QNAP TS-464

Best RAM for QNAP TS-464

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The QNAP TS-464 comes with 4GB out of the box, which is good enough for most scenarios, but what if you wanted to push the NAS a little further? The Intel processor can handle more than what QNAP supplies. Here’s the best RAM for QNAP TS-464 and how to go about installing it.

What RAM is supported by QNAP TS-464?

You may need some additional system memory. Thankfully, one of two slots is used for a standard 4GB DIMM module and both slots can be populated with 8GB modules. They’re easily accessed too, requiring no tools. Adding more RAM will make this one of the best NAS for various tasks.

The Intel Celeron N5105/N5095 processor found inside the NAS is capable of handling 16GB officially though we’ve seen instances of 32GB running just fine. Here, you’ll find modules that go up to the officially supported amount.

Best RAM for QNAP TS-464

QNAP 8GDR4T0-DO-2666
QNAP 8GDR4T0-DO-2666. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP 8GDR4T0-SO-2666

Want to keep things official? QNAP offers its own branded RAM and the 8GB QNAP 8GDR4T0-DO-2666 is designed especially for use inside NAS such as the QNAP TS-464.

Crucial DDR4 SODIMM
Crucial DDR4 SODIMM. (Source: Crucial)

Crucial CT16G4SFD8266

Crucial has some excellent memory models available for notebooks and the Crucial CT16G4SFD8266 is a good fit for the Intel Celeron N5105/N5095 inside the QNAP TS-464.

How to install RAM in QNAP TS-464

The process of installing RAM inside the QNAP TS-464 couldn’t be easier. It’s a similar process to other QNAP NAS enclosures, requiring no tools whatsoever. The two available slots can be located on the right inside of the NAS. One is populated by the preinstalled 4GB module.

I’d recommend running a memory test on the purchased RAM using an available PC, if possible, before installing them inside the NAS.

  1. Remove all four drive trays.
  2. Remove the preinstalled 4GB RAM module.
  3. Install the newly purchased RAM module(s) into that same slot (or both slots if using two modules).
  4. Reinsert all the extracted drive trays into the bays.

That’s all there is to it! Simply power up the NAS and double-check QNAP QTS is seeing the full capacity installed.

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