$34 Corsair 8GB Upgrade Kit For 2011 MacBook Pro/Mac Mini

Posted in Deals on 15/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Looking to upgrade to 8GB of RAM in your 2011 MacBook Pro or Mac Mini? The good news is that you can now do the upgrade yourself for just $34, saving yourself the $200 that Apple charges for the upgrade.

Corsair is a decent and respected name in memory, and $34 is the cheapest I have ever seen this 8GB upgrade. You can purchase the upgrade for $43.99 over at Amazon.com, then reduce the price to $33.99 by mailing in this rebate (PDF link).

It’s unclear how long this will last, so if I were you, I’d jump on this sooner rather than later (Amazon Link). Hat tip to OS X Daily for sharing.

  • Will this work on a mid 2010 Macbook Pro?

    • Eugeene42

      yes, just upgrade my early 2009 mac mini with 2x4GB corsair 😉

    • Yup – I wouldn’t recommend installing this in machines any older than the 2011 MacBook Pro or iMac.

  • I know your post heading says 2011, but just want to make sure I’m excluded from this bargain.

    • Yup – I wouldn’t recommend installing this in machines any older than the 2011 MacBook Pro or iMac.

  • The_driver306

    Almost the sane question, will this work on a mid 2009 macbook pro 2009?

    • This RAM is designed to work with Apple’s 2011 MacBook Pro and iMac.  It may work on older machines, but is not designed to work that way, so this should only be done at your own risk.  No guarantees.  To avoid issues in the future, it’s best to use the exact type of ram that your machine specifies.

  • 24digital

    What equipment do I need to get into the case of my MAC?

    • Cormac Moylan

      All the details are available here http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1651

  • will this also work for a late 2009 macbook pro?


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.