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OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
7.2 out of 10

OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)

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Reviews and Problems with OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)

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Overall 2
2.0

buyer beware

Rebecca f., Newegg
19 February 2014
  • Summary: junk
  • Pros: software not compatible with windows 8 if you buy this drive you will just be buying a 29gb ssd with a 64gb sticker on it
  • Cons: no windows 8 support so you essentially buy a 29gb ssd at a 64gb price if you have windows 8 avoid at all costs i will not be purchasing anything from ocz
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

Colin N., Newegg
8 June 2013
  • Summary: The drive and software just do not live up to expectations. Thank fully the uninstall works.
  • Pros: When it works it improves boot-up considerably. Games and other applications load very quickly. Uninstall works well and you can get back to a good state again quickly.
  • Cons: Not compatible with drives larger than 2gb (works but will not cache anything beyond the first 2gb) Hangs all the time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Get something else

Ronald C., Newegg
3 December 2012
  • Summary: OCZ was very helpful in replacing the Synaple ssd but I will never use it with the Dataplex sw on one of PCs again. The drive is so small, only 30 G of useable that I couldn't use it for anything. I was going to just throw it away.
  • Pros: When everything works together it does what is advertised.
  • Cons: The software leaves a lot to be desired. I had and work to keep a stable computer so I was surprised with how many times the software would have a problem. Always required two reboots to re enable the software. First you have to disable the software and reboot. Then re able the software and do an...
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Overall 2
2.0

waste of the 'other' 32gb

Azim S., Newegg
15 November 2012
  • Pros: Good speed.
  • Cons: The 50% cache just doesnt make sense to me or for what I was trying to do with it.
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Overall 2
2.0

OCZ Cache Drive Works Well

Frank J. Cozzarelli, Amazon
26 October 2012
  • Summary: So far, so good. The installation process is fairly easy. The only odd thing is that the drive is not recognized at its full capacity. I contacted OCZ support and this is the response I received: "The Synapse Series features 50% NAND flash over-provisioning so only half of the drive will be detected...
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Overall 2
2.0

No dual-boot, and other stupid limitations

David M., Newegg
9 October 2012
  • Summary: It seems sketchy, if not outright dishonest, to sell a product with limitations this severe without publishing them anywhere other than in documentation shipped with the product.
  • Pros: Relatively easy to install -- there's a nice wizard to take you through everything in Windows. Performance increase is dramatic. I'm going to miss that. Uninstallation is similarly quick and easy. After this, you just have your old, slow hard drive back the way it was.
  • Cons: Pretty much everything else about the software. Requires a product key, which is silly and obnoxious. I have a physical piece of hardware that this came with! Checking the manual confirms that if I upgrade my hardware too much at once, it may invalidate my license. There is a manual and a text do...
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Overall 2
2.0

OCZ does not have it in this product

He who does not know anything, Amazon
12 September 2012
  • Summary: The product was received without any instructions in a box that looked like it was a refurbish unit instead of a new unit. The Dataplex software would not recognize the drive as a Cache drive. It kept saying it was not supported.
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Overall 2
2.0

This is NOT a Hard Drive

Frederick A., Newegg
25 July 2012
  • Summary: To be fair, it does say that it is a Cache drive, but without a clear explanation of how that differs from any other SSD. It should be filed under Flash Drives, not Hard Drives.
  • Pros: It came with a rebate, so my mistake was less costly than it could have been.
  • Cons: Did not understand that this can only be used as a Cache Drive and not for the OS installation Drive. Not sure why someone would want to buy this device, but I guess there must be a reason. Seems expensive for a glorified Flash Drive. It's so light, I am not even sure it will make a decent paperw...
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Overall 2
2.0

SCAM save your $$$$

Nicolae S., Newegg
19 July 2012
  • Summary: This should be marketed as a 30GB drive which is what it is. I hope I can get it refunded...
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: This is NOT a 64GB SSD! It is only 30GB. I only found out after I replaced my netbook's internal HDD and tried to re-install my OS onto this poor excuse of a drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Warning! The accompanying software does NOT work with a secondary drive!

P. M. Rowley, Amazon
17 July 2012
  • Summary: I bought these drives (2 64GB Synapse) in order to speed up disk/file access on two machines that have Windows 7 installed on small SSDs, but everything else is on spinning metal. Big mistake. After being directed to download the software, I noticed a LIMITATIONS link.
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