New, significantly improved Raspberry Pi 3 has been released this month. Improvements include a quad-core 64-bit ARM processor, an upgraded graphic processor, and a built-in wireless adapter. In order to meet the storage needs Western Digital has issued a new specialized low-profile hard drive called PiDrive.


PiDrive is a 7mm-high drive based on WD Blue drives with capacity of 314GB. The interface has been changed from SATA to USB in order to allow connecting directly to Pi. The device provides considerably reduced power load while maintaining significant performance and USB data transfer rate. Its price is about a half of 1TB PiDrive kit.

Western Digital assures that PiDrive will come with the BerryBoot bootloader which will facilitate installation drastically and allow running multiple operating systems from the same drive.

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Oksana Zybinskaya
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