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ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

I've been looking around and haven't been able to determine if the memory on the 428 is upgradable. 

 

I've seen that the 2 and 4 bay 4-series has soldered on memory. Hoping this is not the case for the 428

 

 

Thanks

Model: RN428| ReadyNAS High-performance Business Data Storage - 8-Bays
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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

Hi @leo037

 

All RN420 series memory are soldered. That goes with RN428 Smiley Sad

 

For desktop units I'm not sure if there still are chassis where you can upgrade the RAM.

 

As per @Frank888 RN426 and RN428 does have extra memory slots so that one is a correction, RN422 and RN424 memories are soldered.

 

Thanks for this @Frank8888

 

 

Regards

 

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Luminary

Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

Well.... that sucks

 

 

Thanks

 

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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

Both RN426/RN428 still have extra memry slots for memory upgrade.

RN428 M/BRN428 M/B

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Luminary

Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

OK that's good to see

 

disappointed there are no reviews of the 428 out there. 

 

I'll definitely open it up when I get mine on tuesday and take a look. 

I plan on maxing that thing out if I can.

 

 

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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

Please check the existing memory module and use the same ECC or non-ECC configuration module to upgrade.

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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

OK got my 428 a day early. 

 

 

Have tracked down the DIMM info to this

https://www.transcend-info.com/Products/No-687

4GB model # TS512MLH72V1H

Amazon has it for $101 (???!!!???)

 

Crucial has a similarly spec'd stick for $49.99 (much better price)

https://smile.amazon.com/Crucial-PC4-2133-Registered-288-Pin-CT4G4RFS8213/dp/B00KK8USSG

 

Kingston

https://smile.amazon.com/Kingston-ValueRAM-2133MHz-DDR4-KVR21E15S8

 

Curious to know if anyone at Netgear can speak to how much memory the board maxes out at for ECC and non-ECC? 

 

Intel specs on the C3538 CPU say 256GB. I'm not that nuts to put that much ram into this thing. If it had a beefier CPU or a GPU for Plex then maybe I would. 

 

I'm shooting for 16GB at the moment. Guessing that the board maxes out at 32GB or 64GB? 

 

 

 

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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

non-ECC memory prices about the same so looks like ECC is the way to go

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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

ECC memory is definitely better to use. All installed sticks need to be ECC to use ECC memory. The max memory capacity is 64GB with four modules (so max of 4x16GB modules).

 

The modules must be UDIMM (Unbuffered DIMM) modules. I can't see unbuffered mentioned anywhere in the description of the Crucial modules on Amazon.

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Re: ReadyNAS 428 memory upgrade

Yeah not my first rodeo

 

Have had a Readynas since NV+ days

 

Do IT for a living, done data centers and everything else along with IT

 

Couldn't find a spec page for the Crucial memory either. So not sure. 

 

Anyone in your testing labs have an pictures of  various sticks used? Smiley Happy 

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