Synology DS218+ Unboxing and 8GB RAM upgrade
Synology finally released a new CPU refresh for their Intel CPU line, previously they have used the Intel Atom C2538 which has the dreaded Intel C2000 design fault unless you got the C0 stepping (Not available with Synology yet.). All B0 stepping CPU are effected but any DiskStation manufacture beyond February 2017 has the resistor fix. Here comes the Synology DS218+ recently released with the new Intel Celeron J3355, this CPU has only 2 cores compared to the higher tier Intel Celeron J3455 that has 4 cores but it is used in the DS718+ and the DS918+.
Just going to run through unboxing pictures for anyone that is keen on seeing what you get. Going to bundle this with Western Digital Blue 500GB and 640GB that I have available right now.
Insert the RAM at a angle then proceed in pushing it down to click into place. You may notice that the first SO-DIMM is blocked which has the default 2GB RAM configuration. I will add another post on how to remove/upgrade the first slot in the future.
Proceed in installing the DSM software onto your DiskStation, otherwise you can’t run the memory test.
There is no confirmation popup to tell you if it’s complete, if it’s beeps it has completed the test and reboot your system back online.
Now to do a bench test………
How to replace the default 2GB RAM