RIDATA 16GB MicroSDHC Review and Benchmark

RIDATA 16GB MicroSDHC Review and Benchmark; In this review, we focus on the 16GB MicroSDHC Lightning Series RiData memory card. The Lightning Series 16GB Micro SD HC Memory card offered by RIDATA sports “Class 6″ Speeds, and ships with a plastic carrier and multiple convenient SD adapters for use different card readers. However, we used a USB adapter for our Bench testing purposes and to compare how the card works against other USB Flash Drives.

RIDATA 16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card Picture


RIDATA 16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card Benchmark Speed Test:

The following read/write file benchmark and low level read/write benchmark tests were established using the flash memory toolkit on the RIDATA 16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card in a standard USB adapter.

File Benchmark Ridata 16GB MicroSDHC Memory Card

LLBenchmark Ridata 16GB MicroSDHC

Compatible with USB Bootable Linux?:

We were able to successfully Boot Ubuntu 9.10 from this device using this USB Creator For Ubuntu without any problems. Other USB Linux distributions should work as well.

Conclusion: This 16GB Micro SD HC Memory card produced amazingly fast results for a MicroSD Card in our benchmark tests. Offering super consistent read speed, the card pushed 18.8 MB/s average read speeds and 15.6 MB/s write speeds. As you can see there is also a very narrow window between the read and write speeds, and nearly no fluctuation in read speed throughout the test. Additionally, this is one of the Fastest Micro SD Cards we have had the opportunity to test.

One drawback has to be size. As with any Micro SDHC cards,this thing is as small as a fingernail and could easily be lost.

How does the RIDATA 16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card Rank?:

Four Star Editors Choice AwardWe honor this RIDATA 16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card with our Editors Choice Top 4 Star Rating based on the following:

  • One Star For Construction/Durablility
  • One Star for Performance/Speed
  • One Star for Compatibility
  • One Star for Features

Editors Flash Drive Rating

Rating: 4