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OCZ Synapse Cache

OCZ Synapse Cache
alaScore 88

95 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of OCZ Synapse Cache. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the OCZ Synapse Cache is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for OCZ Synapse Cache

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of OCZ Synapse Cache from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OCZ Technology 64GB Synapse Series With 32GB Cache SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive(SSD) with Max 550MB/s Read and Max 80KB IOPS- SYN-25SAT3-64GOCZ Technology 64GB Synapse Series With 32GB Cache SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive(SSD) with Max 550MB/s Read and Max 80KB IOPS- SYN-25SAT3-64G

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: AkG (hardwarecanucks.com)

OCZ Synapse 64GB SSD Cache Drive Review

 

The current storage market is all about contrasts but the OCZ Synapse 64GB cache drive is trying to act as an intermediary. On one hand we have the

Reasonable price ; Massive over-provisioning guards against durability concerns ; Will work with your existing hard drive ; Only moderate CPU requirements ; Near-SSD performance sure to make first time users extremely happy ; Can Help extend the life...

Does require CPU cycles to work ; Relies on less than optimal ONFi 1 NAND ; Massive over-provisioning is needed to reduce the performance degradation ; Only 30GB of room for caching ; Not precisely a plug and play setup

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

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Chris Gibson (OCZ) (ebuyer.com)

Overclockers Tech - Synapse 'Breathe some life into your mechanical hard drives.

 

The OCZ Synapse Cache SSD is a product that works exactly as described and is a great solution for those of you who are looking to breathe some life into your mechanical hard drives. As mentioned previously, the cost of large capacity SSD's can easily...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: James Grobb (ebuyer.com)

Fantastic Purchase

 

This was a fantastic investment. Easy to fit on my Alienware 17x R3 and has significantly improved the performance of the stock 750Gb mechanical drive.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: David (ebuyer.com)

Rubbish.. for me at least

 

Bought this about 3 months ago. Had nothing but trouble with it. Was met for my laptop (dell l702x) but the drive would stick on the loading screen. Tried it in my custom desktop and it worked on and off with random restarts and diagnostics.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Bryan (ebuyer.com)

Not a good experience

 

Cannot not recommend this drive at all. It has put me off buying anything OCZ in the future.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: pdst (newegg.com)

It will make you HDD faster

 

For the best performance, this should be used as a cache for HDD. I am using this with my 2TB HDD and they work like a hybrid.

price, cache

small capacity (30GB or even zero)

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: deadlock742 (newegg.com)

dont waste your money

 

makes loading stuff faster

0 room for files it is all used by data plex

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: DARTHGEORGE (newegg.com)

BANG 4 THE BUCK

 

BUILT 2 HTPC SYSTEMS WITH THIS SSD AND 1TB 64M CACHE/7200RPM HARD DRIVES ON BOTH..WORKS LIKE A DREAM,SOFTWARE AND SETUP IS WAY EASIER THEN INTEL RST TECHNOLGY.GREAT BOOST FOR BOTH SYSTEMS

NONE AS OF YET

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: jerk (newegg.com)

great drive if you actually READ the description!!

 

people REALLY need to learn how to READ the bloody descriptions! its clearly indicated that 32gigs would be used as cache, yet people act surprised that 'zomg only 29 gigs formatted RIPOFF!!'

pci-e connection. frees up a space in your hd rack for a storage drive. does exactly what it says

only 32gigs cache

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

waste of the 'other' 32gb

 

Good speed

The 50% cache just doesnt make sense to me or for what I was trying to do with it

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:RoHS, CE, FCC
Colour of product:Black
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85

Other features

Internal:Y
Package dimensions (WxDxH):152.4 x 127 x 14.5

Packaging Data

Package weight:220

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):10000 / 19000
Random write (4KB):75000 / 80000
Read speed:550
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Write speed:490 / 510

Power

Power consumption (read):2.7
Power Consumption (Standby):1.5
Power consumption (write):2.7

Software

Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.99
Height :9.1
Weight:79
Width:9.8