Ridata Ritek MiniSpin Flashdrive Review

The Ritek MiniSpin is a pen drive with a neat little twist “literally”. It’s inner housing is able to spin within the outer casing concealing or exposing the usb prong and eliminating the need for a cap to protect it from the elements. It utilizes a small yellowish green LED that remains solid once plugged in and flickers with drive activity. The Ritek Mini Spin does feature a switch to disable writing to the device.

Ridata Ritek MiniSpin Images:

Ritek MiniSpin Screenshot

Ritek MiniSpin Speed Benchmark:

The following read/write file benchmark and low level read/write benchmark tests were established using the flash memory toolkit on a 1GB Ritek MiniSpin pendrive.

Ritek Mini Spin File Speed Benchmark

Ritek Mini Spin Low Level Benchmark

Compatible with USB Bootable Linux?:

Using Linux, we were able to create a persistent partition on this device and boot Ubuntu saving changes to the persistent partition.

Conclusion:

A Benchtest resulted in 10.8MB/s average read speed, and a very slow 3.1MB/s average write speed. Due to the decent average read speed, this device could be used for portable Linux or portable applications. However, saving changes to the device takes some extra time. We really liked the switchblade like design feature, and locking protection switch, but the device includes a belt clip, which we found to be useless and would have rather seen a keyring hole in it’s place.

Editors Flash Drive Rating

Rating: 3