Attaching external storage to create a wireless NAS and using it for media-sharing as a DLNA server is one of the most popular DIY project for Raspberry Pi – the cheap mini-computer which has created a niche of it’s own.

Renowned storage solution provider Western Digital has now came up with a USB powered hard-disk, specially designed for efficient and low power usage requirement of the Raspberry Pi. The custom-engineered WD PiDrive offers 314GB of storage space and is compatible with WD PiDrive accessories available at the WD Store.

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Introducing The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

The much anticipated new version of the popular $35 mini-pc - The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is here. The board made appearance at the FCC website revealing all details a few days ago and is now officially released by the foundation for ordering. Major new features include a new 64-bit ARM 8 1.2GHz Quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 CPU with on-board WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy. Everything else remains the same, the maximum power draw has been upgraded to 2.5A@5V from 1.8A@5V to allow more power hungry USB devices without a need for a powered USB hub.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B specifications :

  • Broadcom BCM2387 chipset, 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
  • 1GB RAM
  • Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode. Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
  • 40 pin GPIO
  • 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • MicroSD card slot
  • CSI camera port
  • DSI display port
  • HDMI
  • 4 pole stereo and composite video port
  • New Switched power source up to 2.5A

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