Synapse Cache Drive Overview
The Synapse drive looks like pretty much every other 2.5-inch solid state drive. On the front there is a sticker that has the OCZ logo on it and lets us know this is the Synapse Cache drive.
Flipping the drive over to the back there is another sticker that has all of the part numbers on it and the license key for the Dataplex software that you will need to get the drive to work as a cache drive. Just like all SATA drives on the back you have your data and power connectors.
Getting the drive open is very simple, all you have to do is remove the 4 small screws on the back of the drive and take the back off. Note: By removing the back of the drive you are voiding you warranty. Once the drive is open you can see the green PCB inside.
Taking a closer look at the inside of the drive you can see that it is powered by the SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC chip, the same chip we have seen in all other SATA 6GB/s solid state drives. This controller has default speeds of up to 500MB/s read and write. The Synapse drive has advertised speeds of 550MB/s read and 490MB/s write. The drive has eight 8GB micron memory chips, which gives you the 64GB capacity.
Sep 17, 2014 0