Ridata introduces new Solid State Drives
Finally we are seeing the long awaited progress in the Solid State Drives market. Ridata was the first company to announce three new 2.5" SATA Solid State Drives in 32-, 64-, and 128GB capacities that have read speeds of up to 170 MB / per second and write speeds of up to 105 MB / per second at the Ces 2008.
We will probably see lots of announcements regarding Solid State Drives in the coming months and hopefully some huge price drops as well. As you might now I'm planning to buy one SSD for my soon to be build desktop computer to use it as my boot hard drive.
I think the problem that most users face at the moment is that many SSD don't live up to the promise of faster speeds and that the new generation of SSD will deliver what they are expecting. It would be really awful to buy a 32 Gigabyte SSD for $600+ only to find out that it is slower than a normal 7200rpm SATA drive.
Harvey Liu, Advanced Media President. "The read rate of our 2.5" 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
Oh Martin, data read speed it’s not the most important factor of drive speed!
IMHO programs and people too, works mostly with small files.
I got 2x250GB SATA drives in RAID 0 (120MB/s sequential read speed) and I got up to 300KB/s (yes, kilobytes) transfer rate with files of size 1kb. In this case fast transfer doesn’t matter.
What matters is seek time which is hundred times faster on SSD drive than on common HDD.