A few days ago the DS1621xs+ NAS on which mariushosting is hosted received an important hardware upgrade and went from 8GB to 32GB of RAM. The RAM modules currently installed in the DS1621xs+ are the original Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G.
This upgrade is extremely important because it will allow me to be able to test more complex Docker images that consume a lot of RAM and, at the same time, host the mariushosting website without having to worry about the lack of memory. System memory provides a small but extremely fast, temporary storage to buffer incoming and outgoing data to improve performance on your Synology NAS.
Some of you may be wondering why I decided to use original Synology RAM modules instead of compatible and cheaper non-Synology RAM modules. Here on mariushosting I wanted to maintain a 100% Synology environment, and avoid any potential hardware or software incompatibilities when I proceed with my tests and articles for you. I kindly ask you to also read what Synology suggests when you upgrade your RAM memory.
Synology RAM modules come in the classic cardboard box, plus a hard plastic casing.
The original Synology RAM modules have a 5 years warranty period. From personal experience, I can tell you that I have RAM modules from 20 years ago that are perfectly functional even today. It is almost unlikely that a RAM memory will fail. So if you are considering going for the original Synology RAM for your NAS, look at it for what it is: an investment with long-term benefits.
Inserting the RAM modules was very easy. For those of you who want to upgrade or update your RAM, but have never done it before and are a bit nervous or unsure about the process, you can check out Synology’s Hardware Installation guide for the DS1621xs+ NAS model.
This post was updated on Saturday / April 23rd, 2022 at 3:54 PM