Harsh, data-critical applications require devices with rugged components. Industrial PCs, Set-Top Boxes, mobile computers, test equipment, communications devices, and other industrial products frequently operate under conditions of extreme shock and vibration; extended temperatures; and magnetic fields.
Hard Disk Drives are subject to failure under these extended conditions. According to Harvey Liu, president, Advanced Media, Inc., Solid State Drives (SSD) may eventually replace them. His company manufactures and sells the Ridata 2.5 in. Ultra-S IDE SSD drive, a solid-state flash disk, based on NAND flash technology. It has no moving parts, which eliminates seek time, latency, and other electro-mechanical delays typical of conventional disk drives. This gives it a sustained read speed to 50 MB/s, and a sustained write speed to 45 MB/s.
The drive withstands operating temperatures to 70° C. It has up to 95% non-condensing humidity resistance. Because of its low-power consumption, it dramatically extends user time on mobile computing applications.
The Ridata 2.5 in. IDE Ultra-S comes in a 32-GB version. A 64-GB version will be available at the end of Q1 2008.
Advanced Media, Inc.
Subsidiary of RITEK Corp.
Filed Under: Semiconductor, Data acquisition + DAQ modules, PCs