OWC Announces Memory Upgrades Up To 8gb For All 2009 Apple Mini Models

OWC Memory Upgrades offer up to double the RAM offered by factory and come backed by Full Lifetime Warranty & Money Back Guarantee

Oct 27, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC(r)), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the immediate availability of OWC DDR3 1066MHz Memory Upgrade Kits up to 8GB for the new Mac mini models announced by Apple last week; as well as previously announced 2009 mini models. OWC Memory Upgrade Kits offer all 2009 mini owners the advantages of upgrade options not available from the factory and quality assurance from a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee.

OWC Memory Upgrade Kits up to 8GB for the new "Late 2009" mini 2.26GHz, 2.53 GHz, and 2.66 GHz; 2.53GHz mini Server models; and the "Early 2009" 2.0GHz and 2.26GHz mini models:

  • OWC 2GB DDR3 Memory Module (1 x 2GB memory module) - $44.97
    Add to factory installed 1GB memory in Early 2009 mini for 3GB. Replaces existing factory installed 1GB memory in Late 2009 2.26GHz model for 3GB total. Upgrade not available as a factory option.
  • OWC 4GB DDR3 Memory Kit (2 x 2GB matched memory modules) - $87.99
    Replaces existing memory in all 1GB and 2GB factory configurations and upgrades to 4GB total.
  • OWC 4GB DDR3 Memory Module (1 x 4GB memory module) - $247.99
    Add to factory installed 1GB memory in Early 2009 mini for 5GB. Replaces existing factory installed 1GB memory in Late 2009 2.26GHz model for 5GB total. Replaces 2GB in all other 2009 mini models for 6GB total. Upgrade not available as a factory option.
  • OWC 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit (2 x 4GB matched memory modules) - $475.99
    Replaces existing factory installed modules with 8GB total. Upgrade not available as a factory option.

Certified Compatible Plus Additional Savings Available
OWC Memory Upgrades are fully tested and certified for compatibility with the Apple model they are designed for and as such, come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty. Additional money savings are available for customers who take advantage of OWC's rebate programs for Apple factory standard memory modules and factory installed hard drives. With the rebate, OWC's 4GB Memory Kit for the new mini 2.26GHz model is a full 18% lower cost than the same size factory installed upgrade while a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive from OWC offers up to a full 62% lower cost than the same factory offered capacity/speed spec drive upgrade.

Double The RAM Offered By Factory
Though extensive testing of all 2009 Mac mini models in its test labs, OWC has fully qualified use of the specified OWC Memory (RAM) kits in these models for up to a full 8GB of installed RAM on systems running Apple OS 10.5.8 or later, including all versions of 'Snow Leopard' 10.6. Early 2009 mini owners seeking to upgrade to 8GB of installed RAM need to install the free Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 released by Apple in late August 2009 and be running 10.5.8 or later. This 8GB upgrade capability is only available for Mac mini machines with the model identifier macmini3,1. To confirm the exact Mac mini model and system identifier, OWC has created an easy to use online guide at

Memory & Hard Drive Upgrades for Existing mini Models
OWC Memory Upgrades from 1GB to 4GB are also available for existing 2005-2008 mini models priced staring at $23.99. In addition, OWC also offers mini owners a full selection of 5400RPM and 7200RPM internal hard drive options in capacities up to 640GB to upgrade/replace their factory stock drives. Hard drive upgrade prices start at $65.99 for a 320GB 5400RPM drive, $79.99 for a 320GB 7200RPM drive, and the maximum capacity 640GB 5400RPM drive upgrade is priced at $169.99. OWC's free online video installation guides make it quick and easy for anyone to upgrade their memory, hard drive, or both.

For more information on OWC Memory Upgrades for all 2009 Mac mini models as well as all upgrade options for 2005-2008 mini models, visit:

OWC - The Trusted Name in Mac Memory
OWC memory upgrades are available from 16MB up to 32GB for nearly every current and past Apple notebook and desktop computer manufactured during the past twenty years, including Mac Pro Xeon, iMac, PowerMac, Xserve, iBook, and PowerBook computers. By maintaining an active state-of-the-art test lab, OWC can ensure its memory upgrades offer the highest product quality and reliability and backs them with a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee.

OWC's independent memory benchmarks testing on a wide variety of Mac computers consistently demonstrates having more memory provides higher real-world performance. OWC memory performance gains are even more apparent when using memory intensive applications, such as audio/video, photo, 3D modeling, gaming and other applications, where OWC memory upgrades offer the best performance for the investment. 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

Founded in 1988, Other World Computing (OWC), is a trusted provider of premium technology solutions tailored to enable creators and tech enthusiasts to bring their unique visions to life. The company develops high-performance end-to-end tools catering to a global community of creators at all levels of their craft, from Capture to Creation to Collaboration. The mission of extending the useful life of existing technology is a demonstration of the company's commitment to a more sustainable world. The core value of Other World Computing is to design and manufacture industry-leading products that deliver excellence and are built to last for minimal environmental impact.

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