The base model of the new Apple MacBook Pro M2 has a 50% slower SSD speed in comparison with a MacBook with an M1 processor.
It is reported that YouTubers Created Tech and Max Tech have thoroughly tested both laptops, M1, and M2, having the same configuration of 256GB. The test runs found that the newest MacBook Pro loaded with a powerful M2 processor shows a 50% slower SSD speed.
BlacBlackmagic’sk Speed Test app used to do the tests, which is a famous app when it comes to testing hard disks.
Max Tech also disassembled Apple’s MacBook Pro M2 and found that Apple uses a single NAND flash storage chip. At the same time, MacBook Pro M1 has two NAND chips of 128GB, and two NAND can outperform a single chip as they can process data simultaneously, unlike a single NAND chip.
SSD Speed Test: MacBook Pro M2 vs MacBook Pro M1
Meanwhile, other M2 MacBook Pro devices, such as one with the 512GB and 1TB models, have similar speeds compared to the M1 MacBook Pro.
If SSD speed is an issue for you (Which we feed is an issue), then you should add $200 to your purchase to get a 512GB version of the M2 MacBook Pro rather than going with the base model of 256GB, which has a slower speed.
The slower M2 MacBook Pro SSD version costs about $1,199, while the better SSD speed versions, such as 512GB, cost about $1,499 and have two NAND chips.
However, MacBook Pro M2 has a significant redesign, including a larger display, 1080p webcam, MagSafe charging, and new colors.
Digital Phablet reached out to Apple to comment on the ongoing slower SSD issue. We have not yet received a comment.