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Ridata joins the 128GiB SSD scene

by Parm Mann on 7 January 2008, 12:14

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Another - but faster - 128GiB solid-state offering

HEXUS CES 2008 coverage


Solid state drives are coming thick and fast and though we've seen them in 128GiB flavours before from Toshiba, Ridata has announced a selection of new drives that up the performance levels.

Introduced at CES today, three new Ridata drives are available in 128GiB, 64GiB and 32GiB capacities, each claimed to read at 170MiB/sec and write at 105MiB/sec.

Ridata SSDs

According to Harvey Liu, Advanced Media President, "SSD drives offer a host of benefits over traditional hard disk drives. Cool and silent running; fast data access times; and dependability and resistance to harsh environments make SSD drives a serious contender for virtually replacing hard disc drives".

"The read rate of our 2.5in SATA SSD drive provides users with a phenomenally fast speed. For instance, it reduces boot up and seek times to mere seconds, while installation of new software programs can be accomplished in seconds rather than minutes."

It's only a matter of time before SSDs become commonplace and, as long as makers continue to deploy them at an ever increasing rate, prices will only head in one direction - down.

Official press release: Ridata Ramps Up 2.5in SATA SSD Read Speed to Sizzling 300MBPS

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Still stupidly expencive tho i bet, wouldnt mind one as a boot drive tho, would sweeten things up a touch
I wouldn't mind one for a boot drive, however. I've heard that longevity is an issue due to the drives taking slight damage on every read/write. Pagefiles and indexing wouldn't be good on these drives.

Course what I heard could be total bull.
vinnyT
I wouldn't mind one for a boot drive, however. I've heard that longevity is an issue due to the drives taking slight damage on every read/write. Pagefiles and indexing wouldn't be good on these drives.

Course what I heard could be total bull.

They have wear levelling techniques built into the firmware of these drives. They are perfectly fine for using as normal hard drives, whether for swap or pagefile or anything else.

Of course, at some point they will fail, just like normal plattered HDDs. But the MTBFs are comparable now. Price is not.
theres an article on dailytech saying a company will be bringing out sizes of about 850GB SSD's now thats some storage! probaly another 2-3 years before that though!
Sinizter
They have wear levelling techniques built into the firmware of these drives. They are perfectly fine for using as normal hard drives, whether for swap or pagefile or anything else.

Thanks for that. Obviously the info I had was out of date.