PiDrive is a high ability SSD (Solid State Drive) enlargement label for a Raspberry Pi. The PiDrive is a standard-size Raspberry Pi shawl that plugs directly into a 40-pin I/O connector of any Raspberry Pi B+, A+, or B+ v2. This expansion label allows a user to implement any distance mSATA SSD onto a Raspberry Pi. This expansion label has low energy requirements, provides vastly increasing opening speed for a Raspberry Pi.
All Raspberry Pi implement a micro SD card, that creatively dictated to store pictures, music, and other user data, and was NOT dictated to be a primary storage device for mechanism handling systems such as LINUX.
The PiDrive offers a significantly faster handling speed and significantly incomparable storage ability choice for a Raspberry Pi. The PiDrive enlargement label eliminates a need for outmost tough drives with cables, creation Raspberry Pi complement most some-more portable.
The PiDrive expansion label has a low-power requirement permitting it to be plugged directly into one of a Raspberry Pi’s USB ports, with no outmost powered USB hubs necessary.
The PiDrive uses a Prolific Technology Inc. PL-2571 singular chip Hi-Speed USB-to-SATA overpass controller chip and is formed on a Prolific’s PL-2571 anxiety design.
- The PiDrive is low energy and usually consumes 250ma underneath full bucket and 160ma in idle mode
- Includes a stack-able GPIO header
- Does not use any of a Pi GPIO pins so will not impact other hats
- The PiDrive is powered by a USB pier only
- No motorist designation indispensable in Linux (kernel 2.4.18 or above)
- Micron MLC Sync NAND Flash
- PHISON S8 Controller
- Withstand impassioned startle and vibration
- Power government supported
- NCQ authority set
- TRIM support
- RAID support
- SMART support
You can smoke-stack mixed PiDrives for a RAID setup and any PiDrive will use one of a on-board Pi USB ports.
The PiDrive is Open Source, all PiDrive associated pattern files will be accessible to download.
The plan debate is on a Kickstarter and successfully reached the appropriation idea of $10.000. The early bird prices are gone, though we can still collect it adult for $29. An estimated smoothness is on Nov of 2015.