OWC 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMMs

yuhong

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Did anyone receive any OWC 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMMs? If so, can you take a photo.
 

NerdsLTD

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I did. They're already in the Mini. I took video of the installation and can dig a still out for you. What are you looking to see specifically?
 

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These are still frames pulled from video. Not ideal but hopefully this will show you what you need to see. I've obscured the serial numbers as force of habit. Do these help?







Closeups:

 
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yuhong

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Actually, the photos show OWC2666DDR4S16G. I am looking for OWC2666DDR4S*32G*
 
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I'm planning to get OWC RAM, but the pricing put me off for now... I want 32GB or 64GB.

How come the 64GB RAM is expensive as mac mini (i5)? that pricing it doesn't make sense?
 

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I'm planning to get OWC RAM, but the pricing put me off for now... I want 32GB or 64GB.

How come the 64GB RAM is expensive as mac mini (i5)? that pricing it doesn't make sense?
No reason to pay more for OWC. Just get the crucial on amazon. It's been $272 for 32gb but lately it's been dropping in to the $250 range.
 
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No reason to pay more for OWC. Just get the crucial on amazon. It's been $272 for 32gb but lately it's been dropping in to the $250 range.
Yes, you are right but for some reason that OWC ram is much faster than Crucial, I could be wrong I'm not sure again?
 

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Yes, you are right but for some reason that OWC ram is much faster than Crucial, I could be wrong I'm not sure again?
Well I haven't seen the numbers but I doubt it's faster. Even if it's timings are a bit better on paper in real world usage you won't notice any difference.
The vast majority of companies don't make their own ram. They buy it from the few companies that do and slap their name on it.
 
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Well I haven't seen the numbers but I doubt it's faster. Even if it's timings are a bit better on paper in real world usage you won't notice any difference.
The vast majority of companies don't make their own ram. They but it from the few companies that do and slap their name on it.
Now that's a good point my friend, again that could be a reason why OWC increase the prices.
 

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How come the 64GB RAM is expensive as mac mini (i5)? that pricing it doesn't make sense?
These are new laptop chips, can only be pairs, and not many inspiron type buyers are yet going 64

Now that's a good point my friend, again that could be a reason why OWC increase the prices.
Crucial is Micron. They are huge and have their own wholesale built in. OWC is a small scale Mac shop with no wholesale subsidiary to pull from.
 
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I buy OWC ram because I never ever Had OWC ram go bad. I have had crucial ram go bad.
Luck of the draw. OWC doesn't make their own ram. Theirs is made by Hynix, another major supplier. What's funny is when Micron sold their plant here in Oregon Hynix is the one that bought it. Only to make the same thing Micron was making in the same building.
 

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These are new laptop chips, can only be pairs, and not many inspiron type buyers are yet going 64

Crucial is Micron. They are huge and have their own wholesale built in. OWC is a small scale Mac shop with no wholesale subsidiary to pull from.
Yes, If you look at the OWC DDR3 chipset the price is quite reasonable for the Mac Pro compared to OWC DDR4 Mac Mini (2018), I guess the price will be reduced eventually as the monthly/yearly go by.

I wonder who makes the RAM for Apple for this Mac Mini 2018? I assume it's Samsung?
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These are still frames pulled from video. Not ideal but hopefully this will show you what you need to see. I've obscured the serial numbers as force of habit. Do these help?







Closeups:

I thought the circus board of the ram should be blue, but not green?
 
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I wonder who makes the RAM for Apple for this Mac Mini 2018? I assume it's Samsung?
They have used Hynix in the past. I don't know if they still do. Or if they were their only supplier. Companies switch suppliers all the time. I suppose I could look at the ram I pulled out of the mini and see if it's labeled. But that's going to be awhile before I have time.
 
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They have used Hynix in the past. I don't know if they still do. Or if they were their only supplier. Companies switch suppliers all the time. I suppose I could look at the ram I pulled out of the mini and see if it's labeled. But that's going to be awhile before I have time.
Many thank my friend, but Please don't risk it - I'm sure there will be pix somewhere online.
 

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There's a custom computer system builder, evidently well-regarded, called Puget Systems that says that it uses Kingston RAM because their tests show that it has the lowest failure rate.

Any comments on this, or on Kingston RAM generally?
 
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There's a custom computer system builder, evidently well-regarded, called Puget Systems that says that it uses Kensington RAM because their tests show that it has the lowest failure rate.

Any comments on this, or on Kensington RAM generally?
Don't you mean Kingston? They used to make RISC workstation memory modules. They still make server RAM modules.
 

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The sticks in my mini were Hynix and I've had Hynix modules in my Macbooks forever now, way back to 2006 - 2007. They just don't market (to us) because they don't need to. Neither does Foxconn.
 

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Don't you mean Kingston? They used to make RISC workstation memory modules. They still make server RAM modules.
Yes, Kingston. I've corrected it. Kingston is selling RAM that will work in the Mac mini, although as far as I can tell nobody here has mentioned them.
 

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These are new laptop chips, can only be pairs, and not many inspiron type buyers are yet going 64



Crucial is Micron. They are huge and have their own wholesale built in. OWC is a small scale Mac shop with no wholesale subsidiary to pull from.
Yes, these are based on the new 16Gbit chips, and photos of these are what I am looking for.