When a company launches a next-generation product, it is usually assumed to be better or at least as good as the previous model. According to the latest report, the new MacBook Pro M2 appears to be slower than the MacBook Pro M1. No, we are not talking about CPU or GPU performance, this is about SSD read and write speed.

Is MacBook Pro M2 really better than MacBook Pro M1?

According to reports from Youtubers like Max Tech and Created Tech, the base MacBook Pro M2 model with 256GB SSD offers much slower read and write speeds compared to the base MacBook Pro M1 model. How much slow do you ask? Reportedly, the SSD of the new MacBook Pro M1 is almost half as slow as the SSD of the MacBook Pro M1.

MacBook Pro M2 SSD Speed ​​Test

According to the reports, the MacBook Pro M2 (256 GB) offers a sequential read speed of 1,446 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 1,463 MB/s. Similarly, the MacBook Pro M1 (256 GB) offers a sequential read speed of 2,900 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 2,215 MB/s. So the MacBook Pro M2 has been proven to have a much slower SSD than its predecessor.

Is MacBook Pro M2 really better than MacBook Pro M1?

If you’re getting a high-end MacBook Pro M2 with 512GB or 1TB of storage, no problem. The report has even clarified that the base MacBook Pro M2 model uses a single NAND flash chip, while the base MacBook Pro M1 model uses two NAND flash chips, which reduces read and write speeds.

In fact, the higher-capacity variants of the MacBook Pro M2 are just as fast as the MacBook Pro M1. And even in this case, there is no significant improvement in the read and write speed. Does this mean that the upcoming MacBook Air M2 will also have a slower SSD? Time must answer.

With a read and write speed of about 1.4 GB/s, most users will not notice any difference when performing normal daily tasks. Heavy users, however, can feel the difference, especially during tasks such as video editing or rendering.

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