Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Meaning of 64GB (32GB cache capacity)

  1. #1

    Meaning of 64GB (32GB cache capacity)


    Does this 64GB (32GB cache capacity) mean that I will only be able to use 32 GB of the 64 GB ?

    What will the cache be used for?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ron,

    What is this in reference to?

    Could you post a screenshot where it has this at?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Thanks for responding Brink,
    It's about a 60GB SSD I'm looking at for a friend. Seems like a pretty big cache for OS so ...

    OCZ Synapse Cache SYN-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB (32GB cache capacity) SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    OCZ Synapse Cache SYN-25SAT3-64G Solid State Drive - Newegg.com

    2nd comment in Feedback
    Pros: *Startup times & load with cache are 3 times faster.
    *Customer support is A+
    Cons: This is a 64gb ssd & 32gb is set aside for cache i understood that in the description. When you use this as cache the rest of the 32gb gets disabled for over-provisioning. I'm reading the description now no where is that listed its crucial.
    Manufacturer Response:
    Dear Jack,

    I am glad your startup times have improved greatly with the Synapse Cache! I am also glad to hear you have had a positive experience with OCZ Support. The Synapse cache drives do make use of 50% NAND flash overprovisiong to accommodate performance and software features. This is noted in the Newegg details and the OCZ Product Brief.

    If you ever experience any issues with the SSD or caching software please contact our Support Forum and we will gladly assist.

    Thank you for your purchase!
    OCZ SupportExternal Link(s): OCZ Support Forum
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It looks like 32GB of the total 64GB is to cache other HDD's with.

    OCZ Synapse Cache SATA 3 2.5" SSD (EOL)

    What makes Synapse unique to other SSDs?
    The OCZ Synapse Series is optimized for caching applications 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 with Dataplex caching software.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Meaning of 64GB (32GB cache capacity)
Related Threads
I recently purchased an 64GB SDXC card and formatted it to Fat32. Sometimes it works, but most of the time I am unable to copy files to it. Windows 8 keeps saying problem with drive or something that pops up in top right corner. Anything I can do about this? The SDXC card is Pixtor SanDisk.
For my birthday I got some money that I've decided to use to get a Windows tablet. But I'm not entirely sure which one I should get, or if I should just buy a bunch of games for my 3DS and Wii U. My two options are: 8" Lenovo Mixx 2 (64gb) or equivalent 10" Surface RT (64gb) first gen. ...
HP Envy Ultrabook 4t-1200 comes with: a. 500 GB HDD and b. 32GB m(SATA)SSD Hard-Drive Acceleration Cache. Does anyone know how this setup works? Specifically, what would happen if I installed system builder software--obliterating the OEM Win8 install in the process. Would the hard-drive...
when I refreshed the pc without affecting the files option from the setting tab and inserted the disc .later I found that only those applications which were installed were removed and the files were unchanged. were those applications creating the problems and they were removed?if yes then what...
128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB I think I mentioned earlier, why bother with such a small capacity SSD in the first place and why not allow the option of installing larger capacity hard drives? What's left after installing an Office suite and other programs, such as...
Solved New SSD Smaller Capacity in General Support
I have a relatively new installation of windows 8 with just a few programs installed. Problem is my new SSD is smaller than the existing drive. Using the tutorials on this site, can I just shrink the volume of my existing HDD partition before creating the image to recover from?
Demystifying Microsoftís Surface tablet hardware: When 32GB isnít actually 32GB Source A Guy
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook