looking for (8GBx2) 1333 MHz DDR3 for my new Mini

patent10021

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New Mac Mini Server here. Currently have 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (2GBx2) but would like to have 8GBx2 or 16GBx2. I heard back in January the memory was super expensive. 1/2 a year later what is it like? There are now 16GB modules right? Or was it 8GB modules?

Where the the best prices and which brands should I avoid?

Thanks
 

patent10021

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There are no 16 GB modules yet. 8 GB modules are under $60, and 16 GB kits are under $100.

Look here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...lue=3091:193110&PropertyCodeValue=3091:193111

I like Crucial, G.Skill and Corsair. But memory is memory, just make sure wherever you buy it from has a good return policy, like Newegg or Amazon.
Really? I thought there was tons of hoopla last year about how expensive the 16GB modules were. Guess t hat was 8GB modules. Thanks
 

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Oh I thought Mini's were considered desktops. Darn. Wonder how long the wait will be.
They are but all Macs except for the Mac Pro take notebook memory.
I'd say in the fall you'll start to see 16 GB modules surface (for around $1000+ each). Then by this time next year you'll see them for under $200. DDR4 should be out by then as well.
 

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He/she is in Japan.
It's ok I can still order from places in North America. I'm from there so at the worst case I can have it shipped to my parents.

I did find these Amazon Japan links though. All good reviews. One even used it for their Mac Mini. What do you think? Surely many of these brands in Asia couldn't be far off from the brands we usually buy in NA.


http://www.amazon.co.jp/シリコンパワー-メモリモジュール-SO-DIMM-DDR3-1333(PC3-10600)-SP016GBSTU133N22/dp/B0079RLYOS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338419705&sr=8-2


This review of Silicon Power's SSD seems to be favorable if that's any indication of the brand rep.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/pc-components/3263062/silicon-power-e20-128gb-ssd-review/

No Silicon Power reviews on NewEgg but they do carry the brand. Most people in North America go for the other brands like OCz, OWC, Crucial etc so I don't know if you can say the SP brand is bad because it doesn't have any reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820301100

Do you think I should buy this brand on Amazon Japan and go for it? Good thing about Amazon is they return anything.


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