It appears that Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 base model’s SSD speeds are lower than those of the M1 variant. Max Tech and Created Tech, two YouTubers that tested the 256GB base M2 model, reportedly discovered that the SSD’s read rates were around 50% lower than those of the 256GB M1 MacBook Pro. Reports state that writing rates are around 30% lower.
Even the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro was disassembled by Max Tech for testing, and it was found that Apple just uses one NAND flash storage chip. Blackmagic’s Disk Speed Test software was used for the testing. The M1 MacBook Pro uses two 128GB NAND chips, and many chips can simultaneously enable faster SSD speeds.
more SSD capacity The slower SSD speeds don’t appear to have an impact on 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro models. Another YouTuber who used a 512GB M2 device to test it found that the speeds were comparable to those of the M1 model, while most reviewers who received speedy 1TB models did not experience any speed issues.
If the normal 13-inch MacBook Pro’s SSD speeds are a concern for you, the faster 512GB model will cost you an additional $200. However, you might want to wait and see what the new MacBook Air offers inside if you’re willing to pay that.
The entry-level model will cost $1,199, which is a little less than the base model, but if it has slower SSD speeds, there is a 512GB model that costs the same at $1,499 and will probably have the two NAND chips. In contrast to the M2 MacBook Pro, the M2 MacBook Air has also undergone a considerable upgrade, adding new colors, a larger display, a 1080p webcam, and MagSafe charging.