Base Model MacBook Air With M2 Chip Has Slower SSD Speeds in Benchmarks

The first embargoed reviews of the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip have now been published. One of the standout points noted by The Verge is that the new model equipped with a 256 GB SSD with only NAND memory will include a lower average speed when benchmarked, though it will produce very practical applications in day-to-day situations.

MacBook AirLaptop models with GH2 neurocognitive chips have different SSD read and write scores than eye caste models on a press conference last month; the 0 TB 256GB version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro m2 chipset has 50 percent slower disk read speeds and up to 30 percent slower disk write speeds than the comparable previous-generation model.

Apple’s adoption of a 256GB flash memory chip in place of the traditional combination arrangement of two 128GB flash memory chips in its most cost-effective model of the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB or more storage components enables the systems to achieve faster speeds. As long as such a configuration is installed, it incorporates a huge stack of the flash chips needed to maintain high speeds.

Apple stated in a statement released to The Verge that the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models with 256GB of storage “may have slower overall performance” relative to previous models, but real-life performance is “even faster” than previously.

The ground-breaking performance of Apple’s M2 chip on the new MacBook Air, along with the 13-inch MacBook Pro, make it 10 times as powerful as the M1 chip in older, similarly potent Mac laptops. These new systems feature a newer and more powerful 2.5D NAND chip, providing 256GB storage on a single chip. SSD capacity of the M2 compared with its predecessor does not necessarily mean any differences in real-world use. The performance of M2-based systems for real-world activities are even faster than the previous generation’s benchmarks.

Apple’s statement isn’t clear as to whether it’s talking about real-world SSD performance or overall system performance. Some tests of the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip showed SSD speeds at lower real-world data rates were slower than predicted, but results have been inconsistent. The new MacBook Air should be configured with at least 512 GB of storage, since it is preferable to configure it with that type of significant storage to avoid any potential issues.