The ASUSTOR Lockerstor 2 Gen2 AS6702T is a very powerful NAS enclosure with M.2 slots, a speedy Intel Celeron processor, and 4GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. To make this NAS even more powerful, it’s possible to install more RAM to bring the capacity up to 16GB. This guide will show you what to buy and how to go about installing memory.
What RAM is supported by ASUSTOR AS6702T?
The ASUSTOR AS6702T uses the Intel Celeron N5105 processor, which according to Intel’s own documentation, supports up to 16GB of DDR4-2993 RAM. ASUSTOR has just 4GB installed inside the NAS, using one of two available SODIMM slots. This 4GB of RAM can be removed for two 8GB modules to be installed for a total of 16GB.
It should be technically possible to use any compatible 8GB module with the ASUSTOR AS6702T, so long as you’re using DDR4 and a SODIMM module. The speed shouldn’t matter, though the closer we match the DDR4-2933, the better. Most of the recommendations here are DDR4-3200.
Having 16GB of DDR4 RAM inside the best NAS is one way to create quite a powerful home server for various tasks.
Best RAM for ASUSTOR AS6702T
ASUSTOR AS-8GD4 8GB
If you want to go the officially supported route, ASUSTOR’s own RAM modules are the way to go for the AS6702T. They’re way more expensive than third-party modules, but you’ll be guaranteed support.
Lexar LD4AS008G-B3200GSST 8GB
Lexar’s 8GB is a little more affordable than the official ASUSTOR memory and will work well with the Intel Celeron N5105 processor. The 3200MT/s speed would be lowered to match what the CPU supports, however.
G.SKILL RipJaws F4-3200C22D-16GRS 16GB
We’re now moving into the much more reasonably priced RAM range with the G.SKILL RipJaws. This 16GB kit (consisting of two 8Gb modules) is fast and will run well on a NAS.
Crucial CT16G4SFD832A 16GB
Lastly, we’ve got Crucial, which produces SODIMMs for pretty much everything, including NAS enclosures. This 16GB kit is amazing for giving your NAS a boost.
How to upgrade the RAM in ASUSTOR AS6702T
Installing (and removing) RAM inside the ASUSTOR AS6702T is a straightforward process, especially compared to other NAS enclosures. All that’s required is the removal of the outer chassis cover and the two memory slots are easily accessed without any tools.
I’d recommend running a memory test on the purchased RAM using an available PC, if possible, before installing them inside the NAS.
- Unscrew the outer case panel on the rear.
- Pull the case panel towards the rear of the NAS to remove it.
- Remove the preinstalled 4GB RAM module.
- Install the newly purchased RAM module into that same slot (or both slots if using two 8GB modules).
- Reinstall the case panel by reversing steps 1-2.
That’s all there is to it! Simply power up the NAS and double-check ADM is seeing the full capacity installed.