DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) 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 13" system may utilize one of the following processors: 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 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: CT3309352
  • 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 (13-inch, Mid 2009)
 $91.99
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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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Easy (5)
  • Fast (5)
  • Easy install (3)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (38)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Crucial, let me love you!

      So, my mid-2009 Macbook Pro had been running slow, and by slow, I mean like 22 minutes to open Safari kind of slow, and this sluggish behavior had been going on for ...Read complete review

      So, my mid-2009 Macbook Pro had been running slow, and by slow, I mean like 22 minutes to open Safari kind of slow, and this sluggish behavior had been going on for years. I thought I may have to give up and buy a new MacBook, seeing as repeated visits to the genius bar (in which not all geniuses are particularly genius) yielded little to no improvement. One of these so-called geniuses casually, and I mean in a such a nonchalant way that it seemed entirely unimportant, mentioned I was running low on memory and perhaps I should buy some more. Due to the casual nature of his suggestion, I took almost no note of this, and only plucked it from a vague memory about six months later, when my Macbook was at an all time low (or "slow," if you will).

      I finally looked into my memory, and as it happens, I was using 1.99 of 2GB, and had way more page-outs then page-ins (I still don't know what those mean other than it's bad, and means all kinds of horrific things when it comes to efficiency). A Google search redirected me to Crucial, and seeing much more pleasant numbers next to the dollar signs (then from other retailers that shall not be named), I went for it.

      Frankly, I thought I was going to have to get someone else to install the memory, because I'm very tech incompetent, and opening up the back of my computer seemed awfully daunting, however, with one view of a Crucial video on how to install my new memory in, I made the switch from old to new, in no time. Seriously, if I can do it, you can do it. Trust me. (Side note: you will need a seriously tiny screwdriver, I used one made for eyeglasses).

      Best part is, my MacBook runs like a new machine again. No more spinning beach-balls of doom and gloom (yes, I know it looks colorful, but doesn't it make you want to bash your head into my keyboard?). No more freezing, crashing, force quitting, and taking eons to open programs! Crucial memory completely resurrected my MacBook from the dead, hallelujah!

      Seriously though, if your computer's competing for "how slow can you go" you might want to look into some more memory, and if you buy it, buy it from Crucial, it's easy to install (they have videos, man!), it works great, and who doesn't like saving money? I'd especially recommend extra memory if you have twenty-five tabs open at once, and at least five programs running, kind of habits like I do.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Product great, service was God Awful

      Ordered overnight shipping, paid $20.00, took four days to receive, no notice of it shipping late, no nothing. Called and was asked "Would you like me to refund the $20.00 for...Read complete review

      Ordered overnight shipping, paid $20.00, took four days to receive, no notice of it shipping late, no nothing. Called and was asked "Would you like me to refund the $20.00 for you?" Really? That's a question for anyone with an intellect that exceeds that of a toolbox?

      Reviewed by 63 customers

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      4.0

      8G RAM Upgrade

      By Mark on Mac

      from Arlington, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast shipment

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I had a 2G RAM on my Mac. I needed to upgrade to faster RAM. I choose to order the 8G on line. What a lifesaver, my Apple is much faster now. Well worth the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Memory works perfect !!!!!

          By lvthupgrade

          from San Pedro,California

          Verified Buyer

          If your chicken to upgrade your ram this site is great , no fooling around.
          Their system scanner works .
          To be honest I was shaking in my boots when I was installing it , but really it was a piece of cake .

           
          5.0

          Worth the $

          By Nate Stocks

          from Northern Virginia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                I added this to my mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I received the RAM a couple days after ordering. Install was easy, went flawlessly, & I notice a difference in my computers performance. I would recommend this to someone considering purchasing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Easy Upgrade

                By Steveo

                from Edmonton, Alberta

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Simple Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Very easy to install. Came in the mail in good time. No complaints

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    4GB DDR3 PC3-8500 MEMORY MODULE

                    By CatRoulette

                    from Boulder, CO

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy transaction
                    • Fast delivery
                    • QUALITY PRODUCT

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        The delivery was rapid and the product was quality.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Do it Yourself!

                        By Tech Gal

                        from New York

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Apple Compatible Part
                        • Came quickly
                        • How Do Videos Online
                        • Recommended By Genius Bar
                        • Seems To Work Seamlessly

                        Cons

                        • Install Instructions Old
                        • No Crucial Instructions
                        • Took 4 Tries To Get It
                        • Tricky To Do

                        Best Uses

                        • For What Its Intended

                        The first tech at Apple Genius Bar told me to buy the memory upgrade and get "someone who knows about computers"" to install it. The second tech was very encouraging and more inforative. Let me know that there were how to videos on You Tube. It was very tricky and took 4 tries, but it's definitely something you can do yourself.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        great

                        By eyedoc

                        from Arizona

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Quick shipping, and the extra RAM made my computer so much faster.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great and easy.

                              By Tony

                              from San Diego, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Works Great

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  a 5 star product, works fine.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Even a dummy like me can install RAM!!!

                                  By Dexter's Mom

                                  from Murrysville, Pa

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Great Instruction
                                  • Great Tool To Diagnose Pc
                                  • Works Great

                                  Cons

                                  • No cons at all

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Increase Ram Easily

                                  I'm computer illiterate; yet Crucial.com made me look like a pro when I installed 8 Gig of RAM into a Macbook Pro I inherited from my son. The diagnostic tool was super and help me feel confident in ordering the correct RAM, product arrived quickly and the install video was precise and simple. Now I'm feeling empowered to look into upgrading the HD on it. Thanks Crucial.com

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very good service

                                  By Lena

                                  from Charlotte NC

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Installation Video
                                  • Speedy Service

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Works as promissed

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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