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13″ MacBook Pro SSD with Apple M2 is up to 50% slower than M1

Today we see that the new Macbook Pro with the new Apple M2 SoC are not as good as one might think, at least in its most economical version. And it is that although power is gained at the CPU and GPU level, in addition to increasing memory bandwidth by almost 50%, it has now been revealed that, incomprehensibly, the SSD units used by new laptops they are slower compared to the SSDs used in the previous generation MacBook Pro powered by the Apple M1 SoC.

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According to performance testing conducted by Created Tech, the 256 GB SSD built into 13-inch MacBook Pro with SoC Apple M1 achieve sequential read speeds of up to 2900 MB/s while writing reaches 2215 MB/swhile the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with SoC Apple M2 reach reading speeds of up to 1446 MB/s while writing reaches 1463 MB/s. This means that the SSD used in the most modern laptop has been reduced 50% reading speedwhile write speed it was reduced 30%which means a noticeable difference in performance.

According to the benchmark, the notebook with the Apple M1 can even be seen to achieve 3389/2432 MB/s in front of the 1709/1641 MB/s of the laptop with the Apple M2. This performance test is in the well-known AmorpheDiscBrand (the CrystalDiskMark for macOS), where read speed is also achieved cut in half.

256 GB SSD MacBook Pro 13 M1 vs. M2

If you want a 13-inch MacBook Pro (Apple M2) with a faster SSD, pay for it

The reason is more than obvious, and that is that Cheaper SSD used. As mentioned, the new laptop’s SSD uses an SSD with a single 256 GB memory chip capacity, while the previous laptop uses a 128GB dual memory chip SSD.

This is not an isolated problem, as it is stated that the version with 512 GB of capacity offers the same speeds than its predecessor so it’s a performance hit so if you want a faster SSD you’ll have to pay for the upgrade which isn’t cheap because going from 256 to 512 GB involves an additional cost of 230 euros.

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