OWC RAM trustworthy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chaoticprout, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. chaoticprout macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I wanted to get the 2 x 2 sticks from OWC for 250, which is a good price compared to crucials 400. Is this safe? I'm afraid there might be a problem etc. Thanks
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    although i haven't bought from them, they are a great place. and they get great reviews around here. i believe they guarantee their ram too, so i would buy without worry.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Absolutely...OWC is one of the best in the business.
     
  4. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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  6. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Yup :D From a reliable brand...why the heck wouldn't you save yourself $10?
     
  7. outlandos macrumors regular

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    Because of OWC's great guarantee on it's RAM?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    OWC's price is $222. And it of course comes with the lifetime advance warranty, so if there's ever a problem, replacements are on their way to you the instant you notify them of the problem.
     
  9. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    transintl.com is doing 4gb for $218 with a lifetime guarantee
     
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I've been a customer for years. They are very reputable.
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You guys are making me second guess my purchase from Crucial two hours ago! :eek:

    *crosses fingers* :D
     
  12. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Hell, saw this link in another thread!

    http://www.outpost.com/product/5200767

    Even better :eek: Memory is so cheap now!
     
  13. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome ;)

    $32 cheaper than OWC with a more reputable retailer and brand along with great Micron memory modules.
     
  14. robrose20 macrumors 6502

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    buy from them all the time, never had a problem. I have their RAM in my PowerMac
     
  15. autechre macrumors newbie

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    Do you mean you're buying the OWC branded stuff? I would like to get memory from them, but don't know whether to get the Micron/Samsung over OWC. OWC is the best deal. I did chat with a OWC rep who recommended the Samsung. I'll be doing heavy work - Photoshop and 3D animation, and he said the Samsung would be best for what I'm doing.

    I know enough about computers to know that regardless of the brand name, they are still the same specs, and it really shouldn't make a difference which brand I use, other than long term reliability.

    Any of you used OWC branded memory for "heavy" work, and can vouch for its quality/performance?
     
  16. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    How long has OWC been around? Before the forums, I'd never heard of them. I am more inclined to but from crucial, but it's like a $100+ difference, :(.
     
  17. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    transintl has several links on their webpage that lead to 404 errors. would you trust a company like that?
     
  18. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    OWC has been around maybe 15 years or more, as has Data Memory Systems. You can't get better Mac knowledge or service in the USA than from these two vendors.

    To build a website? perhaps not. But that has nada to do with their memory. I don't know Trans International as well as the other 2, but they have been in business for quite a while as well.


    Remember, some of the best scammers have excellent looking websites.
     
  19. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I have a 3GB kit from OWC in my macbook. I considered purchasing elsewhere for a few bucks cheaper, but they were the only store that is specifically advertising a 3GB macbook kit. I figured I'd have an easier time returning it if necessary if they acknowledged this use to begin with.

    It hasn't been an issue though, as the ram has performed perfectly so far.
     
  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, parts of that thread are still true. I don't believe that Crucial still reads their customer's cookies, but they definitely still charge different prices for the same RAM depending on your computer (for example, the Core Duo iMac RAM was listed cheaper than MacBook RAM, so naturally, I bought the cheaper :D).

    That said, Crucial's prices (even when quoted the higher prices) still beat any others I could find.

    EDIT: I should point out that, in my case, the difference in quoted prices was the result of a sale (not that it really matters). ...Besides the price (and part numbers) the two kits were identical.
     
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  23. Locatel macrumors regular

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    You have to try it with different browsers and computers to be sure.
     

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