• 512GB version of the new MacBook Pro has a slower SSD than the Mac it replaces

    13 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / The 14- and 16-inch M2 MacBook Pros.
    In our review of Apple's new M2 MacBook Pros , our testing showed that the laptops' internal storage speeds were higher than those in the M1 MacBook Pros they replaced. But that won't be true for all models-9to5Mac has discovered that for the entry-level models with 512GB of storage, the M2 MacBook Pro's storage is slower than that in the M1 version.
    The high-level Blackmagic Disk Speed Test shows the 512GB version of the M1 Pro MacBook Pro with a 4,900 MB/s read speed and 3,951 MB/s write speed, while the M2 Pro version shows a 2,973 MB/s...
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  • Apple, why the heck is my new MacBook's SSD so slow?

    Apple, why the heck is my new MacBook's SSD so slow?

    13 days ago - By Tech Radar

    If you're considering picking up one of the newly-released MacBook Pro M2 models, watch out: it looks like Apple has cut some corners (presumably in the name of keeping manufacturing costs down) when it comes to the SSD found in the entry-level iterations of the new laptop. As spotted by ZONEofTECH on Twitter, the 512GB drive found in the base configuration of the 2023 MacBook Pro is significantly slower than the SSD used in the previous M1-powered model. It's a fairly major drop; over 400MB/s slower writes and almost 1,400MB/s slower reads. This Tweet was later corroborated by 9To5Mac...
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