5 used & new from $69.99

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Kingston Technology 8GB Kit (2x4 GB Modules) 1066MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook Memory for Select Apple iMac's and Macbooks KTA-MB1066K2/8G

4.8 out of 5 stars 1,179 customer reviews
| 135 answered questions

Available from these sellers.
3 new from $169.90 2 used from $69.99

Technical Details

  • Model Number: KTA-MB1066K2/8G
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Hardware Platform: Mac
  • RAM Memory Technology: DRAM
  • Form Factor: Apple
See more technical details

Product Description

Product Description

MacBook 13in (Mid 2010 & Aluminum Mid 2009), MacBook Pro 15in (Aluminum Mid 2009 & Core i5/i7 Mid 2010); MacBook Pro 17in (Aluminum Early & Mid 2009 & Core i5/i7 Mid 2010); iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 20in/24in (Early 2009); iMac Intel Core 2 Cuo 21.5in (Late 2009); iMac Intel Core 2 Duo/i5/i7 27in (Late 2009)

From the Manufacturer

Kingston System-Specific Desktop and Notebook Memory

Kingston offers extremely reliable, high-performance desktop memory and sells more notebook upgrade memory than anyone in the world. Every module is customized and tested to meet the exact specification requirements of each system. Kingston uses only the most reliable and respected components in the industry to ensure maximum performance and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston System Specific Desktop / Notebook Memory
Customized and tested to meet the exact specification requirements of each system
Kingston System Specific Desktop / Notebook Memory
Designed for use in brand-name systems, with 100% compatibility

Kingston System-Specific Desktop/Laptop Memory is designed for use in brand-name computer systems and allows you to purchase by brand and system model name. This memory comes with a 100-percent compatibility guarantee and 100-percent testing in the system or family of systems for which it's designed, for added reassurance. Full product return privileges ensure total peace of mind.

Why Choose Kingston?

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., offers a wide range of computer memory and Flash products plus all the services to support your memory needs. Founded in 1987, Kingston is committed to providing its customers with the best memory products for the latest and most requested technologies.

When you order Kingston memory, you get quality components, engineering expertise, 100-percent testing, free 24/7 technical support, and a lifetime warranty. Best of all, Kingston memory is backed by the legendary reliability that has made the company the world's independent memory leader.

Testing

Kingston has developed one of the most advanced testing facilities in the industry. Kingston employs a multi-tiered testing system to ensure quality control throughout the design and manufacturing process. Kingston is one of the few manufacturers that qualifies all components and tests memory at all stages of production. As a result, the mean time between failure ratings exceeds 500 years. This complete package makes for the consistent product reliability and compatibility that Kingston customers have come to depend on for more than two decades.

Lifetime Warranty

All Kingston memory products are backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Which Kingston Memory Device is Right for You?

System-Specific Memory ValueRAM Memory
System Specific Desktop/Notebook Memory System Specific Server Memory ValueRAM Desktop/Notebook Memory ValueRAM Server Memory ValueRAM Server Memory
Desktop/Notebook Server Desktop/Notebook Server Server Premier
Every module is customized and tested to meet the exact specification requirements of each system Guaranteed to be 100% compatible with the hardware, software and diagnostic tools of the systems for which it is designed Industry standard memory designed for customers who purchase memory by specification High performance, stability and long-term reliability as well as validation on all the key server board manufacturer sites Designed specifically for mission-critical server systems that require maximum uptime and stability

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001PS9UKW
  • Item model number: KTA-MB1066K2/8G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 19, 2009

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
I have been running with this RAM in my MacBook Pro 17 (Summer 2009) for over 6 weeks. Not one lockup/freeze or problem of any kind. Programs are faster in general and I don't worry about closing applications any more. Apple computers through the years have been extremely finicky about RAM quality. I can't recommend these SO-DIMM's high enough. I put my old factory 2GB sticks for the MacBook Pro 17 into my wife's new MacBook 13. That worked perfectly..

These two 4GB SO-DIMM sticks cost $1200 from Apple directly. Spoil yourself and don't feel guilty about buying them here for much less -- especially if you use Parallels Desktop, or VMWare. Kingston will back you up, Amazon will also.
22 Comments 156 of 160 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I purchased a 2010 model mac mini with only 2GB memory knowing that eventually I would upgrade the memory. After about 6 months, I found the computer lagging when using iphoto, photoshop and powerpoint at the same time (which I do often). I looked into the memory upgrade. Apple wanted $600 for 8GB memory but I found these Kingstons for under $100 on Amazon. They arrived within a day, installed within 5 minutes and when I booted up my mac it immediately recognized the memory and had improved productivity. I now can work with all of my memory eating applications open without problem, and I've noticed great improvement in web surfing and just general use of the computer. I am VERY pleased!
4 Comments 76 of 78 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Although the specs claim that you can upgrade only up to 4 GB ( 2 GB in each slot), this 8 GB RAM works great in my MacBook ( not just the PRO version- this is the regular Whilte polycarb Unibody version). Makes a distinct difference vs. the 2 GB standard that came with my MacBook. I had found several references to its compatibility with a MacBook Pro, however no one had verified this to work with just a MacBook. The specs for a 13' Macbook pro and Macbook were almost the same except for the aluminium unibody vs the polycarbonate, and this worked with the MacBook without any problems.
Installing the 8 GB RAM was a 10 minute task. It took some time to dig up the right precision screwdriver bit. First shutdown the Macbook then remove the 8 screws to expose the RAM. Discharge static electricity and then remove the existing RAM ( follow instructions given in the 'Everything MAC' manual if needed) . Plug in the new RAM and fix back the screws. Boot back up..Go to MAC>About this Mac, to see the 8 GB in action,..

The Macbook is much faster now. All apps , from Google Chrome to XCode run quite smoothly.
2 Comments 73 of 75 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I upgraded my macbook to Lion right when it came out and I got blasted with the rainbow pinwheel of doom right away when opening and working in just about anything. Finally I found the Lion is a RAM guzzler. And like how you treat anyone with an addiction, I went out can just got this lion more of what he wanted.

I have 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008, Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB, Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74), Model Identifier: MacBook5,1, Boot ROM Version: MB51.007D.B03 --- From what I've read, this last piece of info is super important or the computer won't take all 8GB of RAM. Something about a special secret firmware update...

I include all that because as I was searching for RAM for my molassassized Macbook, it was super confusing to me to know which was the "right" RAM for my computer and I would have hated to mess that up. Hardly any reviews had this, so here, dear shopper, is the info you need. Look in the System Profiler and make sure you have Model Macbook 5,1 and Boot ROM Version: MB51.007D.B03 -- not that other macbooks and the like can't use this RAM, but I'm typing on one that can and does. So I hope that helps.

Apple sells their RAM for $200 for 4GB. I'm sure it's like the Prada of RAM or something, but I just need a larger canvas bag -- nothing fancy, just MORE!! So I went searching and found that the Kingston RAM works awesome for around $50 and for TWICE the RAM. The installation was easy. Almost so easy it didn't need any instructions (but I searched Apple's support page for how to install RAM in macbook and followed those instructions).

10 min later (most of it oooooing and aaaahhing over all the pretty circuit boards) I rebooted with FOUR TIMES the RAM. While the beachball of death still lives, it don't have to live with it as much.

My RAMaholic Lion running macbook is finally satiated.
3 Comments 28 of 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I received the RAM ahead of expected time in good shape and at a great price. I've been using this memory for over two months and it works flawlessly. I would not hesitate to recommend this RAM to those seeking to maximize their memory on MacBook Pros.
3 Comments 22 of 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I bought this RAM as an upgrade to my MacBook Pro. The RAM seemed good for a few days, but I soon discovered it was the source of my Mac's Kernel Panics that started shortly after installing the RAM. It seemed to be associated with filling a certain area of the RAM, because my machine would work fine, until I had a lot of memory-intensive programs running. Often the problem would happen when putting the MacBook to sleep. At last, the RAM just totally died -- I got the 3 longs beeps of death when I turned my Mac on. What a sinking feeling that is! I put the original RAM back and, fortunately my Mac seemed okay. I returned the RAM to Amazon for a replacement. Amazon was wonderful -- they even sent me the replacement RAM before I had returned the product to them. The new RAM also seemed to be fine for a few days, maybe almost a week. Then I started getting Kernel Panics again. At that point, I decided I would just live with 4G of RAM and forget trying to upgrade to 8G. Amazon was wonderful again about returning the product, this time for a full refund. I questioned myself, that maybe I installed the RAM wrong. But then I answer myself that every time I put the original RAM back everything is fine. So I'm pretty sure that either: out of each batch of 2 RAM chips, at least one was bad each time, or, the Mac OSX Snow Leopard does not handle 8G RAM. Whatever the case, I am sure that I install the Kingston RAM, I get Kernel Panics, I put the original RAM back and the Kernel Panics go away.
You may be suspicious about my report and I don't blame you. I am surprised at this behavior myself since I have been installing my own RAM in PCs for 2 decades and I cannot think of a single instance where the new RAM was bad; until this experience, that is.
15 Comments 63 of 77 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: cheap ddr2 ram, kingston e, kingston ram for macbook pro late 2011, kingston kta-mb1333, kingston ram 4 gb ddr3 a 1066 mhz