Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Nov 15, 2011.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/Synapse_60_GB/
What happens if the SSD dies or is abruptly disconnected?
I'll stick with my Intel SSD's lol..
i tried that, a bootup message will appear like: "uh oh, there is no cache ssd. you should put it back there, so that things work right again. if you permanently lost the ssd press D to continue without caching - data loss is possible"
edit: oh you mean during runtime ? probably the system will crash, just like when you disconnect your c: drive
Is it possible to buy the Dataplex software and use any given SSD for caching purpose?
Sorry - found out here:http://nvelo.com/products.html - it is possible, question is what does it cost?
I wouldn't recommend that! Look at the overprovisioning on this system. I would imagine they are pretty worried about the survival life of a regular SSD, and so should you!
Perhaps a battery backup RAMDRIVE would be up your street?
TBH, this review would have been nice with a comparison with a setup with a simple RAMDISK or even a RAMDRIVE, using the same Dataplex software. Even without the dataplex software, once you put temps onto a RAMDISK it really speeds up winzips and maploads and installers.
I don't suppose we could get a test comparing this to Intel's Z68 caching option with the 311 SSD? Seems like the most direct comparison...
When it comes down to Ramdisks i like this program
You can save save it as a img and you can boot the img at boot to.. Sure it slows boot down some but shiii every thing that goes there is super fast.
I used it with Hardlinks which means you can move 1/2 of a game for example to the Ramdrive. I keep meaning to update my thread too Maybe i will soon.
I got my two 120's on sale for $130 each after MIR.
I remember years ago when HDD's were over a dollar a GB. I remember installing Windows 98 onto a 7GB drive and thinking I had so much room.
Plus they had cooler names like fireball, and bigfoot.
Ooh Qauntum i loved the SCSI fireballs 3.1GB Had a AH 2940 with mine.
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