Reviews and Problems with OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
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OCZ does not have it in this product
Edwin R. Reyes, 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. When called OCZ, we wasted 5 days in emails back an forth because they did not understand the problem. Finally the tech said to request a replacement. Well, the return item options for this drive here does not give an option for replacement.
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. Yep, the software is currently only capable of caching the boot drive. The machines in question are P67 motherboards, so Intel Caching is not an option.
Summary: Most likely the software caused computer crashing. I finally removed drive and software. For some reason I wanted to punish myself and try it on another machine. Now the software says its in use which its not by me at least. I wrote to tech support to simply reset it. After their request for a detailed help ticket which isn't totally unreasonable I'm going to give up....
Dataplex software is the real weakness for this product
12 May 2012
Summary: The drive might be fantastic if you can get the dataplex software working correctly (and keep it working). Unfortunately this software is very buggy. Any time there is a problem caching is silently disabled. To "solve" the problem you need to uninstall and reinstall the software. This to me indicates a very amateur software developer. There are no settings which can be adjusted on the software end.
Summary: This drive, for me, was a complete disaster causing Blue screens of death and data corruption! AVOID THIS CACHING SOLUTION! OCZ Support basically played dum. The usual stuff do you have the latest bios and driver etc. Waste of time. I upgraded the OCZ's bios to 2.15 and have version 1.0.9 all to no avail! When connected to the ICH10R controller on mobo I'd get BSOD's and data corruption on a regular basis even after rebuilding the OS.
Summary: Bought this for wife's Win7 64bit, Quad AMD, ECS mobo home built PC, to speed up system. Plugged in drive and downloaded/installed software. Easy to setup. When system would come out of sleep/hibernation the USB keyboard would take 30-60 seconds to be recognized by system. Usb mouse would be instantly recognized. She would sit there and yell, clicking mouse until she heard keyboard usb sound. Swapped USB ports, still slow, uninstalled software and still slow.