Ridata 64GB Ultra-S SLC SSD Review Zevia .

A state-of-the art SSD drive based on Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND flash technology

A state-of-the art SSD drive based on Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND flash technology

Ridata 64GB Ultra-S SLC SSD Review

Posted 17 October 2008 18:48 CET by Zevia

 


 

  

 

Review: Ridata 64GB Ultra-S SLC SSD Reviewed by: zeviaProvided by: Ritek USA

Ritek USA was kind enough to send us their top of the line Solid State Drive: Ridata 64GB Ultra-S SLC SSD (Model: NSSD-S25-64-C03M). The Ridata SLC SSD is an industrial/enterprise grade and state-of-the art solid state flash drive based on single level chip NAND flash technology.

Corporate Information:


About Ritek USA: California based Advanced Media, Inc., is an independent subsidiary of RITEK Corporation, the world’s largest optical media manufacturer. Advanced Media is the sole North and South American marketer and distributor of its RIDATA brand of recordable CD and DVD media as well as other types of electronic storage and digital media accessories. Its superior supply-chain management provides customers fast and efficient service.

Since 2001, Advanced Media has experienced phenomenal growth. They are a leading provider of digital media products to the American market. The company’s highly trained and dedicated quality control department assures the highest quality products from manufacturing through delivery. Extraordinary steps and precautions are taken to guarantee that users of RIDATA products will be completely satisfied. Advanced Media and its RIDATA line have acquired QS 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Green mark certification from the EPA, and Six Sigma certifications.

An outstanding research and development department works diligently at perfecting mass production procedures, upgrading product quality and performance, and enhancing the competitiveness of RIDATA products and technology. This department is also at work developing the next generation of storage media to help ensure the company remains at the industry forefront.

The company features excellent logistics and a large production capacity for high quality optical media, flash memory and USB storage products. RITEK manufactures the following RIDATA products for U.S. retail distribution by Advanced Media Inc.

Optical DiscsAssorted CD and DVD optical discs make up the cornerstone of the RIDATA brand product line. Engineered using the most advanced manufacturing technology and under the strictest quality control guidelines, they offer superior quality, exceptional durability, outstanding compatibility, and excellent performance.

The line includes: Blu-ray BD-R/BDRE; HD DVD-R; Double Sided DVD (up to 4X); Double Layer DVD+R/-R (2.4X-8X); DVD +/-R (up to 16x); DVD-RW (up to 6x); DVD+R (up to 16x); DVD+RW (up to 8x); mini DVD-R; CD-R (up to 52x) and CD-RW (up to 24x).

Flash Memory Cards – Lightning and Supreme SeriesHigh-quality RIDATA flash memory cards include: up to 32GB capacity Compact Flash 233X, up to 16GB capacity Compact Flash 266X, 150X and more; Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 4GB, 8GB and 16GB class 6; Secure Digital 150X and General Speeds; Micro and Mini-SD General Speed. Available in an array of popular capacity sizes, they are ideal for a variety of applications, including digital cameras, PDA’s, MP3 players, cell phones, and notebook computers.

Solid State Disks (SSD) A series of lightweight 1.8” or 2.5” storage devices based on NAND flash memory technology provides rugged performance and reliable data storage capabilities. Advantages include: low power consumption, light weight, low heat generation and no mechanical noise.

USB EZ Drive – Lightning and Supreme SeriesThe thumb-size series of RIDATA EZ Drives (USB Flash Drives) portable storage devices is specifically designed to hold essential data that can be easily accessed virtually anywhere at anytime. No power supply or external cables are required. Available from 1GB to 16GB capacities.

To learn more visit: https://www.ritekusa.com/

Product Information:


Overview

The Ridata SLC SSD is a state-of-the art solid state flash drive based on Single Level Cell NAND flash technology. Ritek Quality Control processes are thorough with strenuous testing covering all components and applications.

The use of NAND flash enables consistent performance throughout the life of the product, can handle operating temperature up to 70ËšC, and have extremely low power consumption in comparison to a traditional hard drive. Solid state drives are also one of the lightest weight storage drives available on the market.

What For: The Ridata SLC SSD has no moving parts, providing a noise free environment and in-motion durability. The use of NAND flash offers profound transfer speeds, faster booting times and faster access times. No moving parts eliminate many of the common mechanical failures users face with traditional hard drives. These unique benefits allow users to apply SLC SSD to a number of performance driven and rugged environments ranging from everyday laptop applications to industrial, professional and military applications.

Benefits: Ridata SLC SSD is: lightweight, reliable, durable, extremely low power consumption, temperature endurance, fast transfer speed and consistent performance through the life of the drive.

Features

  • Form Factor: 2.5”
  • Host Interface SATA (1.5Gbit / 3Gbit)
  • Connector 7-pin signal segment, 15-pin power segment SATA connector
  • Solid State category SLC (Single Level Cell) NAND Flash
  • Capacity: 64GB
  • Virtually no heat generation
  • No acoustic noise or vibration
  • Data Safety
  • High Reliability
  • Low power consumption
  • Enhanced endurance by static wear-leveling
  • S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) functions
  • Bad block management
  • RoHS Compliant

 

Ideal applications for the Ultra-S Series include: Industrial, Medical Equipment, Defense, First Response, Aerospace and Avionics.

 

Drive Specifications:


The following table lists the technical specifications of Ridata 64GB Ultra-S SLC SSD (Model: NSSD-S25-64-CO3M).

 

What’s inside the box?


The Ridata SSD we received was secured inside a retail package.

Front package

Rear package

The drive inside an antistatic bag

Now let’s take a closer look at the drive itself:

Front

Rear

The drive is equipped with standard SATA power and data slots