OCZ has recently announced their new Synapse Cache line of SSDs which are a SATA III family of SSDs available in 64 and 128GB.
The intent of the Synapse Cache is to appeal to the hard drive crowd that absolutely needs that extra capacity by optimizing caching applications and leverages DataCache software which will be included with the SSD.
It simply comes down to increasing performance for the hard drive end user.
We could have seen this coming with OCZ as they have picked up on every other avenue in SSD innovation and, although pricing has yet to be discussed, we would believe the Synapse Cache to be an affordable solution. After all, with its described capacities, it wouldn’t be a member of the ‘SandForce Driven family. Indilinx perhaps??
New Synapse Cache 2.5″ SATA 6 GB/s SSDs Leverage Dataplex Software to Deliver Superior Performance and Increase System Responsiveness
SAN JOSE, CA-Sept 20, 2011-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 companys global channel.
For more information on the Synapse Cache Series SSDs, please visit our product page here.
The OCZ Synapse uses the SandForce SF-2281 controller, the full spec’s are listed in the Product Sheet, according to ComputerWorld.com the 64GB (32GB) will be $149 and the 128GB (64GB) will be $249 retail.