Western Digital Blue M.2 NVME SSD 250GB (CE09917)

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Ideal for Raspberry Pi and other SBCs using an NVME expansion

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I can see this product is currently out of stock, but I would still like to warn anyone who may not be in the know.
You would have to be absolutely batty to pay nearly 100 dollars for a 250GB NVME drive in 2024. You can get 1TB drives for this price now. Well known brands as well not some unheard of generic!
Look elsewhere, this is a rip-off.

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Is it for data logging tasks only?

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Hi Tony,

While you do make a great point about the cost of the product, Core also adds value through testing this drive for the Pi and the convenience of getting everything in the one place.

For some Makers this time saving would be more valuable than a few dollars, remember time is money!

Hey Lia,

You can also use this drive to boot a Pi, and any other tasks you would use the SD card for.

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@Liam120347 Is on point here. Testing on our end is how we are able to create and share guides like this one to our fellow makers! And this drive can be used for well more than data logging.

That is totally OK as long as they are aware of all of their options. If someone wants to pay the premium for the piece of mind they can choose to (and they know that they are paying for the testing). I do see value added in testing and ensured functionality. I personally think the premium on this is a bit steep though. Everyone has different thresholds though.
My comment is more about making sure the novice user goes into the purchasing decision with all the information.

I was also just wondering what hat this WD drive has actually been tested on? I looked at the article you referenced and that guide suggested a completely different drive. I don’t think this WD drive will even work with the official hat! (it is too long).
Hope you are having a great day so far!
Kind Regards,
Tony

Hi Tony,

You are quite right that that HAT won’t fit that SSD. It supports up to 2242 SSDs and the WD one is 2280. The bulk of that guide is the software end which is applicable when using the WD SSD with other NVME bases such as these single and dual bases.

Thank you. Which HAT has this particular WD drive been tested and confirmed working on?

Hi Tony,

Here is the WD drive on a Pi 5 using the Pimoroni Base