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u/ThimeeX · 1 pointr/synology

I have one of these, I upgraded the RAM with this: - works great, even though 8GB is probably overkill. Installation was really easy, I suggest running the RAM test from the Synology Assistant to make sure all is OK.

I use 2 x 6TB WD Reds in mine, SHR (Synology Hybrid Raid), and use Amazon Glacier to back up important folders (such as Photos) as my offsite insurance plan. It's pretty cheap to backup, monthly costs are around $0.80. It get's expensive to restore so this offsite backup solution is mostly an "insurance policy" in case of house fire or something like that.

u/brownox · 2 pointsr/synology

I would recommend this RAM.

The 1815+ can recognize the full amount and it can be useful in multiple transcoded streams.

I would get a router that supports the link agreggation capabilties of the 1815+

Don't forget an uninteruptable power supply.

For drives, I would probably go with HGSTs. This is of course based on backblaze's data, but it appears that some of the failure rates are changing, so you may want to look into that.

8 (plus one or two on hand for failures) is a huge chunk of change. I recommend watching hard drive prices on camel,camel,camel for price drops.

Welcome to the world of Synology. They are fucking awesome.

u/nasadventures · 1 pointr/synology

Mine sometimes makes similar noises, although not quite as loud. It stops if I press on the sides. At first I thought it was the drives vibrating but it's probably the fan.

The nas is on a wooden shelf which seems to amplify the noise quite a lot. My temporary solution is to play with its placement, e.g. towards the edge of the shelf, and turned at an angle.

I might replace the fan eventually, I heard these are great for a Synology: I'm not sure sure if this voids the warranty though.

u/ssps · 1 pointr/synology

It’s entirely possible the disk is bad. You can return it to amazon and get a replacement; but as others suggested it would be good to attach I it to the pc to use WD tools to run diagnostics.

If you don’t have usb to Sata bridge — buy one, something like this (make sure it’s powered)

It’s extremely useful to have one around the house. When your drives fail down the road (note how I sat “when”, not “if”) you would need to get diagnostic code using WD tools to request warranty replacement.

It is also possible that the ram in your nas is bad. You can run memory test via Synology Assistant.

u/phishook · 7 pointsr/synology

I'm not judging, but did you really spend $15,000+ on this set up? 16 x 2TB 850 Pro go for $13k, then the NAS's...

In any case, someone can correct me if I am wrong, but the most you would be able to do is enable High Availability. This would basically make one a redundant backup to the other. This does NOT double your capacity.

more here:

The DX513 is what Synology designed expansion for. but it is limited to 2, so with the DS1815+ and two DX513, you are limited to 13 bays:

If you are able to return (or sell) some (or all) of your equipment, I think you might want to go with another product:

I am sorry, but question the need for all SSD's in your setup. I don't think you will ever see the benefit of those sweet 850 pros at this level of consumer grade NAS.

I would love to know what you are planning to do with this setup. It might help me, and others, find other solutions to this that you can work with.

u/jjccia · 2 pointsr/synology

i used these, which many other people have used too:

they are also crucial sticks, just 1866 instead of 1600. i went from 8gb (ds1019+, same cpu as 918+), to 12gb and then a few weeks later 16gb. perfect and flawless for about 6 weeks now.

if you read through the reviews for that stick, you will see many mention synology.

EDIT: my apologies, i see that these are the same ones you originally linked too. at any rate, these have been perfect for me.

u/dsatrbs · 1 pointr/synology

I'm a huge fan of the Cyberpower CP1000PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS, it works great with my NAS, has true sine wave output, 1030J surge protection, and EMI/RFI filtering (48dB, 150 Khz-100MHz).

u/HiggityHank · 2 pointsr/synology

So, I'm not in an office environment, but I bought one of these: for my 1019+.

It connects properly via USB, and the NAS estimates my time on battery at 3688 seconds. I have gotten emails when the power grid has gone shaky, and when it's come back. The DS1019+ is rated at 38.59w access and 13.32w hibernation... so very similar specs power wise.

Hope that helps.

u/Jeffrey_J_Davis · 1 pointr/synology

You may have already ordered this one but I was thrown off by the question and answers in the listing that it's not "pure" sine wave output and devices with active power factor correction power supplies (like synology NAS) might shut down when the unit switches to UPS. I instead opted for this Cyberpower CP1000PFCLCD which is working well to support a 5 drive DS1019+ (you don't say which type of NAS you are looking to protect.)

u/xm855 · 4 pointsr/synology

I'm torn on the cache.

I was super excited about it at first, but literally every time you reboot or install a DSM update, the Cache gets emptied to zero. It might be improving some lookup speeds, but it isn't a huge margin for me, and I'm running Plex, and 7 docker containers.

If you are hosting a website with a ton of small files, it would probably help.

tl;dr: It's probably worth doing, but don't break the bank. Get a single 128 or 265gb drive. Write cache is risky IMO.

I'm using this memory without issue. Unless you absolutely need 16gb, I'd avoid it as it is unsupported even via the Intel specifications page. Seen plenty of Synology forum posts saying "16 GB works great" followed by "my volume crashed, help!" I dunno if it's related or not, but it wasn't worth the risk for me.

Running: Plex, Surveillance Station, Drive, Moments, Hyperbackup, Cloud Sync to B2, VPN Server, DS Note
Docker: Tautulli, Sonarr, Radarr, NZBGet, NetData, PiHole, Transmission

Sitting at 20% memory utilization as of writing this.

u/paultreny · 3 pointsr/synology

I agree that the Crucial kits are identical spec wise, when I looked at them on crucial's site the only difference I saw was that that Mac version was Halogen free, so I purchased the slightly cheaper one at the time (the Mac version), and I can confirm it works without any issues in my new DS1817+

With "for Mac" branding, the one I am using:

Without "for Mac" branding:

u/IAmMarwood · 1 pointr/synology

Synology don’t even sell directly do they but potentially one of their resellers might discount at Black Friday.

Looks like prices at Amazon are fairly stable though. CamelCamelCamel link

u/AfterShock · 1 pointr/synology

Amazon, NewEgg also now carry the 1515+ at comparable prices. Yes there are specific RAM modules that work in it compared to others. Two I know of are this Crucial and this Corsair I have this Forum Thread bookmarked to show you the Upgrade process. This is the same thread I found the RAM modules that are compatible. Hope this Helps.

u/outlawjhs · 2 pointsr/synology

One of these. I have one on my desk supporting my gaming pc and my two Synology. Also have one on my wife’s desk and one on the living room entertainment system.

CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1000VA/600W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower

Might want to wait till amazon prime days one might go on sale...

u/memoriesofmotion · 1 pointr/synology

You know what, spend the extra money and get the 6 bay Synology 6 Bay NAS DiskStation - DS1618+ (Diskless)

The 6 bay NAS has 4 gigabit ports. You can plug them all in and use the adaptive load balancing feature and you can ensure good network

u/diabetic_debate · 2 pointsr/synology

I have this APC UPS with my DS416Play. I also run my Router and 24 port switch off of it.

It supports auto shutdown and gives me about 30 minutes of run time on battery.

These are the statistics if you are interested:

u/djjuice · 2 pointsr/synology

I know the picture says 14.9GB cached, once i took the screen shot it dropped from 15 to 14.9

the 2 8GB's dimms were pretty easy to install no disassembly required, just patience.

this is the ram used:

Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) SODIMM 204-Pin Memory - CT102464BF160B

not sure how to show if the device is actually utilizing all 16GB or just sees it

u/kami77 · 5 pointsr/synology

The 418play has an Intel cpu which means if you ever want to use Docker you can. Also, I’m pretty sure you cannot upgrade the memory on the 218play so you’re stuck with 1GB. The 418play has 2 ram slots so you can chuck in a $22 4Gb stick and upgrade it to to 6GB.

Last but not least, you’ll always want more storage. Get 4 bays.

u/Kitryn · 1 pointr/synology

To be honest, today's the first day I'm hearing about the DS215j too from an earlier post in this subreddit. Amazon's already pre-selling it here although it isn't on Synology's News page

u/mr_milo · 1 pointr/synology

Oops! I should have been more specific.... (USA) has them in stock for reasonable prices:

$599.99 for 2GB—

$649.99 for 8GB—

Mine shipped today. :)

u/mask_induction · 3 pointsr/synology

I'm looking for a basic UPS that can handle a 918+, Verizon FiOS G1100 Gateway, Orbi, and switch.

Is this one okay? - APC Back-UPS 600VA BE600M1

Would it support automatic shutdown?

u/Taymurf · 1 pointr/synology

This looks like it should do the trick, thanks for the heads up. Do you think a windows format (not the quick format but the full) will be sufficient to wipe all of my data from the drive?

u/mayhempk1 · 1 pointr/synology

You'd need a budget of like $450-550 without drives if you want something half decent, so something like this: or this:

u/conradpoohs · 6 pointsr/synology

I picked up one of these for my DS1815+. It was the cheapest name-brand UPS I could find that had USB control. Synology control panel says that it has 6448 seconds worth of power, which is about 100x longer than it takes the Synology to shut down.

I also keep my cable modem and router on the UPS. This allows the Synology to send me notifications during a power outage.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/synology

Would that be something like this this?
Am keen to get a single 8, (making a total of 12) unless thats a bad idea for some reason.

u/fryfrog · 1 pointr/synology

I put a pair of these [Crucial 8GB] ( in mine. I'm sure there are tons of others that would work, but somewhere someone else said these would and they did.

If you're talking about pictures, they're probably in the 5-50mb range, which I'd guess is more streaming than random write.

If you have the money and just want to do it, go for it. But you could also test it first and see how it goes, I wouldn't be surprised if you get ~ full gigabit speeds writing pictures and videos.

u/Ellsass · 1 pointr/synology

Indeed Amazon how has them for reasonable prices:



Keep in mind that none of these stores seem to have them in stock until May 20. I wrote to SimplyNAS to confirm that.

Newegg also lists them via a third-party seller but the prices are $100 higher.

u/0xbit64 · 3 pointsr/synology

I've been running this 4GB for 2 months in my 918+ together with the original 4GB RAM stick.

Code is CT4G3S186DJM. Never rebooted by itself, normal boot-up times. DSM updated with no issues. And I run VMM VM's using up all the RAM.

u/dlt123me · 1 pointr/synology

I do plan on getting a UPS in the next month or so. I'm looking at the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System...



u/Kotulcn · 2 pointsr/synology

Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) SODIMM 204-Pin Laptop Memory (CT102464BF160B)

u/traal · 1 pointr/synology

You can put 8GB ($53) into the DS416play, then download and install the Docker package from the DS216+II.

u/redne529 · 3 pointsr/synology

Synology branded will be more expensive and that's about it. Either check their compatibility site or open up the box and read the specs.

edit: here you go, $100 Crucial 16GB Kit (2 X 8GB) 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) 204-Pin SODIMM DDR3L Memory (CT2KIT102464BF160B)

u/CarterGS · 1 pointr/synology

I have seen people upgrade their NAS with

Would this work with the DS1517+

u/riddlerthc · 1 pointr/synology

Just did this, not a bad process. wasn't able to get the mobo out but was still able to squeeze the ram in. Was a 1815+ but think it would be the same.

u/ScruffyAlex · 2 pointsr/synology

It has 2 DDR3 sodimm slot. IIRC it has to be MacBook compatible memory.

This is the memory kit I got for the upgrade:

u/hokum_ · 1 pointr/synology

This is the one i bought for my 918+

u/BobbyT28 · 1 pointr/synology

Have this 4GB stick added, I think it's compatible.

HyperX HX318LS11IB/4 Impact 1866 MHz DDR3L CL11 SODIMM 1.35 V, 4 GB

u/smurfsriot · 1 pointr/synology

I just purchased this module for my DS918+ and it is running prefect.

u/GreenBeret4Breakfast · 2 pointsr/synology

Is it the same as this one
Crucial CT4G3S186DJM 4 GB (DDR3/DDR3L, 1866 MT/s, PC3-14900, SODIMM, 204-Pin) Memory for Mac

u/J-Brosky · 2 pointsr/synology

I use an simple UPS from APC.

u/TheMasterEngineer · 2 pointsr/synology

Purchased the 600 VA model APC Back-UPS (BE600M1) from Amazon for about $55 USD.

Not sure if anyone else encountered this, but it took a while before my 218j recognized that a UPS was connected via USB (~30 minutes).

u/_tenken · 0 pointsr/synology

this is a good guide. I bought the 8Gb Crucial Sticks (2x) found here, which are the "newer version" listed on the 8gb link of the blog post:


They are working fine and I did a memory test using the Synology Assistant program after I installed them. Be warned the memory test on 16gb of ram takes approximately about 6+ hours to perform after a reboot.

u/George_Jenkins · 2 pointsr/synology

For my DS418play i bought two of theseC rucial 4GB Single DDR3/DDR3L... and have had zero problems what so ever. They are also cheaper then synology's own ram.

u/stylz168 · 2 pointsr/synology

I upgraded mine with this from Amazon: Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2)...

And noticed immediately that the system ran smoother than before. Plex Media Server runs with no buffering, media syncing is ridiculously fast, and all around solid build.

u/cs_major · 1 pointr/synology

This is what I got:

I wouldn't run multiple VMs. The CPU is really what is going to hurt you.

u/certifiedintelligent · 1 pointr/synology

I used this in my DS718+. If the specs are the same, it should work. Mind your max limit though. Even though my NAS reports 16GB, the stated max for the processor is 6GB. No problems yet, YMMV.

Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2)...

u/demonwolfx1994_ · 2 pointsr/synology

I used Crucial CT4G3S186DJM for mine, had it a bit over a month, no problems so far


Link: Amazon (US)

u/ochaos · 1 pointr/synology

Pull the RAM, and put in the stock RAM, if the problem goes away, the problem is most likely the RAM you purchased. Some systems are really particular about things. This is what I have in my 918+.

u/scandalon · 3 pointsr/synology
  1. Remove the cover like you're replacing RAM in the open slot.
  2. remove the back panel that holds the fans (you don't need to unplug the fans, just lay the panel down out of the way).
  3. Unscrew the screws that hold the MOBO to the case (again, no need to actually disconnect any of the wires).
  4. Lift the bottom of the mobo up and out flipping it over. You'll see the other RAM slot there. It ships with a 2GB from Syno. This is why you're limited to 6GB (a 8GB stick won't play well with that 2GB).
  5. Replace the stock RAM, and the empty slot with 8GB sticks.

    That's it. Just make sure to use the right RAM. Users have reported issues using the wrong type. Here's what I used, and I can confirm it works (I posted pics of it working in another post): RAM