The 13-Inch MacBook Pro M2, Apple's Entry-Level Model, may have Slower SSD Speeds Than the M1 Model

The 13-Inch MacBook Pro M2, Apple's Entry-Level Model, may have Slower SSD Speeds Than the M1 Model

This could have an impact on performance for app loading and other factors.

According to testing by YouTube sites Max Tech and Created Tech that Mac Rumors has access to, Apple's 13-inch 256GB MacBook Pro M2 may have lower SSD performance than the corresponding M1 model. The cheapest model, priced at $1,300, had write speeds that were 30 % slower and read rates that were almost 50 % slower (1,446 MB/s versus 2,900 MB/s). When Max Tech disassembled the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2, it discovered that it only included one 256GB NAND flash storage chip, as opposed to the two 128GB chips seen in the M1 model. Thus, performance is limited to the speed of a single lane because the drive can only use two lanes in parallel. The more expensive 512GB and 1TB devices don't seem to be affected by the problem, and many review units—including our own—came configured with 1TB of storage. The 256GB model's slower disc speeds may slow down file transfers, program loading times, and data retrieval. Since the virtual memory (used when RAM is full) will operate more slowly and the base model only has 8GB of RAM, overall performance may also suffer. Although the global processor scarcity may have had a role, Apple's decision to change this model's configuration is not entirely obvious. In any event, if you're thinking about purchasing the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2, it's something to think about. The entry-level 256 GB SSD model has a far slower "hard drive" type, which Apple installed ostensibly for financial reasons. In plain English: Compared to the 2020 MacBook Pro M1, the brand-new MacBook Pro M2 has a 33 percent slower write speed and a 50 percent (!) worse read speed. improbable but true A small consolation: The 512 GB SSD in the (obviously more expensive) Apple notebook variant is just as quick as the M1 model from 2020. The 256 GB variant came with the significantly slower SSD configured as "only." More solace: Amazon is presently offering the MacBook Pro M1 at a significant discount. The reductions, however, ought to end quickly if news spreads that the SSD in this model is significantly faster than in the more recent model. In addition to being 480 euros less expensive than the new model with the M2 chip, the Apple MacBook Pro M1 (2020) with 256 GB SSD is also significantly faster while reading and writing SSD. The MacBook Pro M1 is still available at Amazon with significant savings. Instead of charging 1,412 euros, the online merchant charges 1,118.98 euros for the model with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. You even save a staggering 480 euros in comparison to the new MacBook Pro M2, which has, as was already mentioned, a far slower SSD. Other 13-inch, 14-inch, and 16-inch Apple laptop models are also available on Amazon for discounts of up to 350 euros. Additionally, the MacBook Air M1 can currently be used to save a lot of money. Only about 900 euros is spent on the variant with a 256 GB SSD (which is also speedier).
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