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OCZ Synapse Cache

OCZ Synapse Cache
alaScore 88

95 reviews

Jul, 2018

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 ( review summary for OCZ Synapse Cache


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of OCZ Synapse Cache from 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

59% of the reviews on 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

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : AkG (

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 (

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 (

dont waste your money


makes loading stuff faster

0 room for files it is all used by data plex

Jul, 2013

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Apr, 2013

Consumer review (

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 (

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

Consumer review (

not worth it for a cache drive


if I could use 32 gig for my own cache and the other 32 for dataplex then this might be worth it if you're storing large video or game files then a traditional SSD might not work for you that being said i'd rather have SSD boot drive with windows 8 and...

I did get some performance increase ; but I can't tell how much ; boot time is 15 seconds on a win7 64 bit pro ; it was cheap

this is not what I thought it was ; you can't use RAID ; had to reformat to get it to work ; no drives over 2.5 TB ; no space left for me to use for my own caching ; can't store a game image or switch my page file over ; i'd like to be able to write...

Sep, 2012

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Anti-virus software or Bad Drive


Installed easy enough. Software is kind of a hassle, glad I didn't throw away any of the packaging. You will need it to install the software

I don't know if the drive just died or Norton 360 didn't care much for it. Norton 360 ran it's scan or the drive just died, Windows never came back. I had to do a Windows 7 reinstall. I tried installing the drive and nothing. The Synapse drive doesn't...

Aug, 2012

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SCAM save your $$$$


This should be marketed as a 30GB drive which is what it is. I hope I can get it refunded...


This is NOT a 64GB SSD! It is only 30GB. I only found out after I replaced my netbook's internal HDD and tried to re-install my OS onto this poor excuse of a drive

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Love the Caching Software


This SSD is only worth it for the price if you are planning to use it with an HDD. Install your OS on your HDD, and just leave this drive to be after you format it. Go to the NVELO website and download the Dataplex for this drive. Run the installation...

Love the Dataplex software - speeds up your HDDs by a lot ; If you don't want to spend a lot on high-capacity SSD, this is the way to go! The caching greatly improves boot time and your most commonly used files, applications, etc ; Got it for a great...

Don't be fooled - it's a 32GB drive with 32GB cache. In layman terms, it's 32GB

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


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

Energy Management

Power consumption (read):2.7
Power consumption (standby):1.5
Power consumption (write):2.7

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Internal: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):6 x 5 x 0.571

Packaging Data

Package weight:7.76


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
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Write Speed:490 / 510


Power consumption (read):2.7
Power consumption (standby):1.5
Power consumption (write):2.7


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 / Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Me, Mac OS 10.0

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions