WD PiDrive Node Zero

via @karsten:

The WD PiDrive Node Zero is a compact, all-in-one unit that includes a WD PiDrive connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero through a custom adapter board with 2 USB ports. This unit offers an affordable, low-power storage node with on-board compute capabilities.

Ideal for video recording, data logging, offline analytics, and applications where stand-alone operation are needed because of network limitations or privacy/security restrictions.

We just learned WDLabs has been shut down in July 2017 already.

Turning the page

Raspberry Pi fans,

The WDLabs team has learned a great deal from engaging you and designing products for the DIY community. We continue to investigate emerging ideas, however, the time has come for our engineers to explore new areas. The WDLabs products for the Raspberry Pi ecosystem are now available only on a limited basis and will be discontinued. WDLabs engineering support will also be discontinued on the WDLabs community, although the WDLabs community forum will still be available for forum member interaction. Our understanding of and appreciation for the creative Raspberry Pi community is highly valued by Western Digital and may resurface in the future.

We thank each and every one of you for your support these past three years.

Turning the Page - Announcements - WD Community

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Does anyone know about other hard drives with low power consumption suitable to be operated attached to an SBC without the requirement to power them by yet another power source?

Most probably, this isn’t an issue anymore as 1TB-sized SSDs are almost affordable around the corner and I assume they consume much less energy so they will feel just fine when co-powered from the USB outlet?