SYNAPSE CACHE BENCHMARKS
We had tested immediately after the installation of the Synapse Cache SSD and Dataplex Software and have to admit, the results were favorable. These results, however, wouldn’t assist in answering the question as to how the system would perform when there wasn’t a ‘hot cache’, a situation such as one might have when turning on their computer for the first time in the day. With respect to this, these tests reflect the systems performance first thing in the morning after we turn it on for the first time. In this instance, the computer had been shut off just over 10 hours.
The initial boot of the morning was probably the one evaluation I was looking forward to most as I truly wondered whether the Synapse Cache would improve boot time from the original 1 minute and 40 seconds to something bearable. After all, this is a cold boot.
This result is probably the highlight of the test. I never expected the new Synapse Cache system, which is no more than the Samsung hard drive cached, to equal the start time of a typical SSD solution. The first time I started my computer this morning resulted in a 13 second boot which was subsequently confirmed in four other runs.
Our next test was to run ATTO once again which seemed to start the ball rolling:
These results validate OCZ’s claim that the Synapse Cache SSD will make ones hard drive perform just like a solid state drive, but with the extra capacity. Performance results top out at 552MB/s read and 491MB/s write with 75400 IOPS, the 4k random disk access has been pulled up to 66MB/s and we can also see disk access averaging 0.1ms. These results actually beat out some top tier new generation SSDs we have reviewed.