DSM 7.2 and 3rd Party RAM / NVME SSD – will it work after upgrade?

DSM 7.2 and 3rd Party RAM / NVME SSD – will it work after upgrade?

The discussion about the compatibility of DSM 7.2 and 3rd party RAM in NAS devices like Synology’s DS918+ and DS920+ has been lively. The general consensus appears to be that 3rd party RAM works with DSM 7.2, with users reporting successful upgrades across a range of devices and configurations.

While several users have reported that DSM 7.2 operates with no issues on their systems using 3rd party RAM, a few have noted warning messages since updating to DSM 7.*. However, these messages seem to be more of an annoyance than a functional problem, and the systems continue to operate normally.

Several brands of 3rd party RAM were mentioned, including Kingston, Crucial, and Timetek, among others. One user did report issues with the stability of a DS920+ running Crucial memory, but it appears this was due to a faulty memory stick, not an incompatibility issue with DSM 7.2.

For users who run NVMe volumes, the upgrade to DSM 7.2 seems to have had no negative impact. It was mentioned that volumes might need to be recreated, but with a solid backup strategy in place (using, for example, Hyper Backup), this is not a significant obstacle.

In conclusion, if you are using 3rd party RAM with a previous version of DSM, it is likely that you will be able to upgrade to DSM 7.2 without experiencing any major issues. As with any system upgrade, it’s recommended to have a comprehensive backup strategy in place in case of unexpected problems. It’s also important to keep in mind that some users have reported warning messages with 3rd party RAM after upgrading, but these messages do not seem to affect the system’s functionality.


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