I recently bought a new Synology NAS (!) , the brand new DS923+ and as always it comes from the factory with a tiny 4GB RAM so as with all my other NASes, it was time for an upgrade.
How to upgrade
The process is the same as I did before, but I will show you some pictures to bring you confidence that it can be done 🙂
What to buy
Ok, you need to decide first how much memory you want and the same rule applies now as it did then:
You can never have too much RAM, so buy as much as you can afford.
I checked the review that NAS compare did and settled for 2x32GB Kingston. I prefer to buy crucial, but someone tried it online and it didn’t work, so I settled for Kingston instead.
Right, the steps:
1. Shut donw the NAS
2. Unplug the NAS, (remember which slot you had the ethernet cable on)
3. Take out the disks (remember the order!)
I put them on top of each other to know how to put them back in the right order:
WD Reds NAS, never buy anything else. Been working for me for over 10 years!
4. Take out all RAM (it is a bit tricky: check this if you are stuck)
5. Put the new ones on (check this if you are stuck again)
Put everything back together and voila! 64 angry horse power on. 🙂
2 thoughts on “New NAS, new RAM | Upgrading my DS923+ to 64GB RAM”
Note that AMD Ryzen™ R1600 dual-core CPU has a max ram capacity of 32GB.
Synology does say this in their technical specs sheet as well:
Click to access Synology_DS923%2B_Data_Sheet_enu.pdf
Having more than 32GB can lead to issues.
Yes, I am aware of that. So, far so good. Hope it stays that way!