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Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

TeknoJnky
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528x ram/memory upgrades

I am looking to upgrade the ram in my 528x, currently with the stock 4g.

Has anyone upgraded theirs yet?

Is there a list of compatible ram or details/specifics somewhere?

also considering upgrade to 628x, does it use the same ram?

I'd like to get at least 32gig ram going, I have a huge plex library and a several apps running in the background and want to provide plenty of additional ram for caching and reducing my load averages and avoiding swap use.

 

I've already disabled unneeded services and protocols to help reduce load, but I need some breathing room.

 

ReadyNAS 528X, Pro 6, ProBusiness, Ultra 4, NV+
Model: RN528X|ReadyNAS 528X - Premium Performance Business Data Storage 8-Bay
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

The 600 series can use a higher speed RAM than the 500 series

 

RN526X/RN528X: 4 memory slots (Max: 64GB), support up to DDR4-1866
RN626X/RN628X: 4 memory slots (Max: 64GB), support up to DDR4-2133

 

We don’t support upgrading the RAM. You do so at your own risk. Be sure to run the memory test after replacing the RAM.

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

The 600 series can use a higher speed RAM than the 500 series

 

RN526X/RN528X: 4 memory slots (Max: 64GB), support up to DDR4-1866
RN626X/RN628X: 4 memory slots (Max: 64GB), support up to DDR4-2133

 

We don’t support upgrading the RAM. You do so at your own risk. Be sure to run the memory test after replacing the RAM.

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TeknoJnky
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Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

Thanks for the reply!

 

does either 528x or 628x come with, and/or support ECC ram?

 

ReadyNAS 528X, Pro 6, ProBusiness, Ultra 4, NV+
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

Yes they come with ECC RAM and that’s what you should use if you do decide to replace the RAM.

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TeknoJnky
Hero

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

Very strange, I spent a few minutes googling and keep seeing something like this example:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820326400

 

This shows both ddr4 *and* ddr3 ?!?!

 

16GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) 

 

I can't seem to find anything that has ddr4-1866 / PC4-14900

 

 

ReadyNAS 528X, Pro 6, ProBusiness, Ultra 4, NV+
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TeknoJnky
Hero

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

for other's future reference, I found some additional info on my specific device:

hwinfo

 

  Memory Device: #73
    Location: "DIMM_A1"
    Bank: "NODE 1"
    Manufacturer: "Undefined"
    Serial: "00142A3C"
    Asset Tag: "DIMM_A1_AssetTag"
    Part Number: "TS512MLH72V1H"
    Memory Array: #71
    Form Factor: 0x09 (DIMM)
    Type: 0x1a (Other)
    Type Detail: 0x0080 (Synchronous)
    Data Width: 72 bits
    Size: 4 GB
    Speed: 2133 MHz

dmidecode

Handle 0x0047, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
	Location: System Board Or Motherboard
	Use: System Memory
	Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
	Maximum Capacity: 128 GB
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Number Of Devices: 4

Handle 0x0048, DMI type 19, 31 bytes
Memory Array Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
	Ending Address: 0x000FFFFFFFF
	Range Size: 4 GB
	Physical Array Handle: 0x0047
	Partition Width: 1

Handle 0x0049, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0047
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: 72 bits
	Data Width: 72 bits
	Size: 4096 MB
	Form Factor: DIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: DIMM_A1
	Bank Locator: NODE 1
	Type: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: 2133 MHz
	Manufacturer: Undefined
	Serial Number: 00142A3C
	Asset Tag: DIMM_A1_AssetTag
	Part Number: TS512MLH72V1H      
	Rank: 1
	Configured Clock Speed: 1866 MHz
	Minimum voltage:  Unknown
	Maximum voltage:  Unknown
	Configured voltage:  0.003 V

I googled the part # TS512MLH72V1H and got https://us.transcend-info.com/Embedded/Products/No-688

which handily shows the specs and part #'s for other sizes too

Now, trying to find those in stock somewhere for a reasonable price..

 

ReadyNAS 528X, Pro 6, ProBusiness, Ultra 4, NV+
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TeknoJnky
Hero

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

 

For future reference for anyone looking to upgrade their 528/628:

 

I ended buying this ram and it past a couple memory tests and I have been running it for a bout a week now with no apparent issues.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KK8XNLA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I only bought 1 stick so far. Been monitoring with htop and while it has always pushed close to 4gig ram usage, I haven't seen it meet or exceed yet, rest is used for system cache.

 

And while I am still bottlenecked by cpu at times, the overall system has been much smoother and more responsive.

 

 

Anyway, so far so good on the ram upgrade.

 

ReadyNAS 528X, Pro 6, ProBusiness, Ultra 4, NV+
Model: RN528X|ReadyNAS 528X - Premium Performance Business Data Storage 8-Bay
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Scooobz
Luminary

Re: 528x ram/memory upgrades

Just to add - for anyone else searching the forum.......

I used these for a 628x:

 

Samsung M393A2G40DB0-CPB0Q 

4 x 16GB to give the full 64 GB supported (memory repurposed from a decom'd server)

 

Specs here from Samsung:

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/dram/server-dram/ddr4-registered-dimm/M393A2G40DB0?ia=...

 

Memory test passed and no issues to date.

 

Model: RN628X|ReadyNAS 628X - Ultimate Performance Business Data Storage - 8-Bay
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