WD Launches Affordable 314GB Drive Engineered for Raspberry P1
Western Digital today announced the availability of a storage device engineered to serve the Raspberry Pi community with low-power USB operation, affordability, reliability and ease of integration – WD PiDrive 314GB. The WD PiDrive 314GB device is based on Western Digital’s proven, high-volume 500GB platform with design changes made specifically for Raspberry Pi.
Customizations made to the drive’s magnetic recording and electrical system operating set-points align with Raspberry Pi’s USB data and power design to reduce the electrical power load of the hard drive on Raspberry Pi, while still maintaining sufficient performance to deliver maximum USB data transfer rate.
WDLabs and the author of BerryBoot, have created a special version of BerryBoot for WD PiDrive device customers, which includes software applications featuring the use of mass-storage devices with Raspberry Pi. Many operating systems and software applications can be stored on the WD PiDrive HDD, taking full advantage of the 314GB of storage. Upon system boot-up, the OS can be selected from the BerryBoot menu and launched with a couple of mouse clicks.
Designed for Raspberry Pi, the WD PiDrive 314GB HDD is compatible with all WD PiDrive cables, cable kits and WD PiDrive enclosures. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price is $45.81 USD with a limited-time discount of 31.4 percent for a net price of $31.42 USD. The WD PiDrive 314GB HDD comes with a two-year limited warranty and is compatible with WD PiDrive accessories available at the WD Store.