09-02-2013 06:42 PM
I have looked high and wide for the answer to this - and I'm pretty proficient with a search engine.
The machine in question is a mid-2011 Mac Mini 2.5GHz Intel Core i5
Crucial's engine says the 16GB kit is:
However there is another crucial kit that appears to be identical (and I know this is fairly common). That one is:
Can a Mod pop in here and let me know if these two are both "guaranteed" compatible Crucial modeules for the aforementioned hardware??
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09-03-2013 05:47 AM
We do have a part numbering system that maps parts to systems using unique numeric codes, taking into account any anomalies that certain systems may have with density etc of the memory they accept. It is this which allows us to guarantee compatibility, ensuring you get the right upgrade every time. As you have seen, you will also come across longer part numbers which have both letters and numbers and these are the technical description of the part, telling us the type, density, form factor etc.
Very often the parts are identical, however these two parts are not exactly the same, they are different speeds; CT3327384 is PC3-10600 (1333MHz) and is slower than CT2C8G3S160BM which is PC3- 12800 (1600Mhz). Both speeds are compatible with your system though. The part number you can use for ordering the faster speed is CT3327436.
We always recommend ordering using the unique part number for your system to guarantee compatibility.
I hope this helps but please let us know if you need any further help.
08-22-2014 12:18 PM
There really isn't a different part number breakdown. You may reference this post, however, and see if helps.
08-22-2014 12:51 PM
We wouldn't have that information, unfortunately. Part numbers are specific to manufacturers.