Recently, it was discovered that base models of the new MacBook Pro with 512GB storage and Mac mini with 256GB storage have slower SSD speeds than M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro (2021) models because Apple replaced multiple NAND flash chips with a single larger 256GB and 512GB chips. The company has introduced the same design changes in M2 MacBook Air and Pro (2022).
However, the Blackmagic Disk Speed test run by Tom’s Guide on the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro reveals that it delivers slower read speeds but faster write speeds than previous models but faster SSD speeds than M2 MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max deliver faster write SSD speeds than previous and M2 models
SSD speeds are a significant part of a computer’s performance. First SSD speeds tests of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max reveal that they deliver faster write speeds than previous models.
- 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro achieved 5,321MBps for reads and writes 5,377MBps speeds
- 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro achieved 5,293MBps for reads and writes 6,168MBps speeds
- 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Max achieved 5,319MBps for reads and writes 6,402MBps speeds
The report stated:
The M2 Max model was a bit faster than the M2 Pro version in this test, and the MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 was about half as fast as the new MacBook Pro 14-inch. The M1 Pro MacBook Pro had similar read speeds to the M2 Pro version but the newer MacBook has faster writes.