Just wondering for feedback on RAM upgrades on the DS920+?
There is one 4GB soldered on RAM and 1 expandable slot.
For those who don’t know the overall recommended maximum RAM is 8GB.
However there are many guides to expand beyond 8GB, most commonly 20GB overall (adding a 16GB stick).
From what I can tell to use compatible RAM you should have the following specs:
The following are the model numbers or Crucial RAM that is recommend to work (theres also some Samsung sticks that haven’t looked into):
CT16G4SFS8266 - $79 - CT16G4SFD8266 - $95 (comments provided an update on the correct 16GB stick to use if you want to risk pushing past the 8GB total recommendation).
8GB - CT8G4SFS8266 (only seen one person in a Reddit post recommend this after having issues on a VM after 3 days with the 16GB stick constantly, they ran the same setup with the 8GB stick and no issue (maybe the 16GB bad RAM?). Even though only one person recommend this it seems to have all the same specs as the other two, so it should be good?) - $39
4GB - CT4G4SFS8266 (Specifically recommended for the 920+ on Crucials Website) - $28
I was originally looking to add a 16GB stick with BF sales from around $80 delivered.
But then I found multiple comments on forums about people experiencing strange issues after using the 16GB RAM stick.
Some people have even reported that they do not see anything above 8GB being utilised, even with more RAM installed.
But I can’t find any feedback about RAM upgrades here. I figure with how popular this NAS is on here there would have to be people doing RAM upgrades and know what stick to get thats the cheapest and best.
So do people have experience with this?
The most I can see is many people saying this can handle acting as a Plex Server (I’ll be on Emby with local and remote streaming), torrent client, usenet and sonar without issue.
That’s all I’ll be using it for as well as cloud storage (if I can work it out).
So do I even need a RAM upgrade and if I do, how much?
At this stage I’m thinking 16GB is too unstable so maybe just adding 8GB because its only $10 more than 4GB but if I don’t even need 8, I would just get 4 (if its enough?). I really don’t want to risk data loss or having to rebuild the server because of a crash for some extra RAM I may not even need.
Hope that all made sense and someone with experience on this can help me and anyone in the future.