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How to upgrade RAM on Synology DiskStation DS720+

How to make your DS720+ go faster!

It’s easy to upgrade the RAM in the Synology DiskStation DS720+. All that takes is the removal of the two drive bays to gain access to the available memory slot. It takes a few moments to achieve this without any tools, making upgrading the capacity on your enclosure a must-do task.

How to upgrade RAM on Synology DiskStation DS720+

Installing an additional RAM module inside the Synology DiskStation DS420 is incredibly straightforward. This guide will have you up and running in a few moments.

  1. Power down the Synology DiskStation DS720+.
  2. Take out the two hard drive bays.
  3. The RAM slot is located on the side where the power button is.
  4. Take out the newly purchased RAM from its packaging.
  5. Carefully insert the module into the slot, matching the notch to that on the module.
  6. Re-insert the hard drive bays.

With the new RAM module installed, I’d highly recommend following these optional steps to run a memory test:

  1. Open up Synology Assistant.
  2. Click the cog icon in the top-right.
  3. Enable “Memory test”.
  4. Right-click the Synology DiskStation DS420+ on the list to start the memory test.

Should this test be complete without issue, you’re good to go! Even the best NAS out there can take advantage of a RAM upgrade. Running 6GB instead of 2GB can improve performance in intensive applications, as well as system responsiveness, especially with multiple users accessing data simultaneously.

When it comes to choosing a module to install inside your Synology DiskStation DS720+, there are a few options to pick from. I’d recommend going with Synology’s own branded module that’s officially supported on this NAS. You could choose a more affordable RAM module but there’s a possibility it may not be supported.

Synology RAM (D4NESO-2666-4G)

This official RAM upgrade kit from Synology ensures your NAS will be running at full potential without any concern of incompatibility. It’s just a little on the expensive side.

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