Reviews and Problems with OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
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OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB Solid State Drive
3 April 2012
Excerpt: In our past SSD articles, we've focused a great deal on SSDs targeting the high end enthusiast market. It's no doubt that they're speed demons, but as we all know, in the computer hardware market you pay premiums for things like higher capacity and top end performance.
Conclusion: Final Thoughts: OCZ has really hit the mark with their Synapse Series SSDs. Instead of having to choose between the performance of an SSD and the capacity of a traditional hard drive, this innovative caching solution gives users the best of both worlds. The integrated Dataplex software runs in the background, using advanced caching algorithms to learn user behavior and store frequently accessed files on the SSD.
Pros: Provides SSD-level performance without sacrificing capacity, Includes NVELO's Dataplex cache software, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Supports TRIM, SMART and NCQ, Includes a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket, Easy to install, 3 year warranty, Reasonably priced
Cons: Dataplex software only works with Windows 7, Does not support hard drives larger than 2TB (yet), Not as fast when reading and writing randomly generated data
Summary: Final Thoughts
You know I honestly was a little skeptical about these supposed caching drives. I mean I knew what they were supposed to do but I did not expect to see such a performance increase. I mean using the hybrid solution is just like using a normal solid state drive really. The performance I saw was just extraordinary, especially since I knew the drive I was testing was not a solid state drive, I was testing a hybrid solution.
Pros: – Near solid state drive performance, – Improves Windows 7 boot time, – Easy to setup software, – 3 year warranty
Cons: – Dataplex software can only be used on Windows 7 systems
Conclusion: Whether you have skipped through all the benchmark pages and went straight for this paragraph, or you have read through our entire review in detail, it does not matter -- I am going to throw out everything for a moment, and tell you how the OCZ Synapse 64GB feels. And honestly -- it feels amazing. It feels amazing, because it actually works. Being a hardcore computer enthusiast and all, I have long forgotten how it feels to use a computer with an HDD as a boot drive.
Summary: OCZ’s Synapse Cache SSD product is meant for users who want a cheaper, no-fuss SSD caching alternative to a full system upgrade or even an OS re-installation on a new SSD. Synapse’s performance and cost probably won’t appeal to current Intel Z68 system owners or users that want a full sized SSD to hold their OS. That said, the cost of the
64GB Synapse is $154.99
are not comparable to pricing for similar sized SSDs.
Summary: OCZ's Synapse Caching SSD is truly an impressive product. It enables you to get near-SSD performance from a hard disk, of any size, multiple TBs are no problem. Installation of the software is easy and can be completed even by novice users. On the other hand there are no tweakable parameters for power users, not that we saw any need for manual tweaking - the drive combo performed great out of the box.
Pros: Huge performance improvement, Relatively cheap way to get SSD-like performance for a big harddrive, Simple software setup, no tweaks required, SATA 6 Gbps support, Supports TRIM, 3 year warranty, Nice looking, rugged metal case, 3.5" adapter included
Cons: Dataplex only works on primary HDD, High price, considering this a 60 GB SSD, No support for Linux/MacOS, No tweakable parameters
Summary: Where I was a tiny bit skeptical about the RevoDrive Hybrid I seem to enjoy this solution all the better.
So here's a little story, all our test system these days run of an SSD with applications running from a NAS storage solution. So I had to clone the Windows 7 test partition onto an HDD, once that was done I had to go back to the good old HDD performance.
OCZ Synapse Cache SATA 3 64GB SSD Review – Top Caching Solution At a Great Price
6 November 2011
Conclusion: When we first started our report of the OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB SATA 3 SSD, we identified several criteria that would have to be met in order to obtain a successful recommendation at the end of the day. The Synapse Cache would have to have a speedy boot time, visible performance upgrade in normal activities, would have to speed up other logical drives and its performance would have to be exemplary and demonstrated through testing.
Conclusion: Finalicemos la revisión de este SSD para Caching, bueno primero que nada la finalidad de este producto es mejorar el rendimiento de tu sistema de forma fácil, y con esto nos referimos a que si actualmente tienes un disco duro de alta capacidad y no quieres migrarte del todo a un SSD, el OCZ Synapse permite trabajar de forma conjunta con tu actual HDD mecánico ya que no requiere formatear tu sistema para empezar a sentir mayor velocidad.
Pros: Buena opción para mejorar el desempeño al utilizarlo con un HDD SATA II., Aumento del rendimiento del sistema en general., Facilidad de instalación con el adaptador de 3.5., Software para Caching en caso de no una tarjeta madre con Intel Smart Response., Soporte TRIM., No requiere formatear tu PC para utilizarlo.