DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.


DDR3 PC3-10600

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Slots: 2

This 13" system may utilize one of the following processors: 2.3GHz Dual Core Intel Core i5 or 2.7GHz Dual Core Intel Core i7 processor.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory



Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

8GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module

8GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module
Part Number: CT3373719
  • Module Size: 8GB
  • Package: 204-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

Crucial Memory for Mac® Systems — DDR3 204-pin SODIMM

DDR3 204-pin SODIMM for Mac

Product Highlights:

  • Increases system performance
  • Compatible with Mac systems
  • Every single module extensively tested at the component and module level for functionality
  • Meets or exceeds Apple's own quality requirements
  • Easy installation
  • Available in DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs in capacities up to 8GB
  • DDR3 modules include built-in thermal sensors and advanced lead and halogen-free technology
  • Limited lifetime warranty

At Crucial, we understand something important about Mac computers. They're intuitive and easy to work with. Your memory should be too.

Compatibility for Mac systems.
Engineered to be compatible with your Apple® system, Crucial Memory for Mac takes the guesswork out of a memory upgrade. Since Apple systems often have very specific memory requirements, including particular component densities, speeds, and SPD programming specifications, it's important to buy your memory from people who know Apple computers inside and out. With over a decade of experience manufacturing and developing memory for Apple systems, we make it easy to find memory that's been designed specifically for your system.

Reliability for Mac systems.
If you're an Apple computer user, you probably expect intuitive, reliable performance from your system. We think memory should work the same way, too. For each module we manufacture, we send it through a rigorous testing process to ensure that you're getting a reliable, high-performance memory solution. Every module that leaves our doors has been extensively tested at the component level for voltage and temperature resistances, signal integrity, and software compatibility. The result? Reliable memory that meets or exceeds Apple's own memory requirements. With the latest lead and halogen-free technology and built-in thermal sensors1 to help control your system's cooling, Crucial Memory for Mac features advanced innovations.

Support for Mac systems.
Unsure how to install memory or have an important question about your Apple system? Let our team of experts help! With a tech-savvy team that's well-versed in Apple systems, we'll provide the technical support you need—no matter how old your Mac computer gets. From phone support, videos, FAQ articles, and do-it-yourself guides, we've got the resources you need to keep your system up to speed.

Crucial—quality you can depend on.
Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to DRAM, and that's no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of DRAM in the world, we work with our engineers to design, refine, test, manufacture, and support our extensive line of memory modules. With a product portfolio that includes more than 250,000 different DRAM upgrades for more than 50,000 systems, we've got one specifically designed for your Mac system. For more than a decade we've kept Mac computer owners happy with high-performance memory and outstanding customer service. No matter what type of Mac system you have, we've got a compatible solution.

1 DDR3 modules only


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        Great Product!

        By RAM user

        from NY

        Verified Buyer


        • Effective
        • Quick delivery
        • Solved My Issue


          Best Uses

            Excellent RAM! It seemed to solve the issues I was having. Fast delivery too; I'd recommend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Worked Great

            By Mike The Jock

            from British Columbia Canada

            Verified Buyer


            • Fast shipping to Canada


              Best Uses

                Installed the RAM myself, Works great

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                • No

                Easy and simple to install.

                By Kimberly

                from Swannanoa, NC

                Verified Buyer


                • Easy To Install
                • Excellent Instructions


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                    This was easy to install and the video instructions are excellent.

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                    slow shipment

                    By trauko

                    from esparto california

                    Verified Buyer

                    i ask for 2 4gb and i got 1 8gb ram for my mac pro an because the shipment almost took 10 days i did not exchange the ram
                    no bueno


                    Works great. Couldn't be happier

                    By Dan

                    from Arlington, SD

                    Verified Buyer

                    Originally, my MacBook Pro (running Mountain Lion) came with 4 GB of RAM. That all worked fine, but I started noticing some slow down issues within the past couple of months. Namely, the computer fan would rev up more and more despite the fact that I wasn't doing anything intensive. Also, the clock would freeze for minutes at a time. While I mainly bought this 8 GB chip just because I could, I now have a total of 10 GB (which still seems a little unrealistic to comprehend) and all those issues have disappeared. I may buy this exact chip just to say I have 16 GB, but we'll let the bank account pad a little first.


                    Lightning fast

                    By Slinky

                    from California

                    Verified Buyer

                    I mean it's 8GB of RAM. It's exactly what you would expect and more. My computer is extremely fast now



                    By Kyle

                    from Maryland

                    Verified Buyer

                    Thanks for making it easy to find and purchase the right memory sticks.


                    Great Product! Works great with my Mac

                    By Jackie

                    from Tucson, Az

                    Verified Buyer


                    • Works Great


                      Best Uses

                        Great Product. Has worked perfectly with my Macbook Pro

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