DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR3 PC3-8500

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2

This 15" system may utilize one of the following processors: 2.4GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.66GHz 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:

SATA

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 Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module
Part Number: CT3309361
  • Module Size: 8GB Kit (4GBx2)
  • Package: 204-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-8500
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-8500 • CL=7 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1066 • 1.35V • 512Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
 $91.99
Qty:

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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5.0

(based on 29 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Easy installation (4)

Cons

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      5.0

      Worked Perfectly (as expected) :)

      By TMack

      from Atlanta, Ga

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • None

        Dramatically improved the MacBook Pro's ability to keep numerous programs open simultaneously.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Upgrade improved performance

        By Venice Boy

        from Venice, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • BEST value
        • Easy Installaltion
        • Fast Shipping
        • Speeds up performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Compared prices and Crucial has the best price on the 8GB upgrade kit. FAst shipping, arrived in just a few days. I upgraded my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 6,2. Easy to install, took 10 minutes total. Really improved speed and performance overall. Plenty of memory headroom now.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            MORE MEMORY....YAY!!

            By Linda

            from Sierra Vista, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Memory was easy to install. And who doesn't need more memory. I highly recommend getting the 4GB DDR3 PC3-8500 MEMORY MODULE.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Solving problems and upgrading as well..

                  By GentleBen

                  from Kansas City, Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • A Significant Upgrade
                  • Economical
                  • User friendly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      The upgraded RAM is doing everything I expected... and more!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Just Works!

                      By Hu, the Radiologist

                      from Ivy, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Work Great1

                      Cons

                      • none
                      • Price Was Higher

                      Best Uses

                        What can I say other than the Crucial RAM works great and does what it was designed to do. Installation in a MacBook Pro was simple. The price has increased considerably since my last purchase.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to ID the correct memory

                        By Mark

                        from Ann Arbor

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cost

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Easy to ID the correct RAM to use in my MBP. Really helped my Macs speed especially when running multiple programs and huge spreadsheets.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Worked well

                            By Matt in NYC

                            from NY, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Worked for me in my Mid 2010 Macbook Pro!

                             
                            5.0

                            Crucial for operation

                            By iForgot

                            from Central New York

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Worked like a charm on the first install. I did not have to deal with bad or corrupt chips.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Not disappointed

                                  By Marty

                                  from At the moment in Bangkok, Thailand

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Installation

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      The additional ram makes video / photo edits smoother. The upgrade was not really a critical issue but does not hurt. The price makes it worthwhile .

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Like a different computer

                                      By MikeA

                                      from Ladson, SC

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast ship
                                      • Great price
                                      • High Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Upgraded from 4 to 8GB in my Macbook Pro. It's like getting a new computer. Everything happens faster than ever. I should have done this years ago.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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