How do I upgrade the RAM in my Synology NAS?

Upgrading the RAM in your Synology NAS

To upgrade the RAM in your Synology NAS, follow these steps:

1. Check compatibility

Ensure that your Synology NAS supports RAM upgrade. Check the manufacturer's website or user manual for information on compatible RAM modules.

2. Purchase the RAM module

Based on the compatibility information, purchase a compatible RAM module. Consider the required capacity and type of RAM supported by your NAS.

3. Turn off and unplug the NAS

Before working on any internal components, shut down your NAS properly and unplug the power cable.

4. Locate the RAM slot

Open the NAS enclosure and locate the RAM slot. It is usually located near the CPU or motherboard.

5. Remove the existing RAM module (if applicable)

If your NAS already has a RAM module installed, carefully remove it by releasing the clips or detaching any screws securing it in place.

6. Install the new RAM module

Handle the new RAM module with care, align it with the slot, and firmly press it down until the clips lock it in place. Make sure it is properly seated.

7. Reassemble the NAS

Put the NAS enclosure back together by securing any screws or clips that hold it in place. Double-check to ensure all components are securely fastened.

8. Power on and verify the RAM upgrade

Connect the power cable, turn on the NAS, and log in to the DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface. Navigate to the Control Panel and access the System Information section to verify that the new RAM module is detected and functioning correctly.

Please note:

  • Ensure that the RAM module you purchase matches the specifications recommended by Synology.
  • Be aware that tampering with the internal components of your NAS may void the warranty, so consider the implications before proceeding.
  • If you're unsure about performing the upgrade yourself, it is recommended to contact Synology support or seek professional assistance to avoid any potential damage.
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