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WD's new 314GB HDD, specifically for the Raspberry Pi for $46

WD gets in on the Pi Day fun, unveils it new PiDrive 314GB HDD for the Raspberry Pi

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 14, 2016 02:50 pm CDT - 0 mins, 41 secs reading time

Western Digital gets in on the Pi Day fun by announcing its new PiDrive 314GB, a new 314GB HDD made specifically for the... you guessed it, Raspberry Pi.

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WD's new PiDirve 314GB costs just $45.81 - but it's currently available for $31.42 - celebrating Pi. The 7mm-high drive is based on the WD Blue range of HDDs, which are found in many budget and mid-range laptops and PCs. The difference here is that the interface has been modified from SATA to USB so that it can connect and work with the Raspberry Pi.

WD adds that it customized the PiDrive 314GB so that it would "reduce the electrical power load of the hard drive on Raspberry Pi while still maintaining sufficient performance to deliver maximum USB data transfer rate".

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NEWS SOURCE:arstechnica.com

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