Summary: I installed the Synapse card and installed the Dataplex software as instructed. It definitely speeds up frequently used applications and video streaming. However, if your motherboard only has SATA II ports, don't bother with a PCIe card with a SATA III port unless it is a X4 or bigger.
Summary: It runs just fine. Most of the issues and bad reviews regarding this product is related to the Dataplex "DRM" software. There have been revisions since initial launch and as far as I can tell it seems quite stable on mine. But you can see where it might have been a problem in the past.
Summary: The decryption clearly states it uses half the drive as cache its probably the reason this drive is discounted on amazon because people failed to read it & returned it. Which sucks because it does clearly what it state & performs great at a low price.
Summary: Even though I knew the drive was oversubscribed, I believe OCZ should advertise the usable cache capacity. Based on all the compaints I've read, I think OCZ made a bad marketing decision. (64GB SSD is 32GB usable cache, and 128GB SSD is 64GB usable cache.
Pros: Easy to install. Accelerates Windows boot drive without any OS reconfiguration. Performance increase is very good after 2nd reboot. The small-block random read and write performance is outstanding.
Cons: These next 3 items probably won't effect most users. Works with boot drive only. Max boot drive supported is 2TB. Only works with MBR partitions.
Pros: Does what its say will do and help speed up your boot-up and Programs Software. So far I like this very much and when the SSDs come down in price then I will get one. Until then I like this compromise solution to speed up your system.
Cons: Not a SSD Drive folks. If you want the speed of a SSD then you have to pay for it. The OCZ Snapse Cache is a poor man's cheap way of speeding up your system. Also you MUST follow the instructions or you will have problems!
Summary: i still prefer standard ssds to this for pure speed, but, this is good for a cpl reasons. i wouldnt use this on a new build, but might be perfect for upgrades. to keep it simple for people. to make upgrading simple, u dont have to transfer or reinstall anything.
Pros: gives ssd like performance. tried this out on a customers pc to give it some speed and i am impressed. install easiesh, then after 2nd reboot i got the boot speed and logon i was looking for. IE pops open as do most other programs. put on an oldish motherboard, intel pe564, sata ii, and no probs....
Cons: had to download software,, feel like it could be integrated in the drive,, no need for key,, and you just install and boot from it. instead you add it in, just make sure u are in ahci in bios, keep original drive as first boot drive, then download software,, put the key in,, twice,, and reboot an...
Summary: Have worked with OCZ tech for years, whether it be PS, or DDR, or SSD, and I have always had a good experience with the company, and only one failure on a stick of DDR, but it had a lifetime warranty, and was replaced even after 4 years.
Pros: I have been reading many of these reviews, and it seems that some people did not understand that this drive was meant to be a cache drive. Also in my Asus owner's manual, it says you have to disable Intel RST if you go and make any changes to or update the bios, then restart RST when completed. T...
Cons: Would have rather had an SLC, but with the advances they have made over the last year or so in SSD tech, I don't think I would see much life difference in the drive.