When I bought my Synology DS416play, I was concerned about the included 1GB of RAM.
I eventually decided that it probably didn’t matter that much how much RAM it had
When I saw my RAM filling up for no reason, my concerns grew again.
I decided I’d upgrade the RAM with some of the spare laptop memory I have laying around.
Opening the case:
DISCLAIMER: Anything you do inside your Synology NAS is your responsibility. Whether or not your warranty will become void is a risk you are agreeing to take by opening up your unit.
This YouTube video actually helped me with removing the case:
What RAM to use?
The original Synology stick is 1GB DDR3L 1600mHz 1.35v Samsung memory
I grabbed a 4GB stick out of the ‘ol pile, you should too unless you have some cash to spare.
PC3L-12800 = DDR3L 1600mHz –> Check.
This is 4GB PC3L 1Rx8 12800S RAM.
Here is the board now with the 4GB stick.
Put back together.
I don’t feel like explaining this part. Just don’t mess anything up!
After installation and reassembly, I booted the NAS successfully. Phew.
Check out the 4GB:
Now I have way too much RAM.