WD announces PiDrive HDD

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

Related posts

New info on NVIDIA Pascal

New info on NVIDIA Pascal

NVIDIA’s great Maxwell GPU architecture is nearing its end – while the company’s best GPUs are still based on it, Maxwell was unveiled for the first time almost 2 years ago and is getting a little long in the tooth. That’s why next year NVIDIA will launch an entirely new architecture called...

Information leak reveals possible iPad 3 processor

The buzz around the highly anticipated iPad 3 hasn’t disappeared and high interest has prompted various investigations as to what the new digital device will have, how it will perform and how much it will cost. We still don’t have answers to most of these questions but the picture is getting...

Archos Arnova 8/10 Android Tablets up for grabs

Archos budget oriented Arnova 8 and Arnova 10 Android tablet are now available for pre-order from J&R for $159.99 and $199.99, respectively. At this price you will receive a 8-inch 800 x 600 resistive, yes you read well, a resistive touchscreen display, a 600MHz processor and Android 2.1...

Leave a comment