OWC confirms its RAM upgrades work just fine with the rack mount Mac Pro

Rack mounted Mac Pro
Rack mounted Mac Pro (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • OWC sells third-party RAM for Apple computers.
  • It sells kits for the new Mac Pro, too.
  • The company has confirmed its RAM works with the rack mount version as well.

OWC has confirmed that its Mac Pro RAM upgrade kits will indeed function without issue in the rack mount version of the computer.

Apple only recently started to fulfill orders for the rack mount Mac Pro – which comes at a $500 premium – and now we know for sure that the same RAM works with both versions of the computer.

The rack-mountable version differs in its external construction, something that is necessary to make way for the rails that attach to its sides. However, it seems that internally everything is the same. Just as was always likely to be the case.

If you're looking to pick up some new Mac Pro RAM, OWC is a great place to start your shopping rather than paying Apple's prices. You can save as much as 65% by trading in your old RAM, too. The company has shared a guide on which RAM you should probably pick up based on which model you chose to buy.

  • 24-core or 28-core Mac Pro with factory 64GB or 128GB modules: Supplement with additional 64GB or 128GB OWC modules
  • 8-core, 12-core or 16-core Mac Pro with factory 64GB modules: Supplement with additional 64GB OWC modules
  • Mac Pro with factory 8GB, 16GB or 32GB modules: Supplement with additional 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB OWC modules Replace with OWC 64GB or 128GB modules and submit original modules for OWC trade-in rebate
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.