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.
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 solid state drives work quite well at offering a relatively important performance increase to non-Z68 motherboards. Users will see quicker program load and execution thanks to its fast caching feature.
Pros: Compatible with any system, Improves overall system performance, Saves from having to rebuild or install a fresh OS, Don't have to build a new Z68 system, Very easy to install and setup, Good SATA3 transfer rates
Cons: More expensive than regular non-cache SSDs, Check the OS RAID fix if you have setup issues
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.
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