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Recommended amount of memory

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Hi

 

I'm not really interested in FreeNAS, but people in FreeNAS videos tell that: "Get as much memory as you can get."

How memory hungry is Synology regarding this matter :?: I'm planning a NAS build with XPEnology and I would like to know this before I start spending.

 

Usage case would be:

6 x 6TB WD Red Pro's and perhaps a 256GB SSD for caching. I've heard this feature might not work very well, but I'm going to give it a try.

Services:

Transcoding, DLNA server, Mail server, Audio server, Download Station, Photo Station, Video Station, Directory Server, DNS server, Note Station, Mail Station, Cloud Station.

 

Server would be online 24/7.

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I have 8GB, doing all of the stuff you talked about except for Mailstation, DNS Server and Video Station. I use Plex though.

 

I have never seen it get about 15% utilization.

 

Hope this helps.

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2Gb is more than enough unless you use Docker.

I run a few services such as Surveillance Station, Plex, Sickbeard etc and RAM usage rarely goes over 30%

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I use CrashPlan and that's eating memory like crazy.

The rule of thumb for that is ~1GB of RAM for every TB of data you intend to sync. Currently I have 10GB of RAM assigned to my VM.

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I'd say - run an 8Gb stick and you'll have enough for all your needs - for years to come that is!!!

I use roughly the same services including plex and I never see it above 8% usage out of the 8gb I have installed.

 

Btw, FreeNAS sucks bigtime unless you run it on UPS and with ECC ram. If not, you will be sure to loose all your data at some point due to improper SD or Ram error. Trust me - been there.. done that. :smile:

FreeNAS is perfect in the perfect environment, but for the most of us, the perfect environment is too expensive.

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