Pros

  • Reasonable capacity

Cons

  • Slow performer

At A Glance

The RiData Ultra-S comes in at a reasonable price, but it was one of the slowest SSDs we tested.

The Specs

Storage
Drive size 128.0 GB
Drive type Internal
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Internal Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 41.5   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 121.0   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 36.9   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 71.0   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 63.0   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 24.1   seconds
Malware Scan 343.0   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 78.6   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 74.9   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 76.9   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 74.8   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 76.8   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 85.4   watts
Malware Scan 97.5   watts
System Idle State 76.4   watts
System Sleep State 76.5   watts
System Work State 86.8   watts
Performance
Test Version 2.0
Firefox 2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 207.0
Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator 1.5, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 177.0
Adobe Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 359.0
Winzip Computing WinZip 10.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 167.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 Rendering, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 239.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 548.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 104.36
Internal Read - WinZip 405.0
Autodesk 3ds max 8.0 SP-3 DirectX, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 326.0
Multitasking, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 223.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 37.47
Internal Write - Files and Folders 282.12
WorldBench 6 Score, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 127.0
Microsoft Office 2003 with SP-1, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 341.0
Internal Write - Large File 275.17
Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 172.0
Nero 7 Ultra Edition, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 400.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 812.0