This feature could be the difference between trading in or keeping a MacBook Pro!
The MacBook Pro with M2 chip Presented by Apple at WWDC 2022 is already in the hands of users. And with them the first evaluations regarding his news, which at first glance is not positive. According to the first tests carried out, the SSD of the entry-level model of the MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is slower than that of the model with the M1 chip.
The storage test that assesses the capacity of the SSD was conducted from YouTube channels Max Tech and Created Tech. use the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test applicationwhich allows users to test the performance and measure the transfer speed of any internal or external storage on a Mac. But contrary to expectations, the 256GB MacBook Pro M2 did worse in terms of storage speed.
The entry-level model of the MacBook Pro M2 has a big drawback
The comparison revealed that The entry-level MacBook Pro M2 is 34% slower than the M1 in write speedwhile the difference of playback speed is up to 50%
To get an explanation for the reason for this difference, Created Tech decided to evaluate the internal components of the computer.
To do this, they removed the lower case of the new MacBook Pro M2 with 256 GB and found that has a single 256 GB NAND chip, so it doesn’t quite hit the same SSD speeds as the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro. While ** the MacBook Pro M1 has two NAND chips of 128 GB each in its 256 GB version **, which makes it possible to achieve higher data rates in parallel.
For users a slow SSD means more time to load apps and transfer files. And despite the CPU and GPU improvements, it can be the difference between upgrading to a MacBook Pro M2 or sticking with the MacBook Pro M1. And that’s where Apple’s move, perhaps to cut costs, starts to take its toll, at least for the entry-level models.
As for models with larger storage, testing has confirmed that SSD speeds are very similar to the M1 model.
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