Planning to buy a new 2017 iMac? Apple finally updated the iMac with new components, which require a new generation of system memory. Here’s what you need to know about iMac RAM upgrades so that you can plan your post-purcahse upgrade accordingly.
A few years ago, we looked at how to create and benchmark a RAM Disk on your Mac. But hardware has advanced quite a bit since then, and so we wanted to see how Apple’s latest Macs — the 2013 Mac Pro and 2014 MacBook Pro — performed when configured with a RAM Disk. Read on to find out how we got our Mac to transfer data at 5.8 gigabytes per second.
We’ve recently discussed the terrible 2014 Mac mini update, and while many factors contribute to the system’s sorry state, a big one is soldered RAM. Apple has been moving away from user repairable and upgradeable components for some time now, and soldered Apple RAM has been the norm on the company’s MacBook line for the past several years. While it’s disappointing to have soldered Apple RAM on the MacBooks, most Apple customers accept the limitation as a fair trade for slimmer…
Purchasers of the new Mac mini are in for an unpleasant surprise. Taking a page from its MacBook line, Apple is now soldering RAM to the logic board in the Mac mini. That means that users cannot upgrade RAM after purchase; they’re stuck with what they buy from Apple, and forced to accept Apple’s inflated prices.
Are you planning to pick up a new iMac with Retina 5K Display? With only 8GB of RAM standard, that’s one area you’ll almost certainly want to upgrade. But don’t waste money on Apple’s memory upgrades; third party options are now available for much less.
Apple’s new Mac Pro is a powerhouse, but the stock configurations ship with relatively little RAM for a professional workstation. We look at two third party options for upgrading your Mac Pro to 64GB of memory, and compare them to the standard Apple RAM in terms of performance and value.
Do you have extra RAM and a need for speed? Why not put that unused memory to use and get a logical drive with speeds of 10 GB/s or more? We show you how to create a blazing fast RAM Disk in Windows with a free utility and just a few minutes of configuration.
RAM Disks, as the name indicates, are logical storage volumes created using a computer’s memory (RAM) instead of a traditional hard drive or solid state drive. The benefits are easy to understand: RAM operates at speeds far beyond current hard drive technology. But there’s also a major negative: data stored in RAM is not persistent, meaning that it is erased when the RAM loses power due to a reboot, shutdown, or power loss. Despite this drawback, there are still several…
Consumers who have been considering an upgrade to their PC or Mac’s RAM may want to make their purchase sooner rather than later. What began as a mild, but noticeable, uptick in RAM prices during the first three months of 2013 has expanded into shortages that several computer makers state could send prices even higher and hurt sales. For the past several years the price of computer memory fell considerably (reaching, as some pundits have said, “ridiculously low prices”), making…