a "nikon" for memory?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by plunar, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    when i want a new camera, i buy a nikon. the market is very clear for me. the market for memory looks like a friggin' mess. what is (is there?) thee name to look for when it comes to memory. i don't care if one is $20 more on a $200 purchase. i've been down the road of bad memory screwing up my machine and i don't have the patience for it again.
  2. Fuzzy Orange macrumors 6502

    Fuzzy Orange

    Jul 29, 2006
  3. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    why can't i buy from these guys on newegg? I am referring to notebook ram, if it makes a difference.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Because they're CF/SD suppliers. ;) Probably Crucial or perhaps Kingston or maybe NewEgg is the closest thing. Although I'm sure that Canon fans would beg to differ. ;)
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Kingston and Crucial (Micron) are the big names, but you'll hear the same from many people here:

    Both OWC (macsales.com) and DMS (datamem.com) sell "house-brand" memory made from big-name (reliable, that is) chips that are guaranteed to work with your particular Mac model, and have a lifetime warranty.

    I've bought from DMS for years without a problem, and the one time I did get a flaky product from them they immediately mailed me an advanced replacement with prepaid shipping to return the defective product. Both companies have been around for years, so they're going to be around to back up the memory in the future.

    In the past I would have said "If you don't mind higher prices and want a guaranteed solid product, buy Crucial direct from them." That's what I put in my G5 tower... but Crucial has some nasty pricing policies--basically, depending on whether you're an existing customer or not, how you shop, and what browser you're using, you'll see different prices on their website. For that reason, even though their products are fine, I no longer recommend buying from them--I refuse to support that sort of thing.
  6. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    I'd definitely recommend Data Memory Systems for any RAM purchase. They'll guarantee their products for life, and they've got a great return policy, should anything go wrong. Their prices are very reasonable, and I've purchased from them several times, and plan to do so again. You can go to their website, and they've got a great interface for selecting your RAM.
  7. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    I wouldn't touch Sandisk with a huge stick... really some very bad experiences here :(

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