Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz 16GB Memory Kit for all 2011 Mac mini models now provides twice the factory maximum 8GB installed memory at 52 percent less cost per GB. OWC Memory Upgrades are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.
Maximum Memory Recommended for OS X Lion Users
While Apple’s official minimum RAM requirement for OS X Lion is 2GB, industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of typical daily computer usage. 8GB or more installed RAM is highly recommended and can be of night and day performance benefit for advanced uses such as graphics production, A/V editing, Server applications, running a virtual machine, etc. Article Continues…
Other World Computing announced today OWC DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrades up to 8GB for the new MacBook Pro 13“, 15″, and 17″ models announced by Apple today. OWC Memory upgrades offer owners of the newest MacBook Pro models savings of up 55% versus the factory installed 8GB option as well as a 6GB total memory upgrade option not available from the factory.
OWC Memory Upgrades for 2011 MacBook Pro 13“, 15″, and 17″ models:
Replaces an existing 2GB factory installed module for 6GB of total memory.
Not available as factory memory upgrade option
$111 lower cost than factory installed 8GB memory upgrade.
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With Apple’s new machine releases, we’re hard at work in the OWC Test Labs seeing just how fast we can make the machines go.
Our first machine that we’re looking at is the October 2009 2.26GHz MacBook. This machine is pretty tight on the inside – meaning there isn’t much extra unnecessary space inside. Like the iPod and iPhone, conservation of space seems to be a high-priority of Apple’s design teams. So even though the machine is lighter and sleeker, it does pose some drawbacks in upgrading. This Macbook has no problem running either a 5400rpm, 7200rpm or SSD drive for the fastest speeds, however; the physical height of the drive is limited to the 9.5mm form factor. The 12.5mm drives are too tall to fit in the space provided.
I should reiterate that point. The drive doesn’t officially fit. Sure, we were able to cram it in, and screw the cover closed (with a little bowing of the bottom) but we don’t suggest or will support actually running the drive this way. Too much physical pressure on a drive can certainly contribute to early drive failure – it’s just not worth risking your data or the expense of a warranty compromised drive.
We’re pleased to announce our findings that our OWC brand memory certainly takes the cake in these machines! While Apple lists 4GB as the maximum amount of installable memory, our 8GB memory kit OWC8566DDR3S8GP is now tested and fully certified for the full 8GB utilization – a real performance benefit for memory intensive application loads. While we were at it, we also tested another brand 8GB memory kit and found it consistently caused kernel panics and non-boot issues. Now to be fair, we didn’t go deep into troubleshooting and determine if one or both of the other brand’s modules had a bad chip, pin, etc. What we’re stressing here is even if tech specs are the same, we recommend you make sure the product you are buying does list complete specs and testing parameters, including performance benchmarks, so you can make the best informed purchase decision.
When we talk about how OWC brand memory meets or exceeds all Apple requirements for memory, it’s not just idle chatter or marketing-speak. Our on-premise testing lab enables us to physically confirm this fact for every machine listed in our compatibility charts. Then, we back our quality assurance with a lifetime warranty. How can you go wrong?