Difference in RAM? Help!

noodles5666

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I was told to go directly through Crucial to get my 16GB upgrade but going through Amazon (Prime) I can get it cheaper and a shipped next day delivery for about $30 than waiting 3 days from Crucial. My question, is there any difference between this http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0F8F0F9EA5CA7304 and this http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3-12800-204-Pin-Notebook-CT2C8G3S160BM/dp/B008LTBJFW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395076717&sr=1-1&keywords=crucial+ram+mac+mini ?

Besides model numbers to me they are the same.
 

jbachandouris

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I would email Crucial directly and ask them. I had that same question before and apparently some memory specifically says 'for Apple,' yet is the same as the one that does not.

Like I said, email them.
 

noodles5666

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As per your advice I hit up their customer service. Come to find out they are the same part.
 

TheRealDanM

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I purchased that exact 16GB kit from Amazon less than a month ago for my 2012 Mac Mini. Works great.
 

blanka

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Guess the difference is in slaves packing them or normal employees packing them. That is the 30$ difference.