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Synology DS1815+ 16GB ram upgrade

A year ago I decided that my current Synology DS1815+ was ready to take on some extra ram. Factory delivered, the nas only has 2GB of ram, which is not much. Especially when you want to use the SSD cache feature, the minimal ram needed was 6GB. So I upgraded it;)

Now that I have discovered Docker, which can be memory intensive at times (using Zabbix containers) it was time to further upgrade the ram. And although Synology stated that only the maximum of 6GB ram is supported I wandered around the internetz and found out it is possible to upgrade the ram to 16GB.

As it seems not all ram configurations are compatible,but I found a nice set that didn’t have any problems. Luckily, the ram was also available at my favorite online store.

HyperX HX316LS9IBK2/16
HyperX HX316LS9IBK2/16

Time to open up the nas and replace the ram.

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The old memory
The old memory

 

The new Memory
The new Memory

Replacing the second module was a bit tricky. Just remove some harddisks from the tray so you can freely replace the second module.

Second old memory
Second old memory
Second new module
Second new module

Tada. Now that is in place, lets check if the Synology Nas still wants to boot. In my case it did,.YAY! Let’s check DSM if the new ram gets recognized!

Yep, 16GB of ram
Yep, 16GB of ram

That’s nice. I will monitor the nas for the upcomming week, see if I notice some kind of flaws, but I guess, it will not 😉