Western Digital 314GB hard drive just for the Raspberry Pi - PiDrive - £27.09 @ wdc store
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Western Digital 314GB hard drive just for the Raspberry Pi - PiDrive - £27.09 @ wdc store

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Found 14th Mar 2016
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Western Digital has just announced a specialized low-profile hard drive called the PiDrive.

The 314GB drive, which will normally cost $45.81 but is currently available for $31.42 (£27.09), is a 7mm-high drive based on the basic Western Digital Blue drives that still ship in many budget and mid-end laptops and PCs. The difference is the interface, which has been changed from SATA to USB and is designed to connect to the Pi directly without drastically increasing the footprint of the device. WD says it has customized the drive in order 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."

Western Digital says that the 314GB PiDrive will come with the BerryBoot bootloader to make it as easy as possible to install and run multiple operating systems from the same drive. The new PiDrive is compatible with WD's existing PiDrive cables and enclosures
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$31.42 is £21. Or is that some other dollar and not USD?
Why is to special?
So it's basically one of their external drives without the housing?
314GB?
krisward7955

$31.42 is £21. Or is that some other dollar and not USD?



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.

Looks like the Op has posted price (GBP) as per the listing on WD's UK website but the website isn't reflecting the correct price/currency conversion (or maybe it's correct for UK!).

Could be tempted for £21, bit pricey once you factor in the Pi Drive cable and enclosure...unless you don't need them.


Edited by: "sabresonic" 14th Mar 2016
krisward7955

$31.42 is £21. Or is that some other dollar and not USD?


US prices are usually quoted excluding sales tax (which varies between States) but UK prices include VAT. And the exchange rate always seems to be slightly 'pessimistic' anyway.
BigOrkWaaagh

314GB?



320GB minus the gubbins, maybe
Machar

US prices are usually quoted excluding sales tax (which varies between … US prices are usually quoted excluding sales tax (which varies between States) but UK prices include VAT. And the exchange rate always seems to be slightly 'pessimistic' anyway.



Gottya. Don't like buying with USD, never works out the same price as what Google tells me it is
Or it could just be that Pi is 3.142 and they are being clever. Goes over most heads it seems.
stearn

Or it could just be that Pi is 3.142 and they are being clever. Goes … Or it could just be that Pi is 3.142 and they are being clever. Goes over most heads it seems.


3.142 is inaccurate as pi has an infinite number of digits
powerbrick

3.142 is inaccurate as pi has an infinite number of digits



I just thought if Pi wasn't understood, infinity wouldn't be either, so rounded for simplicity
This says price reduced by 31.4%:
http://www.storagereview.com/wdlabs_announces_availability_of_the_wd_pidrive_314gb_for_the_raspberry_pi

The UK reduction from £39-50 to £27.09 is that same percentage - not going to be £21.

And not sure why this "just announced a specialized low-profile hard drive called the PiDrive"

The PiDrive has been around since September last year but in a bigger capacity.

1Tb with extras for £70:
http://store.wdc.com/store/wdeu/en_GB/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.22586100/Accessories/WD_PiDrive_Kit/productID.325370000/categoryId.13833200

Comments here: liliputing.com/201…tml
http://cdn.liliputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/wd-pidrive_02.jpg

but doesn't seem to come with the adapter cable that plugs between the drive and the pi and powers both
bobby-gg

but doesn't seem to come with the adapter cable that plugs between the … but doesn't seem to come with the adapter cable that plugs between the drive and the pi and powers both


The accessories need to be purchased separately...

wdlabs.wd.com/pro…es/
Think I only paid about £40 or thereabouts last year for the 1Tb version with the cables direct from WD!
I really don't understand the point of this. It offers nothing over just having a standard usb drive.

The whole point of the pi is that its cheap and is designed to interface with a wide variety of hardware. Having "specialized components" seems abit daft. For a few quid more you could get a 1tb portable.

By the time you've bought all the official accessories you might as well as built yourself a cheap htpc and be infinitly better off for it.

If anyone spots a good deal on the ODRIOD-C2 then let us know. Id be interested to see if it really can handle the UHD stuff.
BigOrkWaaagh

314GB?



3.14 is Pi
stearn

I just thought if Pi wasn't understood, infinity wouldn't be either, so … I just thought if Pi wasn't understood, infinity wouldn't be either, so rounded for simplicity



Lol!
not value for money...27 .00 x 2 = 54.00 and you get at least a 1TB external drive
Been buying various capacity HDDs from this seller for a long time for a reasonable price. All the ones I have had from them have worked perfectly fine. Highly recommended!

ebay.co.uk/ulk…198
What about something like this instead of the above. ebay.co.uk/ulk…683
NomiKaay

What about something like this instead of the above. … What about something like this instead of the above. https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/172120089683


SATA!
NomiKaay

What about something like this instead of the above. … What about something like this instead of the above. https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/172120089683



I'm not sure if i'm understanding correctly, but you will need to power that from an external source as well as providing a sata/usb interface.. although looking at the OP it doesn't look like cables are included with that drive
jollyfj

3.14 is Pi


not exactly
hum, coupled with this enclosure it's not a bad idea though store.wdc.com/sto…ack
krisward7955

$31.42 is £21. Or is that some other dollar and not USD?



I would guess that $31.42 is without 20% VAT as 'sales tax' is different from state to state in the US.
Sf2rox

If anyone spots a good deal on the ODRIOD-C2 then let us know. Id be … If anyone spots a good deal on the ODRIOD-C2 then let us know. Id be interested to see if it really can handle the UHD stuff.


you can buy direct http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G145457216438
I paid $60 inc delivery and a case
I bunged ubuntu on a class10 sd card and was quite impressed with the performance
Mali GPU drivers should be available next month
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