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This $30 300GB Hard Drive Was Designed Especially For Raspberry Pi

This $US30 ($40), 300GB Hard Drive Was Designed Espeically for Raspberry Pi

Need some pocketable storage for your pint-sized computer? Western Digital’s new PiDrive is probably the answer, squeezing just over 300GB into its quarter-inch-thick frame — and it will only set you back $US30 ($40).

The new drive was, unsurprisingly, designed with the Raspberry Pi in mind. Not all external drives work with the simple little computers, so Western Digital has re-worked its existing small 500GB drive. The end product connects using USB rather than SATA and uses less power, too. (In fact the drives features a predictable 314GB, if you want the precise figure.)

The drive will be useful for anyone using a Raspberry Pi as a music server, but it will also ship with the BerryBoot bootloader, which allows the Raspberry Pi to boot into any number of operating systems from the drive.

Usually $US45 ($60), you can currently buy one at the Western Digital store for $US30 ($40).

[PR Newswire via IT World]


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