SATA III Solid State Drive / Caching Solutions / 80,000 IOPS / 64GB-128GB The OCZ Synapse Series is optimized for caching applications to dynamically manage the Synapse SSD in conjunction with standard hard disk drives (HDDs), to provide users with SSD-level performance across the entire capacity of the HDD. The OCZ Synapse Series leverages the latest and most advanced hardware and software technology to deliver superior storage performance without sacrificing HDD capacity. For users craving the performance advantages of SSDs combined with the high capacities associated with HDDs, OCZ offers the first no-compromise approach to enabling high-performance and high-capacity storage for virtually any PC platform. The OCZ Synapse Series integrates Dataplex™ caching software to dynamically manage the use of both SSD and HDD for superior overall storage performance. This combination creates an environment where the most frequently used "hot" data stays on the ultra-fast SSD, while the "cold" data remains on the larger capacity HDD (sold separately). Advanced caching algorithms learn user behavior and adapt storage policies to ensure optimal performance for each individual user, maximizing productivity for the most demanded programs and applications: Synapse Series integrates seamlessly within any modern PC platform, ensuring optimal compatibility along with performance gains and comes backed by a 3-year warranty.
Important SSD notes: Consumers may see a discrepancy between reported capacity and actual capacity; the storage industry standard is to display capacity in decimal. However, the operating system usually calculates capacity in binary format, causing traditional HDD and SSD to show a lower capacity in Windows. In the case of the Synapse SSD, 50% NAND flash overprovisiong is used to accommodate performance and software features. Rated speeds may vary slightly depending on the benchmark used, drivers, windows version, bios version and file size. Rated performance is achieved by using the Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard in conjuntion with a 1TB HDD, using ATTO, IOMeter, and PC Mark Vantage.
Disclaimer: Your Dataplex licensing key is only valid on one machine. Dataplex uses various components to identify a PC (memory, OS, CPU Id, BIOS, Ethernet card); if two or more components change, it is considered a different machine. If you wish to change only one component, Dataplex will automatically revalidate the license as long as there is an internet connection when the PC is rebooted. You must uninstall Dataplex to release the license prior to changing two or more components in your system. Licenses cannot be released after the system is no longer valid. Please contact OCZ tech support to reset the license if this occurs.
- by David_W @Oct 05, 2011
Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
MLC NAND Flash
Native TRIM support
Integrated Dataplex™ caching software
ECC Recovery, Data Encryption
Slim 2.5" Design: 98 x 69.9 x 9.1 mm
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
Low Power Consumption: 2.7W Active, 1.5W Idle
Shock Resistant up to 1500G
Included 3.5" Desktop adapter bracket
Compatible with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
MTBF: 2 million hours
*NOTE: Synapse Series features 50% NAND flash overprovisiong to accommodate performance and software features
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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 isn’t the right fit for everyone but in return for using mainly wasted idle CPU cycles, you get a lot more performance than what any hard drive by itse
OCZ's Synapse Caching SSD is truly an impressive product. It enables you to get near-SSD performance from a hard disk, of any size, multiple TBs are no problem. Installation of the software is easy and can be completed even by novice users. On the other hand there are no tweakable parameters for
Let's place things in perspective, the Synapse in really simple wording is a very fast SATA3 SSD with a software caching layer. And quite honestly it works out really well. So for those of you that need that big 2TB root/boot drive yet want that default applications to speed up to SSD levels, we
OCZ's Synapse Cache SSD delivers on the promise of SSD speeds across a large storage volume without high cost. We're shocked at how well the system works and considering the $150 entry-point, this is the no-brainer upgrade of the century for those wanting big speed over big storage.
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This drive was a good investment. Standard SSD drives are just too expensive as I want a large boot drive. I use this drive to cache my 1.5TB WD Black HDD and it works very well. It reduced my boot times to just over a minute from around 5 minutes. The dynamic cache is great. With a regular SSD you have to install what you want to be fast on it. With this SSD and the Dataplex software whatever you use the most is fast, if you stop using something for a while it will need to be recached. Reduced load times of everything.
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