Best RAM for TerraMaster F2-424 and F4-424

The TerraMaster F2-424 and F4-424 both support u to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, thanks to the Intel N series processor. If you have the F4-424 Pro, the NAS already has 32 GB installed and meets the stated capacity of the processor and enclosure. For the F2-424 and F4-424, I’ve rounded up some modules that should work with either NAS, improving overall system performance and allowing you to do more.

What RAM is supported by the NAS?

TerraMaster states both the F2-424 and F4-424 can handle up to 32 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM. This means you can have a maximum capacity of 32 GB and run the memory at 4,800 MT/s. Both NAS devices only have a single SODIMM slot, which limits how much can be installed, but there are 16 GB and 32 GB modules available from reputable brands.

TerraMaster does sell its own branded modules that will be covered by its official support channels, though third-party modules are available and you should be able to get a good deal as SODIMM RAM kits are also used for laptops. So long as you match the speeds and memory type (DDR5-4800), you should be good to go. Faster RAM will cost more and will be limited by the system.

Best RAM for TerraMaster F2-424 and F4-424

Crucial RAM DDR5-4800 16 GB

Crucial RAM DDR5 SODIMM

Crucial makes some great laptop RAM and the DDR5-4800 16 GB module is perfect for NAS devices such as the F2-424 and F4-424. The extra 8 GB of capacity will allow you to run more apps and simultaneous connections.

Crucial RAM DDR5-4800 32 GB

Crucial RAM DDR5 SODIMM

32 GB could be viewed as overkill for a NAS, but you can quickly run out of memory when running multiple heavy apps and services. That’s where Crucial’s DDR5-4800 32 GB module comes into play.

How to install RAM inside the F2-424 and F4-424

Opening the TerraMaster F4-424 Pro up.
Opening the TerraMaster F4-424 Pro up. (Source: NM)

The process of installing RAM inside either of these best NAS enclosures from TerraMaster is straightforward though it does require the removal of a panel to gain access to the single SODIMM memory slot on the side, as well as the two M.2 slots. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Shut down the TerraMaster NAS, if not already offline.
  2. Remove the two Philips screws on either side of the ports.
  1. Slide the side panel toward the front of the NAS.
  2. Lift and remove the side panel.
  1. Remove the installed SODIMM RAM module.
  1. Install the new SODIMM RAM module, carefully lining up the notch on the slot.
  2. Reattach the side panel.
  3. Install the two Philips screws.
  4. Turn on the NAS.

Connect to the TerraMaster NAS and check the RAM is correctly registered within TOS. You should be able to see either the 16 GB or 32 GB of capacity read by the system. If all is well, you’re good to go!

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