OWC Announces 16GB RAM Upgrades for Thunderbolt Mac mini

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OWC announced Tuesday 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB RAM upgrade kits for Apple’s newest Mac mini models, which were announced earlier in July. It will cost you to take advantage of the two larger upgrades, but users looking for more than 4GB in their mini now have an option.

Mac mini
Thunderbolt Mac mini

Apple refreshed the Mac mini last week, adding a Thunderbolt support and nuking the SuperDrive, but the company didn’t change the amount of RAM that was available for them, leaving memory options at either 2GB or 4GB from the Apple Store.

With the Mac mini having become a server option for homes and businesses, some users will want the option to have more than 4GB of RAM.

The company said that 4GB and 8GB upgrade kits are available now:

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    • OWC 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit (2 x 2GB memory modules) - $37.99 or as low as $33.99 after OWC offered factory 2 x 1GB memory trade-in rebate.

    • OWC 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit (2 x 4GB memory modules) - $79.99 or as low as $65.99 after OWC offered factory 2 x 2GB memory trade-in rebate.

12GB and 16GB kits are available for pre-order and are expected to begin shipping in seven days.

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    • OWC 12GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (8GB + 4GB memory modules) - $749.99 or as low as $735.99 after OWC offered 2 x 2GB factory memory trade-in rebate. Replaces both existing factory memory modules for 12GB of total memory.

    • OWC 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kit (2 x 8GB memory modules) - $1399.99 or as low as $1384.99 after OWC offered 2 x 2GB factory memory trade-in rebate. Replaces both existing factory memory modules for 16GB of total memory.

You can find more information at OWC’s website.

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1 Comments

prl53

Bryan, 8GB is a BTO option on all three versions of the new minis.

I’m sure OWC has tested the new mini’s ability to actually address 16GB of RAM. What is the maximum amount of RAM a mini’s memory controller can address?

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