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How to upgrade RAM on Synology DiskStation DS920+

Here’s how to give your DS920+ a boost.

Synology packs the DiskStation DS920+ with some considerable firepower, including an Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, and four drive bays. If you did need a little more performance, it’s technically possible to upgrade the RAM to 8GB. This guide will show you how.

How to upgrade RAM on Synology DiskStation DS920+

It’s possible to upgrade the RAM on the Synology DiskStation DS920+ in but a few steps. All you need is a compatible module (see Synology’s website) and the NAS powered down to gain access to the available memory slot.

  1. Power down the Synology DiskStation DS920+.
  2. Take out the four 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.

I’d recommend running through the following steps after installing a module:

  1. Open up Synology Assistant.
  2. Click the cog icon in the top-right.
  3. Enable “Memory test”.
  4. Right-click the Synology DiskStation DS920+ on the list to start the memory test.

If you fancy yourself more RAM than what’s officially supported, it has been known for 16GB modules to work on the DiskStation DS920+. I’m going to include the 4GB module here that is guaranteed by Synology to work without an issue.

Synology D4NESO-2666-4G

This 4GB RAM module runs at 2666MT/s and is ideal for giving the DS920+ a considerable bump in performance. Just ignore the relatively high price tag.

By Richard Edmonds

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