Is it safe to trade-in your old RAM modules?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Luba, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Is it safe to trade-in your old RAM modules? Once I pull them out of my 2009 Mac Pro, all the data is gone and un-recoverable, correct?

    We don't get much for the trade-in ($2 per 2GB module), so if there's any danger I'll just throw them out.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    When you turn off your Mac, all data in RAM is gone permanently. It is not a permanent storage device.
     
  3. Sir Al macrumors member

    Sir Al

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    Once you turn your computer off the data is gone and unrecoverable! :)
     
  4. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

    Xian Zhu Xuande

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    Just wanted to add a third confirmation to what has been said above.

    You've got nothing to worry about.
     
  5. Slow Programmer macrumors regular

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    Hang on to them for future diagnostic use in case of a suspected ram problem.
     
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