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Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS1522+

Get more from your 1522+.

The Synology DiskStation DS1522+ is a brilliant piece of kit. It’s one of few models the company has released for 2022 and comes rocking an AMD Ryzen processor (just not the same desktop-class CPUs we’ve seen take on Intel’s Core series). The DS1522+ can also be upgraded to 32GB of RAM. Here’s what you’ll need and how to go about it.

What RAM is supported by Synology DS1522+?

Utilizing the AMD Ryzen R1600 processor, the Synology DiskStation DS1522+ is able to to make use of 32GB of RAM, supported by Synology. These modules can be DDR4-2666 with ECC. Synology has 8GB preinstalled from the factory, using one of two available SODIMM slots.

While Synology only officially supports 32GB of DDR-2666 RAM inside the DiskStation DS1522+, it’s possible to use up to 64GB and some owners of the enclosure have done just that. Speed isn’t a massive factor for NAS such as this and 2666MT/s is decent performance.

Upgrading the Synology DiskStation DS1522+ to 16GB or 32GB of RAM is a great way to improve an already brilliant enclosure and one of the best NAS for big data applications.

Best RAM for Synology DS1522+

Synology D4ES01 RAM
Synology D4ES02 RAM (Source: Synology)

Synology D4ES02-8G

Synology offers its official RAM modules for branded NAS enclosures. They’re expensive but you will have peace of mind and full support from the company should issue arise down the line. This kit would double the available memory of the DS1522+.

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v-Color TES416G26D819K-VKC (Source: v-Color)

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v-Color makes some great affordable RAM for PCs and the company also makes some memory modules for servers, including NAS. Not only does this 32GB kit save you money (and lots of it), but some DS1522+ owners have managed to go up to 64GB. We’ve not confirmed the modules work so your mileage may vary.

How to install RAM in Synology DS1522+

Installing RAM inside the Synology DiskStation DS1522+ couldn’t be easier. It’s a similar process to other Synology enclosures, requiring no tools whatsoever. The two available slots can be located on the right side within the NAS. One is populated by the preinstalled 8GB 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 five drive trays.
  2. Remove the preinstalled 8GB 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 Synology DSM is seeing the full capacity installed.

By Richard Edmonds

I've been covering the tech industry for more than a decade and have tinkered with NAS for just as long. Follow my ramblings and more right here on NAS Master!

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