MacBook Air with M2 chip has a slower SSD, Apple explains
Apple says the new 13-inch MacBook Air is blazingly fast!
Early testing of the MacBook Pro with the M2 chip revealed that it has a slower SSD than the old one with the M1. This difference means that the 256GB PC has up to 50% slower SSD read speeds and up to 30% slower SSD write speeds compared to the previous generation equivalent model.
At the time, several analysts examined the internal components to discover the reason for this difference. But for the common user the conclusion is only one: a slow SSD means more time to load applications and transfer files. However, and given these conclusions that do not encourage the update by this team, it is declared in this regard.
Apple defends the speed of the MacBook Air with M2 chip
It is expected that this July 15 the new MacBook Air M2 can be purchased
In a statement, Apple said that while benchmarks for the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage “may show a difference” compared to previous-generation models, performance on the real world is “even faster”:
“Thanks to the performance improvements in M2, the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are blazingly fast, even compared to Mac notebooks with the powerful M1 chip. These new systems use a new, higher-density NAND than the 256GB single-chip offerings. storage. While the 256GB SSD benchmarks may show a difference compared to the previous generation, the performance of these M2-based systems for real-world activities is even faster.”
According to MacRumors, based on various reviewed reviews, some tests of the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip showed SSD speeds to be slower even in actual use, but overall results have been mixed.
For now the tests come from specialists who have received the model in advance. For the general public, shipments will begin on July 15 and that is when they decide whether to risk the entry model or accept Apple’s statements.