December 2, 2023

As nifty because the 2023 MacBook Professional is perhaps, its SSD speeds could also be missing.

A fast set of benchmark exams has proven that the SSD speeds on the 2023 14-inch MacBook Professional yields slower learn and write speeds than the M2-based MacBook Air. The explanation for this comes as Apple trades off utilizing fewer NAND chips, which supply a better capability space for storing, than the final era. This, in flip, results in SSD learn and write efficiency which can be dramatically decrease than the earlier era.

Per 9to5Mac:

“The bottom mannequin M1 and M2 MacBook Air present simply 256GB of storage. With the M1 MacBook Air, that storage was break up between two 128GB Kioxia NAND chips. As Apple moved to the M2, they switched to newer NAND chips that supplied 256GB of storage per chip. This meant that the bottom mannequin M2 MacBook Air with simply 256GB of storage had just one NAND chip, and the efficiency of the SSD was impacted because of this.”

Whereas most customers received’t see the affect of this in on a regular basis use and the learn and write speeds on the drive are nonetheless extraordinarily quick, Apple is contending with assorted challenges between utilizing fewer NAND chips with greater densities and buying and selling off on pace. Granted, the distinction may solely be noticeable in excessive circumstances and below heavier knowledge and processor hundreds, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a hurdle to be overcome.

Keep tuned for extra particulars as they develop into obtainable.

Through 9to5Mac