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Rating: 5/5AmazingApril 7, 2017After carefully selecting the correct product to match the model and capabilities of my Mac, the upgrade to this RAM improved the speed of my machine 10 fold. The service was streamlined and wonderful. My product arrived a day before expected. The instructional video was all I needed to complete the repair in about 15 minutes. I would highly recommend OWC products to anyone looking to upgrade their machine. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin CL9 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade Kit.Customer Videos:
Reviewer: MikeDelightedAge: 45-54Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5Macbook8,1 (Early 2011, 2.3Ghz) Runs Like New!March 14, 2017This review is for both the 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade (OWC1333DDR316P) and the Solid State Drive Kit (OWCY3SSD6E480) which includes the OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD 480GB drive. These were installed in a Apple Macbook Pro (Macbook8,1 – Early 2011 2.3Ghz; which had the original 4GB of memory and 320 Gig HDD with approximately 38 GB free, and macOS Sierra 10.12.3). I also did a clean install of MacOS Sierra as was recommended in the OWC/Macsales help guides.
Prior to upgrading I was extremely frustrated with the computer and was ready to buy a new mac. All of my applications took forever to open (>1 minute to open any one application was common, sometimes 2-3 minutes when other applications were open). Also, I was getting the spinning beach ball/pinwheel of death continuously during normal use, and any time I had more than a few browser tabs open and/or more than one application (like Word or Excel). I was NOT doing any kind of truly heavy lifting like photo or graphics editing. As a result, I even tested for viruses or malware thinking that there was no way the computer could be running this slow otherwise.
However, after checking the Activity Monitor (memory tab) for memory utilization it became clear that it was maxed and that there was a lot of disk swapping going on to manage the lack of memory. Checking the same after the upgrade, I’m regularly seeing 12GB of ‘Memory Use:’ of the 16GB available. This is occurring, for example, when I am typing this review, and have Chrome open with 16 tabs open (many news articles), also Excel, Word, and a cloud storage application. All of these are essentially idle while I’m typing, but nonetheless, 12 GB of memory used—this is not a technical analysis, but surely with only 4GB previously, this must explain the beach ball of death?
Immediately after performing both upgrades, and completing the clean install of macOS Sierra and transferring over my data from the old HDD, I tried an experiment: I clicked to open Chrome, Firefox, Word, and Excel one after another as quickly as I could. Previously, opening even two of these at once caused my macbook to choke, in this case all of them opened in <30 seconds. Incredible difference.
In summary, my macbook is running like a brand new computer, and I highly recommend this upgrade path for anyone who has a similar macbook. I used the helpguides available for backing up my existing drive, installing macOS Sierra and transferring the existing data to the new SSD. Also the videos on installing the memory and the hard drive, both of which was very easy to do on my mac.
Rating: 5/5WOW what a difference!February 28, 2017I purchased a new MacBookPro Touchbar over Christmas. I LOVE that machine, but I quickly realized just how slow my current 2011 MacBook Pro was. It was a i7 2.8 GHZ machine. By upgrading the memory from 4 GIG to 16 GIG and installing the 500 GIG SSD hard drive, it made the old machine also as fast as the new machine. If I would have done these upgrades first, I would have not bought the new Mac. WOW,, what a difference and very easy upgrade to do. Followed the step by step videos with NO problems. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin CL9 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade Kit.Customer Videos:
Reviewer: SeaRockLocation: Simi Valley, CA.Age: 45-54Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Faster Made Life Easier!February 20, 2017What a huge speed improvement. My "Mini" is rocking fast now. The family is much happier now. I should get a few more solid years out of it. The videos make installation a breeze. Also, I have had excellent follow-up from Customer Service, since my purchase. Great company! I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 16.0GB (2x 8GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin CL9 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade Kit.Customer Videos:
Reviewer: FumbleFingersLocation: Sacramento, CAAge: Over 65Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Easier than I thought it would beFebruary 8, 2017Upgraded my mid-2010 iMac from 4mb memory to 16mb. It was easy to figure out which product to order for my mac. It was even easier to install than I thought it would be--I'm usually all thumbs on this sort of thing. And my mac is running better than ever. I would recommend this item to a friend!This review is from 16.0GB (4x 4GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin CL9 SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade Kit.Customer Videos:
Reviewer: blueskiesnrainbowsLocation: Long Island, NYAge: 45-54Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Reviewer: soloLocation: SacramentoAge: Over 65Experience Level: Home UserOwned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5Don't buy less than 16GB of RAMJanuary 16, 2017I have a "early 2011" macbook pro. When I bought it I could only get 8 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded to 16 GB. I use a couple of apps that tell me how much free memory I have as I use my computer. Even with 16 GB I frequently find I am using over 12 GB of the available 16 GB. And yes I do notice a performance increase. Enough that I'm not sure I need a SSD.
I checked quality even though I have only been using the new memory a little over a month because the video on how to do the upgrade is great. It is a very easy upgrade.