WD announces PiDrive HDD
Western Digital has announced a new hard drive that does not have an analog in the computer world as of now. The new hard drive is known as PiDrive and has been designed and created for use specifically with the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.
The new PiDrive is a modified version of a 500 GB 2.5-inch hard drive but to meet the Raspberry Pi requirements, the PiDrive offers a capacity of 314 GB. We cannot complain here since the PiDrive takes into account all Raspberry Pi peculiarities. This means that you can combine the two devices and use them with no problems at all. In addition to this the PiDrive has been designed for very low power consumption but the speed of the drive has not been reduced.
The new WD PiDrive is now available – it sells for USD 45 but it is on sale now and you can get it for just USD 31. You will need a PiDrive Cable to attach it to a Raspberry Pi computer so add USD 10 there too.
Along with the PiDrive Western Digital offers the so-called PiDrive Kit, which includes a 1 TB hard drive, a PiDrive Enclosure chassis, a 4 GB microSD memory card with a SD slot adapter, WD PiDrive Cable for connecting to other devices and a power supply unit. This package sells for USD 80.
Source: Western Digital