M1 Mac consumers detect excessive SSD usage on their PCs

Apple came into the field of desktop processors last year. The M1 chips are incredible to handle heavyweight computing without sweating a drop. To date, the M1 powered Macs spread across the globe, and the user count reached a respectable figure.

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As time went on, some of the users reported their M1-powered Mac overuse its SSD while reading and writing data. They all are mainly advanced users and almost all of them suspect, this issue may affect the lifespan of the SSD.

SSDs are based on chips, not on mechanical parts like hard drives. That’s why it has a predetermined lifespan considering a particular data read and write. How must an SSD be used, the lifespan also reduces parallelly.

In case the SSD of the Macs starts behaving abnormally, the entire product needs to be replaced as it is soldered to the logic board.

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In general, the SSDs take around 10 years with regular use to go wrong. Expectation says the present behavior of the M1 Macs will reduce the time by up to two years. One of the complainants says his M1 MacBook Pro, having TB storage and 16GB of RAM, has already raised 3% total usage of the SSD after the use of only two months.

The exact problem couldn’t be identified yet and there is no comment from the Apple side. All are hoping this problem will be fixed with the next macOS update.


Anupam Modak
A CS Engineer and Tech Enthusiast who likes to fiddle with the latest gadgets and tech happenings around the world.

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