
Threads
0
Messages
194
Reaction score
406
Location
Texas
Vehicles
Model 3
Occupation
Chief cook and bottlewasher
Country flag

REM

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2023
Threads
1
Messages
377
Reaction score
789
Location
NC
Vehicles
2020 Telsa Model 3 Standard Range+ Extra Supermega
Occupation
IT
Country flag


Thumb Drive :ROFLMAO:
both mematic with a double entendre and a direct answer to his question.

On behalf of the International Internet Delegation, I hereby award you (10) internet points! 🏆
 

Woodrick

Well-known member
First Name
Ed
Joined
Dec 30, 2023
Threads
5
Messages
2,661
Reaction score
3,142
Location
Gainesville Ga
Vehicles
Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck AWD
Occupation
Consultant
Country flag
Just to confirm, you can use either SSDs or thumb drives for recordings, as well as storage for games, etc.?
But the cars have been known to eat them alive.

I don't think that anyone really knows why, but not all devices that go in, come out alive.

First thing to think of is don't use anything cheap, there's a lot of video going on.
 

Woodrick

Well-known member
First Name
Ed
Joined
Dec 30, 2023
Threads
5
Messages
2,661
Reaction score
3,142
Location
Gainesville Ga
Vehicles
Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck AWD
Occupation
Consultant
Country flag


scottf200

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 31, 2021
Threads
44
Messages
1,600
Reaction score
2,553
Location
Chicagoland
Vehicles
Tesla Model X
Country flag
It seems like it. Just make sure it has the MB speed. That NVME looks impressive tho.
  • SHARE IDEAS IN A FLASH: The T7 is embedded with PCIe NVME technology that brings you fast read and write speeds up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s[4], making it almost twice as fast as the T5
From Tesla manual:

Some features require you to use a USB drive (for example, Dashcam, Sentry Mode and Track Mode, if equipped) that meet these requirements:​

  • Minimum storage capacity of 64 GB. Use a USB drive with as much available storage as possible. Video footage can occupy a large amount of space.
  • A sustained write speed of at least 4 MB/s. Note that sustained write speed differs from peak write speed.
  • USB 2.0 compatible. If using a USB 3.0 drive, it must also support USB 2.0.
  • Properly formatted (described below).
Also check out software like this to more easily see your videos
https://www.allprosoftware.com/sentrykeeper/
 
Last edited:

RandyS

Well-known member
First Name
Randy
Joined
Jul 31, 2021
Threads
11
Messages
140
Reaction score
361
Location
San Diego
Vehicles
2018 Model 3 Performance, 2021 Model Y LR
Country flag
I never figured out what the deal is, but Samsung T5 SSD drives work fine for me. I have had problems getting a T7 Samsung SSD to work in two different Teslas....Anyone else experience this?
 

rudedawg78

Well-known member
First Name
Ernie
Joined
Jun 8, 2020
Threads
17
Messages
915
Reaction score
1,841
Location
South Carolina
Vehicles
2025 Cybertruck
Occupation
Retired USAF, Emergency Manager
Country flag
But the cars have been known to eat them alive.

I don't think that anyone really knows why, but not all devices that go in, come out alive.

First thing to think of is don't use anything cheap, there's a lot of video going on.
Whoa, that's good to know. I'm probably gonna buy the Tesla 1TB drive. It cost a lot but hopefully it will stand the test of time.
 
Last edited:

Woodrick

Well-known member
First Name
Ed
Joined
Dec 30, 2023
Threads
5
Messages
2,661
Reaction score
3,142
Location
Gainesville Ga
Vehicles
Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck AWD
Occupation
Consultant
Country flag
Whoa, that's good to know. I'm probably gonna buy the Tesla 1TB drive. It cost a lot but hopefully it will stand the rest of time.
I think that you missed @CyberGus 's response.

New vehicles are delivered with a 128GB drive installed. You only need replace it if you desire a larger one.
 

Woodrick

Well-known member
First Name
Ed
Joined
Dec 30, 2023
Threads
5
Messages
2,661
Reaction score
3,142
Location
Gainesville Ga
Vehicles
Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck AWD
Occupation
Consultant
Country flag
Whoa, that's good to know. I'm probably gonna buy the Tesla 1TB drive. It cost a lot but hopefully it will stand the rest of time.
Did you see my addition


New vehicles are delivered with a 128GB drive installed. You only need replace it if you desire a larger one.

It seems as if there is no need to do anything right now.

Especially if you have a Foundation order that I believe said "everthing's included"
Sponsored

 
 




Top