OCZ Synapse Cache SSD is optimized for caching applications

Posted on Wednesday, September 21 2011 @ 11:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
OCZ introduced the Synapse Cache, a new 2.5" SSD series designed for high-performance caching. These MLC NAND flash disks offer a MTBF of 2 million hours and 3-year warranty. The 64GB model promises read speeds of up to 550MB/s, write speeds of up to 490MB/s and random write 4k performance of 75,000 IOPS, while the 128GB edition has the same max read speed, max write speed of up to 510MB/s and random write 4k performance of 80,000 IOPS. OCZ warns on its product page that users can expect a discrepancy between reported capacity and actual capacity, as the Synapse SSD uses 50% NAND flash overprovisioning to accommodate performance and software features.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today launched its Synapse Cache Series 2.5” SSDs. The new Synapse SSDs are optimized for caching applications and leverages Dataplex™ cache software to dynamically manage the Synapse SSD in conjunction with standard hard disk drives (HDDs), to provide users with SSD-level performance across the entire capacity of the HDD.

"The industry has shown that it craves the performance advantages that SSDs provide, however, many users still value the high capacities associated with HDDs,” said Tobias Brinkmann, Director of Product Management, OCZ Technology Group. "We see the Synapse Cache SSDs integrated with Dataplex™ software as a big win for a large number of customers who value SSD performance but still require HDD capacity. We are proud to be the first to offer this no-compromise approach to enabling high-performance and high-capacity storage for virtually any PC platform.”

This comprehensive caching solution prioritizes the most frequently/recently used “hot” data on the Synapse Cache SSD, while “cold,” less frequently used data is stored on the larger capacity HDD. The OCZ Synapse series features the latest and most advanced hardware and software technology to deliver superior storage performance without sacrificing HDD capacity.

OCZ Synapse Cache SSDs are available now in 2.5” SATA III 64GB and 128GB configurations throughout the company’s global channel.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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