OCZ Synapse Cache 

Released September, 2011
  • 128 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III

It uses a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.
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9.5OCZ's Synapse Caching SSD is truly an impressive product.
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Reviews Word on the street for the OCZ Synapse Cache

Overall I'm impressed by OCZ's Synapse SSD, it seems that HDD caching might end up being the next big thing for SSDs, fusing large capacity, low price per GB of HDDs and outstanding performance of SSDs.

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In addition to the performance alone, we also present a performance per USD score which will be important if you want to maximize your investment.
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PCMark Vantage is a widely used system performance assessment utility.
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Or to quote our news editor btarunr: "I would kill for a 1 TB storage that's as fast as that.
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If you are only interested in getting maximum storage capacity for the least amount of money then this price per GB graph should be the one to look at.
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Our disk image consumes around 25 GB on disk, we resized the partition to fill all available space on the drive.
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The 8 flash chips are made by Micron and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are produced in a 25 nanometer production process.
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It is compatible with any other SATA standard, but will work at reduced performance in such a case.
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Motherboard:ASUS P8H67-M EVO Intel H67Memory:2x 2048 MB Crucial Ballistix Finned DDR3 @ 1333 MHz 6-6-6-18Graphics:Intel IntegratedSoftware:Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1Drivers:SATA: Microsoft AHCIDisplay: Intel 15.21.13 After initial configuration and installation we created a disk image that will be used to test every drive.
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Like most recent SSDs, OCZ's Synapse uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface.
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So if you can live with only 120 GB of fast storage, then a pure SSD solution is the way to go.
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High school human anatomy would tell you that a synapse is the slowest part of the nervous system.
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OCZ is asking $155 for the Synapse, which does not seem cheap when compared to a 120 GB SSD, which clocks in at about the same price.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 128 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 2,000,000 hours

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 9 mm
Weight 79 g
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