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Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS220+

Synology’s DiskStation DS220+ comes with 2GB of DDR4 RAM preinstalled but it’s possible to bump this up to 6GB. The slot is easily accessed inside the enclosure itself and this guide will show you what you’ll need and how to install the module. Want to make your DS220+ even faster? You’ve come to the right place!

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Best GPU for crypto mining 2022: Ethereum and Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency remains a good way to stockpile currency on the side by using nothing more than your gaming PC while you’re away from the keyboard. It’s easy to set up something like NiceHash on a PC and have it automatically use your best graphics card to mine cryptocurrency and earn some pocket change for doing absolutely nothing.

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Best RAM for Synology DiskStation DS1522+

The Synology DiskStation DS1522+ is a brilliant piece of kit. It’s one of few models the company has released for 2022 and comes rocking an AMD Ryzen processor (just not the same desktop-class CPUs we’ve seen take on Intel’s Core series). The DS1522+ can also be upgraded to 32GB of RAM. Here’s what you’ll need and how to go about it.

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Best RAM for ASUSTOR Lockerstor 2 Gen2 AS6702T

The ASUSTOR Lockerstor 2 Gen2 AS6702T is a very powerful NAS enclosure with M.2 slots, a speedy Intel Celeron processor, and 4GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. To make this NAS even more powerful, it’s possible to install more RAM to bring the capacity up to 16GB. This guide will show you what to buy and how to go about installing memory.

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Best RAM for ASUSTOR Lockerstor 4 Gen2 AS6704T

ASUSTOR Lockerstor 4 Gen2 AS6704T is one of the latest Intel-powered NAS enclosures from the company. We’re looking at a speedier Celeron processor, M.2 slots for caching or storage, and 4GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. Thanks to this newer CPU, it’s possible to push this NAS up to 16GB of RAM. This guide will show you how.

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Best motherboards for Intel Core i5-12600K

The best motherboards for Intel Core i5-12600K involve picking one that has everything you require for a PC or NAS server build. Factors could include LAN port on the rear, the number of SATA ports for storage, and BIOS support. I’ve rounded up my favourite motherboards for the 12th Gen Intel processor.

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Best M.2 NVMe SSD for NAS caching 2022

More NAS enclosures are coming with M.2 SSD slots for speedy NVMe flash drives. The aim of these slots is to allow for improved overall system performance by allowing the OS to store frequently accessed data, acting much like secondary RAM. Here’s why you may want to use an SSD for caching and what are your best M.2 NVMe SSD for NAS options.

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Best TerraMaster NAS 2022: For Plex, storage, and more

TerraMaster makes numerous models, just like other enclosure brands, so how do you choose the best one for your needs? I’ve rounded up the best TerraMaster NAS enclosures to help you make the right decision, whether you need a cheap NAS for storage, a DAS for transferring files, or a server for running Plex Media Server.

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Best Synology NAS 2022: For home and Plex

Synology makes numerous models of network-attached storage (NAS) enclosures, but which one would be best for you? I’ve rounded up my favourite models from the company, including an affordable enclosure and one that’s well kitted out for running Plex Media Server.

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Best SSD for NAS 2022: For Synology, budgets, and high capacity

It’s no secret that mechanical hard drives (HDD) are best suited for storing lots of data. Compared to solid-state drives (SSD), HDDs have higher capacities and lower prices, offering far better value. But they’re slow, louder, and have running motors that act as a source of vibration and a potential point of failure. The same goes for NAS, which is where my roundup of SSDs comes into play.

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