Can you upgrade the RAM in ASUSTOR AS5304T?

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Can you upgrade the RAM in ASUSTOR AS5304T?

Best answer: Yes, you can upgrade the pre-installed 4GB of DDR4 RAM inside the ASUSTOR AS5304T with an additional module to bring the total up to 8GB.Great NAS for streamers: ASUSTOR AS5304T ($479 at Amazon)Better 8GB RAM kit: Corsair Vengeance 8GB Kit (2x4GB) ($55 at Amazon)

Upgrading the RAM

It's possible to upgrade the RAM inside the ASUSTOR AS5304T easily by removing all four drive bays, exposing the RAM module slots on the left-hand side. While one can purchase an official RAM module from ASUSTOR, which would match the pre-installed module, this would set you back double the cost of an 8GB RAM kit from Corsair.

The better route would be to extract the pre-installed 4GB module and store it away somewhere safe. Install our recommended 8GB kit from Corsair, and not only are you doubling the capacity of the NAS and saving money in the process, but you're also using slightly faster memory. A win all round.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.