OCZ Synapse Cache Series SATA600
Provides SSD level performance without sacrificing capacity.
Includes NVELO's Dataplex cache software.
SATA 6Gb/s interface.
Supports TRIM, SMART and NCQ.
Includes a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket.
Easy to install.
3 year warranty.
Improves Windows 7 boot time.
Works With Any Regular HDD.
Dataplex software only works with Windows 7.
Does not support hard drives larger than 2TB.
Not as fast when reading and writing randomly generated data.
Caching software requires relicensing upon hardware change.
Available capacity is half than advertised.
Works only with as a primary (boot) drive.
Price could be lower for easier user adoption.
Can Only Cache Boot Drives.
High price, considering this a 60 GB SSD.
No support for Linux/MacOS.
No tweakable parameters.
Won't always offer the speed of a comparable SSD.
By eTeknix on September 26, 2012
A couple of months ago we took a look at OCZ's RevoDrive Hybrid , a PCI-express solution incorporating 128GB of RAW flash memory and a 1TB hard drive into a single cached solution that you drop into your system. Whilst we did find it a great...-
By InsideHW on April 09, 2012
It’s impossible to mention the data storage market without at least hinting at the recent floods on Taiwan, which managed to spoil many plans regarding shipped quantities and retail prices of HDDs. Yet it seems that luck is a wheel indeed. The...-
By Hardware Canucks on March 27, 2012
The OCZ Synapse is one of those outside the box ideas that actually works surprisingly well in the real world. It may not be perfect and certainly isnt the right fit for everyone but in return for using mainly wasted idle CPU cycles,...-
By hardCOREware on March 14, 2012
s No, it’s not magic. The Synapse works, and it works very well. In fact, it performed quite beyond my expectations, based on experience with smaller SSDs and Z68 caching, I didn’t quite expect the noticeably large leap in performance we saw...-
By CDRLabs on February 13, 2012
OCZ has really hit the mark with their Synapse Series SSDs. Instead of having to choose between the performance of an SSD and the capacity of a traditional hard drive, this innovative caching solution gives users the best of both worlds. The...-
By Pro-Clockers on February 09, 2012
We can sit here and say the drive is fast and it is, but then again what SSD isn’t. What makes this drive the drive that is it is the caching system. There is no easier way to get the same or greater than SSD performance from a mechanical drive....-
By ThinkComputers on February 06, 2012
You know I honestly was a little skeptical about these supposed caching drives. I mean I knew what they were supposed to do but I did not expect to see such a performance increase. I mean using the hybrid solution is just like using a normal solid...100
By bjorn3d.com on January 25, 2012
So far, a lot of the solid state drives on the market have been targeted towards the performance enthusiast crowd. However, these drives can cost several hundred dollars, and not everyone wishes to put that much money into one part. OCZ's Synapse...80
By CDRinfo on January 19, 2012
Today we have in our labs an SSD developed by OCZ, designed for accelerating your PC by taking advantage the ultra-fast read and write features of flash memory. Designed to work in conjunction with your standard hard disk drives (HDDs), the Synapse...-
By VR-Zone on January 14, 2012
Most casual users and gamers will rightfully be excited about OCZ’s Synapse; the caching works very well even after a single run and will not be easily evicted from the cache, especially after repeated use. Although it is an idea quite similar to...95