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OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
7.0 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 4
4.0

Could be great....

Jeremy D., Newegg
25 November 2012
  • Summary: In hindsight I should have purchased a larger SSD for around the same price. The caching just didn't work for me. This will be the last time I purchase a non-refundable item.
  • Pros: I got it on sale. It is a small SSD.
  • Cons: It arrived on a Friday and I slapped it right in. Formatted great. I was unable to use the Dataplex software because the key was misprinted on the label. Got that sorted. Support was helpful. Once I was able to install Dataplex my Windows drive did not show up. Got that sorted out on the forums. ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so much.

Geoffrey F., Newegg
23 October 2012
  • Summary: Buy two, so when you throw the first one away you still have one left to use. Or pair 'em up to get twice the thrill.
  • Pros: It's an SSD, and it actually works.
  • Cons: Not happy. Shipped USPS in an envelope. No kidding, an envelope - it's a new SSD drive. Blew me away right off the bat. Next, CFDisk identifies right away that there's 32GB of unusable space on this drive. In a defective partition. Right. That's why I bought a 64-gig SSD, to actually use 32 gigs.
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Overall 4
4.0

Anti-virus software or Bad Drive

Ian K., Newegg
20 August 2012
  • Pros: Installed easy enough. Software is kind of a hassle, glad I didn't throw away any of the packaging. You will need it to install the software.
  • Cons: I don't know if the drive just died or Norton 360 didn't care much for it. Norton 360 ran it's scan or the drive just died, Windows never came back. I had to do a Windows 7 reinstall. I tried installing the drive and nothing. The Synapse drive doesn't show up in Disk Management...maybe Norton did...
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Overall 4
4.0

THIS IS NOT A HARD DRIVE

Rik S., Newegg
12 July 2012
  • Summary: I was looking for a conventional SSD and this is not it. I use 2 hard drives: A small OS drive and a larger Data drive that I keep a backup OS image on. I work in a very volatile environment where Virus infections are common and the easiest way to solve them is to just wipe the drive and replace it...
  • Pros: It will speed up your system quite a bit.
  • Cons: This is not a hard drive per se. This is a glorified USB stick used to cache well used OS files using proprietary software that runs in the background. Another service running!!! Just what every user needs, more resources being used. Once installed, there is no direct access to it. meaning any po...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not ready yet

Ali x., Newegg
13 May 2012
  • Summary: let's start with where credit goes. it IS really fast, whenever it works :) The problem is with its software, i guess: dataplex, not good enough. I have major problems with it. It freezes all the time when coming back from shut down or especially sleep.
  • Pros: it IS fast, whenever it works
  • Cons: Major problems with coming back from Sleep or shut down
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Overall 4
4.0

Caching is still not ready

Ali, Amazon
13 May 2012
  • Summary: let's start with where credit goes. it IS really fast, whenever it works :) The problem is with its software, i guess: dataplex, not good enough. I have major problems with it. It freezes all the time when coming back from shut down or especially sleep.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Idea.....BIG flop with Virtual PC and games

Roger Wilco, Amazon
2 March 2012
  • Summary: I'm going to keep this short for I only had this Drive in My PC for 6 hours Running Windows 7, 64 bit and pulled it out. PC did boot 8 seconds faster with this Drive...but.....games failed to load and with no error as to why they would not run.
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Overall 4
4.0

ONLY GOOD AS A CACHE DRIVE

Allen L., Newegg
10 February 2012
  • Summary: I wish NewEgg would please put this info in bold print on the top of this page to help other.
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: Friendly caution, this SSD can only be used as a cache drive with a regular hard drive and not a stand alone drive, if you try to use this drive as a regular SSD drive you will only get 1/2 it's size. I hope this helps other from making the same misstate I did. ;-{
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Overall 4
4.0

Caching software for Synapse lacking key feature

D. Little, Amazon
30 January 2012
  • Summary: Ordered from Amazon and received next day, although I didn't ask for next day delivery. Backed up my hard drive first with Norton Ghost. Managed to install 128GB Synapse hardware and Dataplex software without too much trouble. Biggest problem was the software keycode that accompanied the Synapse.
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Overall 4
4.0

Review update - Can no longer recommend this, problematic

W. Ragsdill, Amazon
28 January 2012
  • Summary: UPDATE 2/10/12: My system has completely frozen 3 times in the last 10 days which required a hard power cycle. After the system comes back up it runs the Dataplex data recovery automatically. Took about 30 mins each time for me, not as bad as some report at 4 hours + but still.
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