This 300GB Hard Drive Was Designed Especially for Raspberry Pi

By Jamie Condliffe on at

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.

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 £39.50 drive will be useful for anyone using a Raspberry Pi as a music server, but it’ll also ship with the BerryBoot bootloader, which allows the Raspberry Pi to boot into any number of operating systems from the drive. [PR Newswire via IT World]