The ASUSTOR Lockerstor 6 Gen2 AS6706T is a six-bay NAS enclosure with the latest Intel Celeron processor, M.2 slots for cache and storage, and 8GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. It’s actually possible to install up to 16GB of RAM inside this NAS and I’m going to show you how with this quick guide.
What RAM is supported by ASUSTOR AS6706T?
The Intel Celeron N5105 supports up to 16GB of DDR4-2933, according to Intel’s own documentation. ASUSTOR only includes 8GB, which is usually far more than what most people require with a NAS, but the company allows for this module to be expanded with or replaced by a 16GB kit.
While it should be possible to use any compatible 8GB module with the ASUSTOR AS6704T, extra care should be taken to select a SODIMM module with as close a match to the DDR4-2933 speed. The kits and modules I recommend here are DDR4-3200, which will underclock slightly to match what’s supported by the processor.
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 AS6706T
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 AS6706T. 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 AS6706T
Installing (and removing) RAM inside the ASUSTOR AS6706T 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 8GB 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.