NAS Compares Synology DS620slim NAS 16GB NAS Installation Guide

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NAS Compares Synology DS620slim NAS 16GB NAS Installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS620slim to 16GB Memory

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Back in 2017 when the Synology DS620slim was first released, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications. With the Intel J series chip that Synology DS620slim arrives with, it did seem odd that the maximum or 6GB or 8GB of DDR3L memory (both Synology and QNAP have their own stance on this) for this chip was listed firmly in the specification. On the face of it, 6GB oR 8GB seems like plenty. That will comfortably support the NAS tasks of a plex media server, all those productive first-party NAS applications and backups. However, as file sizes grow, as NAS surveillance gets popular, as virtual machine and container station applications grow in popularity, it will not be too long before you will see that memory use ALWAYS above 80% in the task manager. Sadly, we have asked the manufacturers and they continue to stand by the fact that you cannot exceed this limit, officially.

However, I am pleased to tell you that I have been experimenting with several different sizes of RAM sticks and various brands, and am pleased to confirm that not only can you use non-official own-brand memory in the Synology DS620slim, but also that you can install two 8GB sticks of DD3L RAM (one per slot) meaning you can have a Synology DS620slim with 16GB of Memory! Read below for my guide, it will detail how to install the RAM, how to check that it is installed correctly and how to test that it is working straight away.

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