RAM Upgrade DS218+, DS718+, DS418play, DS918+, DS620slim

Memory (RAM) Upgrade for DS620slim, DS218+, DS718+, DS418play, DS918+ Synology DiskStation Series up to 16GB in total. Unlikely you will want to upgrade Synology DS218+ or DS418play because of the weaker CPU they have. But Synology DS718+ and DS918+ have quad-core CPU which is powerful enough to play with virtual machines and web servers including databases. These things require much more RAM than Synology offers to upgrade to. Then you are left with a dilemma to go Qnap or use alternative RAM manufacturer. In further paragraphs, you will find how other upgraded their NAS and how you can do it yourself.

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Applied Models

  • Synology DiskStation: DS918+, DS718+, DS218+, DS418play

 

 

DS218+

This NAS model is sold with 2GB RAM preinstalled. So official upgrade option is 2+4 = 6GB. Unofficially it can be also 4+4=8GB or 4+8=12GB or 8+8=16GB.
iDomiX channel has actually physically tested 16GB upgrade and proven that it works perfectly.

 

ds218+ upgrade video

DS718+ 

This NAS model is sold with 2GB RAM preinstalled. So official upgrade option is 2+4 = 6GB. Unofficially it can be also 4+4=8GB or 4+8=12GB or 8+8=16GB.
iDomiX channel has actually physically tested 16GB upgrade and proven that it works perfectly.

ds718+ ram upgrade video

DS418play

This NAS model is sold with 2GB RAM preinstalled. So official upgrade option is 2+4 = 6GB. Unofficially it can be also 4+4=8GB or 4+8=12GB or 8+8=16GB.
iDomiX channel has actually physically tested 16GB upgrade and proven that it works perfectly.

DS918+

This NAS model is sold with 4GB RAM preinstalled. So official upgrade option is 4+4 = 8GB. Unofficially it can be also 4+4=8GB or 4+8=12GB or 8+8=16GB.
iDomiX channel has actually physically tested 16GB upgrade and proven that it works perfectly.

ds918+ video upgrade

Synology RAM Alternative

Exactly the same RAM memory is manufactured by other companies like Crucial and Hyper. Synology warns that if you use any other but Synology  RAM, you will void the warranty. But sometimes this is the only option if you need NAS for specific tasks where more RAM is required and you do not want to use Qnap as an alternative. Crucial is one of the most popular alternative brands for Synology RAM upgrades. The specs will look exactly like Synology, which make someone think that all RAM comes from one place just with a different label on the top.

4GB Crucial alternative price: 

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How to Add a Memory Module to DiskStation

1 Shut down your DiskStation. Disconnect all cables connected to your DiskStation to prevent any possible damages

2 The memory slots are located inside your DiskStation.

3 Remove the four drive trays and you will see a pre-installed memory module and an empty slot for memory expansion.

4 Insert the new memory module into the empty slot

5 Insert the four drive trays back into the drive bays.

6 Reconnect the cables you removed in step 1, and then press and hold the power button to turn on your DiskStation.

 

 

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