Ritek, an emerging international digital storage manufacturer, is putting its own twist on the SuperSpeed market with the USB 3.0 RIDATA EZ Drive HD7. In addition to lightning fast data transfer speeds, convenience and ease of use enhance the flash drive’s appeal.
This portable form of USB 3.0 storage is capless. Typically, caps are secured over a protruding metal USB connector to shield it from potentially damaging elements like dirt, pollen or dust. Caps however are rather small and when the drive is in use, can be forgotten or easily lost on desks, in your favorite coffee shop, in backpacks, purses or briefcases.
As a result, Ritek eliminates the need for this bothersome thumb drive accessory through the HD7’s slide out function. The capless, retractable connector is operated by a push button on top of the drive that can simply hold the connector in place, be it extended or drawn into the device’s body.
The EZ Drive HD7 not only performs with a read speed up to 56 MB/s, but it also offers extensive compatibility. It supports PCs, Macs as well as USB 2.0 for those users that still demand the high-speed standard.
Its no-frills appearance is a rectangular black and white design weighing 15 grams. The RIDATA HD7 comes in three different flavors for your budget and storage demands: 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. Prices range from approximately $50 to $90.
Ritek has started its shipment, but specific retailers and distributors have yet to be made known. Keep watch for a public presence in the near future.
As a side note, you may start to hear the name Ritek more in the coming months. According to Digitimes, as a Taiwanese manufacturer, Ritek has recently expanded its production capacities in the optical media arena thanks to the appreciation of the yen. Technology companies in Taiwan like Ritek have therefore been the recipient of Japanese outsourcing. Don’t be surprised if this company growth translates into a boon for the company’s flash memory sector.
Thoughts on the RIDATA EZ Drive HD7 with USB 3.0? Do you prefer a retractable connector or a simple cap on your flash drives?