DDR3 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 Laptop/Notebook

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Your MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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Memory:

DDR3 PC3-12800

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Slots: 2

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.

16GB kit (8GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module

16GB kit (8GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module
Part Number: CT3327431
  • Module Size: 16GB kit (8GBx2)
  • Package: 204-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-12800
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012
 $159.99
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Crucial16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works, finally some good RAM!

Before getting this crucial RAM for my 2012 MacBook Pro 13" i7 I bought two different versions of Mushkin that didn't work. First I bought some based on spec that should've worked just ...Read complete review

Before getting this crucial RAM for my 2012 MacBook Pro 13" i7 I bought two different versions of Mushkin that didn't work. First I bought some based on spec that should've worked just fine - right speed and voltage. It tested ok using the Apple Utility that you can run during boot but would fail after about 10 min of use. Then I bought "Apple" marked Mushkin thinking that there was something special about it. That RAM also tested ok but my system crashed with it in less than 5 min.

Crash looks like scrambled video rectangles - same for both RAM types.

I was actually afraid my machine would never work with 16Gb, like I had a bad RAM controller or something. I even contacted Apple about a possible repair.

I bought this stuff because in part Apple never got back to me. I thought I could give it a try at least. It works great, no problems, I'm totally loving it!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

good luck getting help

Ive used Crucial RAM in the past and it's always top notch. However, I've yet to receive this memory due to the "free shipping" option. Take my advice and pay for s...Read complete review

Ive used Crucial RAM in the past and it's always top notch. However, I've yet to receive this memory due to the "free shipping" option. Take my advice and pay for shipping or buy elsewhere. My memory is at my local post office, where it is sitting, and has been sitting for 4 days, waiting on the very last day of "5-9 day delivery" before anyone will even acknowledge it is there. Or, it could NOT be there. No one seems to know, or care. Calling Crucial was a waste of time as they will not do anything until 14 days has passed without my receiving it. Nor do they seem to care that my memory could actually have been delivered to someone else, and their cheap way of delivering ram will, in the end, cost them about $90.00 to replace if they wait two weeks and find out it was placed in the wrong mailbox. (Which happens alot in my neighborhood) This will be the last time I use Crucial's website to purchase Crucial RAM. Even though they had the best price, I'm sure that by the time I've received it, memory prices will have dropped and I'll have paid more for it than I could actually get it at THAT time. Take my advice and shop elsewhere.

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5.0

Great service & price

By Dave

from Brookridge FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality Price

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

      Bank 0 on uni-body Mac Book PRO requires careful pressure to enter the Memory Stik.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Works fine

      By Liquid Silver

      from Tallahassee Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good price

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

          Crucial was easy to deal with, had a good price, and shipped quickly. The memory slipped right into my MacBook Pro and was immediately recognized. It works fine and I couldn't ask for anything more.

           
          5.0

          Easy as Pie...

          By jimr

          from Tempe, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

          Easy ordering, easy installation, just worked.

           
          5.0

          Just What My Mac Needed!

          By Mac Matt

          from Wheaton, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Installation

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

              Simple to install, just one minor problem, I needed a "00" Phillips screwdriver. Once I had that, piece of cake.

               
              5.0

              Works flawlessly on my mid 12 mac pro

              By solo

              from AZ

              Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

              I was worried about the 16GB RAM exceeding what apple define at 8GB. I found out that a lot of people bought the 16GB from various manufatures and some are seeing some flickering on the screen. Crucial.com actually garantees their RAM to work on my macbook pro mid 2012. I decided to go with them. It's been working flawlessly. I do not see my battery life got shortern because of the RAM upgrade. Thank you Crucial for creating a great product selection website and garantees the compatibility of the RAM. It really gives me a peace of mind.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Looked forward to it, but got a dud kit.

              By Chad

              from Edmonton, AB, Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Rma Process

              Cons

              • DOA

              Best Uses

              • Costume Jewelry
              • Xmas Tree Ornament

              Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

              I was looking forward to putting this kit into my mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13". After taking 2 weeks for it to finally arrive at my doorstep, I installed it only to find out that I had been shipped a non-functioning set of RAM. I had tried a re-seat at least 4 times, swapping RAM slots each time I re-seated. Every time, just got three beeps from the system, which repeated non-stop until I held the power button for over 5 seconds to shut it off. (Three beeps in this fashion in a Mac system means that there's a problem with the memory, which is usually addressed 9 times out of 10 by simply re-seating the modules .. not in this case, however.)

              Very disappointing.

              I'm out half the cost of the kit now, in shipping costs alone ... so it's been a rather costly lesson. Next time, I will just purchase my RAM from a local shop in town. In fact, I went out today and bought the same size kit from a local store, but from a different manufacturer, installed it into the Macbook Pro, and it fired up first time, with OS X 10.8.2 seeing the full 16GB.

               
              5.0

              Worked well

              By MacMan

              from OH

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast and free shipping
              • Good price
              • Simple Overall Process

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

                Easy selection, Fast shipping, and works as advertized

                 
                5.0

                It works, finally some good RAM!

                By The Real Joe Jennings

                from Creswell, OR

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

                Before getting this crucial RAM for my 2012 MacBook Pro 13" i7 I bought two different versions of Mushkin that didn't work. First I bought some based on spec that should've worked just fine - right speed and voltage. It tested ok using the Apple Utility that you can run during boot but would fail after about 10 min of use. Then I bought "Apple" marked Mushkin thinking that there was something special about it. That RAM also tested ok but my system crashed with it in less than 5 min.

                Crash looks like scrambled video rectangles - same for both RAM types.

                I was actually afraid my machine would never work with 16Gb, like I had a bad RAM controller or something. I even contacted Apple about a possible repair.

                I bought this stuff because in part Apple never got back to me. I thought I could give it a try at least. It works great, no problems, I'm totally loving it!

                 
                5.0

                updated my 8gb mbp

                By G

                from San Jose, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Everything

                Cons

                • Nothing

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

                  made my macbook super fast! plus easy to install!

                   
                  1.0

                  good luck getting help

                  By Mac the waiter

                  from Tennessee

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Performance
                  • Warranty

                  Cons

                  • Delivery
                  • Support

                  Best Uses

                  • Macbook Pro

                  Comments about Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 (13-inch DDR3) Mid-2012 System:

                  Ive used Crucial RAM in the past and it's always top notch. However, I've yet to receive this memory due to the "free shipping" option. Take my advice and pay for shipping or buy elsewhere. My memory is at my local post office, where it is sitting, and has been sitting for 4 days, waiting on the very last day of "5-9 day delivery" before anyone will even acknowledge it is there. Or, it could NOT be there. No one seems to know, or care. Calling Crucial was a waste of time as they will not do anything until 14 days has passed without my receiving it. Nor do they seem to care that my memory could actually have been delivered to someone else, and their cheap way of delivering ram will, in the end, cost them about $90.00 to replace if they wait two weeks and find out it was placed in the wrong mailbox. (Which happens alot in my neighborhood) This will be the last time I use Crucial's website to purchase Crucial RAM. Even though they had the best price, I'm sure that by the time I've received it, memory prices will have dropped and I'll have paid more for it than I could actually get it at THAT time. Take my advice and shop elsewhere.

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