OWC First To Offer Memory Upgrades Up To 8GB For New 2009 Apple Imac Models

OWC Memory Upgrades Offer Additional Options & Savings of Up 50% vs. Factory Installed Backed by Full Lifetime Warranty & Money Back Guarantee

Mar 5, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the first available third party DDR3 Memory Upgrades up to 8GB for the new iMac desktop computer models announced by Apple this week on Tuesday. OWC Memory Upgrades offer iMac users the advantages of upgrade options not available from the factory and cost savings of up to 50% on same size upgrades, plus a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee.

OWC Memory Upgrades Offer iMac Owners Two Advantages:

  • More upgrade options (not available from the factory): with the announcement of the new 2GB and 4GB single module upgrades for the iMac, OWC provides two additional memory options for the iMac not offered by the factory.
  • Lower cost than factory options: OWC Memory Upgrades cost up to 50% less than the factory upgrades. In addition, with OWC Memory Upgrades, users retain their original factory memory modules that can either be set aside for future use or be sent to OWC to further increase upgrade savings with a cash back trade-in up to $19.00 per Apple factory memory module.

OWC Memory Upgrade Modules and Kits up to 8GB new iMac 20" 2.66GHz, and iMac 24" 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz 2009 models:

  • OWC 2GB DDR3 Memory Module - $33.99

Add to existing 1GB factory chip for 3GB total memory, upgrade not available as a factory option.

  • OWC 4GB (2 x 2GB matched memory modules) DDR3 Memory Kit - $49.99

50% lower cost than factory 4GB upgrade for iMac 20" model

  • OWC 4GB DDR3 Memory Module - $349.99

Add to existing 1GB or 2GB factory chip for 5GB or 6GB total memory, upgrade not available as a factory option.

  • OWC 8GB (2 x 4GB matched memory modules) DDR3 Memory Kit - $697.99

36.5% lower cost than factory 8GB upgrade for iMac 20", 30% lower cost than factory 8GB upgrade for iMac 24" models

For more information on OWC Memory Upgrade Modules and Kits for the new iMac 2009 models as well as options for all Apple iMacs, and to order, visit:

Internal Hard Drive Upgrades Also Available

OWC also provides competitively priced, high performance internal hard drives to upgrade/replace factory stock drives in new and existing iMac computers. Storage capacity can be increased up to 2.0TB with upgrade prices starting at $94.99 for a 1.0TB 7200RPM drive. For more information on OWC internal hard drive upgrades and to order, visit:

OWC - The Trusted Name in Mac Memory

OWC high quality, high performance 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. 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.

OWC is an Apple Developer Connection Premiere member and OWC memory meets Apple’s electrical and mechanical design requirements. OWC maintains an active state-of-the-art test lab to ensure the highest product quality and reliability. OWC Memory Upgrades provide a lifetime of high-performance, reliable operation, backed with a Money Back Guarantee and OWC’s Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty.

OWC also offers a full line of memory for upgrading nearly every Apple model made in the last two decades, including Mac Pro Xeon, iMac, PowerMac G3/G4/G5, 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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