How To Upgrade Flash Memory

Flash Memory is becoming the defacto memory standard of 2012 and int0 2013 with products from digital cameras to notebook computers and even smartphones using flash memory upgrades for more storage for your data. Flash memory comes in many different form factors depending on the device you want to use flash memory for but  below are some of the more common flash memory upgrades on sale today:

Solid State Drives

Solid state hard drives have become the standard hard drive installed in many new notebook  computers (and to a lesser extent, desktop computers too) thanks to advancements in manufacturing and more demand for the much faster flash storage that SSD drives offer. At time of writing, one can buy a 128GB SSD drive for less than $100 and 256GB SSD drives  can be had for under $200.00. What was once a luxury on the leading edge is becoming more mainstream each and every day. SSD drives offer no moving parts, much faster read and write times and startup times than even the fastest standard drive. The disadvantage to the SSD drive is that larger capacity SSD’s at 512GB and up are still much more expensive than traditional hard drives in the same capacity

Compact Flash Memory

Compact Flash Memory is usually used in more advanced digital cameras such as pro-sumer or  professional DSLR’s and offer faster read and write times than SDHC memory cards can offer that are smaller in size and more popular in compact digital cameras and other devices. Compact Flash memory upgrades are available in a wide array of sizes in speeds but common and best selling compact flash memory upgrades are 32GB  and up to 400x in speed.

SDHC Memory

SDHC memory is available in many sizes. The standard micro SDHC memory cards are a favorite for digital camera and computer users thanks to their smaller size when compared to compact flash memory upgrades.  Micro SD memory cards are also a very popular choice for cellular and smartphones and it’s hard to imagine that storage space of up to 64GB can fit on a memory card smaller than your fingernail.

USB Flash Memory

These might be the most popular types of flash memory and grace many a keychain or computer users desktop. With many shapes and sizes these USB drives or thumb drives come in a variety of  shapes and sizes from standard design to novelty designs shaped like teddy bears. USB flash memory is a popular marketing tool thanks to the fact that you can buy USB flash drives with your  company message screen printed on the flash drive itself. With a cost of under $1.00 each in  some cases, customized usb flash memory drives are a great way to promote your  company and your message or logo.

Where To Buy Flash Memory Upgrades

All of these types of flash memory upgrades are available at numerous stores online but I find one of the best places to buy flash memory of any kind is at Amazon. They constantly have the lowest prices on flash memory regardless of type or size.

Cheap Computer Memory Upgrades: Where To Buy

If you’re looking to buy cheap computer memory, you’ve come to the right place because all I do every day is help you get the cheapest computer memory prices possible and I have been monitoring and tracking cheap computer memory prices for over 15 year now. If you’re in the market for cheap memory I list prices that are the lowest I could find.

Cheap Apple Computer Memory

I started ramseeker tracking ram prices for just Apple computers so if there’s one thing I know, it’s where to get computer memory for Apple computers cheaply. In 2012, almost all current Apple computers take the same amount of RAM. Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Apple iMac all use  DDR3 1600Mhz  SDRAM sodimms. Here are the lowest prices on Apple Memory I could find:

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Cheap HP Computer Memory

Memory for HP notebooks are another type of memory you can get cheaply now and like the Apple products, most HP notebooks like the HP Envy will allow up to 16GB of RAM installed and not only is HP memory cheap, but  it will allow you to work much faster regardless of whether you use your HP notebook for fun or business.

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Cheap Dell Computer Memory

Dell Inspirons, XPS or Latitude models all take more ram and like the HP and Apple’s above you can get ram much much cheaper when you buy the memory anywhere but from Dell which tends to overcharge for their memory upgrades. You’re much better off buying ram from one of the memory stores below. When you do, not only will you save money on RAM, your dell will run faster and allow you to open more applications at the same time. Most Dell notebooks this year can accept up to 16GB of RAM. Check your manual .

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Cheap Sony Computer Memory

Sony computers are usually not known for being the cheapest computer you can buy, unless you get a deal on a Sony notebook  most  Sony VAIO models tend to be expensive than their DEll or HP counterparts.  But just because the Sony notebook is pricey doesn’t mean you can’t  get ram for Sony notebook computers cheaply. Most Sony’s can accept  up  to 16GB of RAM and installing ram in a Sony notebook is easy and cheap when you buy ram for Sony Notebooks from these stores:

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Where To Buy Cheap Computer Memory Upgrades

In addition to the memory stores in the pricing tables above,  I like buying cheap memory from Amazon as a lot of times they tend to have better prices on RAM than any other memory store and offer not only the cheapest computer memory prices but outstanding return policies too. Here are some suggestions for cheap computer memory:













Fall On Me

Well. Hi.

It’s been a while since I’ve been online here due to one fact: we’re boring. The everyday is just the everyday for the most part and there’s not a whole lot going on, thus the lack of updates.

But, as you can see I’ve been kindof busy with leaves! Holy, are there a lot of leaves here on the island. It took me all afternoon to rake’em all up and stuff ‘em into bags and I have a few observationss:

Leaf blowers are awesome (kindof).

We picked up this baby for 30 bucks:

and it does make raking easier, there are also some caveats too. And now that I am now a professional leaf raker , I thought I would share some casual observations:

I had tried this thing about a month ago, and truth be told I wasn’t too impressed as all it seemed to do was to move the leaves around on the lawn. Leaf feng shui, if you wil. So when I went to tackle the leaves today (after being told by the boss that this would be my weekend project. I love how the democratic system works here. We=Me, I am learning. Anyway… the trick to success with leaf blowing is :

Make sure the you have enough leaves. Six leaves won’t do. You need a whack of leaves for a successful blowing of the leaves to happen.

There’s a point when you have to put the blower down and pick up the rake.  Otherwise you’re just chasing leaves around the lawn.

Don’t worry about getting every leaf. You’ll drive yourself nuts.

By the end of the day, I’ve got eight bags of leaves ready to go to wherever leaves get taken.

Speaking of housekeeping.. 

I’m a bit of  a fan of the ‘self improvement’ niche, and I’ve read a self help book or two in my time I will confess. BW has no interest in this stuff, and I will admit that some of it is pretty new agey. You can’t think about stuff and achieve  improvements to your life, you have to get off the end of the couch and do it.  Heck, I sent an email to beauty with a nice smile, and the next thing you know I’m raking leaves. Doing gets results. (even if I can’t move my arms after all that raking)

One way to get better or improve is to test and see what works and what doesn’t, and a 30 day challenge is a perfect fit. You can do 30 days of pretty much anything. It’s a long enough time to get  you in the habit and at the end of the 30 days you can decide to quit or continue. As you may have noticed, I have once again changed  the site and slapped up some ads, and guess what? I’m rich.

I made $0.01 yesterday

This got me thinking: I wonder if I could make more over time, and even make a living with this site alone? It may take much longer than 30 days but this window will allow me to test, and as I don’t spend all day on this, I won’t lose too much sleep if I fail.

BW thinks this is a bad idea. She seems to think I** will alienate my readers** by doing this and I should stick to writing about the dog and leaf raking and put the money stuf on another site. But then it becomes a money site and I don’t want to do this. I want to test if I can make some dough writing about the everyday.  Even if it is just a penny, it’s a start.

So, because this is my playground online and not BW’s I’m going ahead with this test. If you would prefer I don’t write about our fiscal adventures, as the label on your shampoo advises: If rash occurs, discontinue use.

PS. I’m now at $0.02 . Hey, it’s a start. ?

This is Not a Well Balanced Breakfast 

Lastly,  it’s panettone season here:

BW thinks this is a well balanced breakfast. I beg to differ.

It’s pannetone season here, and BW introduced this treat to me last year, and I will confess I’ve packed back my share so guilty as charged, but I come downstairs and the pannetone loaf gets smaller and smaller and also it moves around the kitchen (along with the knife on the counter that’s never put away) but then she wonders ‘how I know’, I’ve busted her culinary ways. You know, this would be fine - we’re fat and happy but then I hear this from her:

” My stomach hurts, I think I have e-coli”

“No, you don’t have e-coli” I reply, “ You have too much pannetone in you”.

Because BW doesn’t heed my advice, she calls every family member to seek their advice.

Guess who’s right? Exactly.


A Special Treat

Because this is a democratic household, and BW thinks she’s been misrepresented, she has written a few words explaining her side of the story. I present to you her version:

So a few weeks ago, my husband tweeted Wegmans to find out if and when the Panattoni would arrive in store.  They let him know a few hours later that it would arrive on a Wednesday.  Sadly, when I arrived that Wednesday they still had none.  However, the lovely bakery manager told me that although they had been expecting it had not arrived.  She was certain it would be there by Saturday though.  So, Saturday morning I headed to Wegamans, and sure enough it was there.  I bought one.  Jim ate it all that night.  Sunday I went back to Wegmans and bought another.  The bakery manager was in shock!  Hadn’t I just bought one yesterday!  Yes!  But it magically disappeared into skinny husband’s belly.  I had been instructed by skinny husband that another panattoni was necessary.


Where did Jim, the Anglo-Canadian, find the love of the Pannatti?  Well as it turns out I had turned him into this panattoni-eating beast.  As Jim has written about in many posts his wife’s family is from Argentina. Because Argentina had in the early 20th century received so many Italian immigrants, like BW’s great-grandparents, the love of Italian Christmas bread had a long and loving tradition in her family, however, it had become know as “Pan de Navidad” or Christmas Bread.  So, every Christmas BW’s mom had made Pan de Navidad in old Coffee Cans in Pennsylvania.  The “Pan de Navidad” served at BW’s childhood home was ringed with lines from the coffee can.  It was always special and Mom and Nona (Grandma) would serve it Yerba Mate (South American tea).  With time, luckily it began showing up in Wegmans supermarkets!  What a relief, Mom would no longer have to make it!  And it was all wonderful.  Mom, Nona and BW ate the store made Panattoni with their Mate!

But over the years the future BW had moved far from Mom and Nona and she had no husband to share her Panattoni with.  Then last year, already engaged to skinny Jim, she dropped off the first store-bought Panatoni to Jim when he was living in his friends basement waiting for the paperwork to move to the States!  Skinny Anglo Jim was worried, oooo, would it be tasty?  Would it be too sweet?  Skinny Jim didn’t like change or new things too much!  But sure enough, he loved it.  Soon he was walking around Canada looking for Panattoni’s to eat!  He found them!  He bought lots and lots of them and ate them from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks whenever!  But soon after the Christmas season, they disappeared from the shelves both in Canada and Wegmans!  What do to!  Wait for the cool fall breeze and Pannatoni’s to arrive in Wegmans.

And this year, our first year of Panattoni season living together, sure enough they have arrived.  However, this year, it appears that BW has been getting herself into trouble with skinny husband over the Panattoni.  Apparently it has become unwise this year to have Panattoni for breakfast!  Skinny husband blames my recent tummy woes on breakfast Panattoni.  I blamed it on germs.

Nonetheless, the Panattnoni here keeps disappearing at alarming rates!  It is a good thing that the Wegmans will make more, even if they don’t have coffee tin rings on them.

(BW’s first guest post)






Where To Buy iMac RAM

The iMacs in 2012 are becoming one of the most popular Apple desktops to be released this year for a few reasons: First, the design is even slimmer for the new Apple iMacs vs the 2011 Apple iMacs, and secondly you can upgrade some of the higher end iMac models all the way to 32GB, which is double the ram capacity for older iMacs from laster year. The ram upgrade chart for the current iMacs look like this:

2.7GHz Apple iMac 21.5 inch Screen

This iMac ships from the factory with just 8GB of ram installed (4GBX2), but you can max out the ram on this iMac model and I suggest you do because iMac ram is so cheap this year.

2.9GHz Apple iMac 21.5 inch Screen

This iMac is the same specifications when it comes to memory – you still start with 8GB of iMac ram from Apple, but you can max out the ram on this iMac to 16GB

2.9GHz Apple iMac 27 inch Screen

If you cough up big money for the 27 inches of screen real estate, you not only get a bigger display, you also get more memory capacity – but if you add 8GB of ram x 4 you can max out the memory on the new Apple iMacs all the way to 32GB of RAM – one of the first Apple iMacs able to accept 32GB of RAM

3.2GHz Apple iMac 27 inch Screen

The fastest Apple iMac also requires the same ram as the other 27 inch Apple computer and will also accept 32GB of ram in the four memory upgrade slots the Apple iMac has.

Where To Buy iMac RAM

All of the Apple iMac models above require the newest in Apple memory technology  – and that’s DDR3 1600Mhz sodimms.  The sodimms are considered notebook ram but the iMac, despite the desktop form factor does require the smaller sodimm for notebook compters vs the SDRAM DIMM designed for desktops computers.

The prices for iMac RAM continue to drop over the years and in fact the memory for iMacs have been the best deal I have ever seen on Apple iMac memory. Below are the best prices on iMac RAM and the memory stores where you can buy iMac RAM.

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What RAM Do I Need for Apple iMac?

One of the best ways to find out exactly what ram you need for your iMac is to use a memory configurator to get the best ram prices for iMac that you know will work. You also don’t have to guess with charts and tables either. All you have to do is choose your brand (Apple, obviously) what Apple iMac you have (2010, 2012, processor speed, screen size ) and the memory configurator will then tell you exactly what RAM you need to buy for your Apple iMac.

2012 Apple iMac RAM Types 

The 2012 iMacs were just released in late October 2012 and now join the MacBook Pro models and the Mac Mini as using the much faster DDR3 1600Mhz sodimms. This is the fastest iMac RAM you can buy today.

Where to Buy RAM for 2012 Apple iMac 

You can buy ram for iMac from pretty much any store that will sell and stock ddr3 1600mhz sodimms, but I suggest you buy RAM from the following memory stores for memory for the new Apple iMacs. One thing to note is that the 27 inch Apple iMacs can now accept 32GB of ram so you will need to buy 8GB memory modules x4. For the smaller screen iMacs, you are limited to a maximum of  16Gb and you can buy a 16GB memory upgrade kit or two 8GB iMac RAM kits or 4x4GB ddr3 1600 Mhz sodimms to get you to the maximum of 16GB allowed.

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2011 Apple IMac RAM Types 

The now discontinued Apple iMacs (check here for some great deals) take the slower 1333mhz spec’d ddr3 sodimms so be sure to buy the right memory for the 2011 iMacs vs the 2012 iMacs that use faster memory. Like the smaller 2012 iMac models, all 2011 Apple iMacs can only accept up  to 16GB of RAM maximum. If  you want to install more than 16GB of RAM in a 2011 or older iMac – you can’t and will need to buy a 27 inch Apple iMac.

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For older iMac models,I recommend you check either lowendmac or everymac for ram specifications for the older Mac models as I tend to concentrating on getting you the best deals on iMac memory for new iMacs vs older iMacs.

Buy a Brand New 2012 iMac.

If you’re ready to buy a 2012 iMac I suggest you check Amazon or MacMall for the best deals on a 2012 Apple iMac.