Ridata announced its new, non-volatile 32 GB SATA Solid State Disk (SSD) drive.
The new SSD drive promises to offer performance that is almost twice as fast a conventional Hard Disk Drive. An 64 GB version of this 2.5" SATA drive will be also available in late November.
SSD drives reduce boot up and seek times to seconds compared to conventional hard disk drives. The data transfer rates are 60MB/s for maximum sequential read and 48MB/s for maximum sequential write. Ridata's drive requires a five-volt power supply and because of its low power consumption will extend user time on a laptop or other mobile computing application.
SSD Drives are inherently resistant to vibration, shock and temperature extremes. The drive is very reliable with more than 4,000,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBS). Data integrity is further supported by dynamic wearing leveling and a built-in ECC that corrects up to 3 random 12-bit symbols (Reed Solomon-4) of error per 512-byte sector.
The Ridata SSD SATA 2.5 inch drive meets bus interface industry standard Serial ATA (SATA) so there are no host compatibility or upgrading issues. The drive produces virtually no noise, no heat generation, and no vibration, while offering reliable temperature (0 to 70C) and humidity resistance. The 2.5" 32 GB drive weighs 64.5 grams with dimensions of 101.85 x 69.85 x 9mm.
Ridata is currently developing a variety of 2.5" SATA and 1.8" IDE based SSD cards with capacities and interfaces for every need. As with other Ridata products, these will be available through system integrators, selected retailers and Ridata distributors.