Reviews and Problems with OCZ Synapse Series (SYN-25SAT3)
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Definitely works as advertized.
Lindsay S. Adams, Amazon
6 May 2014
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. The transfer rate of a X1 or X2 card is still way slower than the SATA II port on your motherboard. I tried both options and the motherboard connection is the way to go.
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. I didn't really want a large expensive ssd this met my needs by improving my mechanical hard drives speed to a ssd.
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. The key tricks to getting this drive to work without the hassle is simple.
Summary: I'm a web developer and got this SDD Caching in hopes that I would be more productive as a result of faster IO on my development laptop. Before installing and using the OCZ Cache my HDD would just spin and spin. Being a 5400RPM laptop poor quality drive the applications I'm using for development would take several minutes to load.
Summary: Bought the drive a couple of months ago but have had it sitting dormant in my laptop after reading ropey reports about dataplex (the caching software). Anyway a recent update to dataplex came out and I chanced my arm. So far, so good! My laptop was a slow booter taking over 2 mins from cold start to useable internet explorer. Now it takes between 20 - 30 seconds. Very impressed.