For those looking to get their feet wet in the world of solid state drives, the newly released OCZ Synapse Cache SSD is the ultimate solution for users in search of the fine balance of SSD speeds and HDD capacity. The Synapse cache SSD works in conjunction with HDDs to provide users with superb SSD performance across all the drives, while maintaining the larger capacities of traditional hard drives.Â This option provides a low cost means of experiencing the exceptional benefits of SSDs without breaking the bank. Here are some ….
What operating systems are supported?
Currently, the synapse only supports the Windows 7 operating system (32-bit and 64-bit).
Will the Synapse run as the cache drive for multiples HDDs?
The Synapse can support multiple HDDs, as long as the HDDs are configured into a RAID array.
Can I install it in my laptop?
Yes, the synapse can be installed in laptops that offer dual hard drive bays.
Will it run properly without the Dataplex Cache software?
No, the Dataplex software is needed to fully utilize the capabilities of the Synapse SSD. Even though the Synapse will still function as a standalone drive (without the cache software), the SSD will not be able to provide the performance it was engineered for without the proper accompanying software.
Does it matter if Iâ€™m running an Intel or AMD chipset?
No, the synapse will work with either (AMD or Intel) chipset, as long as the system is running on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit).
What motherboards are compatible with the Synapse?
The synapse will work across all motherboards, as long as the system is running Windows 7 OS.
What if my SSD fails, will I lose all my data?
Since the Synapse functions as a cache drive, the data on the SSD is mirrored from the HDD, so in the event of an unexpected data/power loss your original data will remain safe on the HDD.
Do I need to install Windows 7 OS on the Synapse?
No, Windows 7 installation on the Synapse SSD is not required for the drive to function.Â The operating system will reside on your HDD.