Ritek Unleashes Price War for SSDs

Not many people have heard of Ritek, in comparison to its main competitor: Sandisk. If price is a critical factor, however, you'll want to listen up.

The company announced that it will deliver RiDATA branded Solid State Disks (SSDs) in 1.8" and 2.5" form-factors with ATA and IDE interfaces. Samsung will be the primary manufacturer for the hardware, expected at capacities of 16GB and 32GB in Q2 2007. A 64GB version will be available later in 2007.

The 16GB version is expected at $169 USD (1.8" version) and $199 USD (2.5" version). Pricing for the 32GB version was not released, but it will probably beat the $600 SanDisk demands for its SSD Ultra ATA 5000. Ritek will be looking to OEMs and channel customers for distribution while SanDisk is limiting distribution to notebook OEMs.

News source: DailyTech

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