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Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

dlevens
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Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

ReadyNAS
Pro 6 RNDP6000-200NAS

Firmware
v4.2.19

Memory Upgrade Info
Patriot Memory Gaming Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR2 PC2-6400 5-5-5-12 Dual Channel Kit PGS28G6400ELK
*memory reports in Frontview as 8192 MB [6-6-6-18 DDR2]

Purchase Info
$142 from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XGUHMU/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details



Memory Test Info
Memory fit into unit with a little room to spare even with the large heat-dispersing shields, so no need to worry about closing the side.
I ran 5 full passes using the built in ReadyNAS memory test and no errors reported. To do 5 passes took around 13 hours.

Dennis
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btaroli
Prodigy

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

Out of curiosity... why 8? Running a big workload, like VM, on it?
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dlevens
Aspirant

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

Serving time machine backups, file sharing and a few network applications for a small school (~50 users).
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AMRivlin
Apprentice

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

I bought a similar Patriot 8GB back a few weeks ago at Frys. $125, works fine.
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InTheShires
Tutor

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

Why does the Pro/Ultra 6 use DDR2, while the lower spec' unit like the Ultra 2+ uses DDR3?

I'll try a some Patriot though, it's worth the gamble.
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AMRivlin
Apprentice

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

Just based on when the units were released and what the memory/motherboard standards were at the time.
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InTheShires
Tutor

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

AMRivlin wrote:
Just based on when the units were released and what the memory/motherboard standards were at the time.


Ah ok. Thanks.
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InTheShires
Tutor

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

InTheShires wrote:
Why does the Pro/Ultra 6 use DDR2, while the lower spec' unit like the Ultra 2+ uses DDR3?

I'll try a some Patriot though, it's worth the gamble.


Bah, the Patriot DDR3 was a no go. 😞

Wish the websites would use correct images for the RAM being sold. Twice now I've bought the DDR3 which is pictured with 4 chips per side, but upon delivery I see immediately they actually have 8 per side. Complete waste of time and money.
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fbmachines
Guide

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

I don't think DDR2 and DDR3 are interchangeable. For one, there is a notch for alignment that won't lineup for the other style.
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AMRivlin
Apprentice

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

Please see my post here for the memory that works.
This is not officially supported.
viewtopic.php?f=110&t=48085&hilit=patriot&start=45#p342169

If you don't want to read the other post, here is the ram I purchased
http://www.frys.com/product/6416292?sit ... IN_RSLT_PG
I paid $100+tax, it is now $150
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InTheShires
Tutor

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

fbmachines wrote:
I don't think DDR2 and DDR3 are interchangeable.


Correct. I hope I didn't give the impression I was trying DDR2. My Ultra 2+ uses DDR3.

I did ask earlier in the thread why some Ultras use DDR2, and why some use DDR3, which was explained.
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InTheShires
Tutor

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

AMRivlin wrote:
Please see my post here for the memory that works.
This is not officially supported.
viewtopic.php?f=110&t=48085&hilit=patriot&start=45#p342169

If you don't want to read the other post, here is the ram I purchased
http://www.frys.com/product/6416292?sit ... IN_RSLT_PG
I paid $100+tax, it is now $150


Thanks, I'll have a look. :thumbsup:
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AMRivlin
Apprentice

Re: Pro 6 Memory Upgrade to 8gb - 5 passes - WORKING

Shire, that is DDR2 for the Pro6, so it wont help you
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