OWC Announces Memory Upgrades Up To 6GB For Apple Macbooks And Macbook Pro Models

Lower Cost than Factory Options and Now up to 50% More Total Memory!

Nov 6, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today new OWC 4GB modules and 6GB Memory Upgrade Sets for MacBook 13", MacBook Pro 15", and MacBook Pro 17" Models, which prior factory and after- market options limited memory to a maximum of 4GB total. The additional memory provides a significant benefit to users of high-memory intensive applications, such as audio/video, photo, 3D modeling, as well as offering overall system performance benefits.

Complete OWC Memory Upgrades Pricing for Late 2008 “Unibody” MacBook 13" and MacBook Pro 15" models:

  • 2GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Module - $65.99
  • 4GB DDR3 Upgrade Kit (matched pair of 2GB memory modules) - $129.99
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Module - $699.99
  • 6GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade Kit - $749.99 (2GB + 4GB modules)

OWC Memory Upgrade Pricing for 2007 “Santa Rosa” model and later (pre-Late 2008 “Unibody”) MacBook 13", Macbook Pro 15", and MacBook Pro 17" Models:

  • 2GB DDR2 Memory Upgrade Module - $29.99
  • 4GB DDR2 Upgrade Kit (matched pair of 2GB memory modules) - $59.00
  • 4GB DDR2 Memory Upgrade Module - $449.99
  • 6GB DDR2 Memory Upgrade Kit - $479.95 (2GB + 4GB modules)

OWC Memory Upgrades offer MacBook owners two advantages:

  • Bigger memory upgrades (not available from the factory): with the announcement of the new 4GB single module and the 6GB two module kits, OWC offers MacBook and MacBook Pro users who seek the ultimate performance configuration two additional memory upgrades not offered by the factory. The only factory memory upgrade offered for these models is a 4GB kit (2x 2GB) priced at $150.
  • Up to $30 Rebate for 33% lower cost than factory 4GB option: OWC allows MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to trade-in Apple Factory Standard memory modules for up to $15 per Gigabyte rebate. Cash back for original factory modules makes it even more economical and increases the savings of upgrades from OWC.

Engineered to Deliver Reliable High Performance -- Exceeds Demanding Standards

In development for nearly two years, the OWC 4GB single DDR2 module upgrades and 6GB DDR2 two module memory upgrades kits are built with premium quality components for cool, reliable operation. The modules exceed Apple/Intel specifications, are RoHS compliant and fully compliant with JEDEC specifications. The new OWC DDR3 4GB modules and 6GB DDR3 two module kits take advantage of this long term experience using the new DDR3 memory technology. In addition, like all OWC Memory, these new upgrades are backed with a Money Back Guarantee and OWC’s Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty, plus they are user-installable in 15 minutes with free online installation videos.

“MacBook and MacBook Pro owners running memory intensive audio/video, 3D modeling, and image processing/management applications will find having 6GB really makes a difference in their computer’s performance,” said Jamie Dresser, Product Manager, OWC. “Not only that, but I used to have to reboot my system every four hours due to surpassing 4GB of active RAM, but now can go several days without rebooting.”

For more information on OWC Memory Upgrades and online compatibility guide that ensures you are presented with the right options for your Mac, visit:

OWC - The Expert in Mac Memory

Having developed over half a million memory modules over the last two decades, OWC has the proven experience required to offer high quality, high performance memory upgrades for legacy to current Intel Mac computers. OWC maintains an active quality control lab to perform in-unit long-term testing, as well as batch testing to ensure every OWC memory module delivers the highest reliability and compatibility before it ships to a customer. OWC also performs independent memory benchmark testing on a wide variety of Mac computers to give real-world use examples on how having more memory provides higher performance.

OWC offers a full line of memory for upgrading nearly every Apple model made in the last twenty years, including Mac Pro Xeon, iMac, PowerMac, Xserve, iBook, and PowerBook computers. The full OWC Memory line, as well as a compatibility guide which directs customers to the correct upgrades for each specific Apple model, can be found online at:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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