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WD PiDrive Foundation Edition


  • 64GB
  • 250GB
  • 375GB
  • Form Factor

  • USB Flash
  • Regular Price

    Promo Price


    Engineered for Raspberry Pi with space to create.

    Jump start your creative projects with customized USB storage for Raspberry Pi.  The WD PiDrive Foundation Edition includes a WD PiDrive cable and microSD card preloaded with starter software to help you easily install OS’s.  The WD PiDrive is optimized to work with Raspberry Pi and the software initiates OS installation directly on the drive for more capacity. 

    Seamless Onboarding

    With the preloaded starter software, you have a cleaner onboarding experience and bypass the tedious steps of imaging and flashing a blank SD card. The custom version of NOOBs further simplifies the process by installing the OS’s directly onto your USB drive.

    Access from one place with Project Spaces

    Designed exclusively by WDLabs, Project Spaces creates up to 5 work spaces on a single drive, each preconfigured with an instance of Raspbian Lite.  Create and access multiple projects from just one Raspberry Pi and Pi Drive setup.  With Project Spaces, you don’t need multiple SD cards to manage your projects or experiments.

    Preloaded and custom NOOBs

    Our microSD™ card comes with a custom version of NOOBS OS installer that enables booting from SD card and launching from the drive. This unique software installs Raspbian PIXEL, Raspbian Lite, and Project Spaces directly onto the USB drive, so that whether you’re a Raspberry Pi beginner or pro, we give you the essentials to dive into your projects right out of the box.

    Choose the version
    that is right for you.

    USB Hard Drive

    Low Power Consumption

    The WD PiDrive Foundation Edition device uses a custom magnetic recording and electrical system design to reduce the electrical power load of the hard drive on your Raspberry Pi.

    USB Flash Drive

    Low profile design

    The USB flash drive device gives you the storage you need in a compact and portable device. The low profile of the USB flash won’t stick out dangerously from your Raspberry Pi. The flash drive easily fits into the USB ports of your Raspberry Pi while our custom starter software allows you to store OS’s directly on the flash drive instead of the microSD™.

    What is Project Spaces?

    Once installed, Projects Spaces replaces the need for multiple SD cards to manage different projects for your Raspberry Pi.  A “Project Space” is a vanilla install of Raspbian Jessie Lite that can be used to test code or create different projects in their own isolated environments.  This prevents elements of your separate projects to conflict with each other across Project Spaces.  Each space has its own /boot and /root partition, so you can even have different settings in config.txt. and password protect each space for multiple users.

    Learn and explore

    You can create up to 5 project spaces on one drive and dedicate each space to a different OS like creating a Desktop Environment, web browser, personal network storage location, and more. 

    Stay organized

    Easily manage multiple projects on one setup. Now you can eliminate the need to save multiple projects on multiple SD cards. 

    Learn to code

    Can also be used in a classroom environment or by multiple users, each space can be password protected so that students can individually save and access their work from one setup.

    Hard Drive Technical Specifications

    WD PiDrive Foundation


    250GB, 375GB



    USB 3.0 (Raspberry Pi supports USB 2.0)



    WD PiDrive Foundation Edition Software


    Package Includes:

    • 7.5 mm native USB hard drive
    • WD PiDrive Cable
    • microSD™ card (preloaded)

    Flash Drive Technical Specifications

    WD PiDrive Foundation USB


    64 GB



    USB 2.0



    WD PiDrive Foundation Edition Software


    Package Includes:

    • USB Flash Drive
    • microSD™ card (preloaded)


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    WD3750LMCW USB HDD 375GB
    WD2500LMCW USB HDD 250GB
    WDLB026RNN USB Flash 64GB