DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2010) Desktop/PC

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device type: desktop

Your iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2010) System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR3 PC3-10600

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Slots: 4

These 21.5" and 27" systems utilize one of the following processors: 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, 3.2GHz Intel Core i3, 3.6GHz Intel Core i5, 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5, or 2.93GHz Quad Core Intel Core i7 processor. The SSD is fully functional in the system. The CTSSDCONVT ( 3.5" bracket ) is need to mount the SSD.

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.

4GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module

4GB, 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module
Part Number: CT3309299
  • Module Size: 4GB
  • Package: 204-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.35V • 512Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple iMac (21.5 and 27-inch, Mid 2010)
 $45.99
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.

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        Easy and simple iMac memory

        Was ready to upgrade my base configuration for my iMac mid 2010. Was easy to search webside for apple compatible memory. Shipped quick, price is great, and I have an extra 4 gig ...Read complete review

        Was ready to upgrade my base configuration for my iMac mid 2010. Was easy to search webside for apple compatible memory. Shipped quick, price is great, and I have an extra 4 gig of memory.

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        Not working

        This unit did not work from the start. I tryed dragging and dropping my folders in like I do with all of my external hard drives and this one was not excepting the files. ...Read complete review

        This unit did not work from the start. I tryed dragging and dropping my folders in like I do with all of my external hard drives and this one was not excepting the files. I think it is defeactive and i have to send it back.

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        1.0

        Not working

        By kayakerlynda

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • The unit is not working

        Best Uses

          This unit did not work from the start. I tryed dragging and dropping my folders in like I do with all of my external hard drives and this one was not excepting the files. I think it is defeactive and i have to send it back.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          quick delivery, easy install

          By imac user

          from central NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Arrived quickly
          • Easy To Install
          • Fifth Grader Video

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • IMac

            I especially enjoyed the video of the fifth grader installing the memory modules in an iMac, which made it easy for me to follow the same steps.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Easy and simple iMac memory

            By TomTomRN

            from Tucson, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible
            • price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • Gaming
              • Home

              Was ready to upgrade my base configuration for my iMac mid 2010. Was easy to search webside for apple compatible memory. Shipped quick, price is great, and I have an extra 4 gig of memory.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Works great with my iMac Mid 10'

              By Nate

              from South West, Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compatability
              • Cost Effective
              • Quick shipping

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Increased performance

                I added this to my Mid 2010 iMac to boost its slightly sagging performance. It has worked flawlessly and improved my Mac's abilities to handle modern programing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Product - Seamless install

                By Carlos D

                from Houston, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • No compatability issues

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    No compatibility issues, seamless install, installation and support instructions made upgrade easy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By tgeorge34

                    from Salem, OR

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Uprgraded from 4gb to 16 gb of crucial ram. Great upgrade. Ram works flawlessly, and easy to do. No more spinning beach ball on my mac!

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          It was the "easy button".

                          By BLS

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Memory came as advertised, installed easily, and worked. That's as good as it gets.

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                                5.0

                                Great

                                By BBob

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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                                      Website, information, product, delivery - all great.

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                                      5.0

                                      happy customer

                                      By dave

                                      from Tucson, AZ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Install
                                      • Fast delivery

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • IMac

                                        going to order another set for my other iMac!

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        imac upgrade

                                        By pmanwarren

                                        from norwich ny

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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                                          • Windows 7 On A Boot Camp

                                          Best Uses

                                            this is awesome but the windows 7 64 bit on a boot camp partition doesn't like it the first time after boot it seems to be ok with it

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