Can you put an SSD in a Synology NAS?

Can you put an SSD in a Synology NAS?

SSD caches can achieve better performance on Synology NAS by leveraging the advantages of SSDs. By storing frequently accessed data on an SSD cache, you can reduce I/O latency and improve system performance of your Synology NAS. Most Synology NAS models support SSD cache.

What drives are compatible with Synology?


Class Type Brand
Show All —— Enterprise Business Enterprise NAS NAS Surveillance Desktop Consumer Show All —— 3.5″ SATA HDD 2.5″ SATA SSD Show All —— Crucial Intel Kingston Micron Samsung SanDisk Seagate Synology Toshiba Western Digital
Enterprise 3.5″ SATA HDD Toshiba
Enterprise 3.5″ SATA HDD Toshiba

Is Synology DS1813+ hot swappable?

On the hardware side, the Synology DS1813+ features an Intel Atom dual core 2.13GHz processor and ships with 2GB of RAM in the form of two 1GB DIMMs, which can be upgraded by replacing with 2GB DIMMs. Screwless, hot swappable internal bays support 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives.

Can SSD be used in NAS?

Not only can you store data on these solid-state drives, but you can even use PCIe NVMe SSDs as a cache to improve NAS performance. SSDs will match perfectly with the best NAS for home. Here are our recommendations for best SSD for NAS devices.

How initialize SSD in Synology NAS?

Managing SSD Cache

  1. Install the SSDs into your Synology NAS.
  2. Go to Storage Manager > SSD Cache.
  3. Select the cache mode (only available for models that support read-write cache).
  4. Find the drop-down menu and select the volume or LUN on which you wish to mount the SSD cache.
  5. Choose the SSDs from the list.
  6. Click Apply.

What is SSD cache Synology?

SSD cache enhances performance where input-output (I/O) operations require frequent access to randomly placed data. It can thereby benefit predominantly re-read workload patterns, such as mail servers and file services.

What is a hot spare Synology?

Hot spare drives are standby drives that can automatically repair degraded storage pools with RAID types supporting drive fault tolerance.

What CPU does my Synology have?

FS Series

Model CPU Model RAM
FS3017 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 x 2 DDR4 ECC RDIMM 64 GB
FS2500 AMD Ryzen V1780B DDR4 ECC UDIMM 8 GB
FS2017 Intel Xeon D-1541 DDR4 ECC RDIMM 16 GB
FS1018 Intel Pentium D1508 DDR4 ECC SODIMM 8GB

How do I access my Synology NAS remotely?

What methods are available to remotely access my Synology NAS?

  1. Creating a customized ID or address with QuickConnect.
  2. Setting up a hostname for the IP address of your NAS using DDNS.
  3. Mapping a port on your router to the IP address of your NAS using port forwarding.