Raspberry Pi goes big data gathering with storage disk drives

#RaspberryPi goes #BigData  gathering with storage disk drives

  • The HDD must be partitioned, formatted, and mounted for use with Raspberry Pi.
  • A 1 Tbyte hard disk drive is already available from Western Digital for connecting to a Raspberry Pi or Raspberry Pi 2 computer module.
  • Raspberry Pi goes big data gathering with storage disk drives
  • It connects via the Raspberry Pi’s USB port.
  • A developer has had a successful Kickstarter campaign for a solid state disk (SSD) drive for Raspberry Pi A, B and Model 2, which for $79 gives first backers a 128GB mSATA drive.

Ever wanted to add terabyte storage to your Raspberry Pi big data gathering device? Well, now you can. A developer has had a successful Kickstarter campaig

@techjunkiejh: #RaspberryPi goes #BigData  gathering with storage disk drives

A developer has had a successful Kickstarter campaign for a solid state disk (SSD) drive for Raspberry Pi A, B and Model 2, which for $79 gives first backers a 128GB mSATA drive.

Bud Griffin says a key element of the design is that it can be plugged directly into one of the Raspberry Pi’s USB ports, with no external powered USB hubs needed.

As a result the Pi’s other USB ports are available for other peripherals.

A 1 Tbyte hard disk drive is already available from Western Digital for connecting to a Raspberry Pi or Raspberry Pi 2 computer module.

It connects via the Raspberry Pi’s USB port. The HDD kit comes with a  USB 3.0 cable with a Type A male connector for the Pi, and a USB Micro B male plug to the power port on Raspberry Pi.

The aim, says WD, is to remove the need for a separate USB hub.

There is also a blank microSD card and adapter which can be used to test another operating system with the WD PiDrive without losing programs or files on your current microSD card.

Finally, the HDD must be partitioned, formatted, and mounted for use with Raspberry Pi.

It is compatible with Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and is presently selling for just over £45.

Raspberry Pi goes big data gathering with storage disk drives

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