Synology DiskStation DS923+

Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS923+

The Synology DiskStation DS923+ is kitted out with 4GB of DDR4 RAM from the factory, but the AMD CPU allows the enclosure to be upgraded to a maximum of 32GB. Deciding which modules to use is important as you don’t want to get it wrong and waste money or risk damaging the NAS. We’ve got you covered with the best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS923+.

What RAM is supported by Synology DiskStation DS923+

The AMD Ryzen R1600 processor is a powerful server CPU that can support up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. It has two cores that are capable of boosting up to 3.1GHz, making it ideal for running a busy NAS for the home or office. 4GB of RAM is usually enough to get you started, but a higher capacity will allow you to do more.

Two DIMM slots are available on the NAS and one has the 4GB module preinstalled. This can be easily extracted and replaced with two 16GB DDR4 DIMMs to bring the total up to 32GB. The best NAS allows one to upgrade and expand the RAM so it’s good to see the DS923+ capable here.

Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS923+

A-Tech PC4-21300 8GB

A-Tech DDR4 PC4-21300 8GB
A-Tech DDR4 PC4-21300 8GB. (Source: A-Tech)

While Synology would much prefer you use their own branded modules (and pay the small premium for the luxury), it is possible to use aftermarket modules like this A-Tech DIMM.

Synology D4ES02-8G 8GB

Synology D4ES01 RAM
Synology D4ES02 RAM. (Source: Synology)

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 DS1522+.

Arch Memory AM-D4ES01-16G 16GB

Arch Memory AM-D4ES01-16G
Arch Memory AM-D4ES01-16G (Source: Arch)

This is an unofficially supported RAM module that emulates the Synology D4ES01-16, which means it should be compatible with the DS923+. Install two of these and you’ve got 32GB of unofficial RAM.

Synology D4ES01-16G 16GB

Synology D4ES01-16G
Synology D4ES01-16G. (Source: Synology)

This Synology D4ES01 module has 16GB of DDR4, allowing you to install two of them for an official capacity of 32GB to be met with Synology DIMMs. You can make use of full support for the NAS, but it’s really pricey.

v-Color TES416G26D819K-VKC 32GB

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

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 DiskStation DS923+

Installing RAM inside the Synology DiskStation DS923+ is an easy process that doesn’t require any tools. 4GB of DDR4 RAM is already preinstalled from the factory, but this quick guide will show you how to add more modules to bring the total up to 32GB.

  1. Remove all drive bays from the Synology DiskStation DS923+. (We’ve got a collection of the best NAS drives if you need them.)
  2. Remove the 4GB module from the primary DIMM slot (if installing two new modules).
  3. Install the newly purchased RAM module(s).
  4. Reinstall the drive bays.
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