The RAM of the Mac mini can be upgraded cheaply and quickly, the modules are only plugged in. Especially for the still quite recent 2018 Intel Mac mini more RAM is worthwhile.

The exceptions concern all Apple Silicon Mac minis, since there the RAM is with in the chip as well as the 2014 model. Here, the RAM is soldered on.

Suitable RAM for the following Mac mini models

Mac mini 8,1 – 2018 – PC4-21300 DDR4 (2666 MHz)

The RAM of the last non-M1 model can be upgraded by the user. If you dare to take a screwdriver in your hand, you will be done in a few minutes.

A-Tech 64GB Kit (4x16GB) RAM for Apple iMac 2019 & 2020 27 inch Retina 5K | DDR4 2666 MHz SODIMM PC4-21300 / PC4-21333 260-Pin SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade
A-Tech 64GB Kit (4x16GB) RAM for Apple iMac 2019 & 2020 27 inch Retina 5K | DDR4 2666 MHz SODIMM PC4-21300 / PC4-21333 260-Pin SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade*
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  • 64GB Kit ( 4 x 16GB Modules ) | DDR4 2666 MHz / 2667 MHz ( PC4-21300 / PC4-2666V ) | DDR4 SO-DIMM ( 260-Pin ) | Non-ECC Unbuffered | 1.2V - DDR4 Standard Voltage
  • Compatible with iMac 2020 (27-inch Retina 5K) & 2019 (27-inch Retina 5K) - Model IDs: iMac20,1 iMac20,2 iMac19,1 - 3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
  • Maximizes the performance of your system by speeding up loading times, boosting responsiveness, and improving the ability to support greater workloads
  • All modules undergo quality assurance testing to ensure dependable and reliable performance
  • A-Tech provides a Lifetime Warranty for all orders & offers complimentary United States based Tech Support before, during, & after your purchase
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Adamanta 64GB (2x32GB) Memory Upgrade for 2020 Apple iMac 27" w/Retina 5K Display, 2019 Apple iMac 27" w/Retina 5K Display, 2018 Apple Mac Mini DDR4 2666Mhz PC4-21300 SODIMM 2Rx8 CL19 1.2v DRAM RAM
Adamanta 64GB (2x32GB) Memory Upgrade for 2020 Apple iMac 27" w/Retina 5K Display, 2019 Apple iMac 27" w/Retina 5K Display, 2018 Apple Mac Mini DDR4 2666Mhz PC4-21300 SODIMM 2Rx8 CL19 1.2v DRAM RAM*
by Adamanata Inc.
  • 64GB ( 2x32GB ) DDR4 2666 MHz Non-Parity/Non-ECC Unbuffered SODIMM Memory 260 pin Dual Rank Module.
  • Memory Upgrade Compatible with Early 2019 27-inch iMac w/ Retina 5K Display model ID: 19,1 (i5 3.0GHz, i5 3.1GHz, i5 3.7GHz, i9 3.6GHz)
  • Memory Upgrade Compatible with Late 2018 Mac Mini model ID: Macmini 8,1 (i3 3.6GHz, i5 3.0GHz, i7 3.2GHz)
  • Every module is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. We always have hundreds in stock! Every single module is fully tested by the manufacturer.
  • Our experienced technicians can verify if these parts will work for you with free technical support.
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Mac mini 7,1 – 2014 – SSD upgrade and 2. SSD

The cheap iMac mini models actually still came with a mechanical hard drive. This can be easily replaced.

SAMSUNG 980 SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology for Gaming, Heavy Graphics, Full Power Mode, MZ-V8V1T0B/AM
SAMSUNG 980 SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology for Gaming, Heavy Graphics, Full Power Mode, MZ-V8V1T0B/AM*
by Samsung
  • UPGRADE TO IMPRESSIVE NVMe SPEED Whether you need a boost for gaming or a seamless workflow for heavy graphics, the 980 is a smart choice for outstanding SSD performance
  • PACKED WITH SPEED 980 delivers value, without sacrificing sequential read write speeds up to 3,500 3,000 MB s
  • KEEP MOVING WITH FULL POWER MODE Keep your SSD running at its peak with Full Power Mode, which drives continuous and consistent high performance
  • BUILT FOR THE LONG RUN With up to 600 TBW and the 980's optimized endurance comes with trusted reliability
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Sintech M.2 NGFF NVMe SSD Card for Upgrade Mac Mini Late 2014 Year A1347 MEG Series(Only for late 2014 Year,not fit Other year)
Sintech M.2 NGFF NVMe SSD Card for Upgrade Mac Mini Late 2014 Year A1347 MEG Series(Only for late 2014 Year,not fit Other year)*
by Sintech Electronic
  • ST-M2A1347 is used to covert M.2 M-Key SSD as SSD for late 2014 year Mac Mini A 1347 MEGEN2XX/A MEGEM2XX/A MEGEQ2XX/A
  • Only compatibility With:Later 2014 year Mac Mini A1347 MEGEN2XX/A MEGEM2XX/A MEGEQ2XX/A
  • NOT fit 2010-2013 year Mac Mini A1347
  • Notice: The Nvme SSD only work for Mac OS HiSierra or above systerm.
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model also offers the possibility to install another NVMe SSD. Simply install the mentioned adapter and an NVMe SSD.

Mac mini (Server) 6,1 and 6,2 – Late 2012 – PC3-12800 DDR3 (1600 MHz)

The RAM is extremely easy to change in the 2012 model. Simply remove the base plate.

A-Tech 16GB Kit (2x8GB) RAM for Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012), iMac (Late 2012, Early/Late 2013, Late 2014, Mid 2015), Mac Mini (Late 2012) | DDR3 1600MHz SODIMM PC3-12800 204-Pin SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade
A-Tech 16GB Kit (2x8GB) RAM for Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012), iMac (Late 2012, Early/Late 2013, Late 2014, Mid 2015), Mac Mini (Late 2012) | DDR3 1600MHz SODIMM PC3-12800 204-Pin SO-DIMM Memory Upgrade*
by A-Tech
  • 16GB Kit ( 2 x 8GB Modules ) | DDR3 1600 MHz ( PC3-12800 / PC3-12800S ) | DDR3 SO-DIMM ( 204-Pin ) | Non-ECC Unbuffered | 2Rx8 - Dual Rank x8
  • Compatible with MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (13 inch & 15 inch) | Model IDs: MacBookPro9,1 MacBookPro9,2 | Part Numbers: MD101LL/A, MD102LL/A, MD103LL/A, MD104LL/A, MD546LL/A
  • Compatible with iMac Models: Late 2012 (21.5 / 27 inch), Early 2013 (21.5 inch), Late 2013 (21.5 / 27 inch), Late 2014 (Retina 5K 27 inch), Mid 2015 (Retina 5K 27 inch) | Model IDs: iMac13,1 iMac13,2 iMac14,1 iMac14,2 iMac14,3 iMac15,1 | Part Numbers: MD093LL/A, MD094LL/A, MD096LL/A, MD095LL/A, ME699LL/A, ME086LL/A, ME087LL/A, ME088LL/A, ME089LL/A, MF125LL/A, MF886LL/A, MF885LL/A
  • Compatible with Mac mini Late 2012 | Model IDs: Macmini6,1 Macmini6,2 | Part Numbers: MD387LL/A, MD388LL/A, MD389LL/A
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Mac mini (Server) 5,1, 5,2 and 5,3 – Mid 2011 – PC3-10600 DDR (1333 MHz)

If you still have an old Mac mini running, you can easily change the RAM.

A-Tech 16GB (2x8GB) RAM for Apple MacBook Pro (Early/Late 2011), iMac (Mid 2010 27 inch 4-Core, Mid 2011 21.5/27 inch), Mac Mini (Mid 2011) | DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204-Pin SODIMM Memory Upgrade Kit
A-Tech 16GB (2x8GB) RAM for Apple MacBook Pro (Early/Late 2011), iMac (Mid 2010 27 inch 4-Core, Mid 2011 21.5/27 inch), Mac Mini (Mid 2011) | DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204-Pin SODIMM Memory Upgrade Kit*
by A-Tech
  • 16GB Kit ( 2 x 8GB Modules ) | DDR3 1333 MHz ( PC3-10600 / PC3-10600S ) | DDR3 SO-DIMM ( 204-Pin ) | Non-ECC Unbuffered | 2Rx8 - Dual Rank x8
  • Compatible with MacBook Pro Models: Early 2011 (13 / 15 / 17 inch) & Late 2011 (13 / 15 / 17 inch) | Model IDs: MacBookPro8,1 MacBookPro8,2 MacBookPro8,3 | Part Numbers: MC700LL/A, MC724LL/A, MC721LL/A, MC723LL/A, MD035LL/A, MC725LL/A, MD313LL/A, MD314LL/A, MD318LL/A, MD322LL/A, MD311LL/A
  • Compatible with iMac Models: Mid 2010 (27 inch) *Quad Core only*, Mid 2011 (21.5 / 27 inch) | Model IDs: iMac11,3 iMac12,1 iMac12,2 | Part Numbers: MC511LL/A, MC784LL/A, MC309LL/A, MC812LL/A, MC813LL/A, MC814LL/A, MD063LL/A
  • Compatible with Mac mini Mid 2011 | Model IDs: Macmini5,1 Macmini5,2 Macmini5,3 | Part Numbers: MC815LL/A, MC816LL/A, MC936LL/A, BTO
  • A-Tech provides a Lifetime Warranty for all orders & offers complimentary United States based Tech Support before, during, & after your purchase
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