Memory upgrade for DS418play

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Memory upgrade for DS418play

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Recently updated memory from the stock 1x2GB to 2x4GB. Pretty simple process. I'm using Crucial 4GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-14900, Item model number CT4G3S186DJM.

I read that one can install 2x8GB of memory, but I also stumbled into reports, that although the DS reports 16GB of memory, it only uses 8GB. So I opted for the conservative side, recognizing that for me, going from 2GB to 8GB would be significant in itself.

I'm running Synology's memory test now... it seems to be a long effort ⏳
 

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My DS218+ is running a single Crucial stick to take it from the default 2GB RAM to 6GB. My average utilisation is 40-45%, but I don't run lots of Docker services. Mail Server's ClamAV eats 500MB in idle mode.

From googling it seems the DS218+'s 2GB slot can also be used to take upgrades, but I didn't want to disassemble the whole thing. I know all about matched pairs etc. but so far it's been rock solid.

@Telos, snap! Same stick I used too Crucial 4GB DDR3L-1866 SODIMM Memory for Mac (CT4G3S186DJM)
 

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Running 1x4GB in 412, 4+8GB in 918, and RS models will each have 32GB. 718 will be 2+8 or 2x8GB I’ll see what I have in store for that little one.
 
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After 4+ hours the memory check completed/passed (?), or at least I didn't see any error notification.

I have unchecked "Memory Compression" FWIW (I could probably use that feature myself though).

 
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So, I have DS418play and thinking about RAM upgrade.

As far as I know, I need DDR3L-1866 SO-DIMM 204pin 1.35V.

My NAS is almost one year old and thinking if it's better to buy official Synology RAM or to go with cheaper Crucial? (I'd like to add 4GB of RAM)

Also, I can read here it's not recommended to mix official and non-official RAM sticks (so like Synology and Crucial).
 

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I have an unofficial ram in all my boxes. If it works to boot, it will work. Some modules are known to cause problems in the long run, but that you will have to test out.
 
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Ok, thanks. Do the RAM needs to be 1866 or it's ok to have 1600. Actually, I can't find DDR3L-1866 SO-DIMM 204pin 1.35V in our stores... (!?).

Maybe I need to write them for a custom order.
 
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Hm, I can find only this one with that label (CT4G3S186DJM) and it says it for Mac computers. All other information is the same. I guess it's ok to put this one in NAS.
 

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So that'd be the one both @Telos and I used. As far I can remember, I've only ever used Crucial memory modules to upgrade my Macs, and now DSM NAS. Never had a problem with it ... and Macs were supposed to be very fickle.

I have the official Synology RAM module in the DS218+'s inaccessible slot (teardown to replace it) and the Crucial module in the accessible slot. Did the upgrade a few days after getting the NAS last year and had no issues with it.
 
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Great. I'm ordering Crucial now.
 

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