My Synology Gear

This is my Synology gear:

At the moment I own two synologies, but I am planing to buy a third very soon.

Synology DS713+:

Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS713+ (affiliate link)

and the 4GB RAM upgrade I did:

*Memory upgrade will most likely void the warranty. 

Kingston Value RAM 4GB 1333MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM SR X8 Notebook Memory (KVR13S9S8/4)  (affiliate link)

and my backup unit is a Synology DS216+:

Synology DS216+II NAS DiskStation, Diskless (affiliate link)

And the upgraded RAM:

*Memory upgrade will most likely void the warranty

 Crucial 8GB Single DDR3/DDR3L 1600 MT/S (PC3-12800) Unbuffered SODIMM 204-Pin Memory – CT102464BF160B (affiliate link)

For Hard drives, I use Western Digital 3TB Red NAS and I have 5, 2 for each NAS and a spare in case a hard drive goes down.

Love this disks, In my 713+ NAS I have had them for 10+ years and no failures yet.

It is important that you choose the RED CAVIAR NAS as the disks will be running 24/7 if you are powering a website from your NAS.

WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD30EFRX (affiliate link)

You can also buy the NAS as a bundle (NAS and disks). In this case, make sure you buy it with the red caviar drives on it. You wont regret it!

And my latest acquisition: A synology DS918+:
Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS918+ (Diskless) (affiliate link)

Equipped with 4x10TB WD Red Drives:
WD Red 10TB NAS Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD100EFAX (affiliate link)

Which I upgraded the RAM to:

(affiliate link) you need two 2x8GB:

Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) 204-Pin SODIMM RAM Upgrade for iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) – CT8G3S186DM

I also have the Synology router which makes managing your network and configuring your VPN painless and easy:
Synology RT2600AC Wi-Fi AC 2600 Gigabit Router (affiliate link)

If you decide to buy from one of these links, so will be supporting me and this blog and I thank you for that!


9 thoughts on “My Synology Gear

  1. “This is my Synology gear: Synology DS173+”

    i think you mean “DS713+” 🙂

    Why do you have an external drive connected?


  2. Hello,
    I checked the reviews for Syn DS918+ and they come with 4GB of RAM and it says it is expandable to 8GB.
    Is there a mistake on your review or were you able to change that to 2x8GB of RAM which adds to 16GB?


  3. I have a DS713+ with 2 Seagate IronWolf 8TB drives with the stock RAM. Did you see a big improvement with the increased RAM?


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