OCZ Synapse 60 GB Caching SSD 9

OCZ Synapse 60 GB Caching SSD Review

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The drive comes in OCZ's typical package.

You will receive:
  • The SSD
  • Screw Package
  • 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
  • OCZ Sticker
  • Documentation with Dataplex license key

The Drive

The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It uses a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.

Like most recent SSDs, OCZ's Synapse uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any other SATA standard, but will work at reduced performance in such a case.

OCZ is using 8 flash chips and the Sandforce flash controller, which is located in the middle of the PCB. An additional DRAM cache chip, like other SSDs use for additional caching, is not available.

As controller the recently released Sandforce SF-2281 is used.

The 8 flash chips are made by Micron and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are produced in a 25 nanometer production process.
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