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Ridata announced three new SSDs today (Ultra-S Plus Series) in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models.

The new drives utilize the multi-level cell technology – resulting in lower cost, but also slower speed. The drives will have a nominal read speed of 128MB/s and a write speed of 80MB/s. The drives will retail for $170, $295 and $538 US respectively.

Although choosing these drives for speed is ultimately a poor decision due to the availability of inexpensive SATA/SAS RAID configurations, there is simply no denying the amazing access times – 0! ms. These SSDs are fantastic for IO performance. They are well suited for database servers that are small in size but handle above average volumes of requests.

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