Quick tech specs
  • 16 GB: 2 x 8 GB
  • 1600 MHz / PC3-12800
  • 1.35 / 1.5 V
  • non-ECC
  • Late 2011)
  • SO-DIMM 204-pin
  • CL11
  • unbuffered
  • for Apple iMac (Late 2011); Mac mini (Mid 2011); MacBook Pro (Early 2011
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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, Crucial makes it easy to find memory that's been designed specifically for your system.

If you're an Apple computer user, you probably expect intuitive, reliable performance from your system. Crucial thinks memory should work the same way, too. For each module it manufactures, Crucial sends it through a rigorous testing process to ensure that you're getting a reliable, high-performance memory solution. Every module that leaves the doors has been extensively tested at the component level for voltage and temperature resistances, signal integrity, and software compatibility. Even better, Crucial modules are lead and halogen-free (DDR3 modules only). The result? Reliable memory that meets or exceeds Apple's own memory requirements.

Unsure how to install memory or have an important question about your Apple system? Let the team of experts help! With a tech-savvy team that's well-versed in Apple systems, Crucial will 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, Crucial has got the resources you need to keep your system up to speed.

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, Crucial works with its engineers to design, refine, test, manufacture, and support an extensive line of memory modules. With a product portfolio that includes more than 250,000 different DRAM upgrades for more than 50,000 systems, Crucial has got one specifically designed for your Mac system. For more than a decade Crucial has kept Mac computer owners happy with high-performance memory and outstanding customer service. No matter what type of Mac system you have, Crucial has got a compatible solution.

This item was discontinued on February 01, 2022

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Crucial 16 GB SO-DIMM 204-pin DDR3 SDRAM is rated 4.70 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Memory! Great memory for my 5-year old Apple iMac. Worked perfect and the youtube instructions were easy to follow.
Date published: 2020-07-01T16:16:48-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect fit Took only seconds to go from 8 gb of ram to 32 gb. easy install and a good price. My iMac is running fine.
Date published: 2015-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on my 2012 iMac Installation was easy and the memory works great with my older iMac. No issue with the computer so far. Thanks Crucial!
Date published: 2018-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good RAM Great result
Date published: 2018-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again I use the memory in my iMac mostly for home and some business
Date published: 2018-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I have no problem with the Crucial product line. Their products seem excellent to me (as I would expect). My problem, and from reports from friends their problem also, is in the proper functioning of the on-line web store at Crucial. The store appears to be very buggy when trying to check out after having selected your desired products. Some of the pages that should show up in the store just hang forever, never seeming to eventually load. I had to try to check out several times, in different and new web sessions, in order to finally get a successful checkout.
Date published: 2018-07-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped my MacBook Pro work like it was brand new After running on 4 GB for most of the life of my 2012 MacBook Pro, my computer hit a point where it was taking four to five minutes to open Microsoft Excel. I also needed to be able to run the Adobe Creative Suite, and again faced long load times and incredible lag in the performance. I ordered this 16 GB kit from Crucial, it arrived in time and was incredibly easy to install. Since then, my computer is back to running almost better than when I got it. For my model specifically (Mid-2012, 2.5 GHZ Intel Core i5), Apple lists that you can only upgrade to 8 GB. HOWEVER, it recognizes all 16 GB since my upgrade, so go ahead and give yourself that extra processing power if you're thinking about it.
Date published: 2018-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I had issues with my mac being very slow because I leave a lot of tabs open due to multiple emails, school and work websites being up and this new RAM is so much nicer than my standard 4gb RAM.
Date published: 2018-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade I upgraded my 2x4GB with these 4GB during in conjunction with a hard drive replacement. It has given me added performance and is reasonably priced.
Date published: 2018-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome will buy again It was awesome....
Date published: 2018-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless, as Advertised The extra RAM in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro is awesome. My computer does not slow down for anything now. Can run multiple applications with no hesitation or wait. Super easy to install. Computer stays cool. Highly recommend if you're looking to improve your computer's performance.
Date published: 2017-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works on 2012 macbook pro works fine on a macbook pro 13" mid 2012 Core i5 - 2.5GHZ. (MacBookPro9,2) The system sees all 16GB despite apple says it can only take 8GB max. increases the intel graphics memory to 1536 MB.
Date published: 2015-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect upgrade for Apple MacBook Pro MD101, 102, 103, 104 With 15+ years of experience in upgrading Mac systems in Chile -and with knowing of another brands with some failed modules, data corruption and warranty procedures-, now I'm selling and installing Crucial for Mac memory upgrades only: All Mac systems with Crucial Memory Upgrades runs fine and fast with this memory modules. None of them has failed, no one memory error ever, no need to loose time and money with warranties. This DDR3L 1.35V also capable of work with DDR3 1.5V makes this compatible with PC systems too, so for a bit $ more than the generic DDR3, this DDR3L is a more convenient option from at investment point of view too.
Date published: 2015-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crucial Memory Easy to insert in iMac. Worked straight away after turning on.
Date published: 2021-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would but this product again Purchased for wife's 27" Mac. Product fit and works as expected. Increased speed when she has multiple photo editing software's open. This is the second set on Crucial memory we have purchased and both purchases were un-eventful, as expected.
Date published: 2021-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine but very very slow delivery Fine but very very slow delivery
Date published: 2021-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wouldn't buy this again I use my computer for photo retouching studying and report writing for my job.
Date published: 2021-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item ??
Date published: 2021-11-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Working perfectly, iMac working better than new.
Date published: 2021-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skeptics fear not...16GB worked seamlessly on mid 2012 MBP Breathed some new life into my 2012 MBP. Glad I went with 16 GB, because I see in the memory monitor it's using 6-8gb continuously, running Catalina. Going with 8GB would have been OK, but would likely be looking at upgrading again down the road. Amazing that a 12 year old computer is still running so well (after installing the Crucial memory that is.)
Date published: 2022-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly Product works out of the box, despite Apple suggesting to stick to 8GB. Easy to install. No more slowing down / heating up due to virtual ram swapping issues.
Date published: 2022-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More memory I have just installed this in a computer. The computer is running a little easier. It had 8GB installed and now it's 16GB. I shall continue to monitor the performance of the computer. I may even consider upgrading the operating system.
Date published: 2022-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, would buy again I have just installed this in my Macbook pro mid 2012 13inch yesterday. So far it's is working very well. Easy to install too. Would happily buy the same again.
Date published: 2022-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with the service. Excellent product. Installed in 2011 Mac mini to fix issues running Logic Pro X
Date published: 2022-09-04T00:00:00-04:00