I am an aerial photographer in Sydney Australia. I run my biz off a Mid2012 Mac Book Pro 9.2 . It came with 8gb RAM but it needs the 16gb. It was so easy to install. A no fuss operation. When I have LR and PS all handling big files it does it easy easy. Recommend this upgrade.
As many have done, I purchased my new 2012 iMac 27" with standard 8 gb ram. I wanted to upgrade the ram, but I was not prepared to pay Apple pricing. After reviewing on-line, I decided to buy from OWC because of their Mac focus and experience. Unsure whether to get 16 gb or 32 gb. From my review on-line, it seemed that few applications would use 32 gb so I decided on 16 gb for a total of 24 gb. (Can always upgrade again if necessary.) The ram arrived in 2 business days as promised. Well-packaged and protected. I watched the quick video on the OWC site. Obviously somewhat cautious, I followed the instructions and had the ram installed in probably no more than 5 minutes. Very easy ram install. Turned the iMac back on, and the system immediately recognized the added ram. All 24 gb (8 original and 16 installed) all now running at 1600 MHz. I have the 2012 iMac 27", core i7, 3.4 GHz, 3 TB fusion drive, with the upgraded NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX. Very happy with the new iMac and very happy with the upgraded ram.
16GB definitely improved the speed and it is running smoothly - also I replaced the factory HDD with 7200RPM HDD from OWS .... now ordered SSD with data doubler ... this will make the machine even faster ...
I just installed (2) 8GB memory modules in my new iMac. The online installation video made the process very easy. It took about 1 minute to complete. This is the second memory upgrade from OWC and both have worked flawlessly.
Pros: Quality, Durability, easy process, great customer service
Just came in the mail today. Super fast delivery. Unscrewed the back cover from my Macbook. Grounded myself. Took out the old memory. Grounded myself again. Installed the new memory. Screwed the back cover back onto my Macbook. Turned on Macbook and boy does 16gb make a world of difference. Everything loads with such ease now.
Purchased a 2012 MacMini to replace my defunct 2009 27" iMac. I had heard that the MacMini with its standard 4 Gigs was slow, so I ordered the 16 Gig kit -- incremental cost of 16 vs. 8 is a no-brainer (16 Gig price was $118 when I ordered it). I ran the MacMini for several days with its OEM 4 Gigs and IT WAS painfully slow, especially after the iMac. Once I had my TimeMachine configured and the MacMini backed up, I installed the 2-8 Gig sticks in less than 5 minutes. Fired up the MacMini, verified the installation was OK and then tested a few applications. The MacMini is now as fast or even faster than the old iMac.
DO follow anti-static safeguards, e.g. a mat and wristband if you have one, as you can easily blow these handling them on a dry Winter day.
Pros: Quality, lifetime warranty, ease of installation on a macmini
You Can Have 16GB of Ram or You Can have 8GB of Ram for the same Price
PostedFebruary 5, 2013
Well we all know Apple sells there memory way above the average cost of memory so when I bought my 2012 13" Mac Book Pro I passed on upgrading the ram and decided to try out OWC. This was my first purchased and I'm now a true loyal fan of them! Super simple, easy layout on the website and fast processing and shipping. Item was packaged really well and also came with instuctions that were really clear and easy to understand along with pictures in color. I don't care for the glossy paper it's printed on but that's really minor.
I couldn't wait to come home to install my new RAM, because I had 3 hours left of my shift and I knew it was waiting for me on the porch from the email I received saying it had been delivered!!! I chose 2 day shipping and because of the weekend, I received it in 3.5, but it shipped the same day I ordered it, so I was super happy!!! It was easy as pie to install!!! The hardest part was taking the screws out of my back plate as I didn't have the right tools. It is literally the easiest thing I have ever done. I popped those 2 x 8g RAM modules in my 13" MBP and it started right up!!! I only wish it played the Rocky theme song now when I power it on as that's how I feel when using my computer now. Next up: the data doubler. OMG... I can't wait until that happens as my base 13" MBP will be a beast!!! OWC rocks!!!! I'm so glad I found them!!!
Pros: Quality, Durability, ease of installation, quick shipping
Running a Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" 2.9ghz i7. I have tried other 16gb kits (Mushkin, Corsair) and had problems with both of them (i.e one ram would work but the other was faulty, or would work for the first couple hours only to have 3-beep system restarts for the remainder of the time they were left installed--even after trying to re-install them and switch slots). The OWC 16gb kit worked perfectly the minute I installed it, and have been using it non-stop with no problems ever since. Doubled my ram and workin hard like a BOSS. Thanks OWC, i've already recommended this ram to 3 of my friends looking to upgrade.
The product worked great with my new mac mini (late 2012 fusion drive). Was very easy to install them and they arrived very fast and safe in my country. I'll definitely purchase other OWC products as soon as possible, the cost/benefit is awesome!
I really don't usually write reviews, however I had to write this one, because this is my third purchase with OWC on upgrading a MACBOOK Pro 8,1 13" , a MACBOOK Pro 8,2 17" and a MACBOOK Pro 9,1 13" all to 16 GB of RAM by buying the two 8XGB kits and I have to tell you they worked flawlessly and the shipping was extremely fast. I recommend you upgrade if want your macbook to improve with the new OS mountain Lion. My MACs are fast no spinning wheel here., Just buy it if you can afford it , Thanks OWC