Upgrading the RAM of my Synology DS1512+

Published on 25 April 2013

Increasing my Synology DS1512+ RAM to 3GB

I have to say, I love my Synology DS1512+!  Out of the box, it comes with 1GB of RAM, which, if you are solely doing file sharing, is more than enough.  However, over the last couple months, I have started doing more and more with my Synology Server:

  • Hosting Web Sites
  • Running a Plex Media Server
  • Backing up to the Cloud using CrashPlan

As a result, I have noticed that certain things are taking longer than they "should".  I decided that I wanted to increase the amount of RAM that is in the device.  Digging around the Synology Forums it was clear that this is possible (with some people reporting that they were able to get 4GB to be recognised), it is just a case of deciding what RAM to go for.

I opted to go for this from Amazon, and I am happy to report that it all worked perfectly!  After installing, the RAM was immediately detected, and the Synology Server is running very smoothly.  Definitely recommend the upgrade to anyone who has not yet done it.  Very cheap to do, with a marked improvement in performance.

Synology RAM Upgrade Complete

Video Help

If you are unsure about how to complete the memory upgrade, the below YouTube video should help you out:


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