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Using OCZ Synapse Cache As Boot SSD

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I was unable to post in reply to another thread on this very subject, so I started this new thread. Twice I have installed OCZ Synapse Cache drives in family computers. The short-term results were good, but in both cases I had catastrophic crashes causing me to remove the cache drives. I bought a bunch of these thinking the concept was good, but I couldn't in good conscience put them in computers belonging to friends and family. I couldn't get a straight answer about using the cache drives as regular SSD boot drives, so I went forward on my own. The drives have an OEM partition that I removed using DISKPART, then I formatted an expanded partition to full 64Gb (64Gb model that had 32Gb cache and 32Gb overprovisioning). I used OCZ toolbox to flash the drive with the latest firmware which continues to be identified as "OCZ Synapse Cache." I did a clean install of 64-bit Windows 7 and set it up as a boot drive paired with a 1Tb Seagate drive for data. After installing the latest Intel AHCI driver, the drive runs fast. So far, the cache drive seems to be functioning well as an SSD boot drive.
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I know it's a long shot after all this time, but if you could explain how you formatted all 64 gigs, I would be forever grateful.
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So you use DISKPART command to remove this OEM partition and opened up the full drive and now use it as a boot drive.

Care to give an update on how it is working ?
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