Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 base mannequin seems to have slower SSD speeds than its M1 predecessor. MacRumors stories that YouTubers Max Tech and Created Tech have each examined the 256GB base M2 mannequin and found the SSD’s learn speeds are round 50 precent slower than the M1 MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage. Write speeds are reportedly round 30 % slower.
Testing was accomplished utilizing Blackmagic’s Disk Speed Test app, and Max Tech even disassembled the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro and located that Apple is just utilizing a single NAND flash storage chip. The M1 MacBook Pro makes use of two 128GB NAND chips, and a number of chips can allow quicker SSD speeds in parallel.
Other 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro fashions with bigger SSD storage don’t seem to endure from slower SSD speeds. Another YouTuber with a 512GB M2 mannequin ran assessments and located related speeds to the M1 model, and most reviewers had been seeded with quick 1TB fashions and didn’t discover any velocity points.
If SSD speeds are a difficulty for you on the bottom 13-inch MacBook Pro, you’ll must stump up an additional $200 for the quicker 512GB mannequin. But when you’re prepared to try this, you may wish to wait and see what’s inside the brand new MacBook Air. The base mannequin will likely be priced barely much less at $1,199, but when it has slower SSD speeds then there’s an identically-priced $1,499 512GB mannequin that can presumably have the 2 NAND chips. Unlike the M2 MacBook Pro, the M2 MacBook Air additionally will get a giant redesign — together with new colours, a bigger show, a 1080p webcam, and MagSafe charging.
We’ve reached out to Apple to touch upon the SSD adjustments within the MacBook Pro, and we’ll replace you accordingly if we hear again.