Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+

Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+

There’s one way to improve the performance of a NAS enclosure considerably and that’s through the upgrade of the RAM. By installing more system memory, it’s possible for the server to have more data loaded at any one time, allowing you to get more done before running out of RAM. Here’s what you’ll need and how to upgrade the Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+.

What RAM is supported by Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+

The Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+ has an Intel Xeon D-1527 processor. This capable chip has four physical cores and eight threads, making it perfect for heavy-duty NAS servers in a deployment with numerous users. The best part is the maximum RAM supported.

From the factory, Synology has 8GB of DDR4 RAM installed inside the DiskStation DS1621xs+. There are two SODIMM slots that can take two 16GB, resulting in a maximum of 32GB officially supported by Synology. The primary way to improve the performance of even the best NAS is through the upgrading of system memory.

Synology sells its own branded RAM, which is the way to go if you want to enjoy full company support for your product. But if you don’t mind using aftermarket memory modules, there are some SODIMMs out there that will work well with the DS1621xs+.

Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+

Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G
Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G. (Source: Synology)

Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G

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 an issue arise down the line. This kit would double the available memory of the DS1621xs+.

Samsung DDR4-2666 16GB
Samsung DDR4-2666 16GB. (Source: NAS Master)

Samsung DDR4-2666 16GB

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 an issue arise down the line. This kit would double the available memory of the DS1621xs+.

How to install RAM in Synology DiskStation DS1621xs+

In order to install RAM inside the DiskStation DS2422+, follow this quick guide:

  1. Remove the two screws holding the RAM latch to the bottom of the NAS.
  2. Open the latch to view the two DIMM slots.
  3. Extract the preinstalled module if using a kit.
  4. Install the newly purchased RAM module(s) into the corresponding slots.
  5. Close the latch and install the extracted screws.
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