News on the solid state disk (SSD) front has been rather quiet
in the past few weeks, but Ridata is making news today with the announcement of
its new 32GB 2.5" SATA SSD.
The new 32GB SSD is aimed at the mobile sector -- as its
2.5" form factor suggests -- and has a MTBF of four million hours. Read
speeds for the new drive are listed at 60MB/sec while the write speeds are
pegged at a meager 48MB/sec.
The performance fares favorably with Samsung's mainstream
64GB SSD which offers read/write speeds of 65MB/sec and 45MB/sec
respectively. Mtron’s outrageously priced SSDs, on the other hand, put both to
shame with read
speeds of 120MB/sec and write speeds of 90MB/sec.
"Our new Ridata SSD offers exceptionally consistent
high performance in all environments," said Advanced Media President
Harvey Liu. "Compared to a traditional HDD the Ridata SSD is smaller; uses
half as much power; is ultra lightweight; offers incredibly fast boot and
access times; and operates at a low temperature with no mechanically moving
parts. It is the ideal HDD replacement for OEMs, ODMs and system integrators as
well as consumers."
The 32GB model will be available in the coming weeks, while
a 64GB variant will come to market in late November. Pricing for the 32GB part is listed at $999 while the 64GB model will be priced closer to launch.