You must have heard about a lot of interesting applications of Raspberry Pi, every new one that comes on floors surpasses the last one. People all over the world have been discovering and documenting new applications of this amazing system and every time when we think it can’t get better we come across a completely new one again. One of the most famous applications among all that the world has witnessed in last four years is the very classy Raspberry Pi fileserver. It is a very direct app, because of the power and dimensional pre-requisites of Pi, addition of a USB hard drive is must. Taking this fact in account, Western Digital, one of the top most hard drive purveyors, brought-in a Raspberry Pi-optimized USB hard drive, PiDrive. It is one of the coolest gadget that you would definitely want to add to your workplace.
The reason being, Raspberry Pi might need lower power but hard drives are fundamentally a small piece of metal spinning at some thousand RPM, as expected, this one need little more juice. The Pi fileserver absorbs all its power directly from a separate USB power cable which perfectly fits into Raspberry Pi. A few more optimizations in data transfer process can lead to lower power absorption than the regular processes.
The gadget hit markets on Pi Day and it has a storage capacity of 314GB. The costs for this one are $31.42. Its smaller dimensions give it perfect shape for everyday usage which is pretty much above what a regular 8GB pen drive offers you. It can easily be connected with all four ports present in Raspberry Pi, In case, you wish to go down, you can always use the route fileserver/NAS route – WD reckons PiDrive for a lot of purposes.
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