Reviews and Problems with OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
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Not a boot drive huh?
william f., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Pros: I know this says this is not suppose to be used as a boot drive,but thats how ive been using mine and it works great.installed windows 8.1 pro on here with about 15gigs to spare after optimization's.speed is good,way faster then my old toshiba mechanical drive and very easy installation.also comes with a 2.5" bracket if that's something you need.all in all a decent ssd for the time being.
Cons: wish they would of givin the whole 64 gigs instead of putting 30 towards the reserve.not that big of an issue though the 30 works just fine.
Cons: Still took 38 seconds to boot up Laptop only takes 42 with standard drive. Even though it is sold as 128GB and packaged as 128GB you only get 60GB. Contacted OCZ and they said it holds half as reserve. Then they should advertize that it is 60GB not 128. Think if they want to hold half in reserve they should advertize that capacity.
Pros: The other guy got the correct size drive - there is 64gb of flash, but only 32gb show up because they have massively overprovisioned. Drive working fine out of the box, tested 100% good through a Hard Disk Sentinel Read + Write test across the entire drive.
Cons: Software working ok for me but not actually updated for windows 8, so you have to install it in compatibility mode for windows 7
Pros: This device can speed up your PC without having to migrate your OS or reinstall your applications. It is a cache for your hard drive that works without any intervention on your part. I installed it on a three-year-old HP PC, and the performance improved greatly. It took about 20 seconds off the reboot time. Logins are four time faster. Launching a program is four to eight times faster. (All times after a brief caching phase.) Although refurbished, it looked brand new.
Cons: There are no cables. You need a SATA data cable. If your PC has IDE power connections only, you need an IDE to SATA power adapter.
Pros: Really increases productivity of current drives. Once I read the details of what I received, it made perfect sense.
Cons: I did not realize this was strictly a caching drive, so it was a shock when I first installed it. I tried to set it up with a 3TB drive and it only can cache 2TB worth. It only reads half of the memory as usable (the other half is only cache).
Pros: It works after several re-formats...quite good actually. boot times are quicker, and games load faster, don't even notice it was a hassle to install once you install correctly.
Cons: Its EXTREMELY FAIL if you don't plug this into the correct SATA port. Place into the second slot after your big TB hard drive...i tested it with my raptor and it blue screened constantly had to re-install windows about 8 times where i said screw it I'm just going to install it on my TB Cadaviar black and now its running flawless.