Reviews and Problems with OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
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OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB Solid State Drive Review
6 February 2012
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
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