SSD speed of the new 14-inch MacGuide Pro’s 512GB is slower than expected
Apple has introduced the 2023 14-inch and 16-inch MacGuide Pro models, which are currently available in shops in M2 Pro and M2 Max configurations. The regular 14-inch MacGuide Pro comes with a 512GB SSD that is slower than its predecessor. Some may be surprised by this since the laptop computer is still pretty fast. Professional customers, on the other hand, may desire to go through particular steps in order to recognise the lower SSD efficiency.
The slower SSD in the 14-inch 2023 MacGuide Pro is due to Apple’s adoption of a variety of CPUs. The base M2 Pro MacGuide Pro, according to 9to5Mac, has two NAND chips totalling 512GB of SSD storage. The M1 Pro MacGuide Pro has four 128GB NAND chips. The slower SSD speeds in the M2 Pro variant are due to the difference in the amount of NAND chips.
The M2 Pro model scored read speeds of 2,973 MB/s and write speeds of 3,154 MB/s in the Blackmagic speed test. The SSD in the M1 Pro performs substantially better in the same test. Its read and write speeds are 4,900 and 3,950 MB/s, respectively. These findings show that the M1 Pro model has a lot quicker SSD than the M2 Pro variant.
9to5Mac researched the SSD speeds on the bottom 14-inch MacGuide Pro after having similar problems with the M2 MacGuide Air and MacGuide Pro. Last year, we discovered that the M2 workstations’ cheapest versions had slower SSD storage than their M1 equivalents. This seems to be a repeating theme with Apple’s latest models since MacRumors discovered that the SSD speeds on the 256GB M2 Mac mini are slower than the prior generation.
The new 2023 MacGuide Pros with at least 1TB of storage, on the other hand, deliver SSD speeds that are as fast as or quicker than their M1 equivalents. In Tom’s Guide testing, the 2TB 14-inch 2023 M2 Pro MacGuide Pro achieved read speeds of 5,293 MB/s and write rates of 6,168 MB/s. The M2 Max was just slightly faster. This implies that purchasers who choose bigger storage capacity models will not see a drop in SSD performance.
To summarise, this is not an issue that has to be addressed. However, the fix is straightforward if you desire better SSD speeds from your 14-inch laptop computer. When configuring the PC for quicker storage performance, increase the SSD capacity to 1TB. This will cost you an additional $200 above the original price of $1,999. It’s worth mentioning that compared to inexpensive versions with 1TB or more of SSD storage, most consumers won’t notice a difference in read and write speed. As a result, this problem will impact primarily professional customers that demand quicker SSD speeds for their job.