The base model of the MacBook Pro M2 comes with a disappointing downgrade



Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 has a lot going for it, but the entry-level model comes at a pretty disappointing markdown. The base model with 256GB of storage has significantly slower SSD performance speeds than the previous M1 generation.

You’d think getting Apple’s latest and greatest MacBook Pro with the new M2 processor would bring improvements, just as Apple touted onstage. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for storage.

a report of MacRumors detailed how YouTubers Max Tech and Created Tech got their hands on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook, tested the entry-level 256GB M2 model, and found that SSD read speeds are about 50 percent slower than previous versions. from the 256GB MacBook Pro M1 it replaced. Additionally, write speeds were also 30 percent slower.

YouTubers physically opened Apple’s new machine and searched for answers. We see that the problem is in Apple’s NAND SSD flash configuration. With the newer MacBook M2, Apple opted for a single 256GB SSD, but the previous model had two 128GB SSDs with much better performance.

However, we have good news. Slower SSD performance is only an issue on Apple’s more affordable 256GB MacBook Pro 13 M2 laptop. If you upgrade to 512GB or more, you can expect performance and speeds on par with previous generations.

Basically, if you’re considering the new MacBook Pro M2, you may want to pay more for more storage, which will lead to better performance. I’ll be interested to see how Apple’s next MacBook Air performs with the M2 when it arrives.

via Mac Rumors