OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB Solid State Drive Review

The term “caching drive” is something that many people are becoming accustomed to as are we.  We really started seeing these caching drives when Intel came out with their Z68 chipset that allowed you to add a smaller solid state drive to your existing drive, which would increase overall performance.  This is great for people who have an Intel Z68 motherboard, but what about everyone else?  This is where OCZ’s Synapse Cache drive comes in.  It is a SATA 6GB/s solid state drive, but comes with software that allows you to make it a caching drive on any PC system.  Read on as we check it out!

Speical thanks to OCZ for providing us with the Synapse Cache 64GB Solid State Drive to review.

Features & Specifications
– Available in 64GB (32GB) and 128GB (64GB) capacities*
– Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
– Use in conjunction with your existing hard drive**
– 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
– Lightweight: 79g
– 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
– 3-Year Warranty

64GB Max Performance
– Max Read: up to 550 MB/s
– Max Write: up to 490 MB/s
– Random Write 4k: 75,000 IOPS

To give you a great idea of how the Synapse drive comes and a brief overview check out our unboxing video below.

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